It's been a good week for several of my friends on AgentQuery Connect.
First off, MarcyKate Connolly finally got to shout from the rooftops about news she's been sitting on for-e-ver. (At least, I imagine it feels like it to her.) Her debut Monstrous will be published by Harper Children's in 2014. Oh, and in the process, it's going to morph from young adult to middle grade. I read and critiqued for her before she started querying, and I'm looking forward to seeing the changes. MarcyKate definitely has the chops to pull it off.
The same day, Stephanie Diaz announced her own book deal. Extraction, the first book of her YA sci-fi trilogy, will be published by St. Martin's in 2014. I read some of this early on in a critique group, and I'm RIDICULOUSLY excited to read the whole thing.
Why do we have to wait?! (Yeah, I know, you have to wait for mine, too.)
Speaking of waiting, we also know exactly how long we have to wait for Mindy McGinnis's debut, Not a Drop to Drink. She has a release date of September 9, 2013. If you haven't heard how her editor describes it, think Little House on the Prairie ... on steroids.
As for someone who doesn't have to wait much longer, Robert K. Lewis (no relation, a.k.a. Thrownbones) got his very first ARCs for Untold Damage. (Those are advance reader copies.) They're real, tangible objects with pages and covers and everything!
If you're on Goodreads, you can add the books to your To Be Read list using the links below.
Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
Extraction by Stephanie Diaz
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Untold Damage by Robert K. Lewis
Who's going to be next with some good news?