The Big News…
I am thrilled to announce that I’ve signed a two-book deal with HarperTeen! The deal is for my novel Thorn as well as a companion novel provisionally title The Theft of Sunlight.
Thorn is my indie debut, a retelling of the Grimms’ tale “The Goose Girl.” It tells the story of Princess Alyrra who, while on her way to meet her betrothed, is betrayed by her companion and loses her title, her rank, and her identity. Seizing on her newfound freedom, Alyrra begins a life away from the court–hampered only by the knowledge that her replacement may very well betray the prince to his death. The second book in the deal is for a companion novel featuring Rae, the heroine from my short story The Bone Knife.
Publishers Weekly ran an article about how the deal came together–it really was a relatively non-traditional sale, and it all still feels a bit surreal to me.
Let’s Celebrate – fairy tale style!
Fairy tales are replete with the number three–three balls, three little pigs, three attempts by the evil queen to kill you. *cough* You get the idea. So this week, in celebration of all the good news, I’m sharing three awesome books … and I’ll pick three winners! Here’s what I have for you:
The Raven Boys, signed my Maggie Stiefvater
The Nightmare Affair, signed by Mindee Arnett
Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets, a fabulous sci-fi anthology signed by editor Mary Fan