Have been sitting on this news since the end of June, but can finally announce that my new YA, FINDING PARIS, has sold to Alessandra Balzer of Balzer and Bray, an imprint of Harper Collins!
Here is the official deal announcement in today's PW:
Alessandra Balzer at Balzer + Bray took world English rights to Joy Preble’s Finding Paris, in a deal brokered by Jennifer Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary. Preble (The Sweet Dead Life) offers a book that, Rofé said, feels like “Speak meets 13 Little Blue Envelopes,” about a teenage girl whose older sister sends her on a scavenger hunt from Las Vegas to L.A., to protect her from a dark secret.
And here is the link: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/book-deals/article/59198-book-deals-week-of-september-20-2013.html
I'll tell the longer story tomorrow when I have time to collect my thoughts.
But until then, I can say that this book was written last year once my dear and tough agent, Jen Rofe, finally convinced me to write the book I wanted to write rather than the one I thought I should write, which is not the same thing at all. The full tale to come.
FINDING PARIS is slated to hit shelves in Spring 2015, which sounds like a long time away, but in publishing terms is not long at all. And I am so thrilled that I am dancing!!