Tuesday, October 16, 2007

That's My Girl!!!

She did it! She really did it!

From Publisher's Marketplace, today:

16 October, 2007
Children's:Young Adult
Carrie Ryan's THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH, about an isolated village generations after the zombie apocalypse where a 16-year-old struggles with the town's religious order until the village walls are breached and the only chance of survival is to escape into the forest beyond, to Krista Marino at Delacorte, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

Yes, that is my girlfriend. That's right, sir. My Girlfriend. Read all about it at her blog, here.

And since it isn't anywhere else, I will note for posterity that it was a "good" deal. For those not in the know, that means she is totally awesome. Which is dead on. She is totally awesome.

A lot of people think that publishing is luck. Maybe that's true, but not in Carrie's case. She's earned every last drop of her success, and her career will be brilliant. I just can't believe I'm lucky enough to be along for the ride.