Monday, December 17, 2012

Very Exciting News

I really don't know what to say in a post like this, so I'm just going to say it:


My book is going to be a book. And not just that--it's going to be a trilogy!

That's right! My YA romantic thriller trilogy, working title THE ELITE, is coming from the amazing Putnam/Penguin in late 2014!! 

I know. I still can't quite believe it. I am the luckiest girl in the world!

About two weeks ago, on a Thursday, my fabulous agent Claudia sent THE ELITE out on sub. The following Wednesday, when I saw Claudia calling, I assumed I'd maybe attached a synopsis wrong or something. So when she said, "We have our first offer!" I didn't scream or cry or dance with joy or anything like that. I just said, very eloquently, "... ...What?"

And then she gave me all the details and I was kind of writing them down, but really I was just going:

I was still doing that a few days later when we got another offer, and a couple days after that, I accepted a 3-book deal from Putnam/Penguin, with the absolutely amazing Arianne Lewin as my editor! (My editor! Whoa. And she is so great, you guys. I am so excited to work with her!!)

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been excited about the book and sent encouragement and talked me down from the crazy through this whole process. There were definitely times I was sure this wouldn't happen. There were times I thought my book was just too different. (Fun fact: one scene I love but worried was just too weird is Editor Ari's favorite scene!) And through it all, it was the love from you guys for my story and my characters that kept me going. 

And now, the world gets to know my characters! Avery, Jack, and Stellan are going out into the world! And that, more than anything, is what makes me freak out all over again whenever I think about it. So even though it hasn't quite sunken in yet, I have pretty much looked like this the past few days:

Thank you guys again for all your support and for believing in my book and for everything! I love you all!

EDIT: Ahhhh! I'm on Goodreads!!

(PS--After Christmas I will be doing a giveaway to celebrate! Check back soon for more info!) <3