I have been evasive with family and friends (blogger friends, author friends, personal friends... everyone!) for several weeks now. I thought I was going to explode at the recent writers retreat in Orlando (or blab, once the zombie cider started flowing. Have you tried that stuff? C.A.Kunz brought it and it is yummy! I digress...)
I am pleased to announce that Atria Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) has acquired worldwide rights for TEN TINY BREATHS, ONE TINY LIE, and two more books. TTB has a beautiful new cover and blurb:
Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.
Four years ago Kacey Cleary’s life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend’s lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty year old Kacey and her fifteen year old sister Livie escape Grand Rapids, Michigan to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by. But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle anything—anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.
Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable and Trent is determined to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means that an explosive secret could shatter both their worlds.
I cannot begin to describe how excited I am. I have been self-publishing since May, 2011. It has been a ton of work but very rewarding. Now I get to take that learning and experience the publishing world from the traditional side, with the help of Judith Curr and the fantastic team at Atria Books.
The new version of TEN TINY BREATHS is available in ebook today. Print will not be available until fall. You can expect ONE TINY LIE in ebook version this summer (print to come later). I'm allowed to tell you that BOOK 3 will be based on Cain, and that BOOK 4 will be based on Ben. That's all I can tell you right now.
Thank you so much to all of my readers, bloggers, and fellow authors for supporting my writing career. K.P Simmon-- I silently thank Heather Self every day for suggesting that I hire you as my publicist. We're on an adventure, my friend.
To Stacey Donaghy of Corvisiero Agency-- you have set the bar high for agents with your passion and dedication. To Amy Tannenbaum -- thank you for believing in this book and in me.
What's the best part about all this, you ask? I can now write all day, every day. I have achieved my ultimate dream - a life in pajamas.
I have some tight deadlines ahead. I will try my best to response to all tweets, messages, etc. Please don't feel offended if I can't get back to you or I'm as slow as molasses.
Here are the links to the new version:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore | Kobo |