A few years ago I wrote an action-packed, futuristic romantic suspense novel called COUNTDOWN under a now-retired pen name, which got fantastic reviews and a couple very cool award nominations. The book was favorably compared to The Hunger Games in its Booklist review — BEFORE The Hunger Games came out.
That was then. This is now. And I’m happy to share that something really cool is going to happen with this story….
Here’s the official deal announcement from Publishers Marketplace!
Michelle Rowen’s COUNTDOWN, in which a street thief and a convicted murderer must work together against the clock to beat a deadly reality game, previously published as adult fiction, to be revised and retitled for young adult, to Natashya Wilson at Harlequin TEEN, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Soooo excited to work on this with Natashya and Harlequin Teen (they’re also publishing my Nightwatchers series, starting with DARK KISS in June). This is one of my favorite books I’ve written to date and I’m thrilled to have this chance to make it available to a brand new audience!!