Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Big Announcement




Since the article appears in the current issue of Publishers Weekly, I guess it's time to let the cat out of the bag ...

My third book was sold at auction to a wonderful editor at Putnam. This is huge for me and I couldn't be more thrilled!

Here's the text as it appears in the above article:

by Matthew Thornton -- Publishers Weekly, 9/8/2008

Meister to Putnam

Putnam's Rachel Kahan won North American rights to a new novel by Ellen Meister in an auction conducted by Andrea Cirillo at Jane Rotrosen. The book, The Silver Line, tells the story of a suburban mom expecting her second child who discovers that she might be able to slip through a wrinkle in time and return to her single life. When a routine sonogram reveals unexpected problems, her grief lures her to escape to the life that might have been—in which she discovers that she's stayed with her neurotic ex-boyfriend, and that her mother, who committed suicide several years before, is very much alive. Meister's previous books, The Smart One and Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA, were published by Morrow; Putnam will publish the new book in 2010, with a Berkley paperback to follow.

Just to clarify, the book was sold based on a proposal, which means I now have to write the darned thing. Back to work ...

6 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Congratulations!

cupcakegirl said...

Congrats! You are one busy lady! I'm thrilled for you!

Anonymous said...

I am SOOOO proud of you and so happy. You are such a talented writer and this book is gonna soar!!!!

Ellen said...

Thanks so much Natalie, Jennifer and Anon!
xo

SusanD said...

YAY!!!! Congrats, Ellen!

Donna said...

Woo Hoooo!!