Friday, December 23, 2011

My Two-Book Deal

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!

83 comments:

  1. Congrats on the 2-book deal! That is awesome and I am so happy for you. Can't wait to read the book!

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  2. Wow, congratulations Kelly! That's a really nice news especially with Christmas coming and all! Congratulations again, can't wait to read your book. :)

    Sarah @ Smitten over Books

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  3. Fantastic news. What a great holiday present!

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  4. This is terrific news, to a very deserving person who gives and give of herself! Many blessings, can't wait to read it! I love reading YA!
    Love,
    Jodi

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  5. Thank you, Carol. I appreciate that.

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  6. Thanks, Sarah. It definitely is the best Christmas present I could've asked for. :)

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  7. Aw, thank you, Jodi. I really appreciate that. You made my day. :)

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  8. SQUEEEEE! What exciting news, Kelly. I'm doing the happy dance with you! You SO deserve this!

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  9. That's so great, Kelly. Sounds like an awesome stort, and sounds like you have an amazing agent! Way to go!

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  10. Anne, thank you so much! I appreciate you dancing with me. :)

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  11. Catherine, Lauren is the best! Thank you!

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  12. Kelly, that is wonderful news! Congratulations! What a fantastic Christmas present for you--awesome!

    The best of everything in the new year to you and your family. Sounds like it is going to be a good one. :)

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  13. Thank you on both accounts. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. I hope 2012 brings great things for you. :)

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  14. Congratulations, Kelly. I can't even imagine this kind of excitement. :)

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  15. Cat, you don't need to imagine it. I'm sure you'll experience it yourself. :)

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  16. Congratulations!!! I just saw your note on Book Blogs and of course had to follow the link to read about your awesome news! What a great Christmas present! May there be many more book deals to come :-).

    -m

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  17. M., Thank you so much! I appreciate you coming by. This is the best Christmas present I could've asked for. Thanks for sharing my excitement.

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  18. Congratulations!! I dream of the day when I get signed for a multi-book deal. I'm sure you are ecstatic. :)

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  19. Thanks, Vicki! I definitely am. It will happen for you, too. Persistence is key.

    I think we were on each other's blogs at the same time just now. :)

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you! WOO HOO. Can't wait to read your book. That will be published. :)

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  21. Thank you, Tracey! 2013 seems so far away, but I have a feeling it's going to creep up on me pretty quickly.

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  22. CONGRATS!!

    Totally excited for you!!

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  23. We're delighted to have you, Kelly. Welcome aboard!

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  24. Thank you, Kate. You made my day by stopping by. :)

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  25. Kelly, that's great. Always good to hear of another's success, especially for someone like yourself who definitely seems to have logged the hours and paid their dues.

    Congratulations.

    Paul D. Dail
    www.pauldail.com- A horror writer's not necessarily horrific blog

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  26. Aw, thank you, Paul. That means so much to me. I'm a firm believer that hard work and putting in the time does get you rewards.

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  27. You are awesome, Kelly! Way to go.

    Can't wait. :)

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  28. Thanks, Emily. I'm happy to join you and the other amazing authors at Spencer Hill Press. :)

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  29. How exciting! It is always nice to hear good news about someone else's success. I can't wait to read the two books. I am sure this was a wonderful present for you this holiday season. Wishing you lots more happiness and good luck! Yeah for you!!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  30. Thank you, Jess. Yes, it's a great present! :) Happy holidays!

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  31. Congrats. I love hearing author success stories.
    I'm certain you will experience a happy holiday.

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  32. Thanks, Moon Child. I already got the best Christmas present, so anything else is just icing on the cake. :)

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  33. What wonderful news!! Congratulations! I'm also happy I can follow you on blogger now, so I can get the updates when you post!

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  34. Lara, thank you. I'm really liking it here on Blogger. It's very easy to use.

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  35. I'm so excited for you and share your joy. Way to go!!!!

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  36. Thank you, JoDee. I know you are celebrating your Amazon sales right now too, so we can celebrate together. :)

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  37. Fantastic news, Kelly. Very well deserved and what a finish to the year!
    Happy holidays to you - cheers!

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  38. I’m discombobulated and can’t remember if I already left a congratulations comment. If so, here’s another. A two-book deal warrants double the applause!

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  39. Thanks, Bigfoot. I think you congratulated me on an earlier post, not this one. But I'll take two congratulations. :)

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  40. Congratulations, Kelly! What a great way to end the year. Happy holidays, too.

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  41. Oh my goodness!! Congratulations!!!

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  42. Huge congrats on your book deal! What a wonderful holiday surprise!

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  43. I can't think of anyone more deserving. You are simply the best. Big hugs.

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  44. Brenda, I can't even begin to tell you how much that means to me. You've made my day. :)

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  45. This is such wonderful news. I love Lauren. She is a fantastic person and Author. I can only imagine her as a agent. Best wishes! I look forward to your work!

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  46. Thanks, Regina! Lauren is seriously amazing. I can't say enough good things about her. :)

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  47. Fabulous, Kelly. So happy for you...you deserve it!

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  48. That's fantastic news, Kelly! Congrats. And a fast release date. Love that!!!! Can't wait to hear more about your book.

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  49. How incredibly exciting! Congratulations!!

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  50. Kai, thanks. You think over a year is fast? Really? I think it's about right, but this is my first novel contract so I'm not really sure.

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  51. Oh WOW KELLY!!!
    I'm super excited for you! You will soon be rocking our reading world I'm sure of it. SOrry I missed the announcement... Squee!!! so exciting
    hugs Tee

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  52. tgayer, thank you so much! Your excitement means a lot to me. :D

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  53. That is awesome! Congratulations! It's great not only to get published but with a publisher you really respect. :-)

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  54. Thank, mclicious! I couldn't be happier to be signed with SHP. They're great. :)

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  55. Amazing news! I'm so happy for you! :) The cover looks gorgeous as well! Can't wait to read this book!

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