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Big News, More Books!

Okay, so late last night (although still technically July 3rd), this post appeared in Publisher’s Marketplace:

In case that’s too hard to read, here’s the text:

Mindee Arnett’s FINDING EDEN, a spaced-based thriller about Jeth, a teen mercenary who leads a talented crew of thieves, and who finds his life on the line when he takes on a high risk job in order buy freedom for him and his sister, pitched as Firefly meets White Cat, to Jordan Brown at Balzer + Bray, in a two book deal, in a good deal, by Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media (NA). Translation: kortiz@newleafliterary.com, Film: pouya@newleafliterary.com

So that’s my big news. Two more books. And yeah, I’m freakin’ unbelievably excited about it. The best part of the process this time was hearing my editor talk about how he first read the book using the read-aloud function on his Kindle–have you heard it? It’s awful–but he still liked the book anyway. Yah!

Also, it’s worth saying now that the title will definitely be changing, for lots of reason not worth discussing here. I will also most likely publish this under a pen name. Right now I’m leaning toward M.M. Gaver, my maiden name. What do you think? Like?

Big, big, huge thanks to my rockstar agent and all the beautiful people at New Leaf Literary. Suzie is the best! Also, thanks so much to my wonderful, awesome kickass critique partner, Lori M. Lee, as well as my sister and brother-in-law, my lovely agent sib, Kathy Bradey, and the best-reader ever, Sarah Goldberg. Couldn’t have done this without you guys.

And finally, thank you so much to everyone who participated in my cover reveal giveaway for The Nightmare Affair. I think I might plan another giveaway soon to celebrate Finding Eden. Maybe a query & chapter critique? Stay tuned…

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  1. Congratulations! What amazingly exciting, jump-up-and-down news. I wish you much luck with it!
  2. Congratulations, Mindee! That is such fantastic news!
  3. Congratulations, Mindee! Definitely news worth waiting for. The blurb sounds so cool, can't wait to read it!
    • Aw, thank you Susan! So glad it was worth the wait. And I'm really sorry about the delay.
  4. Whoo-hoo! So exciting!! :)
  5. Becky
    Congratulations! To be honest, I'm really excited because this means there will be a second book, and I can read it and find out what happens to everyone! o/ Selfish reader motives? But...but, it's just because I care about the fictional characters of win that you created.
  6. Congrats! Heard the amazing news through Lori and she made it sound fantastic. And I know it must be very special for her to get so excited. Congrats again!
  7. That is SO exciting! Congratulations! The book sounds awesome, I love space, thieves and brother/sister relationships, so I can't wait :0)
  8. HollyB
    Huge congratulations to you!!! It's easy to tell from your "voice" in this post that you're super excited about it! :) That's truly fantastic. I'm interested to know why you are considering a pen name? It has always intrigued me when authors use pen names, especially once they've already published under their real name. I have no bias one way or the other, I have just always been curious about the practice. If you decide to do it, I do think M.M. Gaver is nice... though not as pretty as Mindee Arnett :)
    • Thank you so much! To answer your question, the decision to use a pen name has to do with not wanting to compete with myself for shelf space at bookstores as well as to distinguish between genres. Although I think and hope most people will enjoy both books, they are pretty different in terms of content. I'm glad you like the name :)