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Monday, September 6, 2010

NEWS!! I HAVE NEWSY NEWS!! NEW DEAL NEWS!!

Hi! It's me! I'm back!

No really. I am. Don't look at me like that - I had a deadline! It's a word that has the word "dead" in it. At any rate, I'm very pleased to say that I'm about to hand in the first finished draft of the manuscript for ONCE EVERY NEVER. I'm so excited about this book and I really hope you guys will be too! I think you will be. :-)

And then, as of today, I no longer have to sit on the news of my next project (and let me tell you, the keeping-secret-thereof has been killing me!) because my new deal announcement for a brand new trilogy with HarperCollins is out!

It's called STARLING and I'm really thrilled about it. Here is the official Publishers Weekly announcement:

HarperTeen Nabs Bourne-Like YA Trilogy

Jessica Regel, at Jean V. Naggar, sold North American rights to a supernatural YA trilogy by Lesley Livingston tentatively called STARLING. HarperTeen editor Laura Arnold acquired the books, which Regel said are reminiscent of The Bourne Identity and "blend Norse, Egyptian, and Greek mythologies with paranormal elements." In the series, warring powerful New York City crime families, all with ties to the supernatural, vie for control of the fate of mankind. Book one in the trilogy is scheduled for summer 2012. Livingston's debut novel, the 2008 faerie-tinged Wondrous Strange, was the first book in a YA trilogy she just finished for HarperTeen; book two, Darklight, was released in 2009, and book three, Tempestuous, is scheduled for January 2011.

Now I'm going to go celebrate! Or nap! Or both!

But before I do that, I also wanted say that I really appreciate all of the comments you guys leave. I know I'm not always around to answer them (remember the "deadline" word!) but please know that I read each and every one and they are so very much appreciated! You guys rock.

Now let's party before I pass out on my keyboard! Wooo!

25 comments:

the story siren said...

oh wow, Starling sounds fantastic! Can't wait to read it! Congrats!!

Gabrielle Carolina said...

It all sounds amazing!

http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/08/for-love-of-faerie.html

Meaghan said...

That is so exciting! It is a good news day for you! I really look forward to getting to read all of them :)

Derek Molata said...

=)

Ariadne said...

That is unbelievably awesome! So looking forward to all these! Congratulations!!!! Yes, now go rest and then, Pie shall be eaten:)

Erica said...

Congrats!!! Starling sounds fantastic!! I can't wait to read it!

Kelly Fineman said...

Congratulations! Can't wait for this, AND for Tempestuous AND for Once Every Never!

Rhiannon said...

oh boy! i was on your site like an hour ago thinking back sadly to the days you did updates! hahaha
I'm glad there was no dead in the deadline though!
What an exciting release year for you!! Now you'll have to go to phila optical and buy yourself pretty new glasses frames as a congratualtions to self gift. wink.

Elizabeth said...

congrats can;t wait

Rebecca Herman said...

congrats, the new series sounds really good!

Doug A Scott said...

Now I'm going to go celebrate! Or nap! Or both!

Time to "napabrate"!

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read more from you. ;) (That being said I have to finish your current series!)

Fantastic Book Review said...

Congrats Lesley! I'm looking forward to reading it!

Midnight Bloom said...

Congratulations!!! The new trilogy sounds like it's going to be amazing... is it too early to say that I already can't wait to see what you have in store for us? lol :)

Jessica said...

It sounds great~ Congratulations!! You rock, Lesley.

Anonymous said...

So is Once Every Never the first book in the Starling series? Just wondering because the post was kind of confusing.

I Heart Monster said...

Sounds great! So excited to read it!

Allison said...

STARLING sounds very awesome. I'm so excited!

artsygirl11301 said...

i love Wondrous Strange! i'm reading Darklight now.

Rummanah Aasi said...

Congrats! That's definitely a book that I want to read. Can't wait until it comes out.

By Pen or By Sword said...

Congratulations Leslie!

Michele said...

Awesome news Lesley!!! No wonder you're sooooo busy!! Congrats on everything... nominations and awards for the Wondrous Strange series (still one of my fav series EVER!), upcoming Once Every Never and your newest book deal!! So happy for you!! Can't wait to check it all out!!

Anonymous said...

cant wait to read the last book of wondrous strange and also starling, they both sound awesome :)

Kate Diamond said...

Congrats to you!

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