Monday, June 20, 2011

Book Deal!

Guess what: My wonderful agent Sara Megibow sold my debut YA novel, Bruised, to the fabulous Maggie Lehrman at Amulet Books.

Now here's the same info in a different format, because Publishers Marketplace makes it look so pretty and official:

Children's:
Young Adult 
Sarah Skilton's debut BRUISED, about a 16-year-old girl with a black belt in martial arts who freezes up at an armed robbery and is left wondering if martial arts failed her or if she failed it, to Maggie Lehrman at Amulet, in a nice deal, for publication in 2012, by Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency (World).

Next week, I'll share the same info in Esperanto, and the week after that, I'll share it in an interpretive dance vlog.

(Just kidding; little bit giddy.)

Huge thanks to my friends for reading early drafts of the novel (sometimes multiple times...), and of course my family for their love and support. My husband Joe deserves special commendation for giving me so many pep talks the last couple years, through first drafts to querying to submissions.

I couldn't be more excited to work with Maggie, and I'm so grateful to Sara for her all her hard work.

Really looking forward to sharing Bruised with new readers next year. I hope you like it! :)

28 comments:

  1. YAY!!! Can't wait to place that puppy on my bookshelf next year.

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  2. Congrats, Sarah! Sounds like a great read. Can't wait.

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  3. I cannot wait to read it with my advisory class next year! ---Tabitha

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  4. Thanks, Sarv! And just think -- we'll be next to each other alphabetically. If you're into that sort of thing ;)

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  5. Thanks, Mary! I really hope you enjoy it.

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  6. Thanks, Tab! I would be honored!

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  7. YAY! So excited for you! It sounds like a FABULOUS read!!! Can't wait!

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  8. Thanks so much, Jennifer. 2012 will be an exciting year for both our books :)

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  9. WOOOOTTTT!!!! *does a lil dance* I love seeing Team Megibow announcements. CONGRATS! :)

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  10. Oh man! I was really looking forward to the interpretive dance vlog! CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! I'm so excited for you.

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  11. Woo-hoo! Huge congrats to you! So exciting. :D Can't wait to read it!

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  12. Sarah!!
    I'm so happy for you! This is such wonderful news!
    I can't wait to feast my eyes on your book!
    Yipee!!
    xo Vicki

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  13. I'm dying Sarah! Dying and screaming! We have to get together again so we can squee all about it in person and I hug you major.

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  14. Jumping up and down for you, Sarah! I am going to bone up on my Esperanto for next week's reprised announcement. Can't wait to see Bruised in print.

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  15. So excited for you Sarah!
    Can't wait to celebrate with the you and the knitting girls.
    xo
    Leah

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  16. Congratulations on the sale! Isn't it exciting? Can't wait to read it.

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  17. Congratulations! I'm so happy to see another martial arts themed book added to the list! I'll be waiting in line to read it, as the book I'm querying as of the moment also has martial arts in it. :D
    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  18. Sarah!! Congrats! What amazing news! Can't wait to read this book--it sounds sooo good. :) Cheers!

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  19. Yay! Congrats again. :) So excited for you.

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  20. I couldn't be more proud to work with such a talented author. Congratulations to you! *cheers* to your wonderful career and a FABULOUS book for the world to devour! Go YOU!

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  21. Thank you so much for the kind words, everybody. You've really made my day :)

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  22. I knew you would . . .
    I knew you should . . .
    I knew you could . . .
    And you did!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS - so well deserved!!!! [place cyber hug here.]
    - Rob

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  23. Woohoo! I heard Maggie speak at a conference a few years ago ans was very, very impressed!

    So excited for you. Be sure to sign up with The Apocalypsies.
    Xo

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  24. Sarah, what an exciting moment for you. Congratulations!

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  25. Thanks, Conor. Really appreciate it!

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  26. CONGRATS! *throws confetti* That's fabulous news! You rock :)

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