Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

Friday, March 19, 2010

Good News!

Three bits of good news!

1. My fab critique group-mate, Laura Riker, has sold her book Cybernetic to Disney/Hyperion! Uber woot! Seriously, people, this book is awesome. It has beasts and deception and cool cyborg thingies. (I think I should write the jacket copy, don't you? I also think Laura needs to revive her blog so I can link her.) Anyway, I can't stress how important it is to have a good crit group. And mine (Laura, Kiki, and Ellen) is The. Best. We'll be taking over the world next. No worry. We're the benevolent despot types.

2. The super sweet Beth Revis has sold HER book, Across the Universe, to Razorbill! I haven't read this one, but it deserves special mention because Beth's so nice, and I want to read it so very bad, so I'm preemptively buttering her up. Yeah, I admit it.

3. My brain hasn't exploded. I'm pretty sure this is a good thing.

18 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Awesome must follow you around. Congrats to your friends.

Jen said...

Hooray for book deals!!! Always super exciting!! Way to butter her up, you never know what could happen!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, looks like lots of great books in the pipeline. :)

Southern Princess said...

So excited for everyone!

Valerie said...

Yay! Love to see good news first thing in the morning! (Yes that means I just got up.)

Claire Dawn said...

Must be something in the water...

About the critique group, I so agree. I've just started and I found a partner on Writer's Digest. We've been swapping chapters. I'm loving her work and she's loving mine. Our books are edgy YA, which is a little rare, so it's reassuring that the two gel so well together.

It's like our books are illegitimate sisters!

I love my critique-y buddy. she's soooo fab!

Congrats to both of you on your book deals!

L, revive your blog! It's the 'in' thing, didn't you know?

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Three cheers for Laura and Beth (and Carrie's brain)! :-)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yay to Laura and Beth. I actually wish I had your brain. bwahahahaha!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Yay for your friend! I love when things like that happen to people I love :)

lotusgirl said...

Yea for Laura. It's important to have a good crit group. I'd already heard about Beth. I posted about her on Wed. on my blog.

Kristi said...

I love happy news - thanks for sharing! :)

Cate Gardner said...

Congrats to your friends.

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats to both Beth and Laura. Yay for super good news!

Kelly said...

I love hearing about book sales!

B.J. Anderson said...

Congrats to your friends!! Book sales are so awesome.

Carolyn V. said...

Awesome awesome news!!! Congrats to both Beth and Laura! =)

lora96 said...

Yay for the successful deal-getters!

I think my crit group has figured out I'm a moron who can't pace a plot. Now, in my defense, there IS a plot in there somewhere, I just concealed it cleverly with a lot of adverbs so it's invisible to the naked eye.

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Yay! Lots of congrats! My writing wouldn't be near as good as it is without my crit group -- sistersinscribe.blogspot.com

 


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