Friday, August 26, 2011

The Girl Who Remembered Horses

I am thrilled to announce that my novel THE GIRL WHO REMEMBERED HORSES was just accepted for publication by Musa Publishing for their brand new YA imprint.

Publication date is scheduled for November 11th, 2011 as an e-book, with paper book some time in the future.

Of all the novels I've written, this one is probably dearest to my heart. It was inspired by a college research project on women and their obsession with horses, as well as the changing status of horses today as we become a more urban society.

THE GIRL WHO REMEMBERED HORSES is set in the future, in a time when almost no one remembers horses or their connection to humans. But one girl has recurring dreams of riding astride on magnificent beasts that run like the wind. Labeled a foolish dreamer, can she possibly convince her clan of the ancient bond between horses and humans before the horses are slaughtered for meat?

I'll be working soon on edits, and I'll keep you posted when I get cover art, but I am really excited for all of you to read this book. Hope you love it as much as I do!


Anonymous said...

Wow, this sound amazing, Linda! Yay! Dystopian YA novels are very popular now, but I've never heard of anything like this. I am excited to read it in the future! Triple-YAY!

Lois Szymanski

Cheryl Ann said...

It DOES sound amazing!

Dreaming said...

Congrats! What great news!

Also, I received your package... a very well wrapped package... in the mail today! Thanks so much~!

Reddunappy said...

Is it going to come out in paperback?

Laura Marcella said...

This is wonderful, Linda! Congratulations! Once you get the cover, I'll be sure to add you to my Must-Read Books blog page. :)

Linda Benson said...

Thank you, everyone. I appreciate your support.

Dreaming - did I wrap that book a little too well? LOL

Reddunappy - my understanding is e-book will be published first, then if sales and reviews are good, paper book will follow!

Laura - Awesome, thanks so much. I hope to post the cover fairly soon. One thing I'm learning about e-books is that, although the writing still takes the same amount of time (to get a polished product) the actual publishing goes much faster. So, yay for that!