This showed up in the book deals on Publisher's Weekly this morning (right before I went to bed and then I couldn't sleep):
Deals: Week of 6/6/11
FSG Gets 'Crewel' ...for the Kids
Mollie Glick at Foundry sold North American rights at auction to Gen Albin's debut YA novel, Crewel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers senior editor Janine O'Malley bought the book last Friday, June 3, after four other pre-empts came in earlier in the week. Albin, who founded the parenting blog theconnectedmom.com and edited the Missouri Review while getting her M.A. at the University of Missouri, blends science fiction, suspense, and romance in the story, which is set in a world where women designated as "Spinsters" can control time. The novel follows a 16-year-old set to become a Spinster—Glick said the special designation comes at a price as these women must "enter a world of secrets and lethal intrigue"—who has a special power that will play a key role in the destiny of the world.
And yes, I'm still pinching myself!
Tomorrow I'll be picking a winner for the writer's survival kit, and offering you a chance to get private, personal query feedback to benefit storm relief in Joplin, MO.