Thursday, March 3, 2011

The End (Of The Month) Is Nigh!

Happy March, everyone! We put off our good news post for a few days to make room for our interviews with Elevensies authors Karen Mahoney and Lisa and Laura Roecker, but now, here are our updates for the month of February:

Foreign rights: Heather Anastasiu's GLITCH sold to France and Germany, Brodi Ashton's EVERNEATH to France, Germany, the U.K, and Brazil, and Emily Hainsworth's THROUGH TO YOU to Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands.

Publishers Weekly mentions: Emily Hainsworth's debut was featured on Publishers Weekly's Deals page, as was Anne Brown's LIES BENEATH series about murderous mermaids. In the Sneak Previews listings we saw Miranda Kenneally, Megan Bostic, Leanna Hieber, and Mary Lindsey.

Cover art: Don't you love book covers? We got to see the cover art for Megan Bostic's debut YA novel NEVER EIGHTEEN...

And for Gretchen McNeil's POSSESS, in case you hadn't heard!

Blurb awesomeness: We're thrilled about this quote that will appear on the cover of Miranda Kenneally's debut SCORE: 

“Whoever said football and girls don’t mix hasn’t read SCORE! I stayed up all night reading – I couldn’t put it down! A must-read for teens.” ~ Simone Elkeles, New York Times Bestselling author of the PERFECT CHEMISTRY series.
New titles: Sarvenaz Tash and Jennifer Wolf are no longer walking around title-less: Sarvenaz's midgrade novel will be called THE MAPMAKER AND THE GHOST, and Jennifer's YA novel is now entitled BREAKING BEAUTY.  
Contests: There's still a little time to enter Susanne Winnacker's blogversary contest. Win some fabulous books from this year's debut authors!
And finally, we have several members who've set up their new author websites: Heather Anastasiu, Tracy Bilen, Stephanie BlakeLynne Kelly, E.M. Kokie, Erin Lange, L.B. Schulman, and Sarvenaz Tash.