Friday, July 23, 2010

ERIN FRY'S DEBUT FAT BOY TO MARSHALL CAVENDISH!

I'm thrilled to announce that Erin Fry has sold her debut Middle Grade novel FAT BOY to Marilyn Brigham at Marshall Cavendish!

FAT BOY, in which a 13-year old obese teenager, tired of his life of XXL t-shirts and unrequited crushes, and reeling from his father's recent stroke, joins the cross country team to find out if there's more to life than French fries.

And boy is there! FAT BOY is not only beautifully written with a fantastic plot, but it draws you into the main character's world from word one.

Here's another great publishing story---Erin sent FAT BOY to one and only one editor, Marilyn Brighham of Marshall Cavendish. She sent it a little before I signed her in late April and within a week of signing, Marilyn emailed that she loves the book and is sharing it with her team. Now we could have subbed out widely with FAT BOY and stirred the editor pot into a fury but Erin and I felt that finding the editor that LOVES your book is so very important, and Marshall Cavendish does an amazing job with all of their books, so....we sat tight and wa-la....the offer came soon after and in Fall 2012 FAT BOY will hit the shelves.

Erin Fry taught middle school history and English for nine wonderfully amusing but utterly exhausting years before turning to a career as an educational writer.  For six years, she wrote history curriculum and textbooks for Teachers’ Curriculum Institute (TCI). She’s been published by Scholastic, Great Source, and Zaner-Bloser, and currently reviews middle grade fiction for Publishers Weekly and occasionally, the L.A. Times.  In addition to being a writer and mom to three middle graders, she’s a cross country coach, competes in triathlons, heads up a local youth running group and teaches kickboxing.

CONGRATS ERIN and MARILYN!

11 comments:

  1. This is terrific news! And as a former cross-country runner, I can't wait to read the book.

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  2. Great news.
    Congratulations to both of you. Oh, and the editor, too!

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  3. Good choice. Marilyn is a fantastic editor to work with!

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  4. Wow, Jill. You are burning up the agent asphalt.

    Congrats to Erin!

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  5. Stephanie Denise BrownJuly 23, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    W00t!!! I'm so excited!!

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  6. Sounds like a compelling book - and a needed one. Congratulations to both of you! Marshall Cavendish publishes terrific books.

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  7. Fat Boy sounds great--can't wait to read it!

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  8. Congratulations. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  9. Sounds like an interesting read, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for it :) x

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  10. I want to read this one right now! I will definitely order it for my library when it comes out. There needs to be a lot more about cross country!

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