I HAVE BIG NEWS! One of my critique partners, the lovely and amazing Karen Akins, has sold her book!!!

Karen Akins's LOOP, in which a time traveler accidentally brings a boy from the past into the 23rd century, only to discover he's already in love with her future self and is keeping his own set of secrets, pitched as HEIST SOCIETY meets BACK TO THE FUTURE, to Terra Layton at St. Martin's, in a two-book deal, by Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider (world).

I'm SO happy for Karen! In fact, my feelings can only be properly expressed with an interpretive dance from Nicki:

I LOVE THIS BOOK! I've read it twice and I promise you'll want to buy LOOP as soon as it comes out. It's funny, it's quirky, it's romantic, and it has a great mystery too. Plus I love the future world Karen has created, and all the crazy time travel twists she somehow managed to keep straight. I'm so excited that her book will be published so other people can read it too!

Make sure you visit Karen and congratulate her! YAY!!!