There’s a good story in Adam Sass’ journey to publishing.
I remember reading this novel… two years ago? It wasn’t quite right (I hate saying that, it’s a typical agent phrase, but whatever) for me at the time, but Adam circled back with a revision a year later and well…
Here we are.
The lesson there? Don’t. Give. Up. And never be afraid to followup and nudge agents, my writer friends.
There’s more to the story of Surrender Your Sons, the bumps in the road and the challenges Adam had to overcome, but that’s his story to tell. For now, let’s dish this part.
I’m so thrilled to say that Adam’s debut will be published by Flux in the Fall of 2020. Here’s the blip from Publisher’s Marketplace:
Adam Sass’s debut SURRENDER YOUR SONS, in which a gay teen is kidnapped and taken to a conversion camp on a forgotten island, where he’ll have to team up with the other LGBTQ+ teens to uncover the camp’s dark secrets and expose them to the world, pitched as a queer Lost, to Mari Kesselring at Flux by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary (World).
There’s so much to love about Adam’s harrowing, darkly funny book. His voice is one that’s altogether unique, with an ability to weave in humor and horror in a way you see in shows like Riverdale, with the twists and turns you expect from a show like Lost, with the literary prowess of YA authors like Adam Silvera and Alex London.
It’s the debut of a stunning voice, and the start to an astonishing career, and I feel so lucky that I get to play a part in this. Adam Sass has arrived. Get ready.
Congrats Adam. You deserve this.