"As Agnes says, ‘There should be more stories where girls help one another.’" - BCCB
"Funny and astute, the volume represents five minutes well spent." —Publishers Weekly
No hands—just feet. The game starts. Tweet! Young soccer enthusiasts will build their reading confidence as they learn about basic skills and the thrill of scoring a goal in Terry Pierce's rhythmic, rhyming Step 1 Reader.
There’s something extra special about announcing an author’s debut sale; I always want to pull out the confetti and party hats, and toss up some streamers. Today I am doing all of that and more for our very own Laurie Boyle Crompton, whose debut YA novel has just sold—in a two-book deal, no less!—to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks Fire.
Here’s the Publishers Lunch deal announcement:
Laurie Boyle Crompton’s debut FANGIRL, about a comic-obsessed girl who gets into an online war after her first major crush dumps her supervillain-style, to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks Fire, in a two-book deal, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (World English).
FANGIRL is slated for publication in Fall 2012, and I for one can’t wait to see this breezy, voice-driven project on the shelves. Readers are going to love it! (And I’ve had a sneak peek at the project she’s putting together for the second contracted book… oh, boy! My lips are sealed, but let me just say now that it will knock your socks off.)
Laurie is someone we are definitely going to be hearing great things from going forward. Go, Laurie!