Holy crap. It's been a FABULOUS week, people. There are good things happening in publishing right now. Things that are making us jump up and down and dance and squee and do all sorts of things that will one day embarrass our children. And sadly, we can't share all of them today.
Lucky for you there are five we can share.
1. YA Rebels: Victoria Schwab is the author of THE NEAR WITCH, which will be published by Disney Hyperion in the winter of 2011. She is also a member of the kick ass vlogging group The YA Rebels along with six other talented Young Adult authors. Below is her response to the question, "What makes me a rebel?"
How cool is that?
2. Some of the Elevensies are beginning to reveal their covers! (And yes, in case you're wondering we're TOTALLY jealous.) Check out Amy Holder's and Kirsten Hubbard's gorgeous cover art and start drooling.
3. Unless you haven't heard, the NYC Teen Lit Festival will run March 15th through the 21st! And, in case you forgot, we will be at the Teen Fire Launch Party with bells on. Join us! You know you want to...
And the next two require a little introduction. We have some truly amazing, crazy talented writing friends and two of them landed kick ass publishing deals this week. We could not be more excited for them and...HOLY CRAP 2011 is going to be a good year for debuts!
4. 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.
5. Jen Blom's POSSUM SUMMER, her debut novel, will be published by Holiday House books in Fall of 2011.
Totally amazing week, right? We'll be back with more amazing news next week, so be sure to check back. Have a fab weekend everyone!!!
UPDATE: MORE GOOD NEWS!
6. That's right there's MORE! One of our absolute favorite and most talented bloggy friends, Sarah Wylie has sold her debut novel ALL THESE LIVES in a two-book-deal AT AUCTION. Holy. Crap. Ok, we've read the book so we're totally not surprised, but still. Awesome, awesome news. We could not be more thrilled for Sarah. Hoorah!