I’ve been hinting and hinting, and now I can finally shout the news from the rooftops: ORPHAN’S SONG, my MG novel in verse is coming in early 2025! I got the offer from Feiwel & Friends back in September and signed the contract in December, so it’s officially official!
You can find my announcement on Twitter and Instagram as well (just click those links to see them).
I can’t wait to share more with you about the book (and the process, if you’re interested). For now, feel free to ask me anything in the comments. I’m planning to write a post answering questions and explaining a bit more next week!
Yay, I am so proud of you!!! Now I can tell everyone that my daughter is an author!
Hahahaha! So very true!
Congrats! I’m super excited for you. I’d already guessed you have a book deal from your hints. I hope you’ll let me feature you at Literary Rambles when your book releases.
Yeah, I wasn’t very subtle in my hinting, but I’m still glad to finally be able to share all the details! And, yes, I would love to join you on Literary Rambles when it releases!
And you join the 2025 MG and YA debut author group and the separate MG debut group. You’ll get a lot of support and help as you navigate becoming a debut author. All the debut authors I’ve interviewed over the years have found being in a debut group really helpful.
Yeah, I’ve already been in contact with a couple of other 2025 debuts. Those announcements are just starting to make their way into the world! Thanks for the advice!!
Nicole, this is incredible news! Congratulations!!!
Thank you, Sam!! I’m so happy to finally get to share it with you!
Congratulations! I’m so very happy for you!!!
Thank you, Wendy! I’m really thankful for all of you who’ve supported me here on the blog!!
What fantastic news! Big, big congratulations, Nicole!
Thank you so much, Tanya!!!
Congratulations! What amazing news, it doesn’t even feel like that long ago you’d been talking about writing it so it’s awesome to see the hard work has paid off.
Yeah it both feels like it’s gone by really quickly and verrrrry slowly. LOL! Thank you so much!
Thanks for being with me every step of the way!
Thank you so much, Anne!!
So exciting!! Congrats lovely!!!
Thank you, Julie! I’m really excited to be able to finally share the news!
Wow, congratulations! That’s amazing news!
Thank you, Laura!!
Ahhhh! This is so exciting!! Congrats Nicole! I am SO happy for you!!! 🥳
Thank you!! I couldn’t wait to share the news with you guys!
Congratulations!! This is super cool. I’m so excited for you!!
Thank you, Steph!!!!
Such great news, congratulations 🎉
Congrats again! Ugh, winter of 2025 is so far away…then again, the long wait will hopefully help you prepare for what’s ahead…🙂
You know I only cover YA and adult books on my blog, but I’m willing to share any piece of news and announcement you’ll have about your book when the time comes!
I know, it’s hard to believe I have two years to wait for it to be released, but I’m guessing it will end up flying by. Thanks so much for your offer to help me share news when the time comes – I really appreciate that!
Ooh this sounds so interesting, and congratulations, that’s amazing!!! You’re gonna have a published book!
I am SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY FOR YOU! Like I don’t even have the words, just… so so glad this is happening for you!! And like Roberta said, anything you need, don’t hesitate, I will shout about it from the rooftops!!
So excited to hear about all of it!!
I am absolutely thrilled for you. I knew it would happen!!! Plus, I love Oscar Wilde, so that aspect is exciting for me personally. LOL I cannot wait to read it!
1. Was this the book you got your agent with, or was it a book you wrote after?
2. Why this particular Oscar Wilde story?
3. What do you love about writing in verse?
This is so, so, so very exciting, CONGRATULATIONS again and again, Nicole! <3 Can't wait to hear more about the process if you're willing to share! and of course, looking forward to the book! <3
What good news! Congratulations, Nicole!!!!!!
Woo! Congrats Nicole!!! 🙂
I am so very late to this post, but congrats, Nicole! I cannot wait to hear more and more news about your book as you keep passing exciting new milestones on the way to release day!