Happy Monday, folks! It sure is for me, as my fabulous agent, Edward Necarsulmer has given me the go ahead to share about our big coup in the audio world . . .
He left me three messages on our last Friday in Myrtle Beach a couple of weeks ago, the final one asking me to call him on his cell as he was waiting to get on a plane for his own vacation. This was highly unusual: I knew that something must be up! He had just been to the Bologna Book Fair, so my heart was racing as I dialed his number: maybe he had news that Germany or England wanted to buy the book? No, too soon, but a gal can have big dreams, can't she?
"Léna, I have some great news for you," he said, and then paused just long enough for me to start feeling dizzy from holding my breath. "Listening Library wants to pre-empt the audio rights for EDGES."
"Pre-empt? Listening Library?" I asked, pacing the floor. I had no idea what that meant.
"Listening Library is part of Random House. Pre-empt means that they don't want me to shop it around anymore. These two facts bode well for the future of EDGES, plus the fact that they don't do many YA titles." I was floored. "Léna? Are you still there?"
Someone at Random House loves my book! Was all I could think.
"So Léna," he said. "Now your book will also be available on I-Tunes, and will be published on December 7th in conjunction with the book!"
"Thank YOU!" I somehow managed to stammer. Somebody else besides the amazing team at FSG loves my book . . .
I just hope that you all will too!
P.S. This photo up above is the sketch - the draft if you will, of the cover. I don't have the actual jpeg yet, and I believe that the cover may be darker . . .
Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.
"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.