Book Deal News (!!!)

 And now it can be told:

Strange Chemistry are thrilled to announce a two book deal with Gwenda Bond, concluded between Amanda Rutter and Jennifer Laughran, of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. The first book, Blackwood, will be one of the imprint’s September 2012 launch titles, with the second following in 2013.


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More info at the Strange Chemistry website. You could say I'm over the moon.

ETA: YOU GUYS, I am overwhelmed by all the congratulatory notes. Each and every one makes me tear up. You are all the best.

See also: io9's great round-up of the first THREE announced Strange Chemistry books; so excited to be in such good company. SQUEE.

44 Responses to “Book Deal News (!!!)”

  1. Rita Yates


  2. Alison

    I am so happy for you. Can’t wait to read it!

  3. Gavin

    Such great news!

  4. Jenn Reese

    How wonderful! Congratulations!!!

  5. Cynthia Leitich Smith

    Over the moon to hear this! You’re such a remarkable writer. I feel honored to get to say I knew you when!

  6. Bill Greeves

    Congratulations – Blackwood sounds like a great story!

  7. Gwenda Bond

    I am honored to know *you*!

  8. Heather Tomlinson

    Excellent news! Congratulations–the book sounds fascinating.

  9. chance

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Awesome news – I can hardly wait to read it.

  10. Gwenda Bond

    Thanks so much, Heather!

  11. Jenny Davidson

    Yes, so great, can’t wait to read ’em!

  12. aquafortis

    WOO HOO!! Happy dance! 🙂 🙂

  13. Gwenda Bond

    High five, agent sister!

  14. Jen Robinson

    Congratulations, Gwenda! That is so cool!

  15. Gwenda Bond

    Thanks so much, Jenny! 😀

  16. B.R. Farmer

    Gwenda, I suppose I’m too old for young adult books;
    but they can’t stop me from reading it! I’m waiting impatiently to get my hands on a copy of your work. This is a long way from the little girl who used to stop by on Halloween for a quarter from my grandmother. I admire you and I’m proud of you.
    B. Farmer

  17. Gwenda Bond

    This is my favorite comment ever. Thank you so, so much. 🙂

  18. Miss Erin

    The summary of your book sounds so awesome, I really can’t wait to read it!

  19. Celia Marsh

    Hooray! The Book sounds AWESOME, I can’t wait!

  20. Colleen


  21. Little Willow

    …and may I add, WOO HOO!

  22. Shveta

    GWENDA! Hoorayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

  23. Gwenda Bond

    Thank you, darls!

  24. Ellen Kushner

    YES!!!!!! Good to see work & genius paying off. Can’t wait to read this.

  25. Gwenda Bond

    *blush* Thank you! Wish you were going to be in Mexico with us, but there will be celebratory-ness at some point! 🙂

  26. jen fu

    holy shit, congrats! that is fantastic and lovely and deserved.

  27. C.E. Wolff

    Pooks was singing your praises in class today. Many congratulations to you!!! C.E. Wolff

  28. Gwenda Bond

    I heart Pooks. Thank you!

  29. pooks

    Gwenda–I was demonstrating some of the top online sites for writers Monday night when I saw your headline–WOW! What a fabulous surprise! I’m so thrilled for you, and my classes now see what success looks like.
    Go, you!!!!!!!!

  30. Gwenda Bond

    Well, what perseverance looks like anyway! 🙂

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