Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Publisher's Marketplace - it's official!

I swear I thought I'd have a heart attack when I saw the sale announcement of my book on Publisher's Marketplace. All day I was constantly refreshing and refreshing and then I had to go to a lunch and when I got back, there it was! And on top of that I had an amazingly beautiful bouquet of flowers on my desk from my incredibly supportive sister Chris. I just can't tell all of y'all how much it has meant to hear all of your congratulations and best wishes. I love being able to share this great news and experience with all of y'all! And I can't wait to blog more about the details and the background over the coming days.

So here it is, the official deal announcement from Publisher's Marketplace. It's all so real!!


16 October, 2007
Children's:Young Adult
Carrie Ryan's THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH, about an isolated village generations after the zombie apocalypse where a 16-year-old struggles with the town's religious order until the village walls are breached and the only chance of survival is to escape into the forest beyond, to Krista Marino at Delacorte, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.


Pinch me!!!

10 comments:

Erica Ridley said...

YAYAYAYAYAY! Super-squee! FHT rocks and so do you!!!

Carrie said...

Erica -- thank goodness you were there to read the first draft! I was thinking about how you caught some BIG BIG issues that needed changing. I really don't think it would have sold without your help!

Kristen Painter said...

Congrats again!

Nancy K said...

Congratulations! It's a wonderful book and totally deserves this! I am so happy for you!

Nancy K.

Chris - The Middle Sister said...

Yep, everyone, that's MY sister! If you haven't already read JP's blog about Carrie's news, go check it out. I second his emotion.

Carrie, you really deserve every bit of this. You've worked so hard and I can't WAIT to stand in line and buy my thousand copies next year :-)

ROCK ON SISTER! Now... when's the sequel going to be ready for us to read? Soon, right? LOL. LOVE YOU!

Darcy Burke said...

Congrats Carrie!! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to read FHT (great title, BTW).

Trish Ryan said...

It seems "official" somehow when it's announced in PM, doesn't it? Congratulations!!!

Amanda Ashby said...

I'm still SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited about your sale. Zombie books are so the new black!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

The new black? I thought they were the new pink... I am so far behind on fashion...

Soooo... Was it fun to quit your day job? ;)

Carrie said...

Hey guys! Thanks for the congrats!

And no quitting the day job, Patrick :) I like that regular pay check a little too much...