Monday, August 22, 2011
I sold another book!
I've been biting my virtual tongue for a while, but now I can reveal my happy, happy news.
Technically, Publisher's Marketplace revealed it on Saturday, but I figured I'd start the week off with it.
From Publisher's Marketplace:
JB Lynn's CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN, about a woman with a tragic past and a dysfunctional family, who, with the help of a pet gecko and a sexy cop-turned-criminal, agrees to work for a mob boss to save the life of her niece - only to discover it's her own life that may need saving; pitched as One For the Money meets Dr. Doolittle, to Lucia Macro at Avon Impulse, by Victoria Marini at the Gelfman Schneider.
If you're thinking that it doesn't sound much like THE FIRST VICTIM, you're right. It's definitely a departure.
(BTW, can I just say I am so, so, SO pleased with the reviews The First Victim has been getting on GoodReads...at the time I'm writing this, there are 35 reviews and an average rating of 4.34 -- they like it, they really like it!)
I was so lucky to connect with Victoria Marini. She's an amazing agent who "got" what I was trying to do with the story and is an absolute delight to work with!
I'm really looking forward to working with Lucia Macro at Avon to make Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman (I'm sure they'll make me change the long-ass title, but for now I love it!) the best book it can possibly be!
I'll be using most of my Monday posts here to talk about what's been happening behind the scenes and I'll be updating you about the progress of the project. I hope you'll ride along with on this exciting journey!
Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman wouldn't exist if it weren't for something my critique partner Cynthia Valero said, but I'll tell you all about that in another post. In the meantime, I'm going to suggest you check out her blog 10 Minutes to the Universe. It's both entertaining and creatively stimulating!
I can't drink a whole bottle of champagne by myself, so tell me Killer Friends, what good news would you like to share?