I'm sure some of you have noticed I've been MIA for a couple of months. Life has been a bit crazy and unfortunately the blog had to be set on the back burner. But I'm back with good news. I sold my Young Adult novel Toyko Dare! For those who have been following my blog you know how much I love Japan. I wrote Tokyo Dare so that teens could read and learn about Japan through a fun adventure driven novel. I'm so happy to announce that an editor fell in love with my story and it will be published soon. I'll post details as we get closer to the publication date which should be sometime in August.
Here's the deals report in Publishers Weekly!
Anne Van's TOKYO DARE, in which a dare sends a high school student to Japan where her host family thinks she's the devil and a wacky to-do list turns her world inside out, to Jude Pittman at Books We Love, by Dawn Dowdle at Blue Ridge Literary Agency.
I'll be blogging about the crazy times ahead as I get closer to the book release. I'm lucky to have a publisher that will let me design my own cover. Those years of art school are finally going to pay off. : ) I'll be posting cover previews as I go along.
So stay tuned!