Yes, you read that correctly. I'm bursting with excitement to share this news. My amazing agent, Lauren Hammond, got me a two-book deal with Spencer Hill Press! Yay! Mark your calendars because my young adult paranormal, TOUCH OF DEATH, releases January 15, 2013!
This news was actually announced on Tuesday, and it's already been getting around. My agency sisters Trisha and Rachel announced this on YA Bound yesterday, and the extremely supportive writers at YALitChat blogged about it, too. The congratulations and support has been incredible.
If you read my review of Jennifer Armentrout's HALF-BLOOD then you know I love Spencer Hill Press's books. They are amazing, and I'm honored to have my book come out through them. I can't give you too many details about TOUCH OF DEATH just yet, but this book was my favorite one to write. It flowed out of me like no manuscript ever has. And I owe a lot of that to my agent. When I pitched my idea to her, she was so excited about it that she pitched the idea to editors. Yes, before I wrote a word. And she got me requests before it was even finished. She knew she could sell this book, and she was right. A thousand thanks to her. (Please don't flood her inbox with queries. Sorry, Lauren! She really is that awesome though.)
Okay, I could gush forever, but I'll restrain myself. I'll leave you with this. I have an official release date! January 15, 2013! TOUCH OF DEATH!
Please leave any good news you have in the comments so we can celebrate together! Happy holidays!