Guys, I have a big, giant, incredible announcement...
You might even be able to guess part of it...
I know I hate when people spoil the movie, so here... if you haven't watched this week's vlog (KelsNotChelsNOTLIVE ep. 10), NOW is the time!
OMG, I know, right!?!
My debut, a YA Contemp, DAMSEL DISTRESSED has been sold to Danielle Ellison at Spencer Hill Contemporary (October 2014)!
I AM GOING TO BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR.
But that's not all, guys... that's not all.
The incredibly gracious, generous, and brilliant team that I'm working with has given the green light for the second, most unique part of the project.
My husband, Daron, and I (Wedding Day Rain) are writing, recording, and producing our debut ALBUM, Imogen Unlocked, as a companion to the novel.
Think of it as, kinda like a movie soundtrack... but not... cause, like, there's not a movie.
The songs on our album are a supplement to the book, which is whole and complete on its own. But when you put the two together, this mixed-media art project is just about the coolest thing I've ever taken part in.
I am so excited I can barely see straight, or stand up, or breathe.
One more thing, tomorrow and Friday, I'm going to spill the beans on the incredible story of how I got here. How my little manuscript managed to crawl out of the query trenches, how I landed my amazing agent, and how Danielle Ellison and Spencer Hill Contemporary became the caretaker and home for my book. The post will be in two parts, so be sure to come and read all about it tomorrow and Friday mornings, right here! To learn more about the book or the album or to join our group of supporters, team #OMGen, visit our new site: www.damseldistressed.com! And, ummm, add it to goodreads? CAUSE OMG YOU CAN ADD IT TO GOODREADS. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17788889-damsel-distressed
Hey, I'm Kelsey, author of DAMSEL DISTRESSED (Spencer Hill Contemporary Oct. 2014). This book is my first, a YA novel being presented with IMOGEN UNLOCKED, a full album of original songs inspired by the book and written/performed by me and my band, Wedding Day Rain.
I'm so excited to share the story of Imogen with you through words and music. Please check out DamselDistressed.com for tons of information, content, and my street team, #OMGen.
My work is represented by Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency.