Pausing from watching the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer to share ... I'll be publishing with Bloomsbury Spark!
My Young Adult Contemporary manuscript ALTERATIONS was picked up for the Bloomsbury imprint with an estimated pub date of early 2016!
Here's the announcement from Wednesday's Publisher's Marketplace:
Publisher's Weekly Children's Bookshelf (a great free resource with newsletters!)
You can even add the book To Read on Goodreads!
Note: I'm in the process of connecting my author profile to the book and separating from another author named Stephanie Scott (who will be rebranding her books under her romance author name Stephanie Julian: check her out!)
I wrote the first draft of this Sabrina-inspired story in the summer of 2013 during downtime while another manuscript was being edited and shopped. It had a lighter, funnier (I hope) approach than the other manuscript I'd been writing, but it's still surprising how many themes of empowerment and finding oneself can emerge from a "light" book.
And while the Sabrina of the movies (and the original play) is set in upstate New York, mine takes place in sunny, vibrant Miami, and includes lots of tech we use daily in mobile apps and fashion. I had so much fun writing this (well, most of the time), and super happy this story will be out in the world ... soon!
Thank yous go to my agent Sarah LaPolla, my critique group J. Leigh Bailey (her debut releases this month!), K.D. Atkins, and Vanessa Knight (who has a new adult series coming soon) from Windy City RWA, my YARWA chapter, and several beta readers I will for sure thank in the final copy, including Valerie Cole! Many more thank-yous to come. And to my husband for never once doubting I'd get to this day :)
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