Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A New Deal!

Sorry for the late post, but it's been a crazy-busy, exciting day. I'm thrilled to share my news here with my Buzz sistahs and our readers. Without further ado...

PUBLISHERS LUNCH DEAL

Marley Gibson’s RADIATE, by bestselling author of the GHOST HUNTRESS series, the fictionalized version of her own battle to overcome cancer as a teenage cheerleader through humor, humility, and perseverance for Spring 2012, again to Julia Richardson at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (NA).

I can't tell you how excited I am about writing this book. It's very near and dear to my heart because the story will be loosely based on my own experiences when I had cancer in 1982 and was a varsity cheerleader.



There won't be anything angsty, bitter, or negative about it. It's about facing adversity and overcoming anything. I really hope this book will be an inspiration to teens coping with cancer. I often wondered WHY I had to go through that so many years ago...maybe THIS is the reason!

Time to celebrate!
Marley = )

10 comments:

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Omg, you are so strong to fight cancer. My grandmother had so many surgery's and had cancer.

I can not wait till this book comes out!

Heather H. said...

This book sounds amazing because of the premise alone. Congrats that you now have a chance to write it!

TinaFerraro said...

YAY, so excited about this--for you and for us, your readers!

Bee said...

I can't believe you had to go through that but it's fantastic that you chose to write a book on it. You're amazing.

<3333333333!

Mel Francis said...

I am so proud and happy for you, Marley-Mar!

Ricki Schultz said...

Hooray!! Congrats, Marley!

Sounds like an *amazing* book - I'm so glad we'll get to read it! :) That is *so* unfair, and it will be great for YAs (and not-so-young adults) to look at your positive example.

Love the cute pic, BTW. :)

Hope you're well!

Ricki

stephhale said...

This is amazing news. I'm so happy for you, Marley.

Wendy Toliver said...

It's so wonderful that you can take something that was such a scary time for you and all your loved ones and make it into something positive and inspirational. I am so thrilled for you, Marley! Based on the portion I've read, readers everywhere are in for a treat when it's finally published.

nymfaux said...

Marley--that's so awesome!!!!!! Congratulations--on trumping the cancer, and for making something amazing out it!!! Can't wait to hear more about it!!!

Amanda Ashby said...

Wow Marley- I saw your sale announcement but I had no idea what the book was about! Mega congrats on your fight and on your new sale - I know it will help others!