I am so thrilled to (finally!!) announce the sale of my debut middle-grade novel, WATCH THE SKY, to Disney-Hyperion
from Publishers Marketplace:
Author of LIKE MANDARIN and WANDERLOVE, Kirsten Hubbard’s WATCH THE SKY, in which a 12-year-old boy must decide the true source of the danger and how to keep safe when his survivalist stepfather convinces the family that they must prepare for a disaster, to Emily Meehan at Disney-Hyperion, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2015 and Summer 2016, by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary (NA).
it actually sold 3.5 months ago, and I’ve had to keep it a secret. appropriate, because it’s a book about secrets — secrets, and creaky old barns, and silent sisters, and signs in the night sky.
it’s also about shovels.
some inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/kirstenhubbard/inspire-sky
I can’t WAIT to share this book with you.
the thing about having a static tumblr page for 9 months is once you actually post, it feels like it should be something wondrous / shattering / mind-blowing / ultra geniusy, which I am not, at least not today. in lieu of that I am sharing one of my all-time favorite words:
: studied nonchalance : perfect conduct or performance of something (as an artistic endeavor) without apparent effort.
also I am writing lots of books for you and I will share news soon. maybe it’s even a little bit wondrous.