19/07/2010. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has concluded a three-book deal with Australian fantasy writer Rowena Cory Daniells. The agent is John Jarrold, and the deal is for world English language rights. The books are due for publication in 2012.
Solaris have just published the first volume of Daniells' King Rolen's Kin trilogy, The King's Bastard in July 2010, with the second and third volumes following in August and September this year.
The new series is called The First T'en and follows the fate of a tribe of dispossessed mystics, the T'Enatuath.
Rowena Cory Daniells first became involved in speculative fiction in 1976. Since then she has run a bookshop, then a graphic art studio where she illustrated children's books, had 6 children in 10 years, sold nearly 30 children's books and an earlier fantasy trilogy internationally, established R&D Studios and served on the management committees of state and national arts organisations.
She lives by the bay in Brisbane with her husband and children, and has a Masters in Arts (Research).
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