Yes, it's been a few days shy of forever since I've posted, but I've been busy. (Okay, so it's a year and a day. Whatever.) I can finally share part of what I've been doing!
I've got a new book coming out ... in October! October 6, to be exact.
Some of you might remember Sing Down the Stars, from when I had the beginning on here. Well, it's not the book it used to be, and now it's going to be published!
In the PW announcement below, you'll also likely notice that the author's name looks a little strange. That's because the grandmother whose name I was using for my penname passed away last year. She got to see her maiden name in print, and now I'm going back to my own name. The book will come out under the name "L.J Hatton."
Here's the actual announcement:
Children's: Young Adult
Laura Hatton's SING DOWN THE STARS, about the aftermath of a mysterious
alien invasion, when a sixteen-year-old girl with unusual abilities
discovers the devastating truth about the secrets in her family, her
world's darkness, and her own power to bring down the stars from the
sky, to Miriam Juskowicz at Skyscape, in a two-book deal, for publication in October, 2015, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World).
And here's a pre-order link for the book: SING DOWN THE STARS.
This is major, guys. This is the little book that could because it's the little book that refused to give up. It's gone through genre shifts, time frame and setting shifts. Everyone changed nationality at least once and most of the characters have played musical chairs with their lines. I'm so excited for this one to hit your hands!