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.


 

 

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.

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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…)