In case you missed the cover reveal earlier this week, here it is again!
You can preorder the book now! I STOP SOMEWHERE will be released on 2/27/18 in the US and Canada. The UK edition, coming from Simon & Schuster, will be out around April. Cover to come on that version!
And if you’re still not sure what the book is, here’s the info (with the playlist)!
I am SO excited to share the cover of I STOP SOMEWHERE with you this Wednesday. I’m incredibly impressed by the detail that Feiwel and Friends’ design team put into this design and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.
The reveal will be on YA Interrobang on 5/17, so do check it out!
I’m so thrilled to share!
My next YA contemporary novel, ALL WE COULD HAVE BEEN, was bought in a two-book deal with Feiwel & Friends. I am SO excited to work with this amazing team again and my incredible editor! Right now, it looks like release will be Spring 2019, with Book 3 (another standalone contemporary YA yet to be written) coming in 2020.
In case you missed the news elsewhere, Ellie is headed to the UK!
I STOP SOMEWHERE will be published in the UK by Simon & Schuster UK. I don’t have an exact release yet but sometime in 2018. I’m really excited – a great publisher in my favorite city in the world!
Well, 2016 will certainly go down in the record books for a lot of the wrong reasons, but the last year has had several personal high moments.
Today marks my one-year anniversary of signing with Mandy Hubbard at ECLA and SO much has happened in that year!
This all happened pretty quickly. I only just started secretly querying for this novel, currently titled I Stop Somewhere, a little more than a month ago. As you may remember, I signed with my agent, Mandy Hubbard, at ECLA early in March.
Well, I am very excited to announce that we’ve sold the novel to Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. I’m really excited about working with F&F and Anna, the amazing editor who totally got the book the same way Mandy did.
I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED TO TELL YOU!!!!!
I started querying recently, keeping it silent because I was afraid to tell anyone that I was at that point. I didn’t want to be embarrassed. I literally told nobody. So when I got my first few rejections, my friends and family didn’t know why I was so sad. The good news is that those few letters came after a very fast request for the full, but I still kept it all in.
This isn’t the first book I’ve written and I’ve queried other work before. So it was kind of a stealth query batch sent out the weekend of 2/21. I sent this batch Sunday; by Monday morning, I had a request for a full. Followed almost immediately by a form rejection. Tuesday, two more form rejections came in. Wednesday, the agent with the full started it – and I saw on Twitter that she was loving a requested MS and I tried not to hope it was mine. And then as soon as she finished on Twitter, I got an email. She wanted to talk!! (more…)