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The Quirks!

I am so thrilled to finally be able to announce my new book deal...a SERIES for younger readers called THE QUIRKS. Here are the details, as reported by Publisher's Marketplace yesterday:

Children's: Middle Grade        
Erin Soderberg's first two books in The Quirks series, about a most unusual and magical family who move to Normal, USA - and the daughter who desperately wants to fit in, to Michelle Nagler at Bloomsbury Children's, by Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World).

The first book in this series has been in the works for a while - it took me a very long time to get the voice, the silly magic, and the crazy earnestness of this fantastic family down. But finally it all worked and clicked and felt right - so a few weeks ago my agent sent it out to the wider world. And now, I'm over-the-moon excited that my very first editor, the incredible Michelle Nagler, bought the books for Bloomsbury Children's to publish! Michelle was my editor at Simon & Schuster, but then left me (in Anica Rissi's incredible hands) and I have been desperate to work with Michelle again someday. Someday is finally here!

I'll be writing this series under my maiden name, Erin Soderberg, to ensure that readers can differentiate between my older teen fiction and this younger series - it's very, very different from everything I've done before and I don't want any seventeen-year-olds to be disappointed! But if anyone has younger siblings that like funny, silly, family stories - this will make a great gift in 2012 or 2013!

YAY!
Later,
E.

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