Monday, October 17, 2011

Brandon, Liesa, and Shannon (and a Party!)

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

Liesa Abrams,
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
Shannon Messenger
(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.

Cool, huh?!?!

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?


  1. I'm not going to lie--that genie is kind of creepy! I love Brandon Mull too. He is my 10 year olds favorite author :)

  2. Awesome Shelly! I am so excited for Brandon's next BEYONDERS book to come out and WAY excited to read Shannon's. I found her blog from your tweet last night. It's awesome and I believe I will have to start stalking her! What a fun giveaway she is having!

  3. Just wondering if anyone actually doesn't like Brandon Mull? ;D

  4. Congratulations to Shannon Messenger! That's awesome! Found you on the Pay it Forward blog hop.

  5. You, my dear, are quite possibly the best cheerleader around! Thanks for sharing the news and the love...


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