Tuesday, February 25, 2020

So... this happened!


In today's Children's Bookshelf from Publisher's Weekly:


 
39780-1.JPGSally Morgridge at Holiday House has bought world rights to Everywhere Blue by Joanne Rossmassler Fritz. The debut novel in verse is about a 12-year-old girl with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder who loves music, math, and everything in its place. When her older brother disappears from his college campus, her family starts slipping away from her. Publication is set for summer 2021; Barbara Krasner of Olswanger Literary brokered the deal. 



Yes! This is really happening! My writing journey continues. I was thrilled to sign a contract with Holiday House. 

Sally Morgridge is a fantastic editor, who is helping me make this into the best novel in verse I can write.

Was planning to do more revising tonight. But I think I'll take a moment or two to celebrate. It is, after all, Mardi Gras!


38 comments:

  1. Wow! Congratulations, Joanne!!! Your books sounds amazing, and I can't wait to read it!

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  2. Great news, Joanne! Yes, celebrate and enjoy a special day. Congratulations!!!!!!

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  3. I'm so excited for you!!! Cant wait to read it.

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  4. Congratulations! You've certainly read enough to know what makes a good book!

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  5. Congratulations! I will be reading your book--I can relate too well to the POV character.

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    1. Thanks, Danielle! I'm flattered you want to read my book.

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  6. congratulations! Yay you! Sounds like a great book; I look forward to it.

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  7. This is AMAZING! Congratulations! I'm already looking forward to reading this!

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  8. Woo hoo! So exciting! Can't wait until the book comes out!

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  9. Congratulations and best wishes on your upcoming book release, Joanne!

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  10. Wow! What exciting news! I am so happy for you and I love that you deal with anxiety disorders! I'll be sure to read and review Everywhere Blue!

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  11. Congratulations! That is great news.

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  12. I can hardly wait to read your book! Congratulations!!

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  13. Congratulations! I will have to look for your book when it comes out.

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  14. Yay! So excited for you. What a wonderful moment for you. Have fun revising and working towards your publication date. Happy to help in any way when you are ready to do blog posts etc. :) Wishing you much success!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks, Jess! The world certainly has changed since I posted this. Stay safe and healthy!

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