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Katja Millay on Her Journey from Self-Publishing to Traditional Publishing + Sea of Tranquility giveaway!

Katja Millay on Her Journey from Self-Publishing to Traditional Publishing + Sea of Tranquility giveaway!

We’re so pleased to welcome author Katja Millay to The Midnight Garden today! Both Tonya and I loved her debut novel The Sea of Tranquility (here’s Tonya’s review, which was apparently so persuasive that K bought the book over the weekend), which is a contemporary romance that has swept readers off their feet with its poignant story and unforgettable characters. What you may not know is that this book started out as a self-published novel, and that it’s turned out to have quite the Cinderella story. How does an independent book get picked up by a major publisher after just three weeks? Katja is generous enough to share the details of her astonishing story with us, but I suspect the answer to this particular question is pretty simple: The Sea of Tranquility is a great book. As publishing continues to evolve in our digital age, we’re very lucky that there… Read more »

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Sea of Tranquility: review

Sea of Tranquility: review

I’ve been in a book rut. I’d started no less than five books, and finished exactly zero of them. Nothing grabbed me. Nothing excited me, or made me feel anything but vague annoyance, boredom, or mild confusion. So, I did what anyone would do in such dire straits: I took my plight to the twitters, who told me almost in unison to read Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. I was skeptical. New adult, you say? High on the angst, is it? Originally self-published? Hmm. But I remembered Wendy recommending it during our conversation with Leigh Bardugo, so I picked it up. And I didn’t put it down until I lay in bed with an aching chest and bittersweet tears rolling down my cheeks at two in the morning. I went to sleep with a shaky smile and a satisfied sigh because yes, THAT was what I had been looking… Read more »

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