Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Book Deal Announced: THE SWEET SPOT

I've signed with Meredith Rich of Bloomsbury Spark for my YA novel, THE SWEET SPOT!!!

I have been holding onto this news for weeks. I'm still pinching myself that it's actually real. Here's a screen shot on Publisher's Marketplace from yesterday that proves it's real (September 9, 2013):



Here's the text, if you can't read that tiny print.

Kristine Carlson Asselin's THE SWEET SPOT, in which it is hard enough being a sporty girl in a guy's world without having to figure out who wants to destroy her family business, especially when it could mean accusing her best friend… and secret crush, to Meredith Rich of Bloomsbury Spark by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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SQUEE!!!!

Some of you may remember reading excerpts of this YA manuscript on WriteOnCon, or years ago when it was a short story on Critique Circle. There have been various versions of the MS, and some of my fabulous friends have read multiple versions (I'm looking at you, Laura Pauling, Natasha Sass, and Jennifer Carson). Thank you to all of you who provided critique or insight!

I want to thank my amazing agent Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency for working out the details of the contract. I'm so thankful to Meredith Rich for falling in love with a twitter pitch, and then the novel. And thanks to Brenda Drake and her team for #Pitmad this past May--Meredith favorited my pitch and the rest is history.

Actual tweet favorited by Meredith from #PitMad: A near-miss kiss from Scott, Dad hires a hot new Brit & SOMEONE torches the 8th green. How can Kate focus on her golf game?

I looked back in my archives. The very first words of this story were written from a kernel of an idea in August 2006. I've learned a ton from reworking the words over the last seven years. Some day I'll post those early words as an interesting comparison.

In the meantime, I'm ecstatic about working with Meredith to polish up the novel. And I really can't wait to share THE SWEET SPOT with the world. I'm dying for you to know and love Kate and Scott, like I do.

26 comments:

Heather Kelly said...

YAY! WOOT! OMG, IT IS HAPPENING! :)

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen said...

Squee!

Kell Andrews said...

Congrats, Kris!

nerdychicksrule.com said...

Huge Congrats! Great news!

Jen McConnel said...

Wahoo!!! Huge congratulations!!

Frankie Brown said...

What a great story! Congrats and welcome to Spark!

Dee said...

Congratulations, Kris!!!! So excited for you!! :)

papajfunk said...

If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.

Heidi said...

Congratulations! I'm very excited for you! :-)

Brenda Drake said...

Congratulations! I love hearing about successes. It's stories like this that fuel me forward! Can't wait to read it!

Keely Hutton said...

Congratulations!! That is amazing news!

Susan Francino said...

CONGRATS!!!! I remember seeing you at WriteOnCon a couple years ago and thinking, "This woman is going to make it." I think it was your great attitude that made me feel that way.

Best of luck with the next stages of the process! :D

Katie L. Carroll said...

Congrats! Best of luck to you!

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations, Kris! I'm thrilled for you. It's been a long time coming from seed to now. YaYaYaYaY!

Stephsco said...

Very cool! I saw the blurb in PM and now I have a face to match. Very exciting that pitch madness helped you get there!

Robin said...

so happy for you! huge congrats!!!

Marisa Hopkins said...

Woo hoooo!!! Congrats! Such exciting news to share!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congratulations! So exciting!!

Deborah Kreiser said...

Well-deserved after so much hard work! Congrats.

Laura Pauling said...

AWesome! I congratulated you on Twitter but forgot to pop in here! Yay! So excited for you!

Angie Sandro said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you.

annawritedraw said...

Super, super excited for you. Congratulations fellow Sporty Girl Book blogmate!

Leslie Bulion said...

Such great news!!!

SA Larsenッ said...

I am so happy for you!! Whoot!!! Congratulations.

Patrice Caldwell said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to read it :)

Deirdre said...

Congratulations! It sounds GREAT- can't wait for it to be released...new follower (and future reader :)