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In a mad turn of events, I wanted to tell you all that Fairyland has sold to Feiwel & Friends, the YA imprint of Macmillan.

Along with a sequel.

You guys will always be the first adopters--Fairyland Pioneers. Thank you for everything--it's only just beginning.

Also I'm dying to hear what you guys think of Chapter 19 and the Marquess and everything, so consider this your discussion post!



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tylik
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC)
Yay!!!
cupcakery
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
Yay, an actual print version that I can curl up in bed with!
arielstarshadow
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
One word:

AWESOME!
rymenhild
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
OMG YAY
moiread
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!
ironekilz
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic news! I'll definitely be purchasing. Chapter 19 has actually been one of my favorite chapters. I loved the twist. I totally wasn't expecting it.
corvaxgirl
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yay, Cat! Thanks for stepping in with this. I'm home sick today.
mutantenemy
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
*kermit flail*

YAAAAAAYY! That is the best news I've heard in a long while. I am so happy for you! And happy for me that soon I'll be able to add Fairyland to my always-expanding bookshelves.
ladyortyger
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic! And I have been eating up these past few chapters.. I can't wait to see what happens next. Do we get another Interlude soon? Surely the Key will catch up with her!
catvalente
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Patience...
ladyfox7oaks
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
WOOT!
the_zero_kid
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
What a twist. The Marquess' story nearly broke my heart.
sidhe_etain
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Wow.

What a chapter. I am still dumbstruck (ok, not totally since I'm writing this) by what I've read. Cat, this is why you're my favorite author...Fairyland was amazing enough, but then you put this chapter in there.

The death (or injury I hope??) in this chapter made me cry. And so did the Marquess' story. Who of us has read books like Narnia and not felt a little heartbroken at the end of the story for the children who lived an entire life in Narnia/Faerie/etc, and then were swept back into childhood against their will? It was always one of the great mysteries of the Otherlands to me...why couldn't you ever stay?

And I didn't see this coming in the story at all. Which is ironic, since I just finished reading a novel (I won't give the name, since it's a NYT Bestseller right now and I'm sure someone else is reading it) in which the villain of the story is a child who found a way to stay behind in the other world, and the obsession turned him dark. Cheers to you, Cat, for making the Marquess such a multi-faceted character...worthy of our disgust for the crimes she has committed, yet somehow sympathetic because we can imagine her heartbreak.

I'm just in awe right now of this story. And to buy it in print form? Oh how divine that will be too!
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vitruvian23
Oct. 19th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely awesome, Cat. I'm curious, though, as to whether things were complicated by first publication rights no longer being available due to the online posting of the chapters, or if publishers have now adapted more to teh Internets than I had thought.
catvalente
Oct. 19th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
It's a long answer--ultimately, no, but that doesn't mean it's not a case by case basis at this point. If there hadn't been so much interest, if I hadn't had a publication history already, I think it might have been a problem. But it wasn't, for me, with this book.
bluebren
Oct. 19th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Per your last paragraph there
okay listen up September

"...everyone I knew in my life as Mallow was old, and no one remembered what I looked like as a child."

+

I am one hundred and twelve years old. That is a long time. I know her—

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basically she has never missed a single opportunity to withhold key information and tell you whatever she thinks will motivate you most at the time

=

DON'T TOUCH THE FUCKING GEARS

you have no reason to believe you know what they really do

bitch is crazy and her stated goals still don't make any sense

otherwise why wouldn't she just make the clocks public knowledge and let people deal with them individually
flamingruby
Oct. 19th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
I have been wanting to read The Orphan's Tales for so long, and now I'll keep an eye out for September and co. at my local Barnes and Noble.
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