Where to begin–except to say, hooray it’s almost Thanksgiving, because I’ve got a lot to be thankful for this month!
First, I am thrilled to announce that Freaks Like Us made the 2014-2015 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award List. My gratitude to the wonderful readers in Indiana.
Thank you all very much!
Next, ARCs of my February, 2014 release, Insanity, are beginning to appear, with the spooky, wonderful final cover. For a sneak peek, check out the book trailer. I’ll be posting more information and an excerpt very soon.
And last, but certainly NOT least–SALE SALE SALE NEWS.
Back in the spring, after helping bring a dozen or so of my young adult novels to the reading public, my ever-patient agent Erin Murphy supported me in dipping my toes into middle grade waters.
Bless Your Heart is the temporary title of the novel she pitched as Fannie Flagg meets WONDER, with a mystery twist. The book sold in an auction to Sylvie Frank at Paula Wiseman Books, and I look forward to shaping it with Sylvie’s guidance, and to meeting and working with the team at Simon and Schuster Children’s Books. More to come on this career development–probably with illustrations, hints, debates about whether serial killers are scarier than walruses, and excerpts that may or may not involve cleaning snake guts off of bird feeders. For now, I’ll leave you with this deeply disturbing and earth-shattering mystery: