There is something especially satisfying about second books. A first book launches an author into the world; a second book signals a long-term career is building. We had so many debuts this year that we are fortunate to be looking ahead to many second books around here!
Jeannie Mobley's debut novel, KATERINA'S WISH, which received a lot of ballyhoo in the form of three starred reviews and other wonderful recognition, was published by Margaret K. McElderry Books at Simon & Schuster and edited by Karen Wojtyla—and North American rights to her second novel has just been signed by the same team.
In SEARCHING FOR SILVERHEELS, the rising tide of women's suffrage, the early days of WWI, accusations of "un-American behavior," and the picturesque history of a small Colorado mining town come together in the Silverheels Cafe, where thirteen-year-old Pearl waits tables and awaits her destiny.
Hooray, Jeannie! We look forward to reading SILVERHEELS, and book three, and book four, and book five...