Hey, sweet readers!
Whew! Can’t believe it was six months ago that I was announcing my first book deal. It looked a little something like this (in my head:)
Leigh Ann Kopans’s ONE, about a girl with only half a superpower and her struggle to make herself whole, to Her Own Bad Self, in a freaking sweet deal, in a two-book deal, for publication beginning June 2013. This deal was brokered by wine, ice cream, and the best friends on the planet.
So, you know, that deal did, indeed, end up being “freaking sweet,” true to promise. ONE has been out for one month and five days, and just yesterday earned back all the money I invested in it. I’m really excited for TWO to be out in October (and you can see its cover revealed over at Hafsah’s site today!)
Today, I’m really excited to announce a NEW book deal! Here’s the (in-my-head) announcement:
Leigh Ann Kopans’s SOLVING FOR EX, a Young Adult romance that remixes Jane Austen’s classic Mansfield Park as Clueless meets Mean Girls in a crazy mix of high school society, mathletic competition, and teenage romance, to Her Own Bad Self, in an incredibly awesome deal, for publication in February 2014, the 200th anniversary of Mansfield Park’s publication. This deal was brokered by supportive friends, more wine, and a genuine love for self-publishing.
And here’s the full blurb:
Vincent is not only the hottest boy in school, he’s charming, sweet, and he’s got his eye on Ashley. He’s also not taking no for an answer. There’s no real reason Ashley shouldn’t like Vincent, but with the
battle lines being drawn between her and Sofia, Ashley’s not sure which side he’s on. Or which side she wants him to be on.
She does know Sophia is trouble with a capital T, and she’s determined to make Brendan see it.