I have been sitting on some good news for a while now and it took a lot of effort not to explode and just TELL EVERYONE all the time. But I made it. The deal is done.
The sequel to The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, my debut novel and winner of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award, will be published in the spring of 2017. The second is tentatively titled Book of Etta, and I can’t wait for you all to read it. These books are represented by Danielle Svetcov at LGR Literary.
Bonus round: 47North has also agreed to re-publish Midwife, and make it available in more formats!
I’ll be at a couple of big events this year, promoting my new(ish) and upcoming work. I’m also lecturing at a handful of colleges in 2016 (I’m honored to say Midwife is included on syllabi in gender studies courses in two states!) as well as speaking to creative writing students about my experience. Watch for updates on my Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, megelison.com is about to undergo some serious reconstruction.
Thank you to everyone who has bought, borrowed, read, reviewed, or mentioned Midwife. Thank you for bringing it into libraries and telling your friends to read it and tweeting me pictures of when you handed it to your daughters and sending me fan art. I’m so grateful for the way so many people have supported my work and heard me.
You’ll be hearing from me again soon.