June 6, 2008


I’m delighted to announce the sale of my second novel to Stephanie Lane at Delacorte Press.

Here’s a peek at the blurb that will go to Publisher’s Lunch:

Donna Gephart's HOW TO SURVIVE JUNIOR HIGH, about David Greenberg, a boy who dreams of becoming the next Oprah (the white, Jewish, male version), but whose day-to-day life is filled with embarrassing You Tube videos, bullies threatening swirlies, and a best friend gone ga-ga over girls, to Stephanie Lane at Delacorte, by Tina Wexler at ICM.



Riley Roam said...


I never had any doubts!

Jill N.

Paul R. May said...

Way to go, Donna!!!

Can't wait 'til it comes out.

We're all jumping up and down for you!

Paul and Family

Obsessedwithlife said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations. The parts I've heard you read are GREAT! I'm looking forward to reading it!

Wild About Words said...

Thanks so much for the nice words!


Anonymous said...

Hi Donna,

I've been meaning to leave a comment about your THANK YOU blog...so very nice and I enjoyed reading it all. THEN, when I clicked on your blog today, to do just that, I saw the message about the sale of your second book! How super-terrific. You go, girl! Can't wait to read this one, too.
CONGRATULATIONS...you are a real inspriation!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from me and Sonja, Donna.

I was wondering when or if you'd try your hand at a boy's story, given your own up close and personal observation of your two boys.

What do Jake and Andrew think of your intrusion into their psychic space?

Wild About Words said...

Thanks, Marjorie! I really appreciate it. So glad we met at SCBWI in LA!

And Herb, my next novel does have a male main character. And what a character he is! My guys know they're my inspiration . . . in more ways than one. All best to you and Sonja, Donna

Anonymous said...

Donna, we're all very happy for you, especially those of us who heard the advice you offered last winter at our SCBWI Conference -- "DON'T QUIT . . . DON'T QUIT . . . DON'T QUIT" Well Done!!

Dan R.

Sandra said...

This is too cool. Proud to know you, girlfriend.

And can't wait to read your newest book.


Stephanie J. Blake said...

WOOT! I saw the deal today! Great job!

Anonymous said...


Sounds like a great book!

Anonymous said...

big congrats!!!! cant wait til it comes out!! You ROCK sis :-)))

The Suprans said...

Congratulations, Donna! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to read this one, too.


Wild About Words said...

Thanks for all the nice words! I appreciate it!