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.
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! ***