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Friday, November 1, 2013

My Big News! Offer on my New Adult Romance Novella. Launching this Winter!

So, the big news that I've hinted at in my last two posts is this:
I accepted an offer from the fabulous Inkspell Publishing for my new adult romance novella!!! The working title is Model Position, and it's about an artist, Sienna Karr who falls for her live drawing model. It will be published in January or February as a digital first ebook. And I'll be using the pen name, Kitsy Clare.
Why use a pen name? The novella is a bit steamy, and I'd like to have an obvious, clear boundary between my work for kids/teens and adults. Why not be totally anonymous and not connect it to the name Catherine Stine at all? Because people make it their business to find out who you are anyway, and also because I've worked hard to create a platform on social media so why reinvent the wheel?
Exciting, huh?! I'm really pumped!
I've discovered, while writing my last three YAs (one of which involves a sizzling, thorny love triangle) that I really enjoy writing love/lust/wooing scenes, whether it's for the YA audience or for "new adults", so why not explore it to my heart's delight?
Model Position is set in a fictitious art grad school, and in the giddying, high stakes New York City art world, where the weak are tempted into Faustian bargains, and even the strongest can pay a price.
More soon!
Oh, and Happy Nanowrimo-ing! I'll be working on the next in the series. You?

28 comments:

  1. Awesome news, Kitsy! :) That's fantastic.

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  2. Thanks, and now I can use my real nickname (Kitsy). It's good for something, after all. :)

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  3. Wow congrats! I'm super happy for you. :-)

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  4. Congratulations! Very fun news to start off the month. :)

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  5. That's marvelous news! It's great you found you actually like writing romance and are good at it. (I find them difficult.) I can't wait to hear more about the book. Congrats! :-)

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  6. Thanks! yes, more soon about the plot...

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  7. Congratulations! And I think that's smart to use a different name to separate your adult work from your YA/MG stuff. Another author I read a lot does both under the same name, and I wonder sometimes about kids stumbling across his more mature adult stuff.

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  8. That's awesome news. Congratulations!

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  9. Excellent! I'll be working on finishing a draft of my current YA.

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  10. You can't top this for a way to wind up 2013! Congratulations!

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  11. Woo-hoo! Congratulations! I've heard so many great things about Inkspell too. Have a great weekend. :)

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  12. Congrats! You'll be starting off 2014 with a bang!

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  13. Cat, this is cool! You sound positively giddy--it looks good on you! :) :)

    Congratulations, Kitsy!

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  14. So exited for you, Catherine! This sounds like a great story. :)

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  15. WTG, indeed! I'm a very satisfied and purring cat today.

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  16. Sounds exciting. Congratulations and best of luck with your new venture.

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  17. Wow! That's great news! And I really love that title "Model Position". :)

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  18. Congrats, I like the title and your pen name!

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  19. You are truly amazing, Catherine, yet another book! Congrats!

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