Announcing my next book, ADAPTATION!

I have exciting news, everybody! Today I can finally tell you about what I've been working on for months, because the deal was just announced in PW's Children's Bookshelf:

Kate Sullivan at Little, Brown has bought Morris Award finalist Malinda Lo's two-book YA series Adaptation. The premise? After an ominous series of mass bird deaths, a girl questions whether she is still human after she undergoes a mysterious procedure, and is torn between feelings for her crush David and a seductive new girl. The first book is due out in fall 2012. Agent Laura Langlie did the deal for world rights except the U.K. and Japan.

Now, this little announcement doesn't really tell you much about the books! The first book is called Adaptation, and the first thing I want to tell you about it is that I totally came up with the bird deaths thing before all those bird deaths in January. Score!

The second thing I want to tell you is that this is set in the near future United States, but not dystopian near future. It's set like in 2014. It is not a fantasy, but I do hope it will be fantastic.

Finally, here are a three things that are related to Adaptation:

And now, I should probably get back to writing this book, because it is due soon! Woohoo!