Saturday, September 24, 2011

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I was very excited when the announcement came down from on high this week about my new contract! If you missed it, here's the Publishers Marketplace notice:

Children's: Young Adult
J.K. Coi's upper YA debut, GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING, in which a seventeen-year-old now trapped in a fairytale world after falling through a portal trying to save her brother from the witch's fire, is pursued by a sexy young Goblin King as she fights to find a way home for herself and the ragtag group of boys marooned on that side of the veil, to Heather Howland at Entangled, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2012 (World).

Yep, you've got it right. I'm writing YA. Now, as some of you will already know, this book didn't start out as a YA but it did have the right voice for YA, and I'm excited for the opportunity to make some changes until it's just perfect.

Now, the only thing to decide is whether I'll be writing under a different name for my YA books, and what that name might be...

On another note, if anyone is in the Toronto area tomorrow, September 25, stop by Word on the Street. This is an annual book festival at Queen's Park, and this year I'll be at the Harlequin booth starting at 12:00 pm (located in the Toronto Star Exhibitor tent), and then I’ll be helping out at the booth with other members of my RWA chapter.


Maria Zannini said...

Woohoo! Congrats!!

That's fantastic news.

I've considered subbing to them, but I was a little concerned because they're so new yet. I'll be waiting anxiously to hear about your experience.