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.

Cue blizzard of exclamation points!

To help explain the complete radio silence on my part lately, I have some good news and some bad news. We’ll start with the bad news: I’ve had to stop working on HUNTED. I wrote the first 30,000 words of the book in just a bit over two weeks, and have been having so much fun with it. But I’m stopping for a good reason, so that assuages my guilt somewhat.

The reason, you ask? Well…

Yeah, wait for it…

I HAVE AN AGENT! *cue dancing*

I’ve been so quiet on my blog and on Twitter lately because all I’ve wanted to do is share this whole process with you guys, but I couldn’t once offers started coming in! I ended up getting my first offer of representation about two weeks after I started querying, which was WAY sooner than I’d expected, given that it’s the holidays and so many people are busy. It meant that I had to make a decision at a really unfortunate time of year, when many agents and agencies are going on hiatus. I ended up getting a few emails from agents saying that they couldn’t read it until January but if I was willing to wait they’d read it as soon as they got back from vacation.

In other circumstances I would’ve been thrilled to get those emails and wait until January, but as it turned out, I got offers from a number of agents, and was really happy with my options. I loved speaking with them, and could see myself working with each of them. In the end though, I had to go with my heart and my gut, and I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed with Josh Adams of Adams Literary!

I’m completely excited to work with him and the rest of the team at Adams Literary, and am so looking forward to diving back into revisions on THE IRON WOOD and getting it polished up. I think it’s going to be an awesome partnership, and I can’t wait to move forward. Yeah, it means that I need to put HUNTED aside for a while to focus on TIW, but I think that’s a pretty fair trade-off. (Yeah, I think I’m willing to take that hit.)

Thank you everyone for being such a huge help during the past couple weeks, especially Sarah, Kat, and Lindsay, for keeping me sane (ish), offering advice, and being excited for me when I was too shell-shocked to even understand what was going on. Seriously, it took a good week from the first call before I suddenly went “OH MY GOD, WHAT?” and promptly freaked out for an entire three-day period. Tears, hyperventilating, lack of sleep/food/oxygen, the whole deal.

The other writers I’ve gotten to meet over the past few days have been amazing, especially Michelle, whose call made me CRY because she was so sweet and understanding. And I also want to say thank you to my brand new agency sister Veronica Rossi, who took time out of her family holiday to chat with me about Adams Literary, and tell me about her experiences with them. Plus, I am absolutely dying to read her book!

Most of all I need to thank Amie, my CP and housemate, for putting up with me over the past several weeks. She believed in TIW even when I absolutely hated it. And to her credit, Amie has only said “I told you so” about a dozen times. It could be much, much worse.

Happy holidays, guys! <3 And here’s to an awesome new year.

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41 Responses to “Cue blizzard of exclamation points!”

  1. sjmaas says:

    WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS, MEG!!!!!!

    And, ditto on what Amie said:

    I TOLD YOU SO.

    <3 <3 <3

  2. Anonymous says:

    HUGE congrats to you. Fantastic news! I just got an agent too!!

    Congrats again.

    Kelley Vitollo
    http://www.iwriteya.blogspot.com

  3. aekubo says:

    OMG Congrats!!! <3

    I knew you could do it! <3 <3 <3 I`m so proud of you.

  4. animewave says:

    😀 Congrats!! I’m so excited for you 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    Congrats!

    Meg, so excited you’re with Adams Lit! We’re sista’s now! I’m hoping this means I get an ARC of The Iron Wood… Congrats!

    – Veronica

  6. Anonymous says:

    Aw, I just stumbled upon your blog, and I’m already happy for you! Congrats! What a fab way to end the year–hope the momentum continues for you in 2011.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hey, when you’re right, you’re right! What you should have said is that I have only said ‘I told you so’ a dozen times SO FAR.

    You are gorgeous and talented and clever, and just as importantly, you are incredibly hard working. You’re right that I’ve always believed in TIW. It’s a fantastic book and deserved all the attention it’s had over the last couple of weeks! Woo!

  8. lnbw says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

  9. journeynorth says:

    OMG OMG. CONGRATULATIONS!!! 😀 That’s awesome! I haven’t been on the blogosphere in forever (thank you, college!) so it’s awesome to come back to some good news from so many people. 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow wow wow!!!! What an awesome post to wake up to this morning!!!! A HUGE congratulations, and Happy Holidays!!!

  11. dotificus says:

    Fantastic news! Congratulations! And more than one offer = AWESOME!! Merry Christmas indeed!

  12. katzhang says:

    Congratulations, Meg!! :] How awesome that this is coming around Christmas time!!!

  13. postaxial says:

    Yayyyyy, congratulations! I’m so happy for you! 🙂

  14. alexabarry says:

    Oh my!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    Happy Holidays, enjoy!!

    x

  15. outfortea says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so so so happy for you! I’ve been itching to read TIW for ages so I can’t wait till you get published! Merry Christmas!

  16. Anonymous says:

    such exciting news!

    I’ve been following your saga for some time and I’m so glad your investments are paying off! Congratulations!

    Emily

  17. Woohooo!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 (talk about a merry christmas!) Congrats! ^^

  18. […] That’s right, we have had news of the book deal persuasion. Many of you know that my friend and critique partner, Meagan Spooner (usually referred to here as Meg) has been living with Husband and I for the last year, taking some time to concentrate on her writing. At the end of last year she signed with the amazing Josh Adams of Adams Literary. […]

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