I wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who has taken to the time to congratulate me on my book deal these last few days. From emails and blog comments to twitter messages and RTs, you guys have been amazing. I have been so touched by how genuinely thrilled and excited everyone seems to be – for me, to read my book, about the deal in general. Seriously, thank you all!!! I’m still waiting for many details regarding LAICOS, such as an expected publication date, and I will share more info as it become available. In the meantime, if you wanted to go add THE LAICOS PROJECT on goodreads, that would be awesome! In honor of all this great news – and mostly because I’m still riding out my high from Wednesday – I thought I should host a celebratory giveaway. Writing a book, snagging an agent, and landing a book deal has been an exciting journey for me so far. I am 100% certain that getting to this milestone would not have been possible without the support of my friends,... Read More
I will attempt to refrain from using an excess of exclamation marks in this post, but I’m fairly certain it will be impossible. I have a book deal!!! The deal was announced on Publishers Marketplace late last night, and it read something (well, exactly) like this: Erin Bowman’s THE LAICOS PROJECT, about a 17-year-old who has grown up in a primitive town where boys are Heisted on their 18th birthday never to be seen again, and who is determined to find out the truth behind the disappearances, to Erica Sussman at Harper Children’s, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger (NA). I am still somewhat in shock by this. I haven’t stopped smiling in days. My wonderful, amazing, fabulous agent, Sara, reached out to me on Friday (April 1st) with an email that simply said something along the lines of: “news! call me!” So I did. I was literally shaking with anticipation and thank goodness the first words... Read More
A beautifully poetic tale of one plain girl and some very dark shadows. Summary from the inside jacket: As the wood-carvers daughter, Plain Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden charms are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade” – a dangerous nickname in a town where witches are hunted. For Kate and her village have fallen on hard times. Kate’s father has died, leaving her alone in the world. And a mysterious fog now covers the countryside, ruining crops and spreading fear of hunger and sickness. The townspeople are looking for someone to blame, and their eyes have fallen on Kate. Enter Linay, a stranger with a proposition: In exchange for her shadow, he’ll give Kate the means to escape the town that seems set to burn her, and what’s more, he’ll grant her heart’s wish. It’s a chance for her to start over…But Kate soon realizes that she can’t live shadowless forever – and that Linay’s... Read More
Dear Winter, Can you just let it go now? Please? Clearly you don’t know when to let something die. Must I remind you that tomorrow is April 1st? It’s not like I won’t see you again later this year. Chances are you will even show up early, stepping all over Fall’s toes and the like. It’s Spring’s turn now. It really is. Your actions are now bordering on immature and selfish. We had a good run, we really did. You gave me a White Christmas, and I was so grateful. You looked lovely lining all the trees. But then I think you got full of yourself. I think you became convinced that lining the trees wasn’t enough. Do you remember when you decided it was a good idea to dump 6+ inches of snow on my doorstep every third day for pretty much all of January and most of February? Maybe that was fun for you, but let me tell you, everyone was talking about you behind your back. At the water cooler. In the break room. I even think some angry texts were... Read More
One choice can transform you. The tagline for this book could not be truer. Summary from the Roth’s site: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made…As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are…But Tris also has a secret, one she’s... Read More
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