I have really exciting news!
Well . . . it’s exciting news for me. But hopefully it’s decent news for you, too.
I HAVE A WRITTEN ANOTHER BOOK.
AND SOLD IT.
AND ALSO SOLD ANOTHER BOOK THAT I HAVEN’T WRITTEN YET.
My fourth book, Landline, will be published next spring/summer by St. Martin’s Press. It’s an adult book. (To the extent that it’s about people in their 30s.) St. Martin’s also bought my next young adult book, which I’m working on now.
I’m incredibly, incredibly happy about this because St. Martin’s Press has been a complete joy to work with. They believed in Eleanor & Park in a big way, and I’m already thrilled with their work on Fangirl, which comes out in September.
And they don’t seem to mind that I write adult stories and young adult stories, and that all of my books are pretty different from each other. They seem to really like that — WHICH IS SO WONDERFUL.
Also, my editor at St. Martin’s Press, Sara Goodman, is smart and good and dear to my heart. And I don’t really want to be writing books without her.
So. LANDLINE. Here’s the story:
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.
Maybe that was always besides the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?