As posted on Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf yesterday…
Bethany Strout at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has bought a debut novel, The Shine Between Us by Sarah Tomp. In the story, a girl will do anything to leave her small Appalachian town, including making and selling moonshine to finance her college education. But when she falls for a boy whose ties to the town run deep she must choose between him and the life she’s always dreamed of. Publication is set for fall 2014; Catherine Drayton at InkWell Management held the auction for North American rights.
Couldn’t be more thrilled!
Having a debut novel to announce has been both a long time coming and a flash of wow.
I am incredibly grateful to so many – so very many – writer friends who have, in one way or another helped me to get to this moment. No way would I have done this on my own. Lucky for me, I know the best people in the world to have along on a tough journey.
But my agent, Catherine Drayton, was truly amazing in making this deal happen. I so appreciate her tenacious enthusiasm and confidence. She’s the flash of wow.
Sarah Wones Tomp
WRITING ON THE SIDEWALK