Friday, January 24, 2014

We Have A Deal: WOVEN Is Coming, Spring 2015!


If you haven't already heard from Facebook or Twitter (or Publisher's Weekly), Michael Jensen and I have signed with Scholastic! After months of waiting, we finally get to say, "Woven is happening!"

I'll have more in-depth details within the next couple of weeks. Right now I'd like to celebrate this moment and say a special THANK YOU for supporting and believing in us and this book. We can't wait to share this fantastical weaving world that we've woven, with you.

And a special thanks is in order for those who helped make this deal possible: To our incredible agent Meredith Bernstein, who fell in love with our story and auctioned it to Scholastic. To David Levithan and Zack Clark for catching the magic and offering Woven a home. To Natalie Collins who literally stepped in as our "temp agent" and helped us navigate the New York publishing waters. And to the countless authors, friends, and fans who have kept us going!

Now, if it's alright with you, my inner child would like to do something he's wanted to do since he first dreamed of publishing a book ...

YEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHH!!!

Thanks ... It felt good getting that off my chest. I know I keep saying this, but I'll say it again: thank you, everyone! Now for a celebratory cruller and an awkward happy dance. Keep writing, my friends!

I'm David, and this is what's going to be in my head all day ...

62 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! That is a far better deal than the one you had. Awesome stuff, David.

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  2. I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN! Congratulations to both of you guys. I'm pre-ordering my copy the minute I can do so!

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  3. SO THRILLED for you David! Best news ever!

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  4. Congrats! Be sure to send that first publisher a media release and tell him thanks.

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  5. Yeah! So excited to can't wait to get a copy of the book in my hands!!!!

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  6. Congratulations! So glad there's another happy chapter in your story arc! And the dog version of that song makes me cry.

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  7. Hi David .. I'm so pleased for you and Michael - after the recent shenanigans you deserve this reward ... brilliant news .. and yes shout from the roof tops or the back of a dog!

    Happy, happy weekend .. Hilary

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  8. Congratulations!!!! So pleased for you and Michael!

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  9. I am very happy for you, David! To infinity and beyond! Receive a dragon hug....after you get off of that dragon. :D

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  10. This is great news! Congrats to you both. Can't wait to see it on the shelves.

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  11. That's excellent news! Congratulations!

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  12. I love your awkward dancing, DPK! I am soo happy for you. You totally deserve this, you earned this! Big awkward hugs!!

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  13. That is awesome can't wait to read it.

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  14. Congratulations to both you and Michael. That's terrific news; I'm thrilled for you both.

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  15. Congratulations and what an awesome announcement to get to make! Can't wait to read it.

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  16. Congratulations! That's fantastic news! :D

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  17. Congratulations! It couldn't have happened to a better guy!

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  18. Wow, congrats! That is such awesome news! How exciting that you'll be published through Scholastic. 2015 seems so far away, but it will likely be here before any of us know it!

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  19. Yay! Yay! Yay! So very excited for you both. I love Scholastic. Awesome you're getting published through them.

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  20. Congratulations!!! I can't wait to read it!

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  21. Yay! I know you had a hard time with this one. I'm glad it's coming! ;)

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  22. Yes! This is awesome! You've earned that luckdragon!

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  23. Congrats are in order. Celebrate with pride. That's well deserved.

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  24. Yay!! That's so awesome! Congratulations. :D

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  25. Congratulations!! So thrilled for you both!

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  26. Congrats David. I am sure it is nice to receive that kind of recognition for all of your hard work.

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  27. Congrats, David! I remember you telling me about this story long ago--the first time I met you, in fact. I thought it was cool then, and I think it's cool now. :-)

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  28. Yay! Congrats David and Michael :)

    .......dhole

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  29. Congratulations! This is awesome news :)

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  30. Congrats! So glad this paid off for you.

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  31. Congratulations David and Michael! I remember reading the synopsis for Woven ages and ages ago and thinking what an amazing idea it was and how I wished I'd thought of it! I'm so glad this is finally happening and can't wait to be able to buy it. Please let me know further down the line if there's anything I can do in terms of book promotion via my blog or Facebook.

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  32. Super! :-) Great news for you, and inspiration for the rest of us.

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  33. So happy for you!! Following your blog for these past few years it's great to be able to see you achieve this! Congrats, my friend!

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  34. I am thrilled for you both! Congratulations!

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  35. Congratulations again, David. This is super cool news! As someone who has been following your blog for awhile and observing you at different areas of your journey, I am immensely happy for you that you've gotten to this wonderful sweet place.

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  36. Congratulations, David and Michael! That's the best news I've heard this year.

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  37. A huge congrats to you and Michael! This is so exciting for you guys and you both deserve to let your inner children get a bit crazy while you celebrate and savour the moment. The song you have stuck in you head is fitting, and so is the name of the band :) Congrats again!

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  38. wow! you've been working so hard!
    congratulations!

    uh, now the real work begins =)

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  39. That's wonderful news! I'm excited for you both that it's finally going ahead. I look forward to more news to come.

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  40. WOVEN has been your joint child for a while and I'm thrilled you've found a home for it. All the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears are paying off. Sometimes, doors are closed so that the better-for-you path can be illuminated before you. As a blog follower, I am so glad to see this good come you guys's way :-)

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  41. So happy for you guys! Now I've got that song in my head too. But I don't mind such a joyous earworm.

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  42. Oh this is fantastic news. It couldn't happen to an author who I believe in more. Seriously. Your book from its description just had me in awe, good sir. Scholastic will give it the treatment it truly deserves. I hope you get hard cover, movie deal, etc. I'm so glad you're not going with that "other publisher" who shall remain unnamed so they can rot in obscurity.

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  43. NICE !!!!

    So happy for you and Michael.... *especially* after what happened :)

    Way to Rock the Authorship, Sir David :)

    There will be a Cruller raised in y'alls honor tonight :)

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  44. This is SOOO exciting!! Congratulations to both of you!!!!!!!!!

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  45. WHOA!!!! I am SPEECHLESS!!!! SCHOLASTIC!!!!!! That is like THE BEST HOME for any M/G novel.... I am SOOOOOOOO HAPPY for you guys! Congrats!

    It is so great to so one of the Knights do SOOOO well! ALL the best, David.

    2014 is certainly starting out with a MAJOR BANG for you!

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  46. Sweet! Congrats! Also, great way to celebrate with Never-ending Story:)

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  47. Hahaha!!! I bet it was SO HARD keeping this a secret!!!! Thank GOODNESS you can let the news loose to the world! Couldn't be more proud, DPK. I admire your strength, hard work, and persistence. Scholastic will be a perfect home for your work. Can't wait to read!!!! :)

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  48. What great news! Congratulations!! :)

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  49. Great news. Congratulations and good luck!

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  50. Congratulations David! I'm very excited for both of you and I can't wait to read it in print! :)

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