"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In the BIGGEST and BEST News Category...

In case you aren't keeping a thumb on the pulse of all things Tricia, you might not have noticed that I have stopped promoting SOLSTICE entirely since December and that it has been off the market. If you have noticed and you're just dying to know why, well, that's because it has sold traditionally along with a middle grade, Egyptian mythology story of mine.

Yes, I am thrilled to announce that I have sold TWO books to Tor Children's!


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P.J. Hoover's SOLSTICE, about a near-future global heating crisis and a Texas teen who uncovers the strange untold ending of the Persephone myth, only to find that she is part of the story -- and that her choices in love, in family, and in friendship will determine the destiny of her world, to Susan Chang at Tor Children's, for publication in Spring 2013, by Laura Rennert and Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (NA).


P.J. Hoover's TUT, in which a young immortal King Tut, who has been stuck in middle school for over 3,000 years, must defeat an ancient enemy with the help of a dorky kid from school, a mysterious Egyptian princess, and a one-eyed cat, to Susan Chang at Tor Children's, for publication in Winter/Spring 2014, by Laura Rennert and Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (NA). 

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I am such a fan of Tor books that it's crazy, and so you guys can't imagine how thrilled I am to announce this! Seriously. Tor! Whoot!

Just look at me smiling as I sign that huge stack of paper :)

Thank you guys for all your support! And yes, of course, I will post details soon! In the meantime, YAY! I am officially a Tor author!



63 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations!!

Laura Pauling said...

Congrats P.J! I'm so happy for you! So glad that Solstice can reach a broader market and happy for this step forward in your career! Woo hoo!

Orchid said...

That is awesome! Congrats on the great news! =)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Congrats!

Elle Strauss said...

Such great news! Congrats!

Kim Baccellia said...

Wahoo! Congrats!

Trisha Pearson said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

starryeyedjen said...

Congratulations!!! I loved Solstice and am so happy that it will be reaching an even bigger audience now! :D

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Debbie said...

Hot diggity dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Proud of you.

Deb

Kari said...

Fantastic news! Congrats!

Heather said...

Congratulations PJ, this is fantastic news! I'm SO happy for you!

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

Doing the happiest of happy dances for you--CONGRATS!!!

Cory Putman Oakes said...

YAY TRICIA!! You are awesome, awe-inspiring and oh so cool!!

Kristin Rae said...

YAY congrats!!!! I'm glad I got an ebook copy while it was still available (I gobbled it up!) because that's going to be a long wait! ;) Can't wait to have a pretty paper copy for my bookshelf!
I'm here for you, whatever you need to help promote when the time comes! Blog tours, interviews, all of it! So excited for you!!

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Hooray! Hooray!

Kell Andrews said...

congrats! What a great story!

Beth Revis said...

HURRAH!!!!!!!! CONGRATS TIMES A MILLION!

E. Kristin Anderson said...

I couldn't be more happy for you, girl! Lots of celebratin' on its way!

Elana Johnson said...

Yay you! Congrats time ten million.

E.J. Wesley said...

That's awesome news indeed, PJ! Best of luck on both!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Woo-hoo! Can you hear me screaming all the way from California? Tor! Solstice! Can't wait.

Chad Morris said...

This is HUGE! congrats.

S. Kyle Davis said...

Congratulations on finding a home for your novels, and a home that's leading the way in a post-DRM world at that!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY! *throws confetti*
SOOO excited for you. CONGRATS!
Now you really DO need to come down here so we can celebrate at Epcot and drink margaritas. :)

thewwaitingroom said...

Congrats! awesomeawesomeawesome news!!

Sara B. Larson said...

That's awesome news, congratulations!!! :D

ali cross said...

Ah! I love Tor and LOVED Solstice! And your TUT? Sounds so cool! Congratulations PJ!

Anna Staniszewski said...

Hooray! How exciting!!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

glad this is finally out :) congrads!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so HAPPY for YOU :)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

This is wonderful! Can't wait to hear about process, like if there will be changes in your previously released title.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Yay---awesome news! Congrats!!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats Tricia! So excited for you. You so deserve it!

Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

Whoo-Hoo! congradulates!!!!

Kelly Polark said...

Woo hoo! Congrats! And that Tut mg sounds so awesome!!!

Maureen Crisp said...

That is so great!...What a wonderful start to MY day in New Zealand to read that news!!!

happy dance for you!

Vonna said...

Such awesome news! Congratulations!

Graeme Ing said...

That is incredible news. Tor is awesome! Great job, well done :)

Devas T. said...

Congrats, PJ!

storyqueen said...

YES!!! So happy for you, PJ!!

This is totally awesome news!

Shelley

I Read Banned Books said...

We can finally talk about this in public!!!! I am so excited for you, girl! Heart you to pieces....xo

Jen

I Read Banned Books said...

We can finally talk about this in public!!!! I am so excited for you, girl! Heart you to pieces....xo

Jen

PJ Hoover said...

Okay, you guys are all just amazing! Thank you so much for all the happy well wishes!

Miriam Forster said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That middle grade sounds amazing! I am SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU I CAN'T EVEN STAND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

*screams more* *jumps up and down*

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Fantastic! Congratulations.

Ani Louise said...

Yay! Hooray! Congratulations PJ!

Kai Strand said...

Such fantastic news! Congrats, PJ!

ggmccall said...

Awesome News! Congratulations!

danya said...

Congratulations, that's wonderful news!!

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you all so much! I am sending virtual hugs to everyone! xxx-ooo

Shannon Messenger said...

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO! (I knew the secret for a while and have been meaning to email you. Worst. Friend. Ever. SORRY--stupid deadlines) HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(not sure if you'll be at ALA this year, but if so, we MUST go celebrate!)

A Backwards Story said...

I'm so excited you could finally announce this, though sad it took so long!!! <3

I can't wait to promote SOLSTICE to even more people and am sad I've had to stop for now!

When it comes out, we're so doing something, yes? :)

And you must celebrate with...A SEQUEL, whoot!

PJ Hoover said...

Aw, thank you guys for all the support! No, ALA is not in the cards for me this year, but hopefully next! And yes, Bonnie! We will totally do something :)

Kate Norris said...

Congratulations!!! I'm pretty psyched, because I very much can't wait to read Solstice!

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you!!

Kiki Hamilton said...

YAY!!! So VERY happy for you Tricia!!! If there was ever a PERFECT Tor author - it's YOU!!! CONGRATS!!!

xo
Kiki

Lisa said...

Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Kiki! I am so excited to be with Tor!

Thank you, Lisa and everyone else!

TerriClark said...

Yay! That's awesome. Congrats, PJ. So happy for you. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Terri!

Angela Ackerman said...

I don't know HOW I missed this but I read something on twitter and had to rush over and SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! all over this post!

I am so utterly thrilled for you, PJ! I met your editor a few weeks ago at SCBWI WWA, and she is way awesome! Gah, I'm so excited, I have to do it again: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

You are so awesome! I am dancing over here in Canada, hopefully not too late, but better late than never!

Angela

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Angela! You have been busy, you know! and how cool you met Susan at the SCBWI conference.
Yay, and also, congrats right back at you!!!!!