My friend Sarah Fine, who is an amazing writer, has a new book deal.
Ruta Rimas at Margaret K. McElderry Books has acquired at auction Sarah Fine’s Factory Ghost, a gothic YA novel about a 16-year-old girl who moves in with her father, the resident doctor for the town’s slaughterhouse, and discovers that the myth of the factory ghost may not be a myth at all. Publication is set for winter 2014. Kathleen Ortiz of New Leaf Literary & Media did the two-book deal for North American rights.
Now, I’ve never read The Jungle (shh, don’t tell my 12th grade English teacher), but I’m a huge fan of The Phantom of the Opera, and this book is full of the same epic awesomeness. When Sarah sent me the first few chapters of this book, I was like, “HURRY UP AND WRITE THE REST. NO, STOP CHATTING ME. WHY AREN’T YOU STILL WRITING? GET OFF GCHAT AND KEEP WRITING.”
Yes, it really was like that.
It’s just beautiful and timeless and amazing. The romance is amazing. The story is just one of those ones you want to hug to your body while you’re reading it. I feel compelled to say, WEN ALWAYS HAS MEDICINE. I want to make tee shirts with that line. The book is just amazing. It made me want to be a better writer. (Yes. Really.)
I could. not. put. it. down.
So I’m thrilled that it sold (though I had no doubt) at auction (again, I had no doubt), and that you can all read it in 2014.
I can’t believe you have to WAIT THAT LONG.
In case you didn’t know, Sarah is also the author of the forthcoming Sanctum: Guards of the Shadowlands series, which is also completely badass. You should check it out right now.