Have a title. Have a cover. HAVE SOME... CURSES. Creepy af, no? This is the U.S. hardback cover - news on the UK cover to come soon...! I'm proud of this book. It was tough to write, I don't mind telling you, but I'm very happy with where it's gone. It's told from Summer Grace's point of view, so you're going to get a different perspective to book 1. You're going to be up close and personal with the Graces family all the way... and this is a family with a lot of interesting s
So The Graces has been picked for the Radio 2 Book Club. This is (terrifyingly) A Big Deal. It means that the book is talked about on Simon Mayo's Drivetime show. It also means that I have to go on the show and talk about it live on air. Which is fine and in no way making me nervous. YA is very rarely chosen, so I'm aware of just how much of an honour it is to be picked. I will be live on air on Monday the 19th September around, I think, 5:30pm. Please be gentle with me, Simo
Hey there, YA lover. Are you at YALC this year? Super. Come talk to me. I shall be on the Faber stand on the Saturday, hanging out and signing your hands, or bits of paper. I've heard on the sly that there will be Graces related cool stuff being given out, as well. I can sign those too, if there is room. Hell, even if there isn't. I'll just put an x or something. Exact time tbc... I will update this post when I know more! #yalc #yalc2016 #events2016 #events #laureeveatyalc #t
So this happened. Kirkus Reviews, the prestigious US reviews magazine and website, gave The Graces a starred review.
Great, you're thinking. What the hell does that mean, Laure?
According to Kirkus, it means this:
"The Kirkus Star is one of the most prestigious designations in the book industry. Look for the icon to discover books of exceptional merit."
Excuse me while I firstly hyperventilate and secondly hang this on my wall to stare at during the
The Graces hits many of the below languages/countries in September this year:
U.K. - Faber & Faber (Faber Children's)
U.S. & Canada - Abrams Books (Amulet)
Germany - Fischer FJB
France - Hachette Livre (Hachette Jeunesse)
Holland - Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum (Van Goor)
Spain - RBA Libros (Molino)
Brazil - Editoria Record (Galera)
Denmark - Lindhardt & Ringhof (Carlsen)
Aaaand some covers have now been revealed.
The UK cover (left) and the US cover (
So.... I have news.
The Graces, my new novel, has sold. To... quite a few places, as it turns out.
Here are the places so far (with the specific imprint of each publisher it has sold to in brackets): U.K. - Faber & Faber (Faber Children's) U.S. & Canada - Abrams Books (Amulet Germany - Fischer FJB France - Hachette Livre (Hachette Jeunesse) Holland - Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum (Van Goor) Spain - RBA Libros (Molino) Brazil - Editoria Record (Galera) Denmark - Lind