I signed my first book contract! Yay!
Here’s the official PM announcement that several of you pointed out to me!
Children’s: Middle grade
Laura Pauling’s HOW TO SURVIVE ANCIENT SPELLS AND CRAZY KINGS, convinced that her grandfather needs help, a twelve-year-old persuades her family to fly to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on a search and rescue mission; she and her brainy cousin sneak out and follow the clues to the ancient Maya city of Etza, where the people haven’t aged in 2,000 years; due to an ancient prophecy she must hurry…in three days the city will be destroyed, to Jennifer Carson at Pugalicious Press, in a nice deal, for publication in November 2012.
What can I say? It was a now or never kind of deal for me, especially with the whole 2012 Mayan apocalypse. I love this story. I love the philosophy behind Pugalicious Press so I went for it! There’s a longer story behind this story but that can come later.
Okay, and it was kinda cool to see the announcement.
I do feel like a total newbie at the announcement thing. People tweeted and emailed me before I knew it was out! Talk about bad planning. But better late than never. And thank you to anyone who emailed or tweeted their congrats!
I’m really excited to see this story out in the world next fall.
If we survive the apocalypse…
Check out the announcement on Pugalicious Press. I’m officially in the doghouse. Woo hoo!
Any questions about it? Ask away in the comments.
Wow, Laura! Your story sounds amazing! Totally up my alley. I can’t wait to read it. I’m so happy for you. Major congratulations!!!!
YAY!!!! Massive congrats, Laura. Super exciting!
So exciting, Laura! I can’t wait to read it!
That is super cool! Congratulations!
Congratulations!!!! So excited for you Laura!!! And, please tell us the story behind the story soon! :0)
Congrats on the announcement. Another big step reached.
You’ve got so much excitement going on! Congratulations.
OH MY GOSH!!!!! Laura, I’m SO excited for you! And I’m not surprised at all. I had a feeling we’d see your name on PW. It was only a matter of time.
Congratulations, Laura! This is awesome news, and how wonderful that they’re publishing it in the fall and you don’t have to wait years to see it in print! Also, congrats on the publication of your YA novel and your short story in the anthology. I’m putting A Spy Like Me on my TBR list.
Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!!
So exciting! Was this one renamed? It seems like I might have read parts of it on CC.
Can’t wait to hear the rest of the story!
Congratulations!!! That’s so exciting!! 😀 😀 😀
I’ve been on vacation, so couldn’t comment here, but I saw the tweet! Whoo-hoo! I love that story, and I can’t wait to buy it!
Love Pugalicious Press!
Can’t wait to see you this afternoon!