Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I am thrilled to announce the sale of Shelley's Coriell's fabulous YA debut to Maggie Lehrman at Amulet Books/Abrams

Here is the Publisher's Marketplace listing:

Five-time RWA Golden Heart finalist Shelley Coriell's debut WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE, pitched as THE BREAKFAST CLUB meets WKRP IN CINCINNATI, in which an ex-popular girl, forced to join the misfit staff of her high school's struggling radio station, dispenses relationship advice on a late night call-in show only to find she has a lot to learn about love, loneliness, and lasting friendships, to Maggie Lehrman at Amulet, for publication in Spring 2012, by Jill Corcoran at The Herman Agency (World English).

 Back in March 2010 I posted Shelley Coriell double-finals in the YA category of the 2010 RWA Golden Heart Awards and predicted that Shelley would soon be a YA superstar. I was right!

In 2010 Shelley won RWA Golden Heart Awards for her manuscripts BLOOM and WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE. It is extremely rare for a writer to double-final, but then again, Shelley is an extremely talented writer. Shelley has been a  Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist in 2009, 2008 and 2007, as well as 2008 Golden Pen winner and the 2008 Kiss Of Death Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence winner!

Shelley is the ultimate professional who understands that persistence and butt-in-chair writing and revising brings about success. This is just the beginning, Shelley!

Congrats to you and Maggie!


  1. That is EXCELLENT news!! Major congrats to you and to Shelley!!!

  2. Congratulations for being a YA rockstar, Shell! And congrats for being the rockstar's rockstar business manager/PR woman, Jill!




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