Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I SOLD MY BOOK!!!!!!

Oh yeah, peoples. *buttdance in the typing chair* We've been sitting on this news for a little while now, but I finally get to share!! And the press release says it so prettily:

Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, is delighted to announce the signing of another wonderful author. A. E. Rought has been signed to Strange Chemistry in a two book deal with worldwide English rights negotiated between Amanda Rutter and Gina Panettieri, of the Talcott Notch Literary Agency.
The first of these two books will be called Broken and will be published by Strange Chemistry in early 2013.

About Broken:
Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein where a young couple's undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all. A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.
When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she's intrigued despite herself. He's an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely... familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel's.
The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there's something very wrong with Alex Franks. And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks' estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.

AE said: “When my agent told me Strange Chemistry was interested, I think I squealed out loud. Angry Robot has an amazing reputation, and to be welcomed into their YA imprint? Bliss. Nerdvana. I'm absolutely thrilled to be with Strange Chemistry and working with Amanda.”

Amanda Rutter says: “As soon as I received the email from Gina detailing the premise of Broken, I knew that I had to read this book. I was thrilled to discover that the writing was just as good as promised and I have no doubt Broken will prove to be a massive hit!”

SQUEE!!!! *deep inhale* SQUEE!!!!! Do the Sold Book Dance with me.

9 comments:

LM Preston said...

Oh AE this sounds sooooo good! I can't wait until it comes out. Congratulations!

Lori M. Lee said...

CONGRATS!! Your books sounds AMAZING. I'm so looking forward to reading it :D

AE Rought said...

Thanks, ladies! It's the book of my heart--however dark and twisted and aching it may be--and I'm thrilled BROKEN found a home at Strange Chemistry!

Sara Biren said...

Congratulations on this fantastic news! Looking forward to BROKEN!

benito said...

Let me chime in with my congrats as well, AE! I'm not familiar with your other titles but LOVE the work Angry Robot has been putting out;their reputation,plus the synopsis to BROKEN makes it a must read/review for this year! Good luck!

AE Rought said...

Thank you, Sara! I hope you enjoy BROKEN!

Benito, Angry Robot made such an impression on me. I'm humbled and proud to have been excepted into their YA imprint. Please let me know what you think when you read BROKEN, it's the story I HAD to write.

AE Rought said...

...and to all of you, I promise no real deer were injured in the creation of this story...

MUAhahaha >:}

Christopher S. Ledbetter said...

Congrats!! *happy butt dance for you*

Bethany C. said...

Many congratulation's!! BROKEN has me swiping at my chin *drool*. Sounds awesome!