J.K. Rowlinghas inked a deal with Little, Brown Book Group and Little, Brown and Company to publish her first novel for adults. The publisher did not reveal the title or publication date, but the novel will be published in print and eBook formats.
Little, Brown Book Group publisher David Shelley will edit and publish for UK readers; will be responsible for publication in the United Kingdom and Little, Brown and Company executive vice president Michael Pietsch will publish in the United States.
Rowling had this statement in the release: “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.”
“I am afraid of getting older … I am afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a day—spare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote. I want to be free…. I want, I want to think, to be omniscient…. I think I would like to call myself ‘The girl who wanted to be God.’”—Sylvia Plath written in 1949 at age 17 (via hateshiploveship)
Update on my life. So my life has been crazy chaotic right now. I need some encouragement or maybe a psychic to forsee the future to tell me it all works out. A teacher at my school where I work recently resigned and she taught 5th grade Reading, Spelling and LA. In other words, my perfect job! Downside…I’m taking my subject area test in the beginning of March to get my certificate. I feel awful for the students because they are in desperate need of some order and purpose. They have been shifting from sub to sub, while I sit back and watch and dream of what could be if I only had that certification RIGHT NOW. UGH. So upsetting.
My only hope is that our principal either hires someone to fill the position short term until school ends and I can apply for next year’s position or she doesn’t find anyone in the next 3 weeks and I can apply. Here’s hoping.
I care so much about all of this that I’ve been up since 2am, sick with worry. I count it as a good thing, except ya know the whole sleepless night part.
I just want these kids to make the end of the year count, it kills me to see them basically giving up. For now I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for a miracle.