But luckily for all involved, I'm more or less thinking straight now. So yes! HYBRID was sold in a 3-book deal to Harper Children's!!
Here's the PM announcement!
YAY!!! Can I just say for a moment how unbelievably amazing it is for me to hear that my book was pitched as THE GOLDEN COMPASS meets GIRL, INTERRUPTED?? If you know me at all, you know THE GOLDEN COMPASS is one of the books that got me wanting to write down these crazy stories in my head in the first place, so...wow. Just wow.
Okay, believe it or not, all this blabbering is actually lead up. I wrote up a post the day after HYBRID sold, and since I'm obviously not as straight-thinking as I'd like to believe at the moment, I'll just direct you to it:
Okay, so I don’t know when this post is going to go up because, as you might already know, sometimes authors have to wait quite a while before we’re allowed to announce a new book deal! But I’m writing this the day after I got the news so things are fresh on the mind—not that I don’t believe I won’t be remembering yesterday for...oh...the rest of my life? ;)
Also, I sort of needed to calm down first and convince myself that *just* because I got my book deal on Friday, April 1st *doesn’t* mean I’m going to get a call from my agent on Monday saying, “GOTCHA! April Fools!!” Because, seriously, I would have a heart attack and that’s not exactly conductive to the writing process.
BUT, by the time you all are reading this, it’ll probably be long past April 1st and I’ll have calmed down somewhat (or not) and only be somewhat screaming when I tell you that I’m going to be working with Kari Sutherland at Harper Children's and that I really couldn’t be more excited!!! Honestly. If I were any more blown away by all this, this post would have come out something like “ghkfktyomgbookdealahhhhhhharperchildren'somgomgomghybridahhhhghjg!!!!^%1” and you all would have been very, very confused. :)
I’m doubly thrilled because, looking back through my email records, I sent out an email to my fellow LTWF girls on April 9th, 2010 screaming “I’ve finished the first draft of HYBRID!!” So it’s almost been a year exactly since then! How cool is that? April (also, incidentally, the month of my birthday and some other important dates--I'll be twenty relatively soon) really is my lucky month, huh? :D
I don’t really know what else to say, haha. Well, I should rephrase that—I don’t know what else to say that’s actually relevant and interesting to people other than myself :). I could ramble on and on about how utterly awesome my agent, Emmanuelle, is and how lovely all the editors I spoke to were, and how much screaming the other LTWF girls and I did in the background over the ~3 weeks I was on subs, but that would take forever :)
So this is Kat signing off until next week. Look out for HYBRID coming out with Harper Children’s! I’m so, SO happy to have the chance to share this story with all of you.
Well, yeah, there you go :)