Monday, April 18, 2011

The Best Things in Life...

Are those you didn't plan for.

A little less than a year ago I had the delight of attending the American Library Association (ALA) annual meeting, at which I met many amazing authors including David Levithan. Upon meeting David I knew I'd found a kindred spirit and being so grateful for his kindness to a newbie author I wrote this blog post.

Now I meant the post as a compliment not an actual suggestion, but lo and behold David saw the blog post and decided to call my bluff - he asked if I wanted to try writing a book together. To take a page from my beloved Ghostbusters:

When David Levithan asks you if you'll write a book with him you say YES.

And I did.

And now I have amazing news to share that was announced this morning in Publishers Weekly:

Philomel Disappears with Levithan & Cremer
Jill Santopolo, executive editor of Penguin Young Readers' Philomel imprint, took world rights to a new YA novel by David Levithan and Andrea Cremer called The Invisibility Curse. Bill Clegg, at William Morris Endeavor, brokered the deal for Levithan, who co-wrote Nick and Norah's Infinite Play-list (and is editorial director at Scholastic Press), and Cremer, author of Nightshade (and history professor at Macalaster College). The novel follows a boy burdened by invisibility who meets a girl that has the power to see him and, possibly, cure him. Publication is currently set for 2013.

Our book will be published in 2013 by Philomel/Penguin with amazing Editor Jill at the helm!!!!

There are no words to describe how ecstatic I am about this novel and how much I love David. I'm grateful to him not only for sharing his creative talent with me but also for how much he's become a dear friend over the past 10 months.

I can't wait until 2013 when you'll be able to share our journey, too!

34 comments:

  1. YAY! That is such awesome news! I'm so happy for you!! And I can't wait to read it! <3

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  2. Wow, that is amazing! CONGRATULATIONS!! I need this book. Immediately. Can you make sure there's a copy on my doorstep by the time I wake up in the morning?

    Huge congrats again. Two awesome authors, one incredible book. So excited for 2013! :)

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  3. WOW that's awesome news!!! I loved Nightshade, I loved Dash& Lily, so I have no doubt that I'll be falling with that certain book released in 2013 called The Invisibility Curse! :)

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  4. CONGRATS!!!! This will be an AWESOME read!

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  5. Wow, congratulations!!! Sounds really interesting and I look forward to hearing more about it.

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  6. Wow! That is amazing news! That is just a dream come true - to get to write with someone you respect and admire. Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations!! Your book sounds wonderful and David Levithan is awesome. It must have been so much fun to work with him!

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  8. OMG! That is amazing news!! I love David Levithan (and you, of course)! I can't wait to read this! CONGRATS!!

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  9. Thats AWESOME congratulations i cant wait for the book, sounds really cool ;)

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  10. Congratulations Andrea!
    Not only on the book deal, but to able to write with one of your heroes/friends.
    All the best,
    RKCharron

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  11. Such awesome news! Congrats! I can't wait to read it :D

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  12. Thank you so much for the congrats, you guys! I am ecstatic :)

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  13. Ackkkkk! This is amazing news! I love David levithan and a novel written by both of you is going to be sooo amazing! I cannot wait!!! :D

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  14. AMAZING! Great news, and great concept! Can't wait to read it!

    Congratulations!!!

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  15. Dear Andrea,

    I am sure that the book will be another great read. I am so glad that you have found an advocation that is becoming your vocation. Enjoy the journey and tell David congratulations too! Eileen

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  16. That's fabulous! Your writing styles would make for an intriguing match. I can't wait to see it in print!

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  17. Fantastic!!

    So looking forward to the collaboration of awesome!

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  18. Congrats! That sounds AWESOME and now I really want 2013 to get here soon so I can read it. :)

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  19. OMG girl, AWESOME NEWS. Too excited for you and you're write, when David asks to write with him, you say YES! ;-) Congrats on your blessing and I look forward to reading your amazing joint venture.

    KD/NN
    http://www.kandiedelley.com

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  20. Wow, awesome book. Sounds like yet another great book, can't wait to read it. :)

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  21. This is awesome news! Congrats Andrea! I can't wait for 2013!

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  22. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!O_O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. I cannot tell you how thrilled & excited I am about this announcement. Will be cheering you on till publication!

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  24. This is fantastic news - I cannot wait until 2013!!

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  25. OMG, this is some seriously awesomesauce news!! I'd read any collab between you and David Levithan, but The Invisibility Curse sounds wonderful all the same. Yay :-)

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  26. This is incredible news! I can't wait to read it!

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  27. OH my gosh this is soooooo exciing!!!

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  28. Congratulations! Holy cow! This is going to be one heck of a book. :-D

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  29. sounds remarkable! congratulations!

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