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.

Progress Updates!

So first, the big news: THE IRON WOOD has sold in Israel!! My mind is just boggling. The idea that my little book has not just found one publisher, but also found homes overseas, and is now going to be published in an entirely different alphabet? No way to process that!

This week I’ve been getting more into revisions on THE IRON WOOD, which is actually… FUN. (I had to wait a second to see if the universe imploded after I said that. No? Okay.) Normally I hate revising, usually because I can’t tell if I’m helping or harming my manuscript. I have to say that working with my editor is awesome. He has such wonderful suggestions that I can actually see the book getting better, bit by bit. I’m not saying revisions are going to be awesome and fun forever, because we’re only just getting started, but for now I’m definitely enjoying it.

And finally, this: I signed my U.S. publishing contract today! Today has been a fantastic day, for a variety of reasons, not all of which I can share yet. But signing my contract was definitely one of the highlights of the week. It’s just squiggling a pen on some paper, when you come right down to it, but for the first time, it’s all starting to feel a little like it’s real.(But only a very little.)

I totally had a dream last night where I received the ARCs for my book. But–get this–they had the blank white TBA covers on them! I mean, come on, subconscious! At least summon up an awesome cover for me to drool over. Gipped!

That’s all I’ve got for you today, as my brain is too busy dancing a jig to come up with anything else. What’re you all up to this weekend? Anything good?

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24 Responses to “Progress Updates!”

  1. That’s fantastic news! a HUGE congrats for your success! How exciting 🙂

  2. Meagan,
    This is all so super exciting! I bet the name on paper makes it more real. So wonderful seeing hard work and talent rewarded!

  3. Heather says:

    Yay, congrats on all the foreign sales! World domination soon? 😉
    Do you know when you’ll get the cover for real, or is that still a while away yet? From the description I can see it being all sparkly and forest-y 😀

  4. Caitlin says:

    Hurrah! That’s a good dream. Save it for your biopic! Or for a future book about a writer.

  5. Kari Marie says:

    Congratulatios on the sale! Woot!

  6. Diyana Wan says:

    In a DIFFERENT ALPHABET? ZOMG that IS freaking awesome!!!

    Congrats Meagan! 😀

    Honestly can’t wait to get some magicpunk into my life.

    …Is it 2012 yet?

  7. Amie Kaufman says:

    Still can’t get over Israel. That’s going to be one awesome copy of the book to hold in your hands!

    Huzzah for signing contracts, and huzzah for an AWESOME WEEK. It’s so interesting watching you revise with Andrew, and I can totally identify with that need to know whether you’re actually making it better or not. Having somebody to tell you must be awesome!

    I cannot believe your subconscious ripped us off like that. Come ooonnnn!

    • Meagan says:

      Awesome week indeed! And yeah, I’m pretty miffed about that dream. I mean, I’m a creative person, right? Surely my brain could come up with SOMETHING. XD

  8. Nas says:

    Super Congrats! That’s awesome news!

  9. I’m sure it feels surreal. The locket is beautiful. Enjoy it. And good luck!

  10. Congratulations! We all need to let ourselves celebrate in our own way. And what a cool memory of all you’ve accomplished! 🙂

  11. Emily R. says:

    Congratulations on all your progress!!

    Forgive my question as I know nothing about publishing: What does it mean to be published in various individual countries? Can you only buy the book in those countries/from a retailer that ships to those countries? Why are the contracts coming at different times?

    Emily (H.) R.

    • Meagan says:

      Don’t apologize for asking, no one’s born knowing all this stuff. 😛

      My particular contract in the U.S. is for English language North American rights–so basically the U.S. and Canada. This means that my agent can then sell the rights to publish in other languages and in other countries to different publishers.

      The publishers who have bought my book overseas are in no way affiliated with the publisher who bought my book in the U.S. The contracts come at different times because different countries operate at different speeds, and the deals don’t all go through at the same time. For example, Heyne is publishing my book in Germany, Random House in England, and Carolrhoda here in the U.S.–all different companies!

      You’ll be able to buy the book in any of the countries who have bought it (so far, US, UK, France, Germany, and Israel). It will be translated into foreign languages, though, in the countries that don’t speak English. 😛

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