Showing posts with label news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label news. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


I'm so proud of this debut novel from Miriam Forster. It's a murder mystery set in a fantastical world that reminds me a bit of Tamora Pierce, a bit of Jacqueline Carey... it's just so good, and Miriam is a new talent to watch.

About the book: Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a little girl. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. She makes her way as Matron's errand girl, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow.

Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city's handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die. Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls' deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls--but also her life.

See the official Book Trailer (which I have to say is RAD)

A great interview with Miriam on the Cynsations blog

For more information about Miriam and her work:


"Forster makes a strong debut with a fresh South Asian inspired fantasy/mystery crossover...Forster's well-crafted story and confident prose are rich, packed with small details that immerse readers in her sumptuously imagined world." -- From the Publishers Weekly starred review

"With fantastic world building and a wonderful heroine, City of a Thousand Dolls intrigued me from the first page."--Cindy Pon, author of Silver Phoenix
"A fantastical murder mystery with a creative premise, heart-pounding pacing, and characters with secrets to keep."--Cinda Williams Chima, author of best-selling
The Exiled Queen

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Facebook Stuff

Hey there -- For those of you who are interested in keeping up with ALL SORTS of news about my authors (from interviews, upcoming events, new book releases, book reviews etc) - and want to know when my upcoming conferences and similar are - I've started a Facebook page just for that purpose.

This way my friends and family won't have to read about my work all the time, and people who want book news won't have to wade through baby pictures and such. ;-)

Yes, big stuff will probably still show up in my personal Facebook, and on this very blog, but The Page will be really specifically a catch-all location. So clients, if you have news to share, let me know and I will post it!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Two New Sales

This past week has been quite interesting and busy. Moxie is finally settled in, which means that she is starting to feel relaxed enough to misbehave (we are taking obedience classes soon!) My mom is coming to visit from Hawaii today, so I've been prepping for that. AND, I have a couple of new books to announce!

Children's: Picture book
NYT bestselling author/illustrator Calef Brown's fanciful bestiary and book of inspiration for young artists, to Chronicle, by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

What can I say, Calef is a genius, and this book will be unlike anything he's made before, or you've seen before. Other than that, my lips are sealed.

(except a quiet squeal of delight!)

Children's: Young Adult
Erin Lange's debut BUTTER, about a lonely 423-pound boy who decides to eat himself to death live on the Internet, and the bullies who become macabre cheerleaders for his plan, to Bloomsbury, by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Erin first queried me in February. I liked the book, but I was totally disturbed by some of it, and not disturbed ENOUGH by some of it, and wanted revisions, and declined in April. Erin did the revisions and resubmitted in July... and then like two days later, said that she had an offer already. YIKES!! I read the book quickly and saw how amazingly spot-on her revisions were, and I knew that I had to have her as a client. So I offered too, and then a very nervous week elapsed. Finally she said yes - only a week before I was getting set to move cross-country and take a month off. (You see how long things take sometimes?)

Here's where the even more fun part comes. When I subbed the book to editors a couple of weeks ago, we had responses LIKE LIGHTNING. And lots of interest. And after an extremely difficult decision... a deal! Yayyy! I am so excited about this book, it is AMAZING. Heartbreaking and scary and page-turning, and it will seriously stick with you long after you've turned the last page.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

In the Spotlight

Ever wanted to know every single thing about me ever?

Check out this astonishingly thorough "Agent Spotlight" on Casey McCormick's Literary Rambles blog.  Literary Rambles looks like a terrific resource for agently research, so if you are on the hunt for representation, bookmark it!  (But never forget to visit the agents own website as well, just to make sure all the info you gather is up-to-date.)

Friday, July 02, 2010

Not Your Mother's Book Club

For those of you not "in the know", long ago I created this cool teen author event series called Not Your Mother's Book Club at Books Inc.  We throw monthly awesome YA book parties in San Francisco (and now Palo Alto and Berkeley). We're entering our fifth year of fun!  Woohoooo!

I had an LJ community for NYMBC that used to be quite active, but it has fallen into disuse as LJ's gotten increasingly buggy and weird. But I am glad to unveil the new and improved Not Your Mother's Book Club blog!

Follow it if you're interested in YA event news, book reviews and interviews.