It's official! Razorbill will publish my YA novel, These Witches Don't Burn, in 2019!
Here's the official announcement:
I am beyond thrilled to be working with Julie and the team at Razorbill, and I cannot thank my wonderful agent, Kathleen, enough for being such an amazing champion. Summer 2019 feels so far away, but it'll be here before we know it. I can't wait for everyone to meet Hannah and the rest of the These Witches Don't Burn cast.
SOME BOOK FACTS FOR READERS
- There are three feuding witch clans in this world: Elementals, Casters, and Blood Witches
- Non-witches are known as "Regs"
- The MC (Hannah)'s boss is a Wiccan high priestess who runs a magic shop
- There's both lesbian and bisexual rep in the book (the relationship subplots are both f/f)
- Hannah has been out to her family for about a year at the start of the book
- Publication is scheduled for summer 2019, with the exact date TBD
SOME BOOK FACTS FOR FELLOW WRITERS
- THESE WITCHES DON'T BURN is my fourth novel
- This was my #DVpit pitch back in April 2016
- I finished the first draft on a retreat in Wales in 2015
- After a couple false-starts of revision, I decided to do a near 100% rewrite at the beginning of 2016 (the initial draft didn't even have the witch clans)
- Hannah's name was Claire in the first draft, but it never felt quite right
If you haven't already, add These Witches Don't Burn on Goodreads!
Have questions about the story, the writing process, or something else? Leave me a comment below!