Transatlantic is thrilled to announce that world rights to Indigenous writer Tonia Laird’s SEVENTHBLADE, a fantasy debut exploring twisted power dynamics and the effects of settler colonialism through the story of a mother seeking revenge for the death of her son, have been acquired by Jennifer Albert at ECW Press, for publication in summer 2025. 

Deal arranged by Marilyn Biderman and Amanda Orozco. 

Tonia Laird is a Métis author from Treaty 6 territory in Canada. Her writing credits include the AAA video games Dragon Age 2 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, as well as lead writer on the mobile romance game, Everlove: Rose, and the creator and writer of the interactive novel, Poster Girl. She also has short stories and a small comic published in multiple literary magazines as well as an 8-page story she both wrote and illustrated in the comic book anthology A Howl: An Indigenous Anthology Of Werewolves, Wolves, and Rougarou. Tonia graduated with an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and now resides in a small prairie city with her husband and son.

Congratulations Tonia!