Meagan Spooner
Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I’ve been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!

Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

2017-11-06T11:42:38-05:00

Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I’ve been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!
"A literally breathtaking archaeological expedition. Spooner and Kaufman prove once again that no one does high-stakes adventure shenanigans like they do."

E. K. Johnston, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

2017-11-06T11:44:34-05:00

E. K. Johnston, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

"A literally breathtaking archaeological expedition. Spooner and Kaufman prove once again that no one does high-stakes adventure shenanigans like they do."
One of the most intense, thrilling, and achingly beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Kaufman and Spooner will break your heart with skilled aplomb, and you’ll thank them for it. Absolutely incredible! If I have to, I will come to your house and shove this book into your hands!

Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy

2017-11-06T11:48:19-05:00

Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy

One of the most intense, thrilling, and achingly beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Kaufman and Spooner will break your heart with skilled aplomb, and you’ll thank them for it. Absolutely incredible! If I have to, I will come to your house and shove this book into your hands!
With rich, complex characters and a dynamic—and dangerous—new world, THESE BROKEN STARS completely transported me.

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate series

2017-11-06T12:09:41-05:00

Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate series

With rich, complex characters and a dynamic—and dangerous—new world, THESE BROKEN STARS completely transported me.
Intense and absorbing, Skylark transported me to a world of magic and danger unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved Lark, and was riveted by her journey of survival and self-discovery. Dark, original, and beautiful, this is a novel you don’t want to miss.

Veronica Rossi, author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY

2017-11-06T12:13:28-05:00

Veronica Rossi, author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY

Intense and absorbing, Skylark transported me to a world of magic and danger unlike anything I’ve read before. I loved Lark, and was riveted by her journey of survival and self-discovery. Dark, original, and beautiful, this is a novel you don’t want to miss.
Skylark's rich narrative and plucky heroine will transport you into a mesmerizing and horrifying world.

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones

2017-11-27T09:17:02-05:00

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones

Skylark's rich narrative and plucky heroine will transport you into a mesmerizing and horrifying world.
With its blend of dystopian, steampunk, and generally fantastical elements, Spooner's follow up is even stronger and more gripping as the debut and is sure to ensnare further loyal readers.

Booklist (Starred Review)

2017-11-27T10:01:57-05:00

Booklist (Starred Review)

With its blend of dystopian, steampunk, and generally fantastical elements, Spooner's follow up is even stronger and more gripping as the debut and is sure to ensnare further loyal readers.
This intriguing dystopian adventure's depiction of the stand this strong female protagonist takes against the horrors of her world is fast-paced, compelling, and un-put-downable.

VOYA

2017-11-27T10:05:07-05:00

VOYA

This intriguing dystopian adventure's depiction of the stand this strong female protagonist takes against the horrors of her world is fast-paced, compelling, and un-put-downable.
Once again, the worldbuilding is superb, the characters fully fleshed out and intriguing, the battles riveting, and the edge-of-the seat suspense compelling. Teens looking for a well-written dystopian adventure with steampunk elements in the magical machines created by the Architects will enjoy spending time with Lark and her companions.

VOYA Magazine, starred review

2017-11-27T10:27:43-05:00

VOYA Magazine, starred review

Once again, the worldbuilding is superb, the characters fully fleshed out and intriguing, the battles riveting, and the edge-of-the seat suspense compelling. Teens looking for a well-written dystopian adventure with steampunk elements in the magical machines created by the Architects will enjoy spending time with Lark and her companions.
An extremely entertaining tale of past, present and future leaving the question: where does humanity stand when the best laid plans backfire?

Children's Literature

2017-11-27T10:29:04-05:00

Children's Literature

An extremely entertaining tale of past, present and future leaving the question: where does humanity stand when the best laid plans backfire?
A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.


Marie Lu

2017-11-27T15:17:04-05:00

Marie Lu

A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.
Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.

VOYA

2017-11-27T15:18:24-05:00

VOYA

Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.

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.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

42 Responses to “BOOK DEAL NEWS!”

  1. Kat Zhang says:

    Congratulations to you both!! I’m super intrigued by WRECKED and cannot wait to read it when it comes out 🙂

  2. Diyana Wan says:

    I posted my congratulations over at Amie’s already, but…

    CONGRATULATIONS AGAIIIIIN!!!

    Am so inspired by all these co-authoring goodness happening around the blogosphere 🙂

  3. Ali Lynn says:

    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

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. Amie Kaufman says:

    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

  6. Beth says:

    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!

    • Meagan says:

      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!

  7. Laura Hughes says:

    Congrats Meg!! Such awesome news!

  8. Meg's Mom says:

    So excited! Love you both.

  9. 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. 😉

    Hugs!!!!!!
    Kimberley

    • Meagan says:

      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. 😛

  10. Yay! I’m so excited for you both. Congrats. Sounds like an awesome story!

  11. Megan's former neighbor says:

    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.

  12. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

    *dance partyyyy*

  13. Megan's former (Australian) housemate says:

    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.

  14. A HUGE congrats to you both for an amazing achievement!!!

  15. 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)

  16. Hello Megan, I’m here from Amie’s blog to say congratulations on this wonderful news. Yay you!!

  17. Hey Meg! I am SOOOO EXCITED for you and Amie!!!! You couldn’t deserve it more. 🙂 Looking forward to reading WRECKED! <3

  18. Kari Marie says:

    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.

  19. Alexa says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    It sounds amazing!

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to the newsletter: