Wednesday, 28 April 2010
A new deal..
Ta-ra! My new book deal was announced today on the Publisher's Marketplace website. This is what it said:
Keren David's LIA'S GUIDE TO WINNING THE LOTTERY, in which a sixteen-year-old wins £8 million on the lottery, but will her life improve or get even more complicated?!, to Maurice Lyon at Frances Lincoln, for publication in September 2011, by Jenny Savill at Andrew Nurnberg Associates
When I sold When I Was Joe to Frances Lincoln I'd finished it already, and was half-way through Almost True which they bought at the same time. Now I think about it I am completely awestruck that publishers - Frances Lincoln and dtv Junior in Germany - were prepared to back two books by a completely unknown author.
The process for Lia has been different From the point of having the idea last November I've been working on three chapters and an outline, which gave the lovely people at Frances Lincoln enough of an idea to decide whether to make an offer or not.
All that means that although I have a deal for Lia, I don't yet have a manuscript. I do have a deadline, so I might not be blogging very much. I have an outline,but I'm prepared for the characters to surprise me, much as Ty did.
I can however answer the question posed in the announcement. Will her life improve or get even more complicated? Yes and yes.