Book deal!

So here’s some good news: my debut novel has found its home! Putnam Books for Young Readers will be publishing The Moth Girl as a young adult title. Here’s the full deal announcement from Publishers Marketplace:

TMG deal

I’m so grateful to my wonderful agent, Alexa Stark, for making this happen, and I’m delighted to be working with editor Arianne Lewin at Putnam!

Stay tuned for news, preordering information, and more!

Zoltar!

So, here’s a nifty thing: One of my poems was selected to be handed out at Red Hen Press‘s Poetry Prom by poet Nicelle Davis, who coordinated a human Zoltar fortune-telling machine at the event. You know, Zoltar — like from the movie Big. (Apologies to anyone who was prematurely aged or turned into Tom Hanks due to receiving my poem.)

Anyway, here’s a shot of the poem laid out all pretty (bottom left):

Zoltar poems!

Mine’s on the bottom left.

Click here and zoom for a bigger version.

Thanks to Nicelle and Red Hen Press for including me!