Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Deal announcement: THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Write the book that only you can write, the saying goes. I'm here to tell you that absolutely no one but the incomparable Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock could have written THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES, a riveting collection of stories about a group of young Alaskans navigating adolescence in a uniquely hostile environment. 

Bonnie-Sue, a third-generation Alaskan herself, has been a reporter for Alaska Public Radio (among other outlets) and raised her children on a commercial fishing boat. She's also a powerfully observant writer of fiction, and seeing Alaska through her eyes takes my breath away every time I read her manuscript. 

I'm elated to announce that her debut novel will be published in the U.S. and Canada by Wendy Lamb at Random House Children's Books—a brilliant editor who responded to Bonnie-Sue's book with the same wild enthusiasm that I did. I can't wait for the world to read this one! 

December 12, 2013
Young Adult 
Third-generation Alaskan and journalist for Alaska Public Radio Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES, interlocking stories set in 1970s Alaska, in which a girl misses her father, lost in a plane crash; her sister has a secret; a boy and his brothers have stowed away on a ferry that will put them all in danger, to Wendy Lamb at Random House, for publication in fall 2015, by Molly Ker Hawn of The Bent Agency (NA).

Join me in congratulating Bonnie-Sue on Twitter — she's @bsrh1.

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