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Thursday, February 16, 2012


This went up yesterday from Publisher's Marketplace:

February 14, 2012

Young Adult Author of BREAKING BEAUTIFUL Jennifer Shaw Wolf's next dark young adult mystery, SHARDS OF GLASS, about the mystery surrounding the death of a teenage girl and the message she left for her best friend, to Mary Kate Castellani at Walker, in a nice deal, by Sara Megibow at Nelson Literary Agency (world).

(Jumping Up and Down Screaming Out Loud)

I've discovered selling an option book is a little bit different than selling your first book, so I'll dispense with the long, Acedemy Award reminiscant thank you speech and just go with this:

Thank you Mary Kate and the whole team at Walker for believing in me (again) and hanging on for the months it took for this idea to be developed and approved. Thanks to Sara Megibow for coaching me (write in: holding my hand) while I figured out what my next story would be and pretty much every step in along the way. Thanks to my husband for not letting me give up, no matter how much I wanted to. And... thanks to my family, friends, critique group, and fellow authors for understanding my particular brand of insanity.

I'm so excited for to enter the next chapter in this crazy journey!


  1. AHHHHHHH! YAY! So excited for you!

  2. That is so exciting, Jennifer!!! So very happy for you!!

  3. JUODSOL. I've never seen that before... It's nice! Like ROFLCOPTER.

    That's awesome!! Congratulaaaaations :D