You know that moment when you log onto Pinterest, and you tell yourself it'll be quick? Just a few minutes and then you'll be done. Twenty minutes, tops. And then you blink and realize that you've been pinning and scrolling for over an hour?
Yeah, I can finally call all that time research.
One day, a while ago, I stopped on an image. I can't find it now, but there was something simple and striking about it. There was a boy standing on Earth, gazing up at the moon. There was no caption to go along with it, but it sparked something inside me. I started writing.
And those few sentences turned into something amazing.
Liza Kaplan at Philomel has acquired Benjamin, a middle-grade novel in verse by Kelsey Sutton. Benjamin lives on the moon, keeping watch over the world below but caring nothing for the lives he observes... until he discovers Sam, a girl who makes him long for more. Publication is planned for summer 2017, to follow the 2016 publication of Sutton's The Lonely Ones; Beth Miller at Writers House negotiated the deal for world rights.Squee! Can't wait to share this story with you, my wonderful readers!