Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Looking Ahead to 2018

#SecretProject's manuscript
I recently delivered my newest young adult novel to my editor, Maggie Lehrman, at Amulet Books/Abrams! The book is currently slated for publication in Spring 2019. We haven't yet announced the title or said what the book is about (although I've left some clues on my social media pages). I'm working with my publisher to potentially introduce the book to everyone in the middle of January.

More info to come.

I don't have any new novels publishing in 2018! Between April 2013 and September 2017 I released six novels and a short story that was part of a YA horror anthology, and while all of those publication dates have been exciting beyond belief and utterly surreal, they've also been exhausting! Releasing all those novels in a relatively short amount of time meant I also wrote them fairly quickly, which has been a challenge with books entailing a great deal of historical research.

Not releasing a book in 2018 means I'll have more time to write!


I'll spend the first half of 2018 revising and editing #SecretProject with Maggie and other members of the editorial team at Abrams, and during the second half of  the year, I'll likely get to start promoting the book—which means cover reveals (always fun!), appearances, and advance reading copies. I also plan to embark upon a new writing project that I've been thinking about for a while, and throughout 2018 I'll be speaking at schools, libraries, and other events.

Thanks so much to everyone who read my books in 2017, whether you're one of my long-time readers or someone who just discovered my work. Odd & True was just named to Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2017, and it's a YALSA 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee. I'm incredibly honored!


Warmest wishes,
Cat Winters


Carina Olsen said...

Aw. No new books in 2018? :( SO SAD. Yet totally understand too :D I hope it means you will not be quite as busy these days. <3 Hugs. You have published so many awesome books lately :D YAY. And eee, I CANNOT wait to hear more about your upcoming books. <3 Sounds so so awesome. I'm excited :) Happy holidays Cat. <3

Cat Winters said...

Thank you, Carina! Happy holidays to you, too.