Friday, April 1, 2011

Announcing!

So, I've been sitting on this news for a while, but I've finally got the go-ahead to tell you about my new project--that we just sold!! And another ! And maybe five more, for good measure !!!!!

I'm so, so excited about this one. It took me a long time to come up with an idea that felt as authentic and fresh as Paranormalcy, but I can honestly say I am prouder of this book than I am of anything I've ever written.  With no further ado, the Publisher's Marketplace announcement:

In a major deal, in a pre-empt, with a rumored film already in the works, agent Michelle Wolfson sold world rights to NYT bestselling author Kiersten White's newest trilogy.  The first book, as yet untitled, revolves around a shy, awkward girl who moves from the desert to a rainy northwest town where everyone wants to be her friend, but she only has eyes for the incredibly beautiful--and obviously dangerous and quite possibly undead--boy who acts as though he wants to kill her.  Within minutes of the deal teen girls across the nation were already dividing into teams based on love interest preferences, and a marketing campaign designed to make girls (and grown women) everywhere break up with their boyfriends because they cannot possibly measure up to a fictional romance is already in the works.  Internationally bestselling phenomenon Stephenie Meyer, when told about the deal, was heard to remark, "I swear I already wrote that book."

81 comments:

Aubree said...

wow, so ORIGINAL of you!

Cat Jensen said...

Hahaha good one...

Can't wait to read this refreshingly original saga. I assume the first book in the series is getting a worldwide release April 1st 2012?

Dawn Embers said...

*giggles*

That is all I have to say on that. ;-)

Ebony McKenna. said...

Bwahahahahahahahaahah! Love your work.

Ellen Brickley said...

I forgot the date for a second, and three lines in I was thinking 'OMG, Kiersten is publishing a Twilight satire, that is going to kick ARSE.'

Then I read a few extra words and LOLed.

aLmYbNeNr said...

Happy April! LOL!

Emily White said...

Hehehe! You almost had me for a second! :)

Andrea Mack said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! Great joke!

Remilda Graystone said...

Ah ha. I was like, "Wait. Whaaaaaat?" Then I read the comments and realized I was right: I am horrible with dates. Happy April Fool's Day. Can't believe it's already arrived. I swear it was just March yesterday.

Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

I was like, "That's cool, a new series from her." And then I started reading the summary, and I was like, "Um, what? That makes no sense." And so I didn't fall! I am so proud of myself! :)

Krista Ashe said...

BWHAHAHA, this is awesome, and you actually had me going for a minute....I read the desert to midwest and went, "Wait, huh?"

I didn't doubt your ability to sell another series after enjoying Paranormalcy!!

eliza jane brazier said...

Ugh! This holiday foils me!

The announcement I was about to pass onto Alan is still dissolving in the back of my mouth.

As I read the 'blurb,' I even thought- 'oh, they've commissioned a parody- how charming.’ My inner voice is terribly Victorian.

Safari Poet said...

Happy April's Fool day :-)

Sandy said...

THANK YOU for the reminder that it's April Fool's today! I almost forgot. Donning my coat of skepticism right away.

ellen said...

I even told my friend maybe two seconds ago that it's April 1st and still, for a moment I went
Yay, new triology! - wait, that... what!?
Before the date popped back into my head. XP

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

HAHAHA! Well played, Kiersten! For a second, I believed you ony I was waiting for the twist or joke, until I realized the whole thing was one. Happy April Fools!

Nisa said...

Very snarky. It's sure to be a hit! Hehe!

Writer Tessa said...

Oh, that's hilarious :)

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

You know, this was totally mean of you. I was so excited to hear your news and then realized it was April 1st. =) You can't do things like this to very naive individuals like myself.

Tina Moss said...

Nice April Fools! :D

Tracey Neithercott said...

I'm not sure if you're still editing the first book, but have you ever considered making the other love interest a werewolf? I just think it'd give filmmakers a good chance to get rock-hard abs in the movie. Think about it.

Broken Angel said...

Nice April Fools! You almost had me excited for a moment there :(

Amanda J. said...

