Friday, March 5, 2010

Five Fabulous Things on a Friday

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!

43 comments:

Lisa and Laura said...

Dammit, I posted this too early. See what happens when Laura goes out of town? Blame her for any typos too.

Kimberly Franklin said...

LOL! Classic. Looks like 2011 is going to be an exciting year! Can't wait!!

Carolyn V. said...

Whoa, I thought it was Friday for a few moments. I was worried I was running late! =)

Victoria sounds very cool! I can't believe all the risks she has taken. My biggest risk is walking through the laundry room (with guests), scary.

Awesome post! =)

Erica said...

LOL - Lisa you're so funny! Wow heck yeah 2011 is going to rock - I so wish I could go to that teen fire dealamajob!

Can I just tell you how awesome I thought that Vlog Victoria did was? OMG what a great attitude and view on life. Risks are scary, but hey, who changes without risk?

Awesome post!

Stephanie Thornton said...

No worries about posting early. Thursday night rounds up to Friday morning. And Friday rounds to Saturday. Let's just call it the weekend and take a nap.

Jill said...

It's so refreshing to read good news in the world of publishing! Most news items these days are filled with doom and gloom about the biz but I am happy to hear of all the debuts and upcoming releases you've described. Break out the bubbly (several times!)

Jill

Amy said...

It HAS been an awesome week. So much good news!

Christine Danek said...

You are getting me pumped up. I can't wait to post on Monday in happy tones. What a great year 2011 will be. Thanks!

Jen said...

2011 Looks awesome!! Can't wait! The Near Witch sounds really good!!

Kim said...

Are there going to be ACTUAL teens at this launch party? *shudders* You two are brave, very brave.


Love all this good news! Now, can you do anything about this frigid weather?

roxy said...

Sounds very exciting! I'll be sure to tune in next week.I know this is redundant for LiLa, but I posted an award for you two on my blog... Have a lot of weekend fun.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Wow, and I thought the stomach flu that dominated my house this week scored the Best Week Ever.

Awesome! LOVE getting news about new releases! Thanks for sharing!

Victoria Schwab said...

Thank you so, so much for the vlog link love, ladies! You made my Friday :)))

2011 is indeed filled with wonder and awesome.

Christine Fonseca said...

Totally AMAZING!!!

Corey Schwartz said...

Yes,totally amazing! And there's more? You spilled most of the secrets I knew about :)

Daisy Whitney said...

Victoria's video this week was totally freaking inspiring! Everyone should watch it!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Great vlog! And yay for your writing friends. It has been a great week!

Christina Lee said...

Good stuff-- off to click on links!!

lisaalbert said...

Thanks for the shout out, L&L!!!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

Great news! Happy Friday everyone!

Lisa Desrochers said...

Another of you're awesome writing friends just landed an amazing deal too! Her name begins with S and she's my fabulous agent sister, and now Macmillan sister too! =)

Tess said...

Do you mean great things are happening in THE publishing world

or

great things are happening in YOUR publishing world?

oh, I'm dying to know!!!

Kirsten Hubbard said...

thanks for the cover shout-out, you guys! I cant wait to see yours :)

Rebecca Knight said...

Hooray for friends getting pub deals!! :D That is awesome! 2011 is going to be off the chiz-ain.

Nicole Ducleroir said...

Hearing all these success stories is inspiring me to GET WRITING! Thanks, Lisa!!!!!!

Marsha Sigman said...

Well this made my day! But there is no way I am eating an oyster. That is nasty.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

yay to them all - so exciting!

Sarah said...

YOU GUYS ROCK!!! It's been an absolutely amazing week!

Huge congrats to Lisa and Jen! I've seen Amy and Kirsten's covers and they are gorgeous. I'm off to watch that YA rebels vlog!

Thanks for the shout-out and for being as incredibly awesome as you are!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow! Sounds like good news is rampant today - I love it! :-)

Elana Johnson said...

Great news all over the place! What a fabulous time to be in publishing! Thanks for the news. :)

K. M. Walton said...

I REALLY want to go to the TeenFire launch party in NYC. I have to see if I can swing it...

Lizzy Mason said...

Amazing stuff, guys! Thanks for posting!

I also left you an award on my blog today for being so very amusing: http://lizzymason.blogspot.com/2010/03/awards-week.html

Thanks for keeping me smiling!

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow! All kinds of exciting stuff! Thanks for the links :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hey, ladies! I'm giving you an award on my blog tomorrow. :-)

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Kristen Torres-Toro said...

That is a lot of great news!

Have a great weekend!

Lee Ee Leen said...

a very fabulous Friday indeed!

Katie said...

I so love this video and those covers?! incredible!!!!

ChristaCarol said...

Yay for all the great news!

Lori W. said...

Loved checking out these links and hearing all this great news!

Ms. Book Sniper said...

Victoria Schwab's rebel post was FANTASTIC!

Also amazing covers...

Also very cool news for Sarah W.

Great post!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Awesome links!! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to check these out!

Amy Holder said...

Thank you so, so much for the cover art shout-out!! So sorry I'm late in responding! I can't wait to see your cover!

BTW - Your blog is the best - you two are hilarious!

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