It was a good summer (UNDERSTATEMENT. ;-)). I signed on to work with the amazing Linda Epstein, AND I sold some books! I'm so thrilled to share that I've sold a YA fantasy series to Little, Brown, in collaboration with my amazing friends at Alloy Entertainment, in a two-book deal! I'm SO excited about this series, which features two sisters trying to reunite by fighting their way out of two very different "prisons". Given what's happening in the world, I felt super inspired to write this story, which is very much centered on withstanding (maybe even toppling?) a cruel, restrictive patriarchy. My sisters are fierce and strong-willed, passionate and smart. And I love them SO MUCH. I can't wait for you to meet them!
It still feels so surreal that I get to work with one of my very favorite publishers, LITTLE, BROWN, and that my book will be ON THE SHELVES, where I will be able to visit it! And pet it! And take awkward pictures of me standing next to it! Basically, this is a complete and total dream come true, one I've been working toward for most of my life. Really, even saying I'm thrilled is an understatement. :-D
At any rate, here's the big announcement! In addition, THE IRON FLOWERS has also sold in the Netherlands, Italy, and France, which is completely blowing my mind. I never imagined my words would be translated into other languages! I might even be able to read a couple sentences in the French and Italian editions. Whoop whoop!