Waiting for Snow sold to Kate O'Sullivan at Houghton Mifflin!
Kate O'Sullivan has been one of my dream editors for a long while. When Kate bought my friend and former critique partner, Deborah Underwood's THE QUIET BOOK, I heard Deborah talk about how wonderful it was to work with Kate, then I saw THE QUIET BOOK reach the NY Times Best Seller List, then a series of quiet...and loud...books with stuffed animals appeared. My dream of working with Kate grew stronger.
Now that dream is becoming a reality. On October 3rd,in Publishers Marketplace New Deal's today was: Author of PRANCING DANCING LILY Marsha Diane Arnold's WAITING FOR SNOW, the story of impatient Badger who cannot wait one more minute for it to snow, to Kate O'Sullivan at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, by Karen Grencik at Red Fox Literary (World). I get goosebumps just reading this!!
I've been blessed this year with 3 contracts offered by 2 of the best children's editors in the world,Â Neal PorterÂ andÂ Kate O'Sullivan. Thanks to my agent,Â Karen Grencik, Neal, Kate, my writer's groups, and the Universe.
And thank you to my patient fans who've waited such a long time for another book. We're hoping that LOST. FOUND. with Neal Porter Books appears on the scene in January 2016 and WAITING FOR SNOW later that year.