...I got SO excited. Curse you, April Fool's Day. Curse you. :P

FloeticFlo said...

I *totally* fell for this at first. Then I read it again.

LOL!!!

I Read Banned Books said...

Congrats!

Jen

dookiepookiebear said...

ah kiersten you never fail to make me laugh

Elizabeth said...

I'm with Tracey on this. Even those who are (for whatever reason) immune to the plot will not be immune to the abs.

Angelina C. Hansen said...

You're a funny one.

Michelle Wolfson said...

So I was walking back in the freezing rainy disgustingness that is NYC this morning after a meeting, and I pull out my phone to check twitter (because I'm ridiculous like that). And of course the first tweet I see is your Squeeeee.

So I think what could she be squeeing about? Because obviously I must know every bit of news in your life. And I click through. And I start reading. And I'm glancing around. And I'm like what? What? What?? Has she gone totally off the deep end??

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit how long it took me to figure out what the, ahem, heck was going on, even as I read about these amazing feats of agenting I had pulled off in this alternate universe.

I apologize for even ever so briefly entertaining the nervous breakdown conclusion before settling on April Fool's day. Apparently the freezing rain had numbed my brain as well as my fingers. :)

AWESOME.

Amber @ Awesomesauce said...

hahahaha, I loved it!!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

You got me! I believed every word until halfway through. :)

heidikins said...

Bwaahahahahahaha! Awesome. :)

xox

Anne Riley said...

Blaaahahahahahahahahahaha

Chersti Nieveen said...

So funny! I think your agent's response in the comments just adds to the whole thing.

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Um, yeah, what Michelle W. said... (You totally had me!!!)

Lily Robinson said...

Yeah... and Hubby tried to convince me my nose was bleeding and that all the theaters were $1 today!.

You're so funny, Kiersten!

Debbie Barr said...

I'm such a dork. It wasn't until I read the comments that I realized this was an April Fools joke! Reading the whole thing I was thinking "This doesn't sound all that good..."

Pricky Angel said...

Oh my gosh! You totally got me. That is so hilarious. Especially your agent's response. Best April Fool's Ever.

hopejunkie said...

Know what gave it away from me? "shy awkward heroine." You've been describing Isadora as so biting that I just knew it was an April Fool's! Awesome awesome :)

Cate Gardner said...

Ha! Brilliant.

nancy Holder said...

This on the same day I got my own amusement park! I love Fridays!

Tere Kirkland said...

LOL, you had me until rainy northwest!

Cute.

Have a good weekend!

salarsenッ said...

*sniggers with a major chuckle* You're humor always refreshes me. Congrats on all YOUR success. LOL

suzanne said...

hahahaha, love it.

Have a great weekend.

Sarahbear9789 said...

That was a bit evil. I got so excited until I realized it was April 1st.

Sheepa/PegasusZ said...

Hahahahhahah!!!! One day I will seriously DIE laughing from your posts!!!!!

Katie Mills said...

omg, you totally had me until the book description! Sneak you are! LOL Great post!

Jeigh said...

I almost fell out of my chair when I read "movie rights".

For the record, I'm Team Second Guy! (Unless First Guy turns out to be hotter, in which case I'm jumping wagons.)

Nicole Zoltack said...

LMAO!

LinWash said...

Happy April Fool's Day to you too! :-)

Melanie Hooyenga said...

ROFL!!

ashelynn sanford said...

HAHA. Very nice. :D

Leigh said...

LOL! You had me for a while there, I was just doing a power salute for you, but before I got the arm in the air I started to laugh.
Seriously... this is the best April fools ever! Nice one.

Marsha Sigman said...

You're killin me. You really got me for the first few sentences.

Maiawa said...

agh! I was so confused! i live in australia and my april fools was yesterday and so i read this THREE TIMES thinking what the hell? what is going ON? and then i went to the comment forms and realised haha oh well im a little slow, okay?

Brad Jaeger said...

Damn. You got me.

Caryn Caldwell said...

