BOOK NEWS

I’m so happy to announce that my novel will be published by St. Martin’s in 2017!

It’s been such a long journey. A literal odyssey. Let me break it down.

First, I wrote a book.

The first draft, which I wrote over winter break of my freshman year, took about six weeks, and it was absolutely terrible. A version exists in a secret folder on my computer, and I think about destroying it every single day.

I re-wrote and re-wrote for about a year, finishing another version after winter break of sophomore year. I showed it to my one of smartest friends, who read it and gave her feedback. I edited again.

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The book, deconstructed. Middletown, CT.

The summer between sophomore and junior years, I focused on other things. I had been so absorbed in the project that I could no longer look at it. I frolicked around Washington, D.C. with a group of quality vegans and didn’t write all summer.

I found an agent in the fall of my junior year; we revised again, and she submitted the manuscript to publishers at the end of January. On February 22, she closed the deal with St. Martin’s. It’s the perfect fit, and I couldn’t be happier!

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