Cheers #1: Hooray for Brianna and her deal with Skyhorse! I am so happy to be able to announce that the first two books in her CHANGED HISTORY series will be published with them (and hopefully more after that).
Cheers #2: Yay for blurbs! Dan's first blurb came last week from the lovely Laura Benedict, author of ISABELLA MOON and DEVIL'S OVEN. For THE CLEARING, she had this to say: "Told in lush, hypnotic prose that perfectly mirrors its mysterious Caribbean landscape, The Clearing is one man's quest for the brutal truth at the heart of his deadly self-deception. Throughout, Dan Newman keeps the lines of suspense tense and razor-sharp. An intoxicating, important debut." Can a blurb get any better than that?
Cheers #3: Brava to authors and editors! I have awesome authors and great editor friends who hook me up with blurbers...good job, you guys :) I also had a really lovely coffee date with an editor at Vintage/Random House last week, and she has asked to see some of my submissions, which is always fun.
Cheers #4: This one is very cheesy, I know, but it needs to be said. Yay for John, who is an amazingly wonderful boyfriend. I got to see him this past weekend, and spent the entire time being ridiculously happy.