Friday, October 21, 2011

Shocking Publisher's Marketplace Announcement!!!

This all went down in the last 3 days! I'm black and blue from pinching myself, picking myself up off the floor, stunned, thrilled - such a mix of emotion! A surreal dream . . . of a story (that became a trilogy) I began researching about 8 years ago. My first draft was written in 2005. Then the project underwent another 6 years of revisions, re-imagining, changing viewpoint, adding plot, developing characters, etc. 

Children's: Young Adult
Kimberley Griffiths Little's GODDESS, pitched as "the YA Red Tent", to Karen Chaplin at Harper Children's, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, for publication in beginning in 2013, by Tracey Adams at Adams Literary (US).


Most stunning of all is that I made Thursday's Publisher's Lunch first place announcement!

Been walking around giddy and dancing with a great big grin on my face! I've been 20 years getting to this point with my craft and storytelling. Writing my heart out. Getting hundreds of rejections. A long journey, but I feel like, in so many ways, I'm just beginning, I'm still learning so much . . . and the best part is yet to come. But right now - at last - I'm very excited to share Jayden's story with all my friends and family and readers in 2013!!

The story takes place in a fascinating time period that I love and it's a very sexy romance. Girl Power. Sisterhood. Belly dancing. Camels. Tribal Raids. Sword-fighting. Mesopotamia at the time of Abraham.

Pictures below from some book-signings for CIRCLE OF SECRETS the past two weeks! (Notice the castle cake from Chapter 2!)



 Scholastic Book Fair!

20 comments:

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Yay!!!

Barbara Watson said...

Wow! Super cool. As one beginning my walk down the writer's road, you give me so much encouragement to keep to the path. Thank you.

Deb A. Marshall said...

This is just so super cool (like Barbara said) you must be on cloud nine! CONGRATS again!!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Whoa! That's so awesome! Go, you!

So does this mean they're going to get the books out in audio? I can read so many more books using audiobooks than I can sitting down. I'm dyin'!

Ferrin Family Funny Farm said...

Congratulations on your big news. I'm looking forward to our book fair this week, hopefully I will see your latest book there!

Susan said...

So, so excited for you, Kimberley. I honestly can't wait for 2013!

Hope things are going well with CIRCLE OF SECRETS. It was available at the Scholastic book fair at my kids' school last week. I was excited when the librarian said she'd purchased copies for the school library - even before I told her what an awesome book it is :)

Yay! So excited for you and all your accomplishments.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Thank you, Caroline, Barbara, Deb, Donna, Ferrin Family, and Susan!!! I appreciate all the wonderful wishes and congrats and kudos SO much!

Barbara: Be encouraged. (I've been at this a loooong time!)

Ferrin Family: Let me know if you see it in the Fairs!

Susan: does this mean you finished it? You wrote on my FB Wall last week and I was hoping to hear more . . . ;-) And how COOL that your librarian had already ordered it! Thank you for telling me!

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh Kimberley, I'm still SO excited for you! I adored The Red Tent and you've picked one of my favourite historical periods. How I'm going to wait this long to read it, I have absolutely no idea!

Susan said...

Yes! Finished it, loved it, have been recommending it to everybody. My review will post on the 27th. I'll send you a direct link when it goes up.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Amie, thank you so much for all the excitement, you are adorable!! Truly.

And Susan, wow, this is SO exciting to hear!!! I'm so happy to hear this and can't wait for the review!

Amie Kaufman said...

There, now we're celebrating properly on my blog! http://amiekaufman.com/?p=681

Sara B. Larson said...

That's incredible news, congrats!!

Rebecca Donnelly said...

Congratulations! Your deal was also mentioned on Bookshelves of Doom--I was thrilled to see it there. And I could say congratulations about twenty more times!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Amie: THANK YOU again for the shout-out on your blog (and yeah, me want to see that marble chocolate cheesecake, too!) :-)

Sara: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Rebecca: Gosh, you're a sweeheart -thank you twenty times over - and more! Can't wait to talk more at the schmooze! :-)

Lynne said...

Congratulations! What great news.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Hi, Lynne! Thank you so much!!! ;-)

Stephen Page said...

congrats, Kimberly!

Sheila said...

I wish that I could had brought you to my schools book fair. They would have loved me!You look fantastic in all of your photos! So happy for you with all of the great news!! (HUGS)

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Thanks so much, Stephen!

And thank you, Sheila! It would be a blast to come to your Book Fair! Let's plan it for when my next MG comes out! (And thanks for the photo kudos, too. Hugs back!) :-)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

wow! How wonderful! Congratulations!

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