December 20, 2012

SOLD -- DEATH BY TOILET PAPER

I'm delighted to announce the sale of my new middle grade novel, DEATH BY TOILET PAPER, to Michelle Poploff, Vice President and Executive Editor at Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books.

Michelle Poploff


I'm forever grateful to my agent, Tina Wexler, at ICM Partners for helping me find the story I was trying to tell and selling it to a wonderful editor. 


Tina Wexler

 I've worked on versions of this story for years, and it's going to be a DOOZY!!!

Here's the announcement from PublishersMarketplace:  Donna Gephart's DEATH BY TOILET PAPER, about a contest-crazed seventh-grade boy whose attempts to save his family from eviction result in battling a bully, keeping a difficult promise and creating a wedding gown made entirely from toilet paper for his zany zeyde to wear.

Publication of DEATH BY TOILET PAPER is slated for FALL 2014.

And in other good book news:  OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN comes out in paperback March 2013 -- in time to celebrate Jeopardy's! 50th anniversary and Alex Trebek's 30th anniversary as host.  

***  HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM A VERY HAPPY AUTHOR! ***

30 comments:

David LaRochelle said...

Congratulations on such great news, Donna! What a fantastic way to go into the new year!

Anna Staniszewski said...

Congrats!!! The title is fantastic.

Riley said...

Yay!!! So excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news! Best, Elysa and the gang

Jen Swanson said...

AWESOME Donna!! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Donna!!!!!! I bet it will be awesome

mind bloggling said...

I am so happy for you! Death By Toilet Paper? You're on a roll, girlfriend! And i don't mean toilet paper either! :). Congratulations!

Stacie said...

Way to go, Donna! Such great news!

Debby Garfinkle said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a really fun book!

Angela Ackerman said...

HURRAY!!! I am so thrilled for you! You are taking over the MG world!!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! Fantastic news!!!

Diahnka said...

So happy for you that you are achieving your dream as
a published author. With amazing talent, hard work and determination, you are on your way....

Becca Puglisi said...

Yay!! So excited for you. Can't wait to buy my copy :)

Miranda Hardy said...

Wonderful news! So happy for you.

Lauren Tarshis said...

Yay Donna! So happy to hear.
xx

Wild About Words said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments and lovely words!

Alexa Wilder said...

Congratulations, Donna!!!! I can't wait to read your new book! I love the title!

Anonymous said...

Dear Donna, what great news!!!!!! Fantastic title! It is so Donna Gephart! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Sandra

Laura F. said...

Yippee! Great news! I'm honored to know such a talented wonderful author.

Amanda Coppedge said...

Awesome news! Can't wait for it to be on my library shelves. :)

jaimiengle said...

Congratulations! I am excited with you and imagine the success tastes great after all that work.
Look forward to checking out your new book when it comes out. Keep us posted as the date gets closer.

Katie L. Carroll said...

Yay, Donna! Anything to do with TP is sure to be hilarious!

Deborah said...

Congrats, Donna! Sounds hilarious! Can't wait to read it.

Sylvia said...

I'm delighted for you, my talented and funny friend, and I'm also glad for news of the paperback for Olivia Bean. We'll light the Celebration candle to dance your book on its way to bestseller.

Casey McCormick said...

Congratulations, Donna! Fantastic news made better by the fact you've been working on it for years. YAY! Very happy for you.

Virg said...

Many congrats, Donna. My niece has enjoyed your books a lot. I'll have to tell her about the new one. Virginia

LL said...

How great! I've loved your other books and can't wait to read this one. Go, Donna!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS!!

D.A. Tyo said...

So…BOTTOM line, Donna, this novel sounds great! Get ready to collect your BOUNTY now. It will WIPE all other MG reads away! I know it’s gonna be CHARMIN. (Okay, you can stop POO-POOING this comment now. I know these toilet paper puns are TEARABLE. No need to re’PLY.) :)

Wild About Words said...

Deb Tyo,

If I could I'd get on a plane, fly to OH and give you a big SQUEEZE.

You're the best . . . and the punniest!

Donna