My Agent Sold My Book

I'm still a little numb. My agent Adriann Ranta sold my MG novel, HOODOO, to Lynne Polvino at Clarion/HMH!

How exciting.

Here's my agent, Adriann "Khaleesi" Ranta making the deal.




I'll be back with details. Well, some of them.

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Ronald Smith's HOODOO, a Southern Gothic set in rural 1930s Alabama, about a boy from a long line of folk magic conjurers who must unravel a web of family secrets and overcome his inability to cast a simple spell in order to defeat a stranger who wants to use the darker powers of hoodoo for evil, to Lynne Polvino at Clarion in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Adriann Ranta at Wolf Literary Services (World).






19 comments:

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

That is so great, Ron! Congratulations. Keep us posted on when it comes out.

Keely said...

That's brilliant news! Can't wait to find more out about your book - it sounds really intriguing!


susanbishopcrispell said...

Congratulations, Ron! This is so exciting. You and Hoodoo totally deserve this. Can't wait to buy it and finish reading the story!

Karen Strong said...

That's really FANTASTIC. Congratulations to you. So exciting!

Cyndi said...

So super fantastic, Ron and Adriann!! Congrats!! Woot woot! The story sounds amazeballs!!

Michele Thornton said...

From the first time I read it, I knew it would be THE book. The voice is amazing, it jumps off the page. Congrats!!

Catherine Sofio said...

Your story - your dedication- are such an inspiration. One that we (me d and the gals) will look back on forever...one of those great life lessons.



Johnell DeWitt said...

Congrats! Sounds like a very intriguing story.

Mina Burrows said...

This is spectacular news! Congrats! I'm so excited for you and the story sounds wonderful!

Kathy Kottaras said...

Ron, Your story sounds amazing! This isn't the same one you worked on in class? Is my memory failing me?

I can't wait to read it!

Kathy

Ron Smith said...

Hey Kathy! Which class was that? Mandy Hubbard or Nova Ren Suma? I worked on this book in Nova's class!

Thanks!

Katy Upperman said...

Amazing, Ron! I can't wait to read your novel -- it sounds incredible! Congratulations!

Marcia said...

Congrats, Ron!

roro said...

Congratulations Ron

Kathy Kottaras said...

Aha! We were in Mandy's class.

Medeia Sharif said...

That's awesome. Big congrats!

Ron Smith said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments everyone. I'm still pretty psyched!

Kathy, now I remember. Duh!

Wendy said...

Stop showing off! Just kidding. Congrats, Ron :)

TOI said...

Well done, well done... I was watching the Oscars and you came to mind. All the best Mr Smith :)