Sound the trumpets! Ring the bells! Shout hallelujahs from the hilltops! I have a book deal. You read that right! Delacorte (an imprint of Random House) has offered me a contract on my first two YA novels: CATCH MY GRIFT, and the aptly (though only temporarily) named CATCH MY GRIFT 2.
I couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity. For one thing, I’ll get to work with Wendy Loggia, who has edited several of my favorite YA authors, including Libba Bray. For another, my book is getting published! This is my face right now–> :-OOO
I still can’t believe I am typing this. As the dramatic events of the last week and a half unfolded, I would update my partner on each development and think, “how is this coming out of my mouth???” Craziness! I told an agent friend that it feels like waking up one day and having someone tell you that unicorns are real.
I owe so much to my incomparable agent Laura Bradford, who knew which editors would be most interested in my manuscript, and who educated me, reassured me, and coached me through the whole process. I would be exactly nowhere without her.
So onto the forecasted release dates! Here is what we’re looking at:
CATCH MY GRIFT, to be released Fall 2014
AS YET UNTITLED SEQUEL, to be released Fall 2015
I’m also still working on that other project I started in June. And there might be a few new things coming down the pike. But CMG is back to the top of my priority list. Woo hoo!