Thursday, May 20, 2010


I am thrilled to announce that Robin Mellom has sold 2 fun, funny YA books to Christian Trimmer at Disney-Hyperion!

Here's the PM listing:

Robin Mellom's debut DITCHED, pitched as THE HANGOVER for teens, in which a girl finds herself lying in a ditch the morning after her prom with no memory of the last twelve hours which includes a disappearing prom date, a Tinkerbell tattoo, and a dog-swapping escapade, to Christian Trimmer at Disney-Hyperion, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2012, by Jill Corcoran at The Herman Agency (NA).

Robin Mellom is one of the funniest, most talented writers I know. Many of you know her from her Disco Mermaid days, but for every forth you will know her as a force in YA kidlit:)

Robin Mellom has taught grades 5 through 8 and has a master’s degree in education. She has written local content for the entertainment section of The San Luis Obispo Tribune newspaper, and also co-wrote a series of manga-style algebra assessments for the UCLA Department of Education. Currently, she is a social worker for children with autism. Robin spoke at the 2006 SCBWI National Conference in Los Angeles with author Lisa Yee on the positive aspects of blogging. She presented information on how blogging can help connect authors with the writing community and allow for a unique creative outlet. As a three-member group, her blog, The Disco Mermaids, focused on the process of writing and gained the attention of editors, authors, children’s librarians and many writers.

Check out Robin's new solo blog and read all about her road to publication, and of course her happiest post: OMG...I SOLD MY BOOK!

As you will read on her blog, Hyperion's Christian Trimmer is the perfect editor for Robin. They are both witty, fun, super hard working and smart, smart, smart!

Congrats to both of you, Robin and Christian!


  1. Wow! Congrats Robin on all your success- very deserving of all your accomplishments and I'll be sure to go check out your blog.

  2. Thanks for sharing such wonderful news! Congratulations to Robin. I'm heading over to her blog to get all the fun details!


  3. It was the Tinkerbell tattoo that got Disney's attention, wasn't it? ;)

    Fabulous news! Huge congrats to Robin.

    I'm on my way over to Disney World today. I'll have a frozen chocolate covered banana to celebrate her deal.

  4. Oh, Jill, I am so happy for both of you! Congratulations. :)

    Tinkerbell tattoos for everyone!

  5. Congrats to you and Robin!
    The premise sounds crazy fun!

  6. Congratulations!!! It sounds fantastic.

  7. That's FANTASTIC news, Jill! Congratulations to both you and Robin! :)

  8. Congrats to YOU and Robin :D I'm thrilled for you guys!

  9. congrads Jill - and of course robin :)

  10. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH - I've posted this amazing news on my facebook!

  11. Hooray for Robin (and Jill)!!!!

  12. Congratulations to both you and Robin. This is great news! Can't wait to read it.

  13. Just read this fabulous news. Hooray for Robin (and Jill). Goes to show that perseverance, dedication and passion win out in the end. Whoppee!!!

  14. Sounds like a fun book.. maybe a movie too! Looking forward to it! Congrats to all involved!



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