Folks, I’ve been holding out on you.
It about killed me to keep my mouth shut, but I did it. And now that I can finally say something, I’m totally ready to scream from the proverbial rooftops, even though I know that’s totally uncool.
I know it’s way better to act like you expected it. To just shrug your shoulders and smile like it’s no big thing.
I’m not sure what kind of major self-control allows someone of any personality to pull that off because a life’s dream is a life’s dream, no matter how cool you are.
So, here I am, being majorly uncool because I still can’t believe I have the chance in this lifetime to say this.
I have a book deal.
In less than two years, I’ll be the author of a hardcover, honest-to-God BOOK.
Maria Barbo at HarperCollins’s Katherine Tegen Books has bought a debut YA fantasy by Sarah Henning, tentatively titled Heartless and pitched as the never-before-told origin story of the sea witch from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” told in the vein of Wicked—from the villainess’s point of view. Publication is set for fall 2017; Rachel Ekstrom at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.
Yesssssss. I KNOW, RIGHT???
I am SO EXCITED.
I also know that if you’re reading this space you’re probably me to have a deal for, say, a mystery. Yeah, confusing, I know. But that’s the great thing about being a writer: your imagination doesn’t ever need to be penned in. My imagination doesn’t know that the other stories it’s told happen to be mysteries, it just knows that it wants to tell a good story.
And I am SO PYSCHED to share this story with you. It was so incredibly fun to write and I’m hoping it’ll be just as fun to read.