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    Smile Book Deal for my YA Gothic

    Per Publishers' Weekly Childrens' Bookshelf:

    Georgia McBride of Month9Books has acquired, and Courtney Koschel will edit, Tinderbox, a Gothic tale by debut author Sarah Bromley, about 16-year-old Vayda Silver's attempts to bury her family's scandalous past, and the boy who just might destroy her future. Publication is scheduled for fall 2014; Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

    Guys, I wish I could tell you all that went in to getting this deal. I wrote this book in Fall/Winter 2008. Querying this book did NOT land me an agent. It had a lot of "so close, I love it, but no." I did and R&R that freakin' ruined the book, and I shelved it. After I signed with Miriam, I brought it back out and rewrote it the way I wanted it to be. We took it on sub a month before my baby was due. That baby is now 19 months old.

    Yeah, that's how long it took. But it happened, and it happened with a hell of a lot of persistence and belief from my agent and me that something was going to happen. I knew it was a good book, and I am extremely proud of it and am thrilled to work with the folks from Month9Books.
    A MURDER OF MAGPIES (YA Gothic; coming September 2014 from Month9Books)
    YA Gothic Murder Mystery/Horror: 30/70K
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    Magical realism (off with awesome agent)

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    Congratulations! Wonderful to see talent and hard work (really hard work by the sounds of it) rewarded.

    Hope the book does great.
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    Good for you, Mrs. Brommers! Sounds like you worked hard and didn't give up. It's also nice to hear that you're working with Georgia McBride. I know she's put her heart and soul into YALITCHAT. Wonderful news all around.
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    MEGA congrats! All your hard work is paying off!

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    Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your story. It must feel sooooo good!

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    Wonderful news and right before the holidays too, it's a great gift to get! Month9Books is a awesome pub. Congrats!!!

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    How awesome is that!! Congratulations!!
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    That's awesome! Congratulations!

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    Yay Mrs. Brommers! Congrats!!!

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    Guys, I'm heartened and thankful. AWers are amazing!
    A MURDER OF MAGPIES (YA Gothic; coming September 2014 from Month9Books)
    YA Gothic Murder Mystery/Horror: 30/70K
    YA Gothic Horror (rewrite hell per editorial feedback)
    Magical realism (off with awesome agent)

    http://www.sarah-bromley.com
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