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PARK CITY, Utah, May 20, 2009—, LLC today announced that Saoirse Redgrave, 1st prize winner of the 2008 Textnovel Writing Contest (, has accepted a three book publishing deal with St. Martin’s Press.  The initial novel in the series is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2010 and will be her prize winning story. “13 to Life: A Werewolf’s Tale,” which she wrote on in serial form over the course of only five weeks with interactive reader input.

Michael Homler, editor at St. Martin’s Press, commented “I first read Saoirse’s story after hearing that she won the Textnovel writing contest.  I could immediately tell she had created a great young adult novel.  She has developed characters with unique and compelling voices and an exciting plot and concept.  We were very pleased we were the winning bidder for Saoirse’s three-book series and I look forward to working with her to make it successful.”

Saoirse Redgrave commented, “I’m absolutely thrilled to have St. Martin’s Press as the publisher of my debut series! I am continually amazed at how this has worked out. I’m already working with Michael to get the first book in the series ready for publication and will start the second soon. I could not have asked for a better editor or publishing house.”

Stan Soper, literary agent and founder of Textnovel, commented, “We were very pleased that St. Martin’s Press, a top national publisher, was able to see the potential in Saoirse’s work. was designed to help authors take their writing to the next level and to help publishers validate the market potential of new fiction.  This contract further validates our model and should give new authors confidence that participating in our unique writing format and contests are a viable path to success and publication.”

After winning the 2008 writing contest, Ms. Redgrave chose Stan Soper, literary agent and founder of, as her exclusive agent to represent her story to potential publishers.   More information about Ms. Redgrave and her novel can be found on her site at  


St. Martin's Press is a book publisher headquartered in the iconic Flatiron Building in New York City. Currently, St. Martin's Press is one of the United States' largest publishers, bringing to the public some 700 titles a year under eight imprints, which include St. Martin's Press (mainstream and bestseller books), St. Martin's Griffin (mainstream paperback books, including science fiction and romance), St. Martin's Minotaur (mystery, suspense, and thrillers), Picador (specialty books), Thomas Dunne Books (suspense and mainstream), and Truman Talley Books (business and specialty books).


Textnovel is a social network for authors and readers of serial fiction and the first English language cell phone novel website, allowing members to write and read fiction with their cellphones or computers, using text messaging, email and online tools. Textnovel runs contests for fiction writers, allowing them to demonstrate the market potential of their work through its unique serial publication and voting format. was founded by Stan Soper, who offers literary agency services to aspiring writers.

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