A special announcement and a giveaway!

18 Sep

I can’t believe I’m posting this. Seriously, it sounds so cliché to say this but I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M POSTING THIS:

I am excited to announce that I have signed a contract with Entangled Teen!

As soon as I heard Entangled was interested in my story, OLIVIA TWISTED (a retelling of Oliver Twist about a foster child who finds friendship in a gang of hackers), I delved into the research. I contacted five (yep, five) of their authors, all of whom couldn’t say enough great things about the company. Entangled doesn’t get paid until their authors make money, so you can bet they put everything they can into each book. In fact, I classify this company as “extreme type A personality,” as I’ve never seen a group of professionals have such a go-get-‘em, dedicated attitude as they do for their authors.

And then I spoke with Stacy Cantor Abrams, the editor. Stacy came to Entangled after seven years at Bloomsbury/Walker Books for Young Readers. She was incredible and very enthusiastic about my story! I called my agent, Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, and said let’s do it (cue Wild Thing music). Here’s the announcement from Publisher’s Marketplace:

They have an amazing group of authors (check them out at http://www.entangledteen.com/authors/). In fact, one of their YA authors, Rachel Harris, is celebrating the debut of her book this very day–My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century!

To my fellow chicks and critique partners and family and beta readers and agent and Twitter pals and work team members who have helped me reach this goal (and put up with my insanity), thank you!

And now, the giveaway: To celebrate my joining the Entangled team, I’m giving away an Entangled Young Adult (or any Entangled) book of your choice to one lucky winner! If you would like to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post.
  • Include the name of the Entangled book of your choice (you can find them at EntangledPublishing.com). You can say “any” if you prefer the fun wild card method.
  • Include your email address (or Twitter handle, if you prefer). Spell your email address out so spammers don’t attack you with laser beams.

Comment by midnight EST on Monday, Sept. 24. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

To be (happily) continued…

21 Responses to “A special announcement and a giveaway!”

  1. Marlana September 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    WAHOO!!!! A giant congrats to you, Vivi. I’m inspired by my amazing critique group and their successes. I would love to read BREAK OUT by Nina Croft and I still have the theme song to ‘Wild Thing’ running through my head. You go girl!!

  2. Bethany Myers (@br_myers) September 18, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    I’m SOOOOO happy for you! This is awesome news. Celebrate! Olivia Twisted sounds fantastic, no wonder it got gobbled up so quick. Can’t wait for the cover reveal.

  3. Miranda Hardy September 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Yeah Vivi!!! This is exciting. Congrats! I’ll buy a copy the day it comes out.

  4. Paige Cuccaro September 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    An updated Oliver Twist–LOVE THAT!!! Congrats!!!

  5. Tricia September 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Congratulations! Will be awaiting info on your release date! I’d love to read THE REECE MALCOLM LIST by Amy Spaulding. Thanks. 😀

  6. Cindi Madsen September 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Congrats! The book sounds great and I can’t say enough good things about Entangled! Welcome to the family! 🙂

  7. Sueanne September 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    So excited for you!! This is great and I can’t wait to read buy and read it!! Congrats!!!

  8. ticklingthemuse September 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Thank you, everyone! I’m super thrilled! =)

    • Alais Salvador September 20, 2012 at 9:12 am #

      I am sooooo excited for you!! Yea! 🙂

  9. Valerie Cole (@ValerieFM80) September 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Sooooo excited for you! Congrats! I can’t wait to have a copy sitting on my bookshelf. I’ll meet you in Disney World, you can drink wine and I’ll eat candy 🙂

    • ticklingthemuse September 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

      LOL YEAH! I’m all about the wine! 😉 Um, and the candy, too.

  10. =P September 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    So so proud of you! I like the wild card method. 🙂 you know where to find me.

  11. Renee Collins September 19, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    Huge congrats! What an exciting day! I’d love to read My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, actually. Looks fun. 🙂

  12. Amber D. September 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I LOVE the original Oliver Twist – I bet I’d love yours just as much! (:
    I like the wild card method, all of their books are great it’s hard to just pick one.


  13. ticklingthemuse September 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    Thank you!!! =)

  14. Dahlia September 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Ooh, I was so excited on Twitter I totally forgot to leave a congrats here! Congratulations again!! I can’t wait to buy my copy!

    And I’d love to win Hushed!

  15. Jennifer Malone September 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    congratulations! Your book sounds fantastic!

  16. Eliana September 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    Olivia Twisted sounds like my kind of book! Very excited to read it!

    I’ve always been curious about Obsidiaso 🙂


  17. Casey September 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    ‘Obsidian’ by, Jennifer L. Armentrout

  18. cynditefft September 24, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Congratulations! That is so exciting. *dons pom poms and breaks into a cheer*

    I’d like to read My Super Sweet 16th Century. And yours, of course, when it’s out!

    CyndiTefft at gmail dot com

  19. ticklingthemuse September 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    Thank you, everyone! I really, really appreciate all the kind wishes!!!! =)

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