Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Book Deal!

Those who were at my launch party for Clarity may remember that, during the Q&A, my eight-year-old raised his hand and declared that it was “unacceptable” that he wasn’t allowed to read my book yet and started trying to negotiate an earlier age than the one we’d agreed upon. Everyone busted out laughing. It was probably the highlight of the day for many people. That little spotlight stealer!

Well, now he has good news. He’s not old enough to read the Clarity series, but he’s old enough for my next series.

That’s right! I’m writing a middle grade (ages 9-12) mystery series.

From Publishers Marketplace:
Author of CLARITY Kim Harrington's untitled girls detective agency series, about two smart girls who, for a class project, create a website for a fake detective agency, but then that fake agency gets an email about a real case, to Aimee Friedman at Scholastic, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2012, by Scott Miller at Trident Media Group.

The books will be released back-to-back over three months in Summer 2012. I am so excited! And busy! :) I’m having a blast writing the first book. I love these characters so much. And I can’t wait to share them with you next year.

32 comments:

  1. Congrats! So excited and looking forward to reading!

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  2. Congratulations! I LOVE the synopsis!

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  3. So now we can look forward to even More Miss Kim... Am I correct that you have a non Clarity YA in the works as well?

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  4. Congrats. They blub sounds really cute.

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  5. Awesome news, Kim! Congratulations!!

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  6. Thanks Myra, Sonia, Marissa, Sara and Robin!

    Laura - Yes, I also have a standalone YA in fall 2012. No title yet. It's my ghost book and I lurve it!

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  7. Congrats, Kim - that's awesome!

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  8. Sounds amazing. Congratulations Kim!

    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte.

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  9. HUGE congrats Kim!! And I'm so happy the lil' guy will be able to read something of yours much sooner than expected :)

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  10. That sounds ADORABLE!! Love it!

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  11. I remember that moment at the launch party, and it WAS adorable. Huge congrats, Kim!

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  12. I'm so excited to read these!!! I can't wait to see what you do in middle grade!

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  13. ROCK ON! After you take over the world, I hope I'm still allowed to live in it. :)

    HUGE CONGRATS!

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  14. Woo hoo! Congratulations Kim!! Can't wait to read them :)
    Is your son excited?

    woo hoo!

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  15. Congratulations! This is so exciting! :-)

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  16. Thanks Andrea, Caroline, Mocha, Nikki, Suzanne, Sarah, Katie, Carrie, and DJ!

    @Emily - Yes, he asked today if he can read them now. I'm like, "I have to write them first, pal!" :)

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  17. Congratulations, what wonderful news. Yay!

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  18. This is awesome, Kim! Congratulations! I can't wait to read them!

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  19. How fabulous - congratulations!! I love writing for that age group. The fan mail (real letters!) are really sweet. The books sound so fun!!

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  20. Thanks Ebony & Cindy! :)

    Lisa - I saw that card you posted on FB. SO SWEET!

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  21. Congrats, Kim! These sounds amazing! Yay mysteries!

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  22. Holy cabooses! That series sounds awesome! Congratulations, you versatile and productive author, you! (I had no idea it was such a rock star who came to my book party last year...)

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  23. Congratulations, how exciting! Sounds like a really cool series. =)

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  24. Sounds like a seriously awesome series. Many congrats!

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  25. That is such awesome news! It's so inspiring to watch you go from a debut author to a seasoned one with lots of book sales. Hope you'll let me interview you for your new middle grade series. I like to spotlight middle grade authors.

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  26. I hope little guy is a character in your book:)

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  27. Thanks Shana, Jessica, Elana, Ashley, Stasia, Natalie, and Laura! :)

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  28. Congrats, Kim! I love how all your heroines kick butt and take names! Can't wait to read this series!

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  29. Ah! I'm late to the party, but I wanted to throw my congratulations onto the heap, too!!!!

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