I Can Haz Book Deal... Part Deux!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So, I've been absent for a while on the blog, but I have a good reason!

From Publisher's Marketplace:

Children's:
Young Adult

Josin McQuein's PREMEDITATED, about the lengths one girl will go in order to get revenge on the boy who ruined her cousin's life, to Krista Vitola at Delacorte, at auction, for publication in Fall 2013, by Suzie Townsend at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation.
Posted:
January 30, 2012 at 11:06 p.m. Eastern


YAY!

A year ago, this was entry #192 on Query Shark. The book went out on submission earlier this month, and then to auction last Wednesday.

59 Chiming In:

Lissa said...

Woot, I am the first person to add it on Goodreads. Good! I've been waiting for this book ever since I saw your pitch.

Farrah Penn said...

This is awesome, awesome news! Congrats!!!

Lori M. Lee said...

So so SOOO COOL! I can't wait to read it! :D CONGRATS!

Rachel Brooks said...

CONGRATS! *throws confetti* =)

Dahlia said...

Congratulations! I think anyone who's seen the pitch for this book has pretty much been salivating at the idea of it finally getting a pub date.

Krista Ashe said...

Congrats!! As someone who has known your writing for a long, long time, this is another well deserved deal!! Can't wait to read it.

Elizabeth May said...

Ahhh, I remember the query for that! So glad you sold it. Congratulations!

Janet Reid said...

I can't tell you how pleased I am to see this! Congratulations!

Stephsco said...

Very excited for you!

Delia said...

Yaaaayy!! *throws confetti* Congratulations! I remember reading the query and the first page around the interwebz. I'm so psyched to read the rest. Well deserved!

Tracy said...

Congrats!

You know, I think I remember seeing the query for this back then too. If I recall the Shark mentioned how it broke all the rules and she'd STILL request it. (If I'm wrong and remembering a different query, just go with it)

Ellen Brickley said...

I adored that query. I absolutely cannot wait to read your book! Many congratulations, you just made my week!

Jessie Humphries said...

That is so dang cool! I am so happy for you. Query Shark, Suzie Townsend, Publisher's Marketplace...you've been busy:)

RachelMaryBean said...

Congratulations! I read your query on Query Shark and have been wondering what happened. Yay! I'm excited to read it!

Tina Moss said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations!

Robbin said...

I, too, remember your query. Way to go!!! Congrats :)

Rebecca Kiel said...

Such good news! Go celebrate.

lee said...

You can haz my YAY! :) Congrats--I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

I've been following this all the way, and knew an auction was in your future! Congrats!

Joyce Tremel said...

I remember it, too! Congratulations!

Mara Rae said...

Add me to the list of people who remember your query and knew you'd have success! Congrats!

Patty Blount said...

Sincerest congrats!

Linda said...

I remember reading your query on QS and thinking, I can't wait for that book to come out! It just seems like a great story, and it seemed inevitable that it would find its way into print. I've been poking around your blog and it looks awesome. I'm glad to have found it... and all thanks to the shark ;)

Riley Redgate said...

I still remember #192! Can't wait to buy this.

Josin L. McQuein said...

Thanks everyone. :-)

Tess Sharpe said...

I remember this entry from Query Shark and thinking I would KILL to read this book. So excited I will get to! Congrats.

Khanada said...

I'm SO excited for you - CONGRATULATIONS!! It's been a long time since I've preordered a book, but I will be doing it with this one.

-- Amy

Rachel said...

This is the only query I remembered completely from Query Shark because it was SO AWESOME! Hooray! Can't wait to read this!!

Charity Bradford said...

I'm so excited for you I'm actually crying! I can't wait to buy and read it. It's been fun watching you post the query on here and then on Query Shark. I think all of us knew then that this day would come.

Congratulations!!!

Stefan Bachmann said...

Congrats!!! Dude, you're going to be all sorts of famous in '13. :D

Meredith said...

Congrats!!

Bane of Anubis said...

Big congratulations!

Crystal Licata said...

CONGRATS! I've heard wonderful things about Suzie! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Josin! :)

Suzie F. said...

Awesome news, Josin! Congratulations! The only downside is that I have to wait way too long to read Premeditated.

anaquana said...

Woot! Congratulations!

J.S. Schley said...

Never hid that this was my preference of your WIPs. I mean, I'm all for ARCLIGHT and I hope Greenwillow drops some ARCS out to B&N so I can get my hands on one, but *this* is my top anticipated read for 2013.

Congratulations, Josin!

Becky said...

Congrats! This book is FANTASTIC, and I can't wait until I purchase a proper copy and fangirl to everyone.

Nikki said...

SO thrilled for you! What a phenomenal year. You deserve it!

Marsha Sigman said...

Congrats to you! I remember this query and it was awesome. Not surprised at all!

sagelikethespice said...

Squeeee!

Cherie Reich said...

Yay!! Congratulations!

Angie said...

Big congrats for you!!!

Helen said...

YES!

I remember seeing this on AW and Query Shark and hoping, hoping, hoping it would sell.

SO excited omg!

Beth Fred said...

I've actually been looking for this book since I saw your query on query shark last year. I wish I could write/query like that.

Michael G-G said...

Yup, the elegant menace of that query on QS stuck in my mind (and in many others, it seems.) Congratulations on the sale. It is great to see your hard work being so well rewarded.

Lydia Sharp said...

YAY!!! *jumping jacks*

Robert said...

Congrats! I have been following your comments on several blogs we have in common (but I promise I am not a stalker) and am not surprised. You seem savvy, have a unique, edgy voice and a knack for story and your audience. I hope you go far.

It is uplifting to see that someone who works hard, has talent, and a love for the craft and art of writing is getting the break they deserve. Keep it up.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Holy smokes! CONGRATULATIONS!

*breaks into a happy dance*

Trisha said...

DUDE! I remember seeing this on Absolute Write, I do believe, even before it showed up on the Shark's blog! Congratulations!!!

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations! I remember this on Query Shark. Too awesome! YaY!

Terry Towery said...

YESSSSS! You are now my hero! :)

CJ said...

Congrats! I read your query on Query Shark as well. SO excited for you!!

Anne Greenwood Brown said...

Congratulations! We're pub house sibs! Everyone at Delacorte is SOOOOO nice. You're in excellent hands.

Kelly Harrison said...

Congratulations! I own a kids' bookstore in Canada. I read your post on Query Shark a few months ago and am thrilled that your book is going to be published - we can't wait to have it on our shelves.

Patti said...

I remember reading that query and saying "wow", congratulations on the book deal.

Jessa said...

I am so excited for this book! I (like many others) found you through your posting on QueryShark, and immediately went in search of the book. Congratulations!!! I can't wait to read it!

A Backwards Story said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!

And I remember that query letter...it's how I discovered you!! Eeek, can't wait!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

Like a lot of other well-wishers, I recently read your memorable (and inspiring!) query on Query Shark. It is so heartening to hear your wonderful publication news! I hope you celebrated in style. Congratulations and I look forward to reading your novel.

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