Monday, March 28, 2011

It’s Official!


I'm a Harper Teen girl!

Here’s the publicity statement for Publishers Weekly that’s running today in the deals column:

Rights sold for debut author Demitria Lunetta's IN THE AFTER, the first in a post-apocalyptic YA trilogy set in a near future where Earth has been overrun by vicious, predatory creatures. Seventeen-year-old Amy thinks that she and the toddler she rescued from a desolate grocery store are the only humans left alive-until they find refuge in a survivors' colony called New Hope. But as Amy is drawn deeper into its secrets, she comes to realize that all is not what it seems. And the dark truth she uncovers about this brutal new world will change everything.

Maria Gomez of Harper Teen acquired World English, in a pre-empt, from Katherine Boyle at Veritas Agency. Author Demitria Lunetta has resigned from her job as a receptionist to write full-time.

So pick up a PW on the newsstand today and check out Rachel Deahl's column. I’m going to buy like 20 copies. J They’ll also be another statement in Publishers Lunch on Wednesday.

I’m already working with Maria on a few edits for the first book and soon I’ll start on book number two.

Back Wednesday with a post about the submission process.

49 comments:

  1. Harper Teen? Holy crap! That is so awesome! Congratulations, and I can't wait to hear about the submission process!! :D

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  2. Congratulations Demitria! You deserve the success :)

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  3. How exciting! I can't wait to read it!

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  4. Yay! Congrats :) I'm so excited to hear your story (and read The Story :))

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  5. Woo Woo! Your book sounds awesome! Congrats!

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  6. That is so cool. Congratulations

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  7. Congrats!!! Gonna snoop around GoodReads now to see if it's up. :)

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  8. WOOHOO!!! That's so awesome! Major congrats to you!! The story sounds awesome. ;)

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  9. OH, sounds really good. Big congratulations!

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  10. Yay!!! Congratulations Demitria! :)

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  11. Oh, wow! That's just fantastic. Congratulations!!!

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  12. This is great news! Congrats! Can't wait to see it in the stores.

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  13. Harper Collins is such a fantastic publisher! So happy for you!

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  14. Well done! It's such a relief to see, whenever it happens and whoever the lucky person is. We know the hard work that goes in, and can only be happy it paid off. Good stuff.

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  15. Congrats and a huge WOOHOO!!. Can't wait to hear about the process.

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  16. Congrats and way to go - a fantastic start of a very long career (at least I hope so)!

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  17. Congrats!! That is AWESOME news!!!!

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  18. Awesome! Your book sounds like it's going to be a hit, can't wait!

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  19. Congratulations!!! Your book sounds amazing!

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  20. When's the release date? 2012 sometime, I assume?

    Keep us posted on your progress, very interested to hear more on the publication process!

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  21. Congratulations!! What a dream to be a full-time author!!

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  22. Holy Crap! That's so AWESOME!!! Congrats!

    P.S. I want an ARC!

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  23. YAYYYYYYYY!!! And I'm so happy it's HARPER! *throws confetti* *opens bottle of champagne* :D

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  24. I LOVE Harper books! Congratulations!!! I have to read it--that summary has me hooked!

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  25. This is awesome!! Super congrats! :D

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  26. Awesome! I hope you frame the blurb and put it on the wall next to your computer.

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  27. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

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  28. I came over here from Brad Jaeger's blog. Congrats on your fantastic news!!! So exciting!

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  29. Congratulations girl! That's super exciting!

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  30. I am so happy for you- way to go! Congrats!

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  31. Oh my!!! Congratulations!!! Many happy dances for you!

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  32. Yay, congratulations!! And my favorite line in the entire pub statement? "Author Demitria Lunetta has resigned from her job as a receptionist to write full-time."

    YOU BET YOU DID! So happy for you! And can't wait to get my hands on that book. :-)

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  33. AAAH! Soo excited for you! Congratulations!

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