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):

Middle grade

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*


31 thoughts on “BOOK DEAL NEWS!! or OMG, I WROTE AN MG!!

  1. Leigh Caroline says:

    Whooooooohoooooooooooo!! Go Victoria!! Though holy crap how do you JUGGLE the three?! My brain hurts just trying to think of juggling the styles.

  2. JP says:

    THAT. IS. SO. AWESOME. (!!!)

  3. Ali Trotta says:

    Large cheer, V! This is wonderful news!

  4. WEEEEE!! Congratulations, lovely!! ❤

  5. AHHHH!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! That’s so exciting!!!!! And a terrifying amount of writing it seems… YOU GOT THIS!!!! 😀

  6. That is amazing, and your career is so inspiring to me! I want to be doing exactly what you’re doing in the near future- working in different genres, in different houses, with wonderful editors who get my “weird.” Congrats, V!

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  8. K.T. Hanna says:

    Congratulations, hon! That is so fantastic! Labels are overrated and unnecessary! Can’t wait to pick up this MG when it’s out.

  9. I feel tired just thinking about trying to juggle that many books…but I can’t wait to read them all!

  10. Brooke says:

    So awesome! I love middle grade (and so does my oldest son!). I can’t wait to read it!!! And anything else you write!

  11. Ooh, so excited that you’ll have a MG book coming out. I cannot wait to read it! I am so excited for you!!!

  12. Cynthia says:

    So awesome! !!! Congratulations! 🙂

  13. Oh, Victoria, that’s fantastic news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  14. Lynsey says:

    Bloody hell woman, for all your angstness (yes, I did just make up a new word) you are surprisingly brilliant and the next time you start freaking out, can you just take a minute to realise that you are a ROCK STAR and are conquering not only the YA book world but also adult and MG. You have a dream career so enjoy the ride 😉

    • veschwab says:

      Aw, Lynsey, you are way too sweet. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if good news had the ability to obliterate angst? :p But I’m doing my best to keep my chin up and my head down. I never forget how lucky I am.

  15. YAY VICTORIA!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so, so, so happy for you! ❤ Can't WAIT to read it!

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