I can't believe it's been almost three months since my last post, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been any news! Here are some updates on what's been going on with Fox Literary and with my fabulous clients:

Stargazer by Claudia Gray comes out on March 24th! The book was mentioned in an article in yesterday's USA Today, and Claudia is once again holding some terrific contests over on her blog ([livejournal.com profile] claudiagray) every week leading up to the release date. Warning: the USA Today article contains major spoilers for Evernight, but if you haven't yet read the first book in the series, it's just been published in paperback so now is the perfect time to catch up.

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire is available for pre-order on Amazon! Seanan also has a story in the new anthology Ravens in the Library, a limited edition collection dedicated to defraying medical costs for musician S.J. Tucker. Some of the other participating authors include Neil Gaiman, Laurell K. Hamilton, Holly Black, Charles de Lint, Carrie Vaughn, Midori Snyder, Catherynne M. Valente, Storm Constantine, Terri Windling, and Francesca Lia Block. Quantities are limited, so if this sounds like a book you might want to buy, you should order a copy as soon as you can.

My first auction at Fox Literary! It was also the first sale for author Catherine Knutsson, whose debut novel The Shadows Cast By Stars will be published by Simon & Schuster's Athenuem imprint. It's a dark, literary post-apocalyptic fantasy about myth, spirituality, and one girl's journey to healing herself and the world around her; Catherine is a musician and poet, and her voice reminds me a little of Ursula LeGuin and Elizabeth Knox.

Speaking of poetry, I discovered this fun blog, My Poem Rocks, when they published a poem by Gwynne Garfinkle. I always enjoy Gwynne's poetry--more of which can be found here--but I especially liked this one: The Thrill of It All evokes memories of what being a music fan was like when she was growing up, that devotion and sense of discovery, and the world before we had MySpace and a thousand Internet channels and could get video on our cell phones 24/7.

Hannah Harrington's first novel Saving June sold last week to Harlequin's new YA imprint, Harlequin Teen, in a two book deal. Harlequin Teen launches later this year, and editor Natashya Wilson previously worked on Harlequin's canceled Bombshell line as well as acquiring for the current paranormal Nocturne imprint. Needless to say, Hannah and I are both thrilled to be working with her on this latest exciting venture.

On the personal side, Nadia Lee has just gotten engaged--congratulations, Nadia!

Also, I want to wish a warm welcome to new Fox Literary client Elizabeth Loupas, the first author I've signed in 2009. I can't wait to start submitting her book.

Finally, check out the beautiful cover art for Alcestis by Katharine Beutner. This was one of those happy cases where every single person who saw the cover loved it straight away, which doesn't always happen (but is very nice when it does!). It reminds me what fantastic luck my clients have had with their covers in general, and I hope to be able to have some more examples to show soon.

I have been busy hibernating (winter can be over now, thanks!) and of course working (and, as always, catching up on slush... the backlog seems to be shrinking by an infinitesimal amount, but I keep chipping away at it). I also plan to post some minor changes to my submission guidelines soon, so watch this space!

What's new with all of you?

From: [identity profile] cathschaffstump.livejournal.com

I'm editing a manuscript for the first time. It's really a lot like working on my thesis, except with data that is more fun.

(deleted comment)

From: [identity profile] cathellisen.livejournal.com

OMG I didn't see you mention this!!!

*so excited for you*

*does the dance of happy with you*

From: [identity profile] bachsoprano.livejournal.com

Ack, look, I spelled the name of Katherine's novel wrong! I must go back and fix...

And thanks! It happened back in January - I'm surprised you didn't hear the squees coming from my part of the world!

From: [identity profile] cathellisen.livejournal.com

Dude! you know if I'd seen it I would have been bouncing from here to the moon!

Hang ten gonna email you!

From: [identity profile] jenwriterr.livejournal.com

Congrats on all the good news! Looking forward to reading The Shadows Cast by Stars. I love a good post-apocalyptic novel.

From: [identity profile] bachsoprano.livejournal.com

As the author of said novel, this makes me very, very happy!

From: [identity profile] cathellisen.livejournal.com

Two people who I know are fantastic writers (from having actually read their work L:D) are in this post - this makes me all kinds of happy and I have the warm fuzzies.

To Catherine and Hannah, you guys cannot believe how stoked I am on your behalf. Congrats to you, and to Diana.


From: [identity profile] bachsoprano.livejournal.com

Congrats all around!

(And yes, the cover art for Alcestis is beautiful!)

(Also, I did a little happy dance seeing my book on this list - yay!)

From: [identity profile] mariadkins.livejournal.com

Am editing an anthology - it's due out Halloween. In the midst of writing a handful of shorts for folks who asked for them for anthos due out this fall and next spring.

I've really got to update my website...

From: [identity profile] nadia-lee.livejournal.com

Super congrats to Catherine Knutsson! She was uber helpful way back. :)

As you know I'm engaged and trying to plan this thing called wedding ceremony. And revising the project.
annathepiper: (Default)

From: [personal profile] annathepiper

Congrats to all of your subjects of wonderful news. :) Very much looking forward to Rosemary and Rue!

Over here in the surgery recovery corner and trying to get back enough brain to finish long overdue editings, myself. :)

From: [identity profile] elizabethloupas.livejournal.com

I can only say I'm in wonderful company! Many congratulations to everyone, and I can't wait to read all the forthcoming books.

From: [identity profile] bachsoprano.livejournal.com

Hey Elizabeth! I didn't realize you were on LJ...I've added you as a friend!

From: [identity profile] elizabethloupas.livejournal.com

Hee! I wasn't, until this morning. I had to open an account to be able to reply here. But thanks for adding me. Maybe I can set up my LJ account to point to my blog? I'll have to look around a bit.
ext_34809: (Default)

From: [identity profile] strangerface.livejournal.com

Ooh. I like that cover. I also like the cover for "Stargazer."

From: [identity profile] taraoshea.livejournal.com

I continue to design like a crazy freaking design machine. And am still plugging away at _Chicks Dig Time Lords_ with co-editor Lynne Thomas, for Mad Norwegian Press.

Also, Peter Anghelides (Doctor Who/Torchwood tie-in author) has got me hooked on Twitter.

From: [identity profile] kristinlaughtin.livejournal.com

I keep hearing about this Ravens in the Library anthology. I love the title and will have to check it out. My interest has also been piqued by your description of Catherine Knutsson's novel.

From: [identity profile] zhadi1.livejournal.com

Elizabeth Loupas is a fantastic writer! Congrats on signing her and congrats to Elizabeth for being signed!

From: [identity profile] elizabethloupas.livejournal.com

Thank you! I couldn't be in better company, and I'm so excited about all the wonderful books and stories I have to look forward to.
gwynnega: (Default)

From: [personal profile] gwynnega

That is gorgeous cover art for Alcestis!

From: [identity profile] bryngreenwood.livejournal.com

Yay! for any good news for writers, but especially for Elizabeth. All limbs crossed for those submissions.