Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Now It Can Be Told...

I've been sitting on some news for a month, not allowed to talk until this press release, and just bursting at the seams. But now I can speak. And so, I'm tickled pink to tell you that...

Drum roll please...

I've sold a book. And not just a book, but three books, to Phoebe Yeh, newly crowned vice president and publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers, a brand new imprint from Random House Children's Books. It's a middle reader fantasy that I'm very proud of, and it kicks off a series. The series is called Thrones and Bones, and the first book is titled Frostborn.

Joe and Lou take Manhattan
Obviously, I'm enormously grateful to my new editor Phoebe, to Barbara Marcus, RHCB president and publisher, and to my agent, the extraordinary Joe Monti. I'm thrilled to be working with them all. Recently, I was in New York City, where I got to sit down with seven people from Random House' sales and marketing departments, and I'm excited to work with them as well and very confident that I am in great hands. And the opportunity to be part of the first list from a brand new, prestigious imprint from the largest publishing house... oh my!

Frostborn is slated for an August 2014 debut. Watch this space, Facebook, and my Twitter account (@LouAnders) for updates.

7 comments:

Jessica Strider said...

That's awesome! Congratulations. :D

Paul Weimer said...

Congratulations, Lou! I look forward to how your screenwriting chops and your expertise as editor translate to fiction writing. :)

Keith West said...

Excellent news! I look forward to reading your work.

Lou Anders said...

Thank you all.

Tom Doolan said...

Awesome stuff, mandinga!

Jetse de Vries said...

Great news, Lou, and huge cngratulations!

Lou Anders said...

Thanks!