So excited for @AS_King’s new books with @andrewkarre in his new home @DuttonYR! http://t.co/JQ6JFyausC
— Michael Bourret (@MichaelBourret) January 26, 2015
I'm embedding Michael's tweet here because it's snowing and snow always makes me sleepy and somewhat incoherent. But here's what the PW deal looks like:
So that's the news. My 2016 and 2017 books will come from Dutton Books and I'll be working with the amazing Andrew Karre again.
Eight years ago, Andrew Karre bought my first published book, The Dust of 100 Dogs. By that time, I'd written about 8* novels over 15 years and collected 400+ rejection letters. I was too weird for adult publishers. But Andrew likes weird, and when he read D100D he wanted to publish it. I didn't really know what YA books were when this happened. I'd lived in a place where YA wasn't really booming and I was in need of a reading list. It was Andrew Karre who first uttered the words Octavian Nothing to me. I can't thank him enough for that. (*No, you will never get to read those first 7 novels. Sorry, but I'm saving you. Trust me.)
2015 will still see publication of I Crawl Through It from Little, Brown.
At this point you're guaranteed a new YA book from me every year until 2017.
Let's all just eat tacos and beat on the piñata now.