I hinted at this in my last post, but I can finally share one of the things I’ve been working on the last few months!!! This just went up on PM (like, seriously, five seconds ago, I know because I have been stalking the sh*t out of that site today):
Victoria Schwab’s new middle grade series about a mysterious, whimsical young guardian spirit who helps her new friends through difficult, and sometimes dangerous, situations, to Aimee Friedman at Scholastic, in a three-book deal, by Holly Root at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency (world).
What does this mean!?
Well, it means I’m writing a Middle Grade series.
It means I’m lucky enough to be writing in three categories now–MG, YA, Adult–with three amazing, amazing, amazing publishers: Disney*Hyperion, Tor, and Scholastic.
It also means I’m fairly determined to defy boxes and labels (for those keeping count we’ve got a lower YA witchy book, an upper YA library-of-the-dead series, an adult superpowers book, and an MG guardian…well, a quirky MG ;p)
What can I promise you about this series? Well, that it’s very…ME. It’s strange, and it’s quirky, and it’s important to me.
A little while back I mentioned on Twitter that I was working on a middle grade, and went so far as to say that I was writing a character who was equal parts Peter Pan and Doctor Who (one of my betas has even taken to calling my MC “Tiny Tennant”).
I would also add that she’s got a bit of Castiel to her ;)
The deal actually happened back in the spring, and it’s been so hard to sit on the news this long! In part because I’m excited and in part because I’ve been blah-blah-ing about HOW MUCH WORK I’ve had to do, and didn’t want people to think I was just blah-blah-ing. I’m so happy I can finally share.
In the next post I’ll finally get to talk a little bit about what it was like working on THREE books–THE ARCHIVED #2, VICIOUS, and this–at the same time (O_O)
But for now…*flails*