I have a new book deal!

This has been in the works for many months, but I've been unable to share the news until now: I have a new book deal! I'm writing another young adult novel, and this one is a mystery. Here's the news from Publishers Weekly:


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Andrew Karre at Dutton has bought A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo. The YA novel is a murder mystery about the shifting boundary between young and adult and the half-seen spaces where friendship slides into love, where love twists into jealousy, and where life crosses over to death. Publication is scheduled for 2018; Laura J. Langlie negotiated the deal for North American rights deal.

I've been reading mystery fiction since I was a child, when I devoured Nancy Drews by the dozen, and even today the main genre of fiction I read is crime fiction, so I am super excited to finally be writing this! I am also thrilled to be working with Andrew Karre, who has edited so many fabulous books. I think this book is going to be a delicious challenge to do, and I've already started working on it.

Before any of you ask, let me assure you: Don't worry, there will be lesbians.

2018!! It'll be here before you know it. I mean, it's practically 2016 already.