Archive for: ‘June 2011’

I have an announcement!

June 26, 2011

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In case you didn’t see the announcement in PW, I’m so excited to finally be able to tell you my news! My amazing agent, Sarah Burnes of the Gernert Agency, has sold my first solo project, ICONS, a new YA Sci-Fi series, to Little, Brown, which will be edited by my beloved Beautiful Creatures Novels editor, Julie Scheina.Yay!

Here’s the full PW announcement!:

Stohl Launches SF Series at LBYR
Margaret Stohl, co-author of the bestselling YA series Beautiful Creatures, sold North American rights to two books in a new series called Icons to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Julie Scheina acquired the novels from agent Sarah Burnes at the Gernert Company, and book one is slated for spring 2013. The YA science fiction series, which is set 16 years after an alien invasion, follows a group of teenagers who become swept up in a resistance movement looking to unseat the extraterrestrials who’ve taken control of the planet.

UPDATE: You can click here to visit The Icons Series on facebook!

For all our loyal Caster readers everywhere, don’t worry! Kami and I are still hard at work on the Beautiful Creatures Novels. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Kami had her own news to share in the near future — but of course, that’s just speculation on my part :) And even if she did, you’d have to wait and hear it from her…!

Surprised?

If you need me, I’ll be here doing cartwheels up and down the street in front of my house.

xo Margie

 

2011 – Six Months In – Half-Full or Half-Empty?

June 20, 2011

I can't believe it's already June. Here's what's happened since January. I winged my way east to Dijon, France, for a fencing tournament and a writing retreat, then headed back west to Chinatown in LA for a little more writing…

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I drove up to Zions and the Grand Canyon with my daughter and parents, to see red rocks in the snow. And to write about red rocks in the snow…

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I flew south to Los Cabos, Mexico, to see my friends, and write in the sunshine…

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West to the South Pacific (the west south pacific?) for a writing retreat…

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East to Trastevere, Rome to write, and see my old friend in St. Peter's Square on his big day…

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South again to Mexico to write…I think you're getting the picture. Write, read, repeat.

In between, I got to see wonderful writers at the Romantic Times Conference, the LA Times Festival of Books, and one of my favorite events, the first ever YA Smackdown, where Team Paranormal faced off against Team Dystopian and Team Contemporary. Needless to say, Gayle Forman cannot be stopped, and Ally Condie, Kami and I were like so much dust under her wheels…

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Speaking of Kami, we are still hard at work on the FOURTH BOOK(!!!) of the Beautiful Creatures novels, and looking forward to DREAM DARK releasing online August 2, 2011 and BEAUTIFUL CHAOS releasing October 18th, 2011.

We are also hard at work on other secret projects of our own. It's been a busy six months, and there's an even busier six months ahead, I think. Check back soon for more details. Like, really soon!

So 2011? Half Full, not Half-Empty! AT LEAST Half Full!

xoxo Margie