April 2nd, 2008

YOU WISH

Yay for Natanya!

Just saw this in publisher's marketplace:

FICTION: DEBUT
Scientist, doctor and researcher with over 50 major awards in science and a professor medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. James Levine's debut RIVER OF WORDS, the surprisingly hopeful story of 15-year old girl whose poverty-stricken family sells her into sexual slavery and she lives in a cage on the streets of Mumbai, but uses writing and imagination to transcend her reality, to Cindy Spiegel at Spiegel & Grau, for six figures, in a pre-empt, by Natanya Wheeler at the Lowenstein-Yost (who found the manuscript in the agency slush pile) (world).


Natanya is a 'co-worker' of my agent, and I believe this is her first sale. How's THAT for starting off with a bang? Yay for Nantanya!