Thrilled, Overjoyed, and Humbled…

I’m over the moon and elated to be able to share some very exciting news with all of you. After three years working on this project (and the countless years before when this project was a completely different novel, and a screenplay before that), I’m excited to announce …

My novel ALL WE LEFT BEHIND is going to be published!

Publishers Weekly Annoucement

Simon Pulse is the perfect home for this gritty YA romance between Kurt and Marion!  I’m truly humbled to have found an editor who loves this book as much as I do. Plus, how is it possible for me to not adore Sara Sargent after she described my novel on twitter like this:

Sara Tweet

Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel SPEAK is my all time favorite YA book and Simone Elkeles is a powerhouse in the romance department, and my new editor just compared my novel to both!


If that wasn’t enough excitement to have me on cloud nine, I can’t be thankful enough for the outpouring of congratulations and love that I received yesterday on Twitter and Facebook. Having such a supportive writing community really makes these big moments even more meaningful. I genuinely cannot wait to celebrate the sale of each and every one of your books with you.

ALL WE LEFT BEHIND is a novel that has transformed me as a writer. It’s forced me to be brave. It’s demanded my time, my heart, and my fearlessness. I’m truly ecstatic that it will be coming out in Spring of 2016 and I’ll be able to share Marion and Kurt’s story with you.

There’s a lot of work ahead, but today we HAPPY DANCE!

33 responses to “Thrilled, Overjoyed, and Humbled…”

  1. Patti Meyers says:

    Congratulations….I’m so happy for you! All your hard work has paid off,,,and you also have a screenplay to offer as well…even better….I also write screenplays…

  2. Jan says:

    Huge congratulations. I am so happy for you. Jan

  3. Congratulations! It couldn’t happen more generous, kind, and knowledgeable writer.

  4. kfrydenborg says:

    Ingrid, I saw this last night. I’m thrilled for you! I remember an earlier novel, way back when we met in NY in, what, January 2010? Maybe? You’ve come so far since then, and I wish you the very best.

  5. Reblogged this on Melanie J. Fishbane and commented:
    It is a special day for me when one of my friends gets their heart’s desire. There is something about seeing someone achieve their goals that not only inspires me, but somehow thinks that for a second the world is in order again.
    Ingrid is a dear friend and fellow Dystropian, we graduated in the same class at VCFA and has been such a cheerleader of my work. It is a precious thing.
    I’ve had the privilege of reading her writing in a workshop setting. She is one of the most brilliant and creative people I have ever encountered. Her YA novel is something teens will completely connect with. I cannot wait for this book to come out so that we can all read it.

  6. Sarah Biggs-Wudel says:


  7. Insanely happy for you.

  8. artrosch says:

    Ingrid, you’re going to be a great success. I look forward to reading your book. This blog has been a special font of wisdom. Congratulations!

  9. Wonderful news! Congratulations!

  10. Ninja Girl says:

    That’s so awesome!!! Congrats, Ingrid 🙂
    Ninja Girl

  11. Alex Hurst says:

    Wow! OMEDETOU! As they say in Japan. Many congratulations.

  12. Arlene says:

    You must still be happy dancing — Congratulations! This is so exciting and I can’t wait to get to read this! I’m tweeting your fantastic news! Can’t wait to hear all about the exciting steps between now and 2016 🙂

  13. L. Marie says:

    Ingrid, I’m thrilled for you!!! Thanks for letting us all be part of your journey!!!

  14. José says:

    Congratulations!!! got here looking for structure and plots and since then Im a fan!!

  15. Ellar Cooper says:

    Love and love and love. This news and this book and of course, most of all, you. 🙂

  16. raenforest says:

    Congratulations! I wondered if I read it as an error that the book will not be published until 2015, and thought perhaps you meant Spring of 2015, since that is still an entire year away. Was that an error and is it really two years until it’s published? If so, wondering the reasons for that long a delay?

    • Nope, that’s not an error. It usually takes a book about 2 years to be published. This is because of editing, line editing, cover design, production, and the overall schedule for the publisher. Yes, publishing is an exercise in patience, patience, patience!

  17. ayshawood says:

    Cant u make it less words!!!!!!

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