Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Breaking News-I've stopped stalking Jack Reacher

The reason was announced on Publishers Marketplace today:

Younger brother of Lee Child, Andrew Grant's debut EVEN, introducing David Trevellyan, described as Jack Reacher's younger brother if Reacher had a brother who'd joined the British Navy, and taken James Bond's career path, to Peter Wolverton at Thomas Dunne Books, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in June 2009, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management (that would be me.)


The full story is here, on the Dead Guy blog

17 comments:

Margaret Yang said...

Congrats on the new hottie!

Brigid said...

Very nice. :-) Brothers are HOT.

Eric said...

Kudos. (Where did that word come from, anyhow?) Congratulations to both you and Andrew. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Just_Me said...

Congratulations! I'll look forward to reading :)

Susan Adrian said...

Woo-HOOO! Congratulations!!

M. G. Tarquini said...

Whee!!!!

Cornelia Read said...

Way cool! Congrats to you both.

Paige said...

Oh, he does have a brother! How wonderful. May I ask what pre-empt means? Might be none 'o my business, but I'm just curious. And it might be a common term I've just missed along the way.

Big, huge, ginormous congratulations.

Steve U said...

Yawn. Conway Sax could beat up Jack Reacher, his hypothetical brother, and any other hypothetical siblings he might have. And never break a sweat.

Twill said...

There's no verb in that sentence.

Steve U said...

Conway Sax punched out all the verbs.

(OK, OK, somebody's a bit jealous over that six-figure advance!)

Southern Writer said...

A significant deal. Woo hoo! You go, girl. Oh, and congrats to the author, too.

DeadlyAccurate said...

May I ask what pre-empt means?

A pre-empt means the publisher tries to pre-emptively avoid the book going to auction by offering a good deal. Best definition I've ever seen is comparing it to the "Buy It Now" feature on an eBay auction.

Loretta Ross said...

So . . . you're stalking David Trevellyan now?

Congrats on the deal to you both!

Paige said...

deadlyaccurate -- thanks for answering my pre-empt question. That makes the deal even better! Congrats again, Janet.

Chumplet said...

It's like all the planets suddenly went into alignment! Congratulations, and I hope the figurative bed don't get too crowded.

ChristineEldin said...

Congratulations!!!!

This is awesome news!!!
:-)