Sorry, that's one of my husband's favorite songs, and it seemed only appropriate to mark my return to Shameless Saturday posts here at the Inkpot!
First off, you read that correctly. HUSBAND. Part of my absence was my marriage late last fall, and subsequent much-needed honeymoon! Another factor was a hellacious set of revisions for my fourth book that took like twice as long as normal. I barely finished them before my wedding. So yeah, the fall was...stressful!
But enough about me. We have some shameless news to promote!
Shall we start out with a bang and announce a new book deal for Shelley Moore Thomas? Why yes, I think we should!
Sarah Zhang at Boyds Mills Press has acquired two picture books by Shelley Moore Thomas: Kitten Wants a Puppy and There Are No Dragons in This Book. In the first book, a kitten can't understand why she isn't allowed to have a puppy and a few other not so cat-like things, and in Dragons, an interactive book, readers search for dragons that aren't there (or are they?).I can already tell you that Kitten Wants a Puppy is going to be on my bookshelf.
And Leah Cypess has two amazing something somethings to share! (1) Teen Vogue put Death Sworn on its list of "The 15 Most Exciting YA Books Coming Out This Year."
(2) Death Sworn got a starred review from Kirkus: “A thoughtful exploration of identity and responsibility wrapped in a twisty, suspenseful mystery and set in a gorgeously realized fantasy world.” - Kirkus (STARRED REVIEW)
Death Sworn hits shelves this March!
So, just a sprinkling of news for my first weekend back, but I have a strange feeling that 2014 is going to be...amazing.