Thursday, June 2, 2011

Book Deal NEWS!

I'm so very happy to finally share that my young adult novel HOOKED has sold to Harlequin Teen!! Here's the shiny pretty official announcement from Publishers Marketplace:

Liz Fichera's HOOKED, in which a Native American girl and her new teammate fall for each other after she becomes the first female member of their high school's varsity golf team, to Natashya Wilson at Harlequin Teen, in a two-book deal, by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency (World).

I am so very relieved to know that my story is in excellent hands.  I couldn't be happier working with Tashya Wilson and the cool folks at Harlequin Teen.  I continue to be very impressed by the vision and scope of the young adult novels they publish and I count myself lucky to be associated with them. 

Publication of my first young adult novel has been a long time coming, and I look forward to sharing more deets in the not too distant future.  Needless to say, I feel very fortunate to be working with cool literary agent, Holly Root!  Without Holly, it wouldn't have happened. Period.

Now somebody pinch me! It finally happened.  I'm cracking open the champagne.  And quite possibly Guitar Hero and the karaoke machine.  It's time to celebrate!  Virtual champagne and chocolate for everyone!!

44 comments:

Jean Davis said...

Awesome news!! Congrats!

Angelina Rain said...

Well hey there Miss Harlequin Author! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Cherie Reich said...

Yay!! Congratulations! *throws confetti*

Tina said...

Congrats and congrats again! I am delighted and happy and totally NOT surprised to see your talent being rewarded. And with a girl golfer story! I'm totally hooked already (even though my game tends toward the slice and dribble). Best to you and your new creative endeavor! The girl child and I will be picking up copies sure enough!

cherie said...

Woohoo! Congrats, Liz! That's wonderful news! ;)

Colette said...

BIG congratulations! Terrific news!

Michael Di Gesu said...

ALL RIGHT, LIZ!

This news was definitely worth waiting for! I AM SOOOOO happy for you!

CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! I knew it was something big! YAY!!!!!!


Michael

Danette said...

Congratulations Liz!!! WOW that is so exciting! Can't wait to hear the rest of the details... see the cover and all that!!! I'll have to see if the library carries Harlequin teen and watch for if/when they order yours! (I'll try and get it onto our "Staff recommends for teens" table!)

Karen Walker said...

Oh, Liz, I am so happy for you. That's pretty darn impressive and you deserve all the pats, toots and hollers we can muster. Doing a happy dance for ya.
Karen

Sarah said...

I just saw this on PM and had to come over here and congratulate you! This is awesome!!!!!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Congratulations!!! :D

Liz Fichera said...

You guys rock! Thank you so much for the kind comments today! They mean a lot to me. :-)

JB Lynn said...

Woohoo! I LURVED Captive Spirit so I can't wait to read this one too.
Congrats!!!

Tracy said...

Congrats!! Oh, Harlequin Teen does some of the most beautiful covers.

Seriously, I was pulled into Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series all because I couldn't keep my eyes off the covers when I was in B&N. So glad too, because the series is wonderful!

Congrats again, Liz!!

Stasia said...

Super-congrats, Liz. What fantastic news! :) :) :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Well done! Congratulations!

The Thumber said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic news.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Get out the champers! Fab news!! ;)

best
F

Elena Solodow said...

You are made of AWESOME! This is such great news, I can't wait to have it on my book shelf : ) Couldn't have happened to a better writer, Liz. Congrats!

Elena Solodow said...

You are made of AWESOME! This is such great news, I can't wait to have it on my book shelf : ) Couldn't have happened to a better writer, Liz. Congrats!

Cold As Heaven said...

That's great! Congratulations >:)

Cold As Heaven

DEZMOND said...

congrats, Liz! I'm doing a happy dance :)

The Golden Eagle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That's so cool!

Liz Fichera said...

Wow. You guys have totally made my day today!! Thank you so much!

Nas Dean said...

Congratulations! Woo Hoo! Awesome news!

Nas Dean said...

Congratulations! Woo Hoo! Awesome news!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats!! Savor the moment, and everything that follows. You'll only experience a first book once, and it's different after that point.

Talei said...

WHOOP!!! Fantastic news dear lady! I am SO waving my arms in the air right now. Congrats!!! And also you must have a fab agent!

Well done you!! * clink *

Cheryl said...

Hi Liz this is fabulous news - congratulations. Having had a couple of books published I know it's like pulling teeth! I have a couple planned around the Merrilyn story so hoping I'll be posting like this one day! Thanks for following at Kangaroos and great to have connected!

Donna Cummings said...

I just wanted to add my official "Congratulations" here too. (To go along with my Twitter one. LOL)

I'm really happy for you. :)

Anne R. Allen said...

Woo-hoo! It happens. Love to hear things still happen in this industry!

Liz Fichera said...

Thank you so much! This has been the kind of day where I keep pinching myself, wondering if I'll wake up. Of course, reality will surely set in--but, hopefully, not till Monday! :-) xoxo

Carol Kilgore said...

Yea! Congratulations :)

Talli Roland said...

LIZZZZ!

THAT'S SO FANTASTIC! I'm thrilled for you - many many congrats. So well deserved. I can't wait to read it.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations.

Pauline Barclay said...

Congratulations...fantstic, so deserved. x

Deniz Bevan said...

Squee! Congratulations!!!

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations!!! I hope that everyone of your publishing dreams come true.

Enjoy!

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations! *holds up champagne glass* And here's to your continued success!

Twimom227 said...

Wonderful news! Congrats!!

Margo Benson said...

Many deserved congratulations! (applauding and clinking that champers)

L'Aussie said...

This is the best news Liz. You've worked hard. Enjoy.

Denise<3

Marianne Arkins said...

I'm SO late ... but I had to chime in with a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Diane Sutherlin said...

Wow Liz! How exciting for you! Congrats again!