Jul 15, 2013

NEWS! (of the great persuasion)

I've been sitting on a bundle of good news for a quite a few weeks now, and today I finally got permission to spill it all.

So. Here's the spilling.

If you're a regular reader of the blog you've probably heard me talk about Cutthroat Novel once or twice. The project I started writing in October 2011 (there's even video proof: Cheating on my WIP). It was such a different story, so unlike anything I've ever seen on bookshelves, that I wasn't really sure if writing it would pay off. But, the world and the characters and their story took my heart and never really gave it back. I believed in the story so much that I even left my former agent (who didn't think she could sell it) and found new representation.

Tracey Adams at Adams Literary believed in Cutthroat Novel just as much as I did, and we sent it out into the world. With fluttering wings, hopes and hearts.

And guess what? It landed.

Alvina Ling at Little, Brown (both the editor and the company are people I've been wanting to work with for a long time!) bought THE WALLED CITY, which they're going to publish in Fall 2014. (Which means I have two books out next year!! *nervous gulp*)

But wait! That's not all! Little, Brown also bought my next two-book series! (Which I am SUPER stoked about.) And THE WALLED CITY has already been picked up by the UK with Orion Children's Books/Indigo.

Phew. That was a lot of spilling. 

You guys, I am so SO happy that I get to share THE WALLED CITY with you. It is without a doubt the book of my heart. And I'm so glad the world will get to see it!

You can read the official write up of the deal here!

You can read the official write of the UK version of the deal here! (<--I talk a little more about the project in this version. Plus my UK editor has some very nice things to say about the book!)

PS: If you're on Goodreads, you can add it here!




21 comments:

  1. WHAT EXCITING NEWS! Huge congratulations going out to you! Two books in one year! What an accomplishment! You should be very very proud! I can not wait to read them both!!!

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    1. Thanks, Geraldine! I'm super excited about this one!

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  2. This is killer news!
    Well well well done - we are very excited for you :)

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  3. Congratulations, Ryan! What a blessing!

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  4. Yay cutthroat novel!!! Congratulations, Ryan! This is spectacular news! <3

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn Rose. I'm SO happy Cutthroat Novel has found a home!

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    2. That makes two of us! I'm very excited to read it.

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  5. Congratulations! It is so exciting to see someone succeed and be able to live their passion.

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    1. Thanks, Tamie! I'm so blessed to be able to do what I love!

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  6. I can't wait to read it! Congrats

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  7. I could not be more thrilled for you, Ryan!!! I can't wait to read it! You are a bright star - so glad to see you shining!!!

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  8. My heart is so full! No one could deserve such awesome news more.

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    1. Thanks, my lovely CP! I absolutely cannot WAIT until it's your turn.

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  9. Such over-the-top news, Ryan! Glad to know you through OneFour and didn't realize you were Tracey. She and Josh are terrific and you couldn't be in better hands.

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  10. That really is wonderful news! Congratulations!

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