Sunday, January 10, 2016

Starting the New Year with - A Book Deal!

So here it is, the reason this blog was created, back when I sent my very first queries into the world. Today it's all official. The word has gone out into the ether where Official Words live, and so now I can share it here, too!

My debut middle grade novel, The Star Thief, is scheduled for publication by Little, Brown, in Spring 2017!

Ben Lewandowski
Deirdre Jones at Little, Brown has acquired debut author Lindsey Becker'sThe Star Thief, a middle grade fantasy adventure in which an orphaned girl is caught in the crossfire of a feud between a master of mythical constellations and the captain of a spectacular flying steamship – and doesn't know whose side to join. Publication is slated for spring 2017; Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

 And if that wasn't awesome enough, the deal was finished by my fabulous agent Natalie Lakosil, while she was in labor with her first baby! That's dedication!

I'm now working with my editor, the brilliant Deirdre Jones, on the process of turning a manuscript into a book.

 More news to follow, of course. For now, it's back to the very glamorous work of revising, more revising, and then a little revision to cap off all the revising.

Cheers to a happy 2016, and a million thanks to everyone who's helped along the way!


Miss Cole said...

Congratulations! :D

Wow, your agent is supremely dedicated.

Mirka Breen said...

How do you say Yippie-on-the-double and a super-high-five? Good job, girl!

Willow Street Workshop said...

Congratulations, Lindsey! Your books sounds great!

Anonymous said...

How exciting---CONGRATULATIONS! I'll be looking forward to The Star Thief. :)

Dionna said...

Congratulations,Lily! Let the journey continue!

Dionna said...

Congratulations,Lily! Let the journey continue!

Cynthia said...

Congratulations, Lindsey! That's great news.

Leandra Wallace said...

Awesome news!! Love that title, and your agent sounds like a rock star, lol!