It is a very exciting day for Tiffany Stewart, one of my earliest clients, to be announcing her debut deal. Tiffany is the hardest working writer I know. It's been over four years of us submitting, revising, submitting again, revising again, and it was a wonderful day when former editor at FSG, Angie Chen, asked me if I knew anyone who would be interested in pursuing an IP project with her. I thought of Tiffany immediately, and she and Angie set to work.
After a year working together on the story, Angie made an offer, which we accepted happily. Then earlier this year, Angie took another job outside of kid lit and the project was now under Wes Adams' supervision. Wes and Tiffany work so well together and we're delighted to have him at the helm of this project. We miss Angie terribly, but without her, this project would not be announced today.
So, without further ado:
Wesley Adams at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux has bought world rights to debut author Tiffany Stewart's Christmas in July. The story centers on 15-year-old Darby's attempts to save a rundown holiday-themed amusement park in Christmas, Ky. Publication is slated for fall 2017; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency did the deal.
Congratulations, Tiffany! We are all so proud of you!