You guys! I have fantastic news!
My friend and member of my online writing group, Melissa Landers, sold her YA sci-fi book in a two-book deal!
Melissa Landers's ALIENATED, in which a high school valedictorian takes in an extraterrestrial exchange student in order to receive a college scholarship, prompting a national controversy that spins out of control, only to find herself falling for her mysterious alien friend, to Laura Schreiber at Disney-Hyperion, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency (World).
How good does that sound?!
Let me tell you all...Melissa is ridiculously talented and unbelievably nice. She has been a constant cheerleader and helping hand on my writing journey, so I am absolutely thrilled to cheer her on in hers. I could not be happier for Melissa, and I am so excited to see what the YA world has in store for her. (Melissa made her first sale, a three-book contemporary adult romance deal as Macy Beckett, back in July. Look at her being a multi-genre rockstar!)