Good news to celebrate!

July 26th, 2013 • Kate

AmySonnichsenauthorpicClearly, I should go on maternity leave more often, since I always seem to have a flurry of deals to celebrate right before I do! Congrats to A.L. Sonnichsen, whose debut RED BUTTERFLY just sold to Christian Trimmer at S&S. Here’s the official PW announcement:

Christian Trimmer at Simon & Schuster has bought world English rights to Red Butterfly by debut author A.L. Sonnichsen. The middle-grade novel in verse tells of a Chinese girl raised in solitude by her American mother, who must navigate China’s strict adoption system when she is torn away from the only family she has ever known. Publication is set for winter 2015; Kate Schafer Testerman of kt literary was the agent.

I have to admit, I never would have thought I’d rep a novel in verse, but I just fell so deeply in love with RED BUTTERFLY that I had to represent it. I’m so gratified and thrilled that Christian agreed! For more on the book, check out Amy’s post, and follow her on Twitter! And if you’re visually inclined, check it out — the fan art is already pouring in!

By @psmith03

By @psmith03

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4 Responses to “Good news to celebrate!”

  1. Krista Van Dolzer Says:

    OH, I'M SO EXCITED! *stomps, smashes plates, researches ways to celebrate in other cultures* Kate, you've been killing it these last few months!

    The picture of Kara is especially lovely. Amy, do you know what medium he used?

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  3. Susan Adrian Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, Amy!! Another spectacular win for the kt sub club. :))

  4. Daily Boutique Deals Says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us. Your pic is lovely. I like the way you think 🙂