Thursday, June 7, 2012

Big News!!!

Yes, this:

June 6, 2012
Children's:
Young Adult 
Kasie West's THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, a humorous love story about a girl who has her lifelong disdain of the wealthy challenged by the son of a hotel mogul, whose attention and loyalty almost convince her that being rich isn't a character flaw, until she finds out that money is a bigger part of their relationship than she realized, to Sarah Landis at Harper Teen, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2013, by Michelle Wolfson at Wolfson Literary Agency (World English).
Translation: Taryn Fagerness Agency


I sold another book!

So. Excited.

I feel so very lucky. Truly, very lucky.

I love to read contemporary. It's one of my favorite genres. So when I decided to try my hand at writing it, I was terrified. More than terrified. At first I wrote it to get it out of my system. To fail miserably at it. But I fell in love with this story. I am so happy that my editor (Sarah the awesome) loves it as much as I do and so grateful she thinks I can write another contemporary. Don't tell her I said this, but, I sure hope I can. Ha!

This book, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, will come out in between PIVOT POINT and its sequel.

Guess this means I need to break out the hair dye. :) Have I mentioned how much I love my agent? No? Michelle Wolfson, you are amazing!

49 comments:

  1. YAY!!!!! Is this the dollhouse book? I want it to be named DOLLHOUSE! Hahaha. Either way, awesomeness, Kasie!

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    1. Yes, it is! :) And I think it should be named that too. It is definitely one of its nicknames.

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  2. YAAAAY KASIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. YAY KASIE!!!! OMG this book still makes me giggle. I didnt even read all of it and I giggle. THE WORLD NEEDS MORE OF YOU!!

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  4. This is great news! Congratulations.

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  5. I was going to text you but didn't want to wake you up if you were sleeping in. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!! And yay for having an agent you love! So many happy things happening this week for my awesome friends. :D

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  6. Congratulations! Your new book sounds like so much fun!

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  7. YES.

    You know how people are always saying that they think contemporary could be the next big trend? THIS is the kind of book that makes me see that happening. Because it's GENIUSSSSSS.

    Clearly, I'm going to need a Kasie West shelf on my bookcase.:)

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    1. Renee, how much would I have to pay you to just sit next to me while I write everyday? I think you could make me so much more productive and confident. :)

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  8. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, Kasie!! SO happy for you!!

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    1. lol Michelle's guide to pronunciation will be my next publication. :)

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    2. Hahaha...do you know how much I love that I get this joke? A lot. ;) You're both freaking fantastic and I'm SO ecstatic for you! :-D I may have to start calling you the Dynamic Duo or some other such nonsense.

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  10. Wonderful news. Congratulations

    Maribeth

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  11. Hurrah!! And yes, get another hair streak!!! Go wolf pack!!!

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  12. Congratulations. I need to get myself an agent like Michelle. http://mikeishappy.com

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  13. Definitely sounds like my kind of story. Congrats and yay! :)

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  14. That's so awesome, Kasie! Super congrats! HarperTeen--very nice. ;)

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  15. Congratulations! How exciting! :)

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  16. That's so exciting, congratulations.

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  17. CONGRATULATIONS!! Our agent rocks. :)

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  18. OH YAY!!! That's so exciting! Congratulations, Kasie!

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    1. Eeek. I don't know yet. I think I might retry blue. But real blue this time. Last time it was more aqua.

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  20. Congratulations!!! And yes your agent is amahzing!

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  21. That's awesome! Congratulations, Kasie!

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  22. Thank you so so much, everyone! I'm so happy!

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  23. Congratulations! THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US sounds great. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

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  24. So excited to read this! Congratulations, Kasie!

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  25. Well aren't you just full of surprises? This is so great. Do I really have to wait until 2013? What if the world really does end first?

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  26. Yay!!! I love this book! I can't wait until everyone can share my adoration of Xander, and I can talk to people in the library or waiting at the baggage claim at the airport and we can discuss our mutual love. I'm pretty sure this book will unite humanity and bring peace on Earth.

    No...my expectations are not high at all. ;)

    YAY KASIE!!

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    1. No pressure or anything. Ha! You are sweet and I love you dearly. :)

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  27. This book is my favorite. And you are me favorite. I'm so proud of you!!

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  28. Congratulations, Kasie!! That is awesome news!

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  29. Congrats!! That's awesome. I did the same thing recently with Contemp. I didn't know if I could do it, but it's turned out to be one of my favorite projects.

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    1. Isn't it funny how that works? I do love contemporary.

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  30. Congrats, Kasie! This is great news for you!!

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  31. Your book sounds terrific! Seriously, the type I love to read! I can't remember how I found your blog but I'm so glad I did. And I see you were at the LDStorymakers conference too. It's too bad I didn't get to meet you. Maybe next year!

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    1. Thanks, Leslie! And bummer that we didn't meet at Storymakers. For sure next year. :)

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  32. Congrats, Kasie! Wow. So happy for you!

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  33. How cool for you! Great job. =)
    ~Aidyl

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