Guys, I have FABULOUS news…

My fantastically talented CP A.E. Rought (Ann) has signed a two-book deal with Strange Chemistry Books! I could not be more thrilled for Ann or more excited about her YA fiction being released into the world!

Here’s the official press release:

Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, is delighted to announce the signing of another wonderful author. A. E. Rought has been signed to Strange Chemistry in a two book deal with worldwide English rights negotiated between Amanda Rutter and Gina Panettieri, of the Talcott Notch Literary Agency. The first of these two books will be called Broken and will be published by Strange Chemistry in early 2013.

And more information about Broken

A modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all. 

A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry’s boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog. When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she’s intrigued despite herself. He’s an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely… familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel’s. The closer they become, though, the more something inside Emma screams there’s something very wrong with Alex Franks. And when she stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks’ estate, creatures she’s certain must have died from their injuries, she knows…

Doesn’t Broken sound amazing?! Congrats, Ann! I am so very happy for you!

Who else has good news to share today?


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  1. katharine owens says:

    How cool– I have not been on the blogs lately, and I’ve missed being in the “loop”!– this is great news, and this book sounds chilling in the absolute best way. YAY!

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