July 2, 2013

It's a Book Deal!

Eeeeep!

So!

I have news!

This little announcement just went up on Publisher's Marketplace today:




That's pretty small, eh? Here is the text!
Caroline Tung Richmond's debut ANOMALY, about a world where Hitler won WWII and a supernaturally gifted teen will ignite a massive rebellion, to Jody Corbett at Scholastic, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (NA). 
AHHHHH! Craziness!





I've been sitting on this news for a few months actually! Scholastic offered back in March, and I remember my whole body going numb—and I had to sit down lest I fainted and require smelling salts or a swift slap to the face. Funnily enough, when Jim first called me about the offer, I was at the grocery store and didn't even hear my phone! Nice one, Caroline. I've been dreaming about The Call for years, and I totally missed it!

Anyway!

I'm super duper quadruple excited about joining the Scholastic family! It's honestly so surreal because I adored the Scholastic Book Fair as a kid; and I feel so incredibly lucky to be with a house that has published some of my favorite novels, like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games and the Babysitter's Club! (Go Claudia Kishi!) Of course, I'm a tiny little fish amongst a big sea of whales but I'm more than happy to be a guppy just swimming with these guys!

And now for some thank-yous because this novel never would've have made it even half this far without my dear friends and family:
1. To my lovely and hilarious agent Jim McCarthy who has stuck with me for three (THREE!) years and never gave up on me or on my books. He was determined to sell ANOMALY and...sell it he did! Thank you, thank you a thousand times, Jim!  
2. To my wonderful writing friends and critique partners who saw potential in ANOMALY even when it was a big pile of writing poo. Thank you for wading through that poo and helping me make this book a hundred times better! (Special shout-outs to Ellen Oh, Andrea Colt, and Robin Talley for being my first readers! I owe you copious amounts of chocolate and champagne!)  
3. And to my unbelievably supportive husband Justin Richmond who has walked every step of this publishing journey with me. When we first got married and I was looking for a new job, he turned to me and said, "Why don't you just write for awhile? I know that's what you really love doing." Little did he know how hard this road would be—crying! wailing! gnashing of teeth!—but he never wavered in his faith in me. Thank you, my love. I am so humbled and grateful and lucky to be your wife. 

Ok, I'm getting all verklempt now so I will wrap things up! Thank you for reading! I'm so excited! Have a wonderful day! Eat chocolate and delicious things!

* As for book details, we're looking at a Fall 2014 release date! And changing the title too! Blergh, titles...

34 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you! There isn't a nicer, more talented person out there. Here's to hoping that your book is a smashing success!!!

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  2. ALL THE CELEBRATORY CONGRATS AND STREAMERS AND CONFETTI AND CHAMPAGNE!!!!!!!! <3

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  3. Congrats to you!! YAY. :)

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  4. Congratulations! Can't wait to read it!!!

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  5. I knew this day would come. HUGE CONGRATS!!!

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  6. Just saw this in PM--congrats!!!

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  7. Congrats! So happy for you! Sounds like an amazing book. Can't wait to buy it!

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  8. Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you!

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  9. SOOO excited for you, Caroline!!! Congratulations!! Your book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it!!

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  10. SO EXCITED, Caroline! This is much deserved! I've been dying to read it ever since you first told me the plot. And yaay for 2014 books!

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  11. Woot! Congratulations, Caroline. I'm so excited for you.

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  12. C, I am so freaking happy for you. SO HAPPY. And proud. And getting all teary-eyed on your behalf. I can't wait to read ANOMALY and I hope you're having MANY celebratory cupcakes today. *bounces*

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  13. I already squeed at you on Twitter, but this deserves another. YAAAAAAAAAAY!!! I'm seriously so happy and excited for you. I'm also super psyched that one day soon I will be able to read your book. Ice cream on me! XD

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  14. I saw the post on Pub Marketplace--how awesome! I love the blurb too, it immediate got me wanting to read your book. I love alternate histories.

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  15. Congrats! Can't wait to read it.

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  16. That is AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!! YAY! :D

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  17. Wonderful news! Congratulations! You really deserve this! :-)

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  19. Congrats! So happy for you and I can't wait for 2014! :D

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  20. Woot! Congratulations, Caroline! So, so happy for you! :D

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting! Hope you're celebrating appropriately (ie. with cake/icecream/champagne)!

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  22. I'm thrilled for you, Caroline, and I can't wait to read ANOMALY. Congratulations!

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  23. WOOT WOOT. This is the best news EVER. Period.

    Also, I am SO HAPPY and excited for you, Caroline. I know you worked your booty off to achieve this awesome goal, and guess what? This is only the beginning in the awesomeness that will be your future.

    Also also, 2014 needs to get here right now. Because I need ANOMALY in my hands. Right now.

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  24. congrats! So exciting! And three months?!? I don't know if I could have kept quiet for that long :)

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  25. Yay, awesome! Congrats! :D

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  26. Congratulations!!!!!! I'm so happy and excited for you. I can't wait to read it.

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  27. Congrats! Another AsAm author!

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  28. Congratulations, Caroline! Your book sounds awesome!

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  29. Congratulations! Look forward to hearing more about your book :-)

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  30. Congratulations so much! That's sooo awesome :)

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  31. I've been absent from the blogging world for a LONG TIME and am so glad this post was on top when I stumbled back. CONGRATS! I am so excited for you, and can't wait to read it! I remember you telling me about this concept when we had lunch (eeek!) two years ago! Yay, yay, yay!

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  32. Awesome news! Congratulations!

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  33. Hooray hooray hooray! Now I can tell all my friends! Can't wait to devour the book... which I hope will be signed from my favorite you know what.

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  34. Woo-hoo! Congratulations. You're the 2nd friend this week to have landed a book deal. Really helps me to push through the doubt and keep my heart on the reason we're all doing what we love. Go writing! Can't wait to read it. Yay!!!!

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