I have BIG news!
You know that Top Sekrit Project that I've been talking about? Well, it's not top secret anymore! Here's the announcement in Publishers Marketplace:
Children's: Young Adult
Sarah Beth Durst's DRINK, SLAY, LOVE, about a vampire girl who develops a conscience after she is stabbed through the heart by a unicorn's horn, to Karen Wojtyla at Margaret K. McElderry Books, in a two-book deal, by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger (world).
Words cannot express how excited I am about this. So I shall resort to sounds:
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
I have had the best time writing this book. Seriously, it has been so much fun that I have felt secretly guilty for enjoying the process so much.
Most of that is due to Pearl, my vampire girl. She's kick-ass. And, you know, mostly evil. I love her. I wouldn't ever want to meet her in a dark alley, but I love her.
I also love my unicorns. These are not your run-of-the-mill fluffy My Little Pony unicorns. These are were-unicorns who slay vampires (because who better to hunt vampires than someone with a built-in stake).
So. Much. Fun. To. Write.
And I am so thrilled to finally be able to tell you about it. I have been sitting on this news for a while, but now it's official!
DRINK, SLAY, LOVE will be out from Simon & Schuster in fall 2011, followed by an untitled second book in fall 2012. I am sooooo happy that I get to continue working with my wonderful editor, Karen Wojtyla, on these books. And I am sooooo grateful to my amazing agent, Andrea Somberg, for putting this deal together.
I shall now commence the Snoopy Dance of Joy!
Labels: Drink Slay Love, Publishers Marketplace, Simon and Schuster, Snoopy Dance of Joy, Top Sekrit Projects, Vampires, Were-unicorns