My Novel Is Being Published — A Two-Book Deal!

It’s been sort of a quiet open secret among friends, but now I can say it to the world…


We made the official announcement to Publisher’s Marketplace today, where all deals are first announced. Now I can share the details. It’s a two-book deal. The first book is to be published and available Dec. 18, 2012, through Harper Voyager, the sci-fi imprint for Harper Collins.

Here’s the press release:

Trey Garrison’s debut novel, THE SPEAR OF DESTINY, the first in the alternate history steam-punk “Far Ranger” series, is set in a very different 1920s where the North American continent is comprised of rival nations, and science and the supernatural co-exist. Great War veterans and freelance pilots Sean Rucker and Jesus D’Anconia Lago are reluctantly pulled into a quest to save the world. Will Hinton at Harper Voyager is the editor for publication. It will be published in three parts starting December 2012. Trey is represented by David Hale Smith at Inkwell Management in a two-book deal.

Yes, it’s got robots, zombies, Nazis and cowboys.

(Pictured: My mood)

This has been a long-time coming and I owe a lot of people thanks for their patience, input, faith and encouragement. (My wife Cindy, my dog Harley, and friends Amy F, Aaron B, Harry H, Eric C, David Hale Smith, Adam E, Will Hinton — you all know who you are).

Thank you all.

Here is the long version of the synopsis:

It’s a very different 1928. The North American continent is comprised of several rival nations, the Nazis came to power in Germany a decade sooner, and science and the supernatural co-exist.
The Nazis have hatched a plot to raise a legion of undead soldiers. An anti-Nazi faction within the Third Reich recruits a young Prussian doctor, Dr. Kurt von Deitel, to find help in the West to stop this devious plan.
Enter Sean Fox Rucker and Jesus D’Anconia Lago, two Great War veterans and freelance pilots who are reluctantly pulled into the quest. They are joined by a brash Greek merchant, a brilliant Jewish cowboy, and the woman who once broke Rucker’s heart.
The heroes race against Nazi clockwork assassins, a charismatic commando, a telekinetic sadist, and transgenic man-beasts known as wehr-wolves. The quest takes them around the world, with settings both familiar and exotic: Colombia, Austin, the capital of the Union States in New York City, a floating city over the Caribbean, Rome, and Poenari Castle in Transylvania. Along the way, they encounter well-known historical figures and uncover the shocking truth about the Spear of Destiny.
THE SPEAR OF DESTINY recaptures the unapologetic adventure, excitement and suspense of the classic pulp fiction of the 1930s and 1940s, along with a touch of Steampunk, historical fiction and a good dose of humor. Yet it also alludes to philosophical and moral issues relevant to our world today: the trade-off between security and liberty, the morality of pre-emptive war, and what fundamentally separates good from evil.