Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dreams Come True for Beth Revis

I am totally freaking out with excitement for Beth, my very cool and smart critique buddy. Why? Read this:

In another major YA acquisition before the Bologna Book Fair, Ben Schrank at Razorbill pre-empted North American rights to the debut novel by high school teacher Beth Revis, Across the Universe. Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House brokered the deal, which is for three books, and Universe is scheduled for spring 2011. In the novel, set in the near future, a teenager is cryogenically frozen only to thaw too soon, before arriving at the new planet that's her destination. Set to wake 300 years in the future, She rouses 50 years too early, still on a spaceship in transit. Schrank said he thinks the book will do for popular sci-fi what The Hunger Games did for postapocalyptic fiction. Rights have been pre-empted in the U.K. (by Razorbill UK, which will do a joint publication with Penguin USA) and Germany, and sales have also closed in France and Greece.

(via Publisher's Weekly)

And there's also this:

High school teacher Beth Revis's debut ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, in the near-future, a reluctant teenage girl and her pioneer parents are cryogenically frozen for a 300-year trip to a new planet; she awakens 50 years early on a vast spaceship with a murderer on board, to Ben Schrank at Razorbill, in a major deal, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, for publication in spring 2011, by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House (world English).
(via Publisher's Marketplace)

Congratulations Beth! And rumor has it she's having a rocking awesome contest soon on her blog, so check things out here.

8 comments:

Jen said...

This is amazing! It's so cool to see others getting awesome book deals, knowing one day that could be me! Congrats to her! Thanks for the linky link! I'm not following her!

Bish Denham said...

WONDERFUL news! I SO happy and excited for your friend Beth.

Kelly said...

Wow! That's an amazing deal! A big congrats to Beth!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Holy cow, that's big! You go, Beth! :-)

Andrea said...

It's so exciting to hear great success stories - one day it will be you, Christy!

Angela said...

I'm excited for Beth too!

Rena said...

Congratulations (again) to Beth. She's all over the place today! :)

beth said...

Aw, shucks! Thanks Christy! :)