Friday, April 5, 2013

2nd Book Deal!!!


So, Greenwillow/HarperCollins bought two more books. And I get to write them. And I'm freakishly happy and grateful about this.

Here's the announcement that was in Publishers Weekly yesterday:

I've been sitting on this news for about six months, which actually HASN'T BEEN TERRIBLE, as I've been busy with other things. But yeah, so exciiiiited, you guysssss. Greenwillow is awesome and so is my editor, and I'm just really happy I get to work with them longer.

I don't know if I'm allowed to say anything about the second book in the deal, but here are six points about the first book:

1. It's called Dead Man's Palace. Maybe. Except my mom hates this title. She thinks it sounds like a book about pirates, which is not ideal, because there are no pirates in this book. D'you guys like it, or no? I don't know what my editor's opinion on it is, but if she hates it, too, then it will NO LONGER be called anything like Dead Man's Palace.

2. It's YA. So I can make it scary. (Haha.)

3. It's a standalone. 

4. It's going to be a wayyy different style for me. With The Peculiar and The Whatnot, I spent a ton of time  on pretty writing and a historical faery-tale-ish tone, but this one is going to be more of a bare-bones, survivalist-type thriller, and characters will DIE, and things will get CRAZY.

5. I shan't say if there's any fantasy in it or not. However, it is does take place mostly in ze now, so the people in it will draw from real-life, much more than the characters in the faery books. (Not like REAL, real life, though. Don't worry, real-life friends. I won't put you into books and air your deepest darkest secrets.)

(Unless they're really juicy secrets that lend themselves well to YA books.)

(I kid, I promise. . . xD)

6. I'm DETERMINED to make it sharp, fast, and surprising, and I'm going to work at it until it is.


  1. yay i am so excited for you!! i have to admit, i had a similar reaction as your mom thinking it's about pirates...i think it's because of pirates of the caribbean: dead man's chest . it also makes me think of dead man's bones which is ryan gosling's band about ghosts and monsters. so. make what you will of that.

    standalones! no evil cliffhanger (i hope)! aaand sharp, fast, and surprising sounds really promising. i can't wait to read your book & find out more about the second book. congrats! x

    1. Ohhh, I had totally forgotten about PotC 2. Noted. Also, no cliffhangers EVER. Ever again. xD

      And thank you!!!

  2. I agree with your mom - Dead Man's Chest ... Dead Man's Palace, yeah sounds too pirate-y.. The Palace portion sounds intriguing, but Dead Man's is def, at least for me, not appealing.

    But STILL, cannot wait to read it!

    Good writing--


    1. Thank you!!! :D And yep, I think the consensus is almost unanimous so far. Title must change. *ponders*

  3. This is awesome! How about Palace of the Deep? :)

    1. Thank you! I like this. I will make a list and add this to the list. :)

  4. YAY!! Another awesome-sounding book from you!:D ooh... and you're gonna make it scary... EPIC. I can't wait :3 !!

    1. I'm excited that you're excited! :D Also, YES. Scary. This is one of my five goals for the book.

  5. Congrats, Stefan! Pirates didn't cross my mind, but seeing "dead man's..." I can see your mom's (and Elena's, and Valen's) point. Whatever the title, can't wait to read it!

  6. Congratulations, Etienne! You'll have to tell ME about the second book in the deal. And it looks like the first book might be getting a new title...

  7. Congratulations! This sounds like a great book, I can't wait to read it. I may be the only one who liked the title... I found it very intriguing.

    1. Ahh, ONE FOR DEAD MAN'S PALACE. :D And thank you!

  8. Names for your book- a list of names composed by- My mom, sister and I.
    The gruesome grotto.
    The perishing palace.
    Tunnels of torture.
    Or tunnels of torment.
    Or if it is juicy, the temptuous tunnels. ;)
    The secret catacombs.
    Catacombs of despair.
    The secret of the city.
    Fleur de lost. (MY AWESOME Sister thought of this one! Among the others.)

    Sewers, Skeletons and Switchblades. (Haha, just kidding-my super cool mom thought up that one.)

    I do like Dead Man's Palace! It does sound a little pirate-y though, I know what your mom means.
    I'm super happy for your book deal! I can't wait to read it and "The Whatnot" when they come out, please keep us posted! :D

    1. Why, thank you for all those. ;) I'll prolly be blabbing about this book way too much later, HAVE NO FEAR.

  9. I like Dead Man's Palace. I'm also curious to read this as YA, (almost) contemp (?) (ish?) as I love your MG fantastical. also I just realized you basically knew about this when we met so WTH man I thought we were friends! *sobs into pillow* I am so thrilled to get to read more by you and I had no doubts your 3rd option would sell to Virginia ;) Congrats again! xo

    1. Haha! I'm curious, too. It's definitely been different writing it. Also, I did nnnnnot know about this when we met. xD Remember I was all freaking out with you about being debut author and whether I would ever get another deal, and I had just gotten the hardcover which means that was back in August. I think I only figured out about this one end of November.

      And thank you! :D

  10. Soooo excited for you! Can't wait to read it! :D Congrats!!!

  11. You can air FOSSY'S deepest darkest secrets. :D I'm ok with this.

    1. Hahaha! Wow. You're just a generous soul, Briony. xD

  12. Yay! Another book, another T-shirt. I AM SO EXCITED :)

  13. ~Congrats!!!! =D Dead Man`s Palace reminds me of pirates too! Or maybe a mummy themed story o.o Oh, do make it scary, i love scary! ^^

    1. Thank you! Also YES, scary is the best. I totally agree. :)

  14. Hallo Stefan,
    Wir "kennen" uns vom Kompositionswettbewerb der Camerata Zürich, bei den Proben hast du mir gesagt, mein Stück sei gut. :o
    (Bin der Komponist von Dark Battle ^^)
    Hat mich natürlich gefreut ^^
    Ich fand dein Stück verdammt gut, null Ahnung, warum die Jury grade die Langweiligsten bzw. fast Gutenachtlieder genommen haben...
    Ich weiss nicht ob das jetzt passt, dass ich hier in deutsch reinschreibe, aber naja ^^
    Wird es auch eine deutsche Ausgabe des Buches geben, bzw. gibts das schon? o.O
    Wäre nämlich daran interessiert! ^^
    Ich schreibe auch gerne Geschichtchen, wobei ich noch nie richtig was fertiggeschrieben hab ^^
    Ich wünsch dir weiterhin viel Erfolg!
    Dein Fabio!

    1. Salut Fabio!

      Nicht böse sein, so ist es halt bei Kompositionswettbewerbe. Man muss in einen ganz bestimmten Stil schreiben um Jurys zu gefallen. Normalerweise schreibe ich also moderne Sachen für Wettbewerbe, diesmal hatte ich aber keine Lust dazu. Aber danke! Freut mich, dass es dir gefallen hat. :) Deines war ja wirklich super.

      Und dir auch, weiterso!

      Lg, Stefan

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