Monday, June 06, 2011

Wherein Things Do Not Get Less Surreal

This showed up in the book deals on Publisher's Weekly this morning (right before I went to bed and then I couldn't sleep):

Deals: Week of 6/6/11 
FSG Gets 'Crewel' ...for the Kids
Mollie Glick at Foundry sold North American rights at auction to Gen Albin's debut YA novel, Crewel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers senior editor Janine O'Malley bought the book last Friday, June 3, after four other pre-empts came in earlier in the week. Albin, who founded the parenting blog and edited the Missouri Review while getting her M.A. at the University of Missouri, blends science fiction, suspense, and romance in the story, which is set in a world where women designated as "Spinsters" can control time. The novel follows a 16-year-old set to become a Spinster—Glick said the special designation comes at a price as these women must "enter a world of secrets and lethal intrigue"—who has a special power that will play a key role in the destiny of the world.

And yes, I'm still pinching myself!

Tomorrow I'll be picking a winner for the writer's survival kit, and offering you a chance to get private, personal query feedback to benefit storm relief in Joplin, MO.


  1. Fantastic news - congratulations!!

  2. Yay!!! Will tune in tomorrow to see who won! :D

  3. So proud of one of our QT writers. Best of luck!

  4. Congrats! Did you pick a winner yet? Wasn't sure if I missed the post or not.

  5. Congratulations! I remember seeing your query during the Writeoncon live event. What a awesome!

  6. Wow that is so incredible! Congratulations! I think I'd still be pinching myself as well. I watched you on QuertyTracker and it was so fun to see how wonderful it turned out for you!

  7. Awesome awesome awesome! Congrats, and best of luck with everything.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)