Finally! The Big Announcement!

As many of you know, I have been struggling to keep my lips sealed (or fingers tied) about the big news.   Contrary to popular belief, this was not to torment you, not to tease you–well, maybe just a little :).   It was because I was not allowed to share it until everything was finalized.

Well it finally has been finalized!

So I am pleased to announce that   my novel DARKROOM has been acquired by Simon & Schuster and will be published under the Howard Book imprint in May 2012!   They approached me in February and we’ve been in contract negotiations since.   But it’s been a very positive and the people I’ve come in contact with (my editors, my IP attorney, and my mentors Dean W. Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch) have made it an wonderful experience.

 

I so appreciate all Dean and Kris have done to support my development as a professional writer and can never repay them for all they’ve done and been for me.   But I am also firmly convinced that my wonderful fans have played a crucial role in my success.   It is because of their wonderful support, evangelical fervor in getting the word out about my book BEYOND JUSTICE, that it has several times hit the top of several Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com bestseller lists.   This, no doubt has given me the platform that publishers are looking for in authors they sign up.

This is a major step for any author in their career.   I am not letting this get to my head, because my responsibility to provide quality work has just leaped up a few levels.   But this is a challenge I am honored to take.

It’s important for me to say that I truly see this as God’s grace, not just my hard work.   I am thankful for divine providence and guidance from the conception of this book (when I sat in the living room with my wife brainstorming and receiving inspiration from her) to the “aha!” ideas for marketing and approaching the right publishers.   I truly believe that Howard Books and I are a great fit, as our vision are the similar: To produce bestselling quality fiction that inspires without preaching or forcing any particular view, but rather allows the reader to draw their own conclusion.

Finally, I must thank my wife and children for all their support.   The past couple of years have been very difficult after I lost my job of 10 years.   We had to make some significant sacrifices to afford me the opportunity to take a the full time writing career.   I truly appreciate everything they’ve done for me and everything they’ve had to put up with in order to get to this point.

The journey has just begun!

 

Here is the back cover copy for DARKROOM (May 2012)

 

Daughter of Vietnam War photojournalist experiences visions of war atrocities and uncovers a forty-year-old conspiracy for which some are still willing to kill.

DARKROOM

Joshua Graham

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free…

 

After scattering her mother’s ashes in Vietnam, photojournalist Xandra Carrick comes home to New York to rebuild her life and career.   When she experiences supernatural visions that reveal atrocities perpetrated by American soldiers during the Vietnam War, she finds herself entangled in a forty-year-old conspiracy that could bring the nation into political turmoil.

Launching headlong into a quest to learn the truth from her father, Peter Carrick, a Pulitzer Prize Laureate who served as an embedded photographer during the war, she confronts him about a dark secret he has kept.   A secret that has devastated their family.

Her investigations lead her to her departed mother’s journal, which tell of love, spiritual awakening, and surviving the fall of Saigon.

Pursued across the continent, Xandra comes face-to-face with powerful forces that will stop at nothing to prevent her from revealing the truth.   But not before government agencies arrest her for murder, domestic terrorism and an assassination attempt on the newly elected president of the United States.

Darkroom: A tale of suspense that tears the covers off the human struggle for truth, in a world imprisoned by lies.


Joshua Graham is a USA Today bestselling author, Winner of the International Book Award and Forward National Literature Award. His thrillers include DARKROOM and BEYOND JUSTICE, and TERMINUS. Graham's works have been characterized as thought-provoking page-turners.

Legal Notice: All information on this website and blog are from Mr. Graham's personal experience and insight and should not be viewed in any way, directly or inferred, as qualified professional advice.
  • Congratulations, Josh! I’m so happy for you – you are a wonderful author and I am so glad that more people will be able to discover that for themselves with this publishing deal. Best wishes to you!

    • Joshua Graham

      Thank you very much, Jill! I really appreciate your friendship and support on facebook!

  • Jane

    Congratulations!!! Great news!

    • Joshua Graham

      Thanks Jane!

  • Maureen Timmons

    Congratulations and much succe$$ in the future! Stay the course!

  • Dorinda Varga

    Wow, congratulations Josh! I loved Beyond Justice and can’t wait to read Darkroom. You’re an awesome author!

  • Karen Osmon

    Congratulations Joshua! You deserve this to happen, your writing is terrific!

  • Congratulations my Friend, I am very Happy for you.

  • Lacretia Miles

    Congrats!!! Wonderful news, thanks for sharing!

  • Mary

    I am so very happy for you and your family. I hope this is the start of a very long string of fantastic books.
    Good luck and God Bless.

  • Bill Muldowney

    JG,

    What great news, and it could not be happening to a nicer guy! I appreciate your friendship and support and hope I’ve been able to give some support back along the way.

    BEYOND JUSTICE was a great novel focusing on what happens to a man when his entire world caves in. Well written and a real page turner, it was an exceptional novel which held my inetest from the first page to the very last.

    From the summary on the back cover, DARKROOM looks to significantly widen the scope of writing. Instead of one person’s world being impacted by personal events, the events in DARKROOM theaten to impact the entire country…and possibly the world.

    You can bet I will be anxiously awaiting DARKROOM!

    Bill

  • Karen Turner

    Congrats Josh. I am very happy for you and look forward to many more great books from you.

  • Kristi

    Congrats Joshua!! After reading Beyond Justice I cannot wait to read Darkroom! Your books keep me on the edge of my seat..waiting anxiously until I can pick up the book again and continue reading. Keep up the great work!! God’s blessings to you and your family!!

  • Cindy-Lee

    This is absolutely fabulous news, and I can’t congratulate you enough!! Well done, and I am already hooked just reading the back cove!! WOW!

  • Susan Goble

    Congratulations, Josh! I hope it will be released as a Kindle edition also (for which I’d be happy to do a final sanity proofread. 😉 )

  • Jennifer H

    I am so happy for you, Joshua!! I was hoping when you were hinting about a surprise on Facebook that it was this – you truly deserve to move into the “big leagues”. Best of luck with the deal, and may it be the start of many more!

  • Lori

    Congratulations, Joshua!!! You are so incredibly talented and driven to keep becoming even better. I can’t wait for the release of this great book and Ian Alexander’s Once We Were Kings!

  • Gabriele Carmona

    Congratulation! this is great news. I’m sooooo looking forward to read your novel “Darkroom” in the near future.

  • Sharon

    Congratulations! I enjoy your work and I plan to buy Darkroom when it comes out.

  • Mary Sieczkowski

    Great news !! Still be available on Kindle right???

    • Joshua Graham

      Absolutely! Thanks!

  • DeAnna

    Congratulations!!! I cannot wait to read Darkroom. I so much enjoy reading all of your books and suggest them to all of my friends.

  • Congrats! That is so exciting. Can’t wait to read it.

  • linda chu

    Yes, how exciting. Congratulations.

  • terri polson

    congratulations!!

  • Barb

    Congrats Joshua.. but with all your talent was there ever any doubt?? You must be so proud. How awesome for you….

  • Jack and Jeanne Rushton

    Congratulations, Josh! We will be anxiously waiting for your new book!

  • Cheryl Williams

    I just finished Beyond Justice, so I am a new convert to your writing. I have already recommended you to all my friends and family, and I just could not be happier to hear your good news. Congratulations! I’m sure I will be reading more of you soon!

    • Joshua Graham

      Thanks so much, Cheryl! I truly hope others will enjoy it as much as you did and that the message of eternal hope touches them.

  • Jackie Lane

    Congratulations!

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