Sometimes Children’s Lit Blogger Gets Big Book Deal

Time to turn green with envy, fellow children’s lit bloggers.  HarperCollins has bought a book by Lizzie Skurnick based on her weekly Jezebel column, Fine Lines.  This is their Friday feature,  “… in which we give a sentimental, sometimes-critical, far more wizened look at the children’s and YA books we loved in our youth.”  Skurnick’s columns have been smart and I look forward to seeing what this book turns out to be.  Here’s a bit more information from their announcement:

Publishing behemoth HarperCollins, which, thanks to editor Carrie Feron and agent Kate Lee, will be publishing the book — featuring work that has appeared on Jezebel as well as new content — sometime next summer. And Jezebel readers can help, namely, telling Lizzie what sort of accompanying online content and reader participation opportunities you’d love to see — “book clubs, podcasts, interviews, e-book downloads and cover galleries are things we’re kicking around,” she says — and, of course, title suggestions.


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3 responses to “Sometimes Children’s Lit Blogger Gets Big Book Deal

  1. I’m so green I can’t even go out of the house because people will mistake me for a plant. Awesome for a blogger getting a book deal!

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  2. Lee

    Susan, I’m not green, and I don’t think it even remotely awesome. In fact, I’m rather tired of most everyone thinking a book deal is the validation for a writer. Some of us indies actually like what we do!

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  3. What a great site this is. I am a fan and simply love the way it looks.

    Yea for Harpers Collins!

    http://www.godzillachai.blogspot.com

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