Monday, December 19, 2011

Good News x 3

I'm leaving for California for the holidays on Wednesday. Lots of things to wrap up at work and at home, and lots of editing to do over the break. There has also been lots of good news coming in at the end of the year. Last week, there were three fantastic things in particular that happened for books I've edited that I'd love to share.

Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney was announced as the next Al Roker's Book Club pick for February!!

Universal Studios optioned film rights for Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Read Laini's very calm (ha!) reaction here.
And last but not least, Wendy Mass has officially become a NY Times bestselling author! The paperback edition of The Candymakers debuted on the list at #10. Wendy has written eleven novels, and this is the first to hit the bestseller list.

Hip, hip, hurray!

Also, if you missed it, I was interviewed by Malinda Lo about diversity in books here. I answer such questions as: "There is also a perception out there that putting people of color on the cover of a book leads to lower sales, which implies that books about minorities are a tough sell to readers. What do you think?"

Click on the link to find out what I say!

Happy holidays, everyone!


Nikki Shannon Smith said...

Wow! That's a lot of great year-end news; and a fun peek into Laini Taylor's reaction to a movie option. (I was reading the sample chapters earlier today!)

I'm also really glad to see the topic of diverstiy in children's books being featured more prominently. It's an issue dear to my heart. Thanks for doing your part to make diversity in books more commonplace.

Happy Holidays to you.

MotherReader said...

Well, kudos! kudos! kudos!

I have to say that I am surprised that Wendy Mass's books have not hit the NYTimes bestseller list. My daughters and I love everything she writes. Maybe this is a slow and steady wins the race situation.