Getting back up to speed with exciting news!

January 8th, 2014 • Kate

StephaniePerkinsByRachelScroggins-smAfter two weeks off for the holidays, it always takes a while to get back up to speed. Add on top of that almost five months of being closed to queries, and I’m finding it a fun challenge to remember how to do my job sometimes! Anyway, Renee and I are going through all the queries that have come in since I reopened, and we’re excited to find someone new and brilliant. I’m also thrilled to share some news you may have already seen on Twitter or Tumblr:

Sara Goodman at St. Martin’s Press has bought a YA anthology called My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss. The collection will feature 12 romantic tales of young love by celebrated YA authors, including Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, Gayle Forman, Ally Carter, Holly Black, Kiersten White, Matt de la Peña, Laini Taylor, Jenny Han and Kelly Link. Publication is set for October 2014; Kate Schafer Testerman at KT Literary did the deal for North American rights.

Steph has more details in her post, but in brief — yay! With both Isla And The Happily Ever After and My True Love Gave To Me coming out this Fall, it’ll be a season of Stephanie!

In terms of catching up, I’m also finally sending out the winners’ copies of Texting the Underworld by Ellen Booraem, so if you entered, please check your email for something from me!

I’m also super exciting for my upcoming trip to ALA Midwinter this month, a retreat I’m attending with the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers in March, and later that month, for Bologna!

Let’s start this new year running!

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3 Responses to “Getting back up to speed with exciting news!”

  1. Susan Adrian Says:

    "Let’s start this new year running!" Yes, let's!!! 🙂

    HUGE congratulations to you and Stephanie! I'm so excited for this book, and all the others in it!

  2. Krista Van Dolzer Says:

    I saw this news on Twitter yesterday but didn't have a chance to say, "Woohoo!" This is such a great idea. Was Stephanie the mastermind who brought all the authors together? Is that what the editor credit means? (Clearly, I have no idea how anthologies work…)

    In any case, huzzah! I can't wait to see it on the shelves.

  3. DaphneUn Says:

    She was, yes, and she'll also edit the stories as they come in.