My loyal readers know that I'm a bit partial to Beyonders
and Brandon has WONDERFUL things to say about his editor at
Simon & Schuster
who is one of the coolest,
editors that I know
(I don't cyber stalk the poor girl. This all came up in the ONE conversation I had with her)
Well, Liesa scored in her acquisitions of
Keeper of the Lost Cities
by the ever amusing
(Yay, Shannon! Yay, Leisa!)
Here's the news
S&S Takes Messenger’s Middle-Grade Debut
Keeping up with the high-priced deals, Liesa Abrams, executive editor at Simon & Schuster, took North American rights to three books, in a six-figure pre-empt, by newcomer Shannon Messenger. Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary brokered the deal for the middle-grade fantasy series, and the first book, Keeper of the Lost Cities, is scheduled for fall 2012. In Cities, a 12-year-old girl who can read minds, and is something of a social outcast, discovers the reason she has her abilities when she meets a mysterious boy. Rennert elaborated: “She’s never felt at home because she isn’t. There are secrets buried deep in her memory, secrets about her true identity and why she was hidden among humans, that others desperately want and would even kill for.” Messenger is in her 20s and is one of the founders of the free, online writer’s conference, WriteOnCon.
Well Shannon is so ding-ding excited she's throwing a party over on her blog.
She has decided to become a genie to one lucky follower
and grant a wish
Plus a bunch of other wonderful prizes! She's so generous :)
So if you wanna, jump over to her blog HERE, congratulate her, enter her contest, and browse around her great blog.
If you write MG cross your fingers that you might get to work with her talented editor, Leisa Abrams.
And if you are just looking for something fun to read, might I suggest, Beyonders?