Friday, May 15, 2015

New Book News!!!

Finally, I can talk about the new book! I want to tell you aaaalllll about it--about the world building and the characters and the magic and the situation--but it'll be a while before it comes out (fall '16) so I have to be vague for now. 

My fabulous publisher Little, Brown made this announcement today, woo hoo!

(funny that they pulled this photo of all photos to go with it :-)

I'm thrilled to be continuing forward with Little, Brown, my amazing editor Alvina Ling, wonderful publisher Megan Tingley, and the whole rest of the crew. My equally fabulous UK publishers, Hodder & Stougton and editor Kate Howard, will be publishing it across the pond. The past five years have been AMAZING. The next three books'll see me another five years or so down the road, so this is a big chunk of my life and career and I'm happy to spend it in such wonderful company. And of course, my agent, Jane Putch who is with me every step of the way...

...and the biggest piece of what's made the past five years so amazing has been
and I hope you guys will be here for the next five too!!!!!!

The book I'm working on now is called THE MUSE OF NIGHTMARES, and it's a story that's lived in my head for...maybe twenty years, in some form or other? The pieces weren't all there twenty years ago, but the character was, and over time, more elements joined her until I began to feel the shape of the story that it was to become (is still in the act of becoming :-).

After I finished DREAMS OF GODS & MONSTERS (and after recuperating for a while) I started to think about what I wanted to write next. I'd been dedicated to Karou's story for five years, and here I suddenly had a blank slate before me. Exciting!!!! I asked myself:

If I could write aaaanythiiiing right now, what would it be?

And I could write anything!!!!! The coolest feeling. And also huge. How do you decide? There were three frontrunners, all of which had been taking shape in my mind for at least a few years, if not twenty. I developed them all and wrote up pitches. 

Admission: I'd never written a pitch before. My previous sales were of partials (partial manuscripts), so this was new. It was fun! And hurray Jane liked them! And hurray Alvina liked them! So here we go. All I'm saying about THE MUSE OF NIGHTMARES so far is this:

There was a war between gods and me, and men won. The few surviving children of the gods have grown up in hiding, dreading the day they know must come: when humans find them, and end them. 
That day is at hand.

Hurray! *throws confetti at self*

Andy throwing confetti photo Andythrowingconfetti.gif

I look massively forward to being able to tell you more, because that line doesn't begin to touch on the flavor and texture and mystery and coolness of what I love about this story. All in good time!! 

Also, I'll have some announcements really soon about fun stuff having to do with the DREAMS OF GODS & MONSTERS paperback release, so check back! I have something super fun for you! 


P.S. I just created a new blog index label for The Muse of Nightmares and it got me all excited. This is the very beginning of a new creation, and I couldn't be happier. 

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