BOOK DEAL NEWS!
Some of you who are readers of either my blog or Amie Kaufman’s blog may know that we’ve been working on a collaborative novel together. We’ve been writing together in one form or another ever since we met a bit over six years ago, so it seemed like no big thing to evolve from that to writing a novel together, but—at the risk of sounding totally lame—once we started working on WRECKED, we knew it was something pretty awesome.
We finally finished the first draft at the end of October, though “first draft” is a bit misleading—through our collaboration we’d done a ton of editing for each other, so it was a much tighter draft than that implies. We gave it to our amazing agents (we knew being in the same agency would come in handy!) and they raced through it and gave us a weekend to make a few changes before they sent it off to editors.
We talked to some really awesome editors, but in the end we knew EXACTLY who we wanted to work with. So with no further ado, here’s what you came to see!
Since my blog shrinks it down to illegibility (though you can click through to see it in all its glory) here’s the text:
“Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner’s WRECKED, pitched as Titanic in outer space, in which a wealthy teen socialite and a young war hero crash land on an uncharted planet after their flagship spaceliner goes down mid-voyage, forcing them to confront harsh conditions, otherworldly incidents, and their own mutual attraction, to Abby Ranger at Disney-Hyperion, in a significant deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, for publication in Summer 2013, by Josh Adams and Tracey Adams at Adams Literary (World English).”
WOOOOO! BOOK DEAL! This is doubly awesome because this is Amie’s first sale. I think she’s too psyched to be mad at me for saying, but there’s been a ton of exclamation points and dancing and shouting and crying. On both sides. Thank you Josh and Tracey and Quinlan–you guys are seriously the best. And thank you to Abby–we are SO excited to work with her!
So be sure to go to Amie’s blog and congratulate her! She is the best—I don’t think I could write with anyone else. And there’s certainly no one else who deserves this more than she does.
Congratulations to you both!! I’m super intrigued by WRECKED and cannot wait to read it when it comes out 🙂
Thanks, Kat! Glad it sounds intriguing. 😀
I posted my congratulations over at Amie’s already, but…
Am so inspired by all these co-authoring goodness happening around the blogosphere 🙂
Thank you! Co-authoring is great, but I definitely couldn’t do it with anyone but Amie. So glad to have her!
Ooooh! Collab stories! Those sound like so much fun! My friend and I are thinking about doing one of those. Congrats to you girls about this! <333
Aww, good luck to you and your friend if you try it! I hope it works out–and thank you!
You guys always did have a good feeling about Wrecked, didn’t you. And all those positive, confident vibes paid off! I’m so happy for you both. And give me Wrecked. Now. 🙂
Hah!! Thanks, Sarah. <3 We did have a good feeling... weirdly enough, I guess sometimes you just KNOW. I hope you like it when you read it!
Time to flex those fingers and get writing! I’m so excited about getting down to work, and about getting to do this with YOU! <3
Seriously. Book two. Let’s get on that.
I am so happy for both of you! The book sounds terrific (or should I say, the TRILOGY sounds terrific) and I’m really looking forward to reading your story. Congratulations!
Oh, and I love the picture of you guys too!
Hee, thanks! I love that picture, too. The pictures of us together are rare, given how rarely we get to see each other in person, so they’re all the more special!
Glad you like the sound of the book!
Congrats Meg!! Such awesome news!
Thank you, Laura! 😀
So excited! Love you both.
Thanks, Mom! (You crack me up.)
Oh, Meagan, I AM SO THRILLED FOR YOUR TWO!!!!!!!!!!! This is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!
Hey, we’re in the same boat now – gotta write and get through production on 5-6 novels in the next 4 years! Gulp. 🙂
“Significant deal at auction” – SWEEEEET words!!!
I was completely giddy a few weeks ago when my deal went through at Harpercollins last month and I seriously wondered if Tracey thought I’d gone off the deep end. 😉
OMG YES. YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL. Everyone’s like “That’s so cool!” and I’m like “what? No! THAT’S SO TERRIFYING.” Hee.
Thanks so much! <3 <3 I definitely FEEL like I'm going off the deep end. 😛
Yay! I’m so excited for you both. Congrats. Sounds like an awesome story!
Thank you! So glad it sounds awesome!
Although you have moved away, you still can’t get away from us!! Congratulations, Meggie, we will get out the champagne over the holidays to celebrate. We are so proud of you. My office is on red alert as it is for the publication date of Skylark. I now will have to add another date to the list.
Aww, yay! Thank you!
And really, it’s more like even though I’ve moved away, you can’t get rid of ME. 😉
CRANK IT UP.
Thank you! <3
Hey Megs, awesome news and know how hard you both have worked on the book so far. Can’t wait to see the final cover art and the book on the shelves. Will catch up sooner than later I suspect.
Aww, thanks, Brendan! Miss you–hope we catch up soon. <3
A HUGE congrats to you both for an amazing achievement!!!
Thank you so much!
You guys are pretty awe-inspiring! (and that’s an adorable photo). This sounds like such a cool book! Can’t wait to read it. :0)
Yay! So glad it sounds cool!
Hello Megan, I’m here from Amie’s blog to say congratulations on this wonderful news. Yay you!!
Thank you! And I will always take people visiting from Amie’s blog. 😉
Hey Meg! I am SOOOO EXCITED for you and Amie!!!! You couldn’t deserve it more. 🙂 Looking forward to reading WRECKED! <3
Thank you, Julie! You are so sweet. <3 <3
I was just over at Amie’s blog and heard the news. Congratulations! I look forward to hearing more about the book as you continue down your publication path.
Thanks!! I can’t wait until we have more news to share about it.
It sounds amazing!