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!
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:
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!