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 SOLD! 

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!! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17134589-the-elite

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

23 comments:

  1. Yay, congratulations! That's such an amazing news! I'm incredibly happy for you. :)

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  2. YESSS. THE WORLD WILL GET TO KNOW AVERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *tears up again* I am SO ridiculously happy for you and proud of you. You deserve all good things coming your way!!!! LOVE YOU LOADS <333

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  3. WHOOOOO congrats, Maggie! I seriously cannot wait to buy these books...

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  4. This is so exciting! I'm so happy for you! EEEEEEEEEEEE

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  5. YAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I am so excited for the rest of the world to get to read this book, and for ME to get to read the next two!!! JACK+AVERY+STELLAN 4eva!!

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  6. OMG! This is so epically epic!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm so very happy for you and I can't wait to read the books! <3333 Celebratory drinks when you come back to town!

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  8. HOLY FACE!!!!! Maggie, Editor Ari is extremely picky (so I hear from your editor-sistah Jess Spotswood) and so to hear she bought a 3 book deal from you must mean Jack and Avery and Stellan are amazing characters combined with an awesomesauce plot. CONGRATS again!!!!! Party time!!!!!! *throws confetti*

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  9. Congratulations, Maggie! That's awesome news, can't wait to buy it :)

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  10. MAGGIE!!! SO excited for you!! SO MANY CONGRATS!!!!! <3333

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  11. YAY!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!! So well deserved! Love ya!! I will eagerly be awaiting the movie deal, which WILL happen. Just watch ;0)

    <3333333

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  12. How fantastic! Mega congratulations to you!

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  13. GO MAGGIE, GO MAGGIE! *Dances* So excited for you and I can't wait to have a copy of TE in my hot little hands!

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  14. SO MANY CONGRATS! This is amazing...Just marked you book as a "I want to read" on Goodreads! YAY!

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  15. You guys!! Thank you SO much!! I am getting all teary-eyed over here from all the love. <3

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  16. Ahh I remember seeing this one in contests--I always thought it sounded awesome! Congrats!!

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  17. I'm so happy for you! I'm only a recent follower but you and your book sound amazing and this is such awesome news! Sqeeeeeeeee! A huge congratulations and I'm off to add The Elite to my to-read list :D

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  18. AHHH CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is soooo exciting--great job! :D

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  19. Seabrooke's post sent me here. Congratulations! Now you'll have all sorts of exciting things to look forward to. The day you're done with edits and it's all ready to go. The first day you get to see your new cover. The day you have a release date, and . . . the day you get to hold your very own book in your hands. That's amazing.

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  20. Congratulations, the book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it!

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  21. How incredibly exciting for you! Huge congrats! :)

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