Not to brag, but I have some pretty awesome friends. Just this week I’ve had not one, but TWO friends get the official book deal goodness.
Huge congratulations to Lisa Albert! Check out the Pub Lunch deal:
Lisa Albert’s MERCY LILY, about an Oregon teenager faced with a heartbreaking choice about her ill mother, to Brian Farrey at Flux, for publication in Fall 2011, by Mary Kole at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Really excited for her to join the ranks of Flux authors and, of course, to get to read MERCY LILY!
And another round of celebratory applause to the wonderful Jen K Blom, who not only sold her book, but is also about to have her first baby. Ummm I swear some days I think I’m busy?
Jen’s book POSSUM SUMMER will be out from Holiday House in Fall 2011. You can read her sale story here.
It’s very weird/strange/awesome/exhilarating to start to see all the people I entered the writing game with getting deals all the sudden. It has honestly been a flood lately. Lisa and Laura Roecker, Hilary Wagner, Courtney Allison Moulton, and Corey Schwartz just to name a few more…
One of the ways I became friends with a lot of these gals (not all) is because I was looking for people that didn’t sell five seconds after landing an agent. Well, this recent onslaught of deals just goes to show that a little pig-headed determination goes a long way. Congratulations again to Lisa and Jen! Can’t wait to look crazy taking pictures in Barnes and Noble of your books on the shelf with my handy dandy iPhone!