Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sara: Happy New Year!

Goodbye 2012! It was a great year for the nest, with 9 debuts sold among 26 deals, and some happy news for Nester's books:

Nina LaCour's THE DISENCHANTMENTS received 5 starred reviews, and is a Boston Globe Best Young Adult Book 2012, A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2013 and on BookPage’s Top Children’s list for 2012. It was also an NPR Summer Book pick and a PW Staff Pick for Best Summer Reads
 

Veera Hiranandani's debut THE WHOLE STORY OF HALF A GIRL received 2 starred reviews

VARIANT by Robison Wells and THE DISENCHANTMENTS are on the 2013 TAYSHAS list

DUST & DECAY by Jonathan Maberry won the Bram Stoker Award for Best YA

DEAD OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry won The Dead Letter Award for Best Novel
 

Jonathan's ROT & RUIN was added to more state lists this year to add to the many it is already on.  It won the Keystone to Reading Secondary High School Book Award for 2011.

TRAPPED by Michael Northrop is on the Virginia Reader's Choice List and was nominated for the 2012-2013 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards.

IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES by Lisa Schroeder was nominated for the Colorado Children’s Book Award (CCBA) 2013

THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE was selected for the 2012 IRA Young Adults’ Choices reading list and was a USA Today Bestseller

Michael Northrop's debut MG PLUNKED and Kim Baker's debut PICKLE are on the NYPL best Chapter Books List

and PLUNKED and PICKLE are also on the Fuse 8's 100 Magnificent Books of 2012 List

MONSTROUS BEAUTY by Elizabeth Fama is a Nerdy Book Club Award Nominee


 

2013 promises to be exciting with 9 debuts to come: 

DR. BIRD'S ADVICE TO SAD POETS by Evan Roskos

TAKEN by Erin Bowman

A GIRL CALLED PROBLEM by Katie Quirk

TIDES by Betsy Cornwell

45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS) By Kelly Barson

NANTUCKET BLUE by Leila Howland

SKY JUMPERS:  THROUGH THE BOMB'S BREATH by Peggy Eddleman

ENTANGLED by Amy Rose Capetta


PETER LUBINSKY AND THE MAGICIAN'S DOG by Frances Sackett


and,

Megan Frazer Blakemore's THE WATER CASTLE, her MG debut

2013 also brings Lisa Schroeder's 5th YA novel, FALLING FOR YOU (TODAY!) and her 3rd Cupcakes book, FROSTING AND FRIENDSHIP in the fall, FRAGMENTS, the second PARTIALS book by Dan Wells,  the 5th Joe Ledger book from Jonathan Maberry, EXTINCTION MACHINE and the 4th book in his ROT & RUIN series, FIRE & ASH, Dianne Salerni's historical YA THE CAGED GRAVES, Michael Northrop's 3rd YA novel, ROTTEN, Kristen Tracy's 4th MG novel, TOO COOL FOR THIS SCHOOL, Coert Voorhees's YA thriller, IN TOO DEEP, a new YA by Jeff Hirsch, as yet untitled, Brian Yansky's sequel to ALIEN INVASION, HOMICIDAL ALIENS,
and a new series by Robison Wells, beginning in the fall with BLACKOUT.


Wishing everyone a fabulous 2013!  I resolve to be better about keeping up this blog among other things.  I am grateful for all the surprises from my amazing authors this year, and look forward to more happy surprises in the year ahead, and to falling in love with more manuscripts from them and from the slush pile.


Sara

13 comments:

  1. What a year, Sara! Huge congrats to you and to all the fabulous authors reining in accolades. Here's to a very fabulous 2013!

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  2. Is there anything in particular you have on your wish list from the slush pile?

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  3. Wow! Congratulations to all the Nesters and these wonderful accolades -- and of course to Sara, who made it all happen! Looking forward to 2013!

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  4. Such wonderful accomplishments - huge congrats to you and your authors!

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  5. Congratulations to Sara and all my fellow Nesters!

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  6. * Wow, what an amazing list, Sara! Congratulations! Wishing you and and your authors more incredible accomplishments.

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  7. What a terrific list! I have some new reading material for the upcoming year. Congrats to all. Thank you.

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  8. Wow! 2013 is going to rock! Cheers, Nesters!

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  10. Gigantic congrats, fellow Nesters! So happy to be part of this awesome group. <3

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  11. Lots of BIG accomplishments in one year! Congrats!

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