I am so happy to announce the sale of my first novel, The Harbinger! Yay!
It was sold in a 2 book deal to Stacey Barney at Putnam/Penguin. I’ve spent so much time with this story and these characters… now I’m incredibly excited to share them with the world.
And evidently, so is Putnam! Listen to what Publishers Weekly has to say about The Harbinger.
“Putnam Nabs YA Debut
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers has pre-empted world rights, in what it called a “major” deal, to Sara Wilson Etienne’s debut YA novel, The Harbinger. The acquisition is part of a two-book deal by editor Stacey Barney and agent Michael Bourret of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. The Harbinger is a paranormal work set in a near-future world in which a diminishing oil supply has led to chaos as cities have fallen prey to mass rioting. The 16-year-old heroine begins the novel trapped in a prisonlike school called Holbrook Academy, where she’s tormented by strange visions. These visions lead her to the Harbinger, who has been sent to destroy the world in order to save it. As fate would have it, our heroine is the only one who can stop the titular being. Putnam is planning a spring 2010 publication. Wilson Etienne studied marine biology and lives in California.”
And while I do have time-travel abilities, the book sadly won’t be coming out until Spring 2012.
And now in true Penguin style, I’m off to celebrate. Waddle, Waddle, Whoooooooosh!