Fabulous friend, critique partner, co-workshop presenter, and incredible writer……………….. Amanda has just signed a three book deal for her series about a girl who turns into a Djinn (that’s genie, if like me you didn’t know what a Djinn was initially…. am I showing my ignorance???). Anyway less about me…. here’s the Publishers Marketplace announcement:
Amanda Ashby’s untitled middle-grade series about a girl who accidentally gets turned into a djinn (genie) the day before starting sixth grade and has to learn to deal with her new powers without her mom finding out, to Karen Chaplin at Puffin, in a three-book deal, by Jenny Bent at The Bent Agency (world English).
The three books are coming out in 2011 and 2012 and I can’t wait. Of course, being in the privileged position I’m in I’ll be reading them long before that…. over and over and over and over…. have I ever mentioned that Amanda is the Queen of Rewriting…… seriously, though, these books are SOOOO funny, I know they’re going to be a huge success.
So, here’s to Amanda and you can bet we’ll be celebrating big time when we get together with one of our other crit partners, Christina Phillips, at the RWNZ conference on Thursday!