I'd like to give a big HUGE congratulations to Lenore (of the fantastic blog Presenting Lenore!) As some of you might know, Lenore is also a writer as well as a blogger and reviewer. I opened my e-mail today and saw this blurb from Publisher's Weekly:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers has acquired a YA novel called Level Two by Lenore Appelhans, in a joint acquisition with CBS Films. According to S&S, this is the first time the company has coordinated a deal so that an author received a simultaneous book and film offer. In Level Two, the liminal place between our world (Level One) and heaven, Felicia spends her days reliving her memories from the security of her pod—until she gets broken out by Julian, a boy she met on Earth. Appelhans writes the popular YA blog Presenting Lenore. Level Two will be published in either fall 2012 or spring 2013, with a 200,000-copy first printing.
OMG!! I immediately did a happy dance in Lenore's honor! I am so so thrilled for her and I can't wait to read her book! I also think this news comes on the most perfect of days. I'm celebrating my blogoversary, and Lenore is the first person I remember commenting on my blog and really encouraging me to keep going. I knew I had to blog because someone out there was reading it. So I owe a lot of my blogging to Lenore and her encouragement. So thank you for being so awesome and CONGRATS!!