Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I'm thrilled to announce that I sold my second novel, The Cure for Dreaming, to Maggie Lehrman at Amulet Books/ABRAMS! Maggie is the same extraordinarily talented editor who helped me whip In the Shadow of Blackbirds into shape, and I'm ecstatic that I get another chance to work with her!

The book is slated to be published Fall 2014.

Here's the official announcement from Publishers Marketplace:

Author of IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS Cat Winters's THE CURE FOR DREAMING, where, at the turn of the 20th century, a seventeen-year-old is hypnotized into seeing people's true selves, illustrated with late-Victorian images, again to Maggie Lehrman at Amulet, by Barbara Poelle at Irene Goodman Agency (World English).
Foreign: Heather Shapiro at Baror International

I first came up with the idea for The Cure for Dreaming about a month before I sold In the Shadow of Blackbirds. It was September 2011, shortly before Halloween, and I was interviewing musician Kristen Lawrence, the  creator of Halloween Carols. The following song of hers, "Dark Glass," served as inspiration for The Cure for Dreaming's Gothic, dreamy, hypnotizing atmosphere. 

I'll let you know as soon as I have any more information about the novel. In the meantime, I'll be hard at work on the book, getting ready for Fall 2014!


Emma Pass said...

Aaah! Congratulations, Cat, that is WONDERFUL news! I can't wait to read it!

Kat C @ Books and Sensibility said...

Congrats Cat !

Cat Winters said...

Thank you, Emma and Kat! I'm looking forward to sharing more info with everyone in the future.

TeriBrownwrites said...

What a wonderful concept!

Cat Winters said...

Thank you, Teri!

Hannah said...

YAAAAY! This is such cool news! My historical buff side is screaming it excitement! CURE sounds so coool! *happy dance for your awesome deal*

Cat Winters said...

Thank you, Hannah! I'm thrilled you have a historical buff side!