Ha! You got me. I was so excited for you, too, with a major deal and a pre-empt and so many new books on your contract.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie Meyer said that? Thats kind of rude? Or tis it a joke?

Kiersten White said...

Anon--So completely a joke! It's April Fool's Day : ) I would never attempt to rewrite Twilight, as the fabulous Miss M already did a bangup job of it.

Skyler said...

So here's my story. I came to your blog today saying "ooh I bet Kiersten has something especially funny planned for April fool's!"
I read the word "Announcing!" and was like oooh let's read on, and I read on, and I read the whole thing really excited about this new series, and then when I got to the part with Stephanie I was saying "hmm that's weird. It does resemble Twilight a little bit... but I doubt she really said that. Why would that line be there?"
So I looked under tags to see if anything else had been said about this series. And I clicked on the tag "check the date". And that was the only post it came up with.
And I'm saying, "ok... I know the date. This isn't helping....."
And that's when it hits me and I start laughing uncontrollably and telling myself I must be the stupidest person in the world, because I came PREPARED FOR A JOKE, and I STILL FELL FOR IT!
You're such a good writer that I was so excited about a new series that I forgot about the looming April fool. THAT is a compliment, Kiersten! :)
HAHAHAHA
Oh jeez, I'm such an idiot.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

This is why I love you. That's all. :)

Michelle said...

April Fool's!

Jordanne said...

At first I was so confused...the only prank played upon me was by my school! (Private school...lower part wears uniform but we just have a strict dresscode. They put in the announcements that we'd have uniforms next year because of the girls breaking the dresscode so often! Of course, I've heard this may actually be TRUE. But if it is, it's their own fault if nobody believes them because it was on April Fool's day!)

Anyways...
I had to read it twice and then I was like, OOOOOO! That was the best prank EVER. If only the part about the deal was true though!!! :P

P.s. is this payback for tasering you so many times???? :D

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

LOL! I think you should have held out for more money. :)

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Hahaha! Love this!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

ROFL!! Okay, you got me. Darn you! I was really looking forward to this book until I realized it was Twilight and I've already fallen in love with that one.

I will now have trust issues whenever you announce a book sale. Psh. *shakes head* Oh, Kiersten.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ha! Best April Fools post ever. You had me going until that rainy northwest.

Julie Hedlund said...

Good one! You had me going for a sentence or two there...

S.J. Wright said...

Excellent! Now I really wish I done the same thing with my blog!

Whirlochre said...

Hrmph!

Please kindly return my hook, my line and my sinker.

Kate H said...

Had to read this a few times before I got it... though I did have the disadvantage of reading it on April 2nd...

Holly (Between the Bookshelf) said...

That is a hilarious April Fool's joke!

daniellaindie said...

Where's the "like" button?

Walrer said...

I hate April Fool's Day. I got excited. Poo...

Teisha Little, author of DAWN said...

I cannot wait to read it! It will be good. I cannot wait. Can you tell your agent about me? I am writing a book and I want to get it published when I am finished. I will give you a percentage of my sales.
Teisha Little, author of DAWN

Anonymous said...

I realize that you said trilogy, but maybe you should make it a 4 book deal, and in that forth book, your "shy, awkward girl" becomes a vampire... that really annoys everybody, more than the character already did. Oh and then that character should have a baby at 18 years of age and name it a mix of her mother's and mother-in-law's name. Lastly, in the end, the character should have to give up nothing at all, even though she should.

Jess said...

I can't wait to read these books! (*snicker snicker snicker*) :)

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

LOOOL NICE ONE :)

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

You had me for a minute there -- I was starting to think "OMG she's going to get sued!"...then I looked at the date ;)

Ishta Mercurio said...

"I swear I already wrote that book." LOL!

Madeleine said...

Here's the issue with April Fools' Day: I never remember it's April Fools' Day.

In other words, you totally had me convinced. I was so confused that I had to read the comments to find a clue as to what was going on. Clearly I'm not the cleverest. ;D

I would love to read your version of TWILIGHT, though. Best idea for a parody ever. :D

P.S. I do hope your next book gets you a major deal! Just sayin'.