Friday, March 17, 2006

We interrupt The Adventures of Vanessa Virtue... bring you some news from the publishing world.

I'm immensely pleased to announce that I got a FOUR BOOK deal on Thursday afternoon from Penguin Putnam's Puffin Books for a YA chick lit series on collegiant sorority girls. Well, Publishers Marketplace says it better...

Debut author Marley Gibson's four untitled books in a series about a group of collegiate sorority sisters, to Angelle Pilkington and Karen Chaplin at Puffin, in a nice deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world.)

Deidre blogged about it on her agency site and my dear, wonderful, sweet friend (and critique partner), Diana Peterfreund announced it before I could even walk in the door this evening. But that's fine! I'm overwhelmed and humbled by sooooo much support from everyone.

As for the deets: Deidre asked me to put together a proposal for Puffin, so in about 5 weeks, I put together the partial, the character sketches and the outlines for three books. The wonderful editors at Puffin (my editors!!) loved what I did and we got the offer of four books with options for more in the sorority girl series. It's only a partial right now and I'll be writing extra hard for the rest of the year, but I couldn't be happier. It's an aggressive writing schedule, but I'm psyched to do it and I hope people will like the books. Just so happy that after five years of writing and submitting, we've finally hit pay dirt!

Thanks to everyone who has e-mailed and I can't begin to explain what your support means to me.

Marley = )


Anonymous j said...

oh wow. what will become of vanessa?

12:20 AM  
Blogger Kristen Painter said...

Just wanted to offer my congrats! I can only imagine how crazy excited you must be!!!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Ferguson said...

That's wonderful news!!!! Congratulations :)

8:08 AM  
Blogger Mel Francis said...

I am so freaking happy for you! WhoooT!

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, Marley! This is just all so exciting. I always knew you'd EXPLODE into the world of pubbed authors. You are AMAZING, girl!
Wendy Toliver

11:15 AM  
Blogger Jana J. Hanson said...

I am SOOOO excited for you, Marley!! Such wonderful news!!! Congrats again!!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Marley Gibson said...

Thanks sooooooo much everyone!!! I can't begin to thank you for all of the support!

Marley = )

4:50 PM  
Blogger Heather Dawn Harper said...

I read about your good news on DP's blog.


BTW, I live in Danvers. I haven't had a chance to make it to a NECRWA meeting yet. [I'm not a confident driver.]

Are you a member?

5:12 PM  
Blogger Jaci Burton said...

I'd have emailed you to offer personal congrats, but I don't have your freakin email addy *g*

I am SO SO happy for you! Still squeeeeing on your behalf!


7:39 PM  
Blogger Triptik Girl said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to read them! :)

11:07 AM  

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