Dianne Salerni author Dianne Salerni author Dianne Salerni books Dianne Salerni blog Dianne Salerni Appearances Dianne Salerni contact Dianne Salerni teachers
Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Grunsday …

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Grunsday …

I don’t know if anyone remembers me venturing outside my safe zone last April to start a manuscript in a new genre. I made a lot of disclaimers, saying I didn’t know what I was doing and I didn’t know if I could pull it off. I even whined about the climax so much my husband took me to Mexico and let me climb a pyramid.

Well, sometimes, taking a risk pays off.  Here’s my news, straight from PW Children’s Bookshelf. I’ve been in a fog for several days now, just trying to take it in:

Barbara Lalicki at HarperCollins has bought, in a pre-empt, three books in a new middle-grade series by Dianne Salerni, author of the YA historical novels We Hear the Dead and the forthcoming The Caged Graves (Clarion, spring 2013). The Eighth Day is about a mysteriously orphaned boy who discovers a secret day hidden between Wednesday and Thursday, and the beautiful girl he finds next door, who only exists on the eighth day. Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger brokered the deal for world English rights. 

27 Responses to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Grunsday …

  1. Sarah says:

    I just want to say again how incredibly happy I am for you, Dianne! Do you have a tentative pub season for The Eighth Day?

  2. Tonja says:

    That’s incredible! Good for you.

  3. The eighth day? What an imagination! Can’t wait to read that one. Congrats, Dianne!

  4. This sounds so awesome! So excited for you, Dianne!! Congrats again!

  5. Mary says:

    Woot! So excited for you!!!! Congrats!

  6. I saw that yesterday and thought I had missed the big announcement.

    CONGRATULATIONS, Dianne!!!!! 😀 *does happy dance*

  7. Once again, congrats, Dianne! I’m so excited for you.

  8. Just have to say again, I couldn’t be happier for you, you deserve this so much! <3 What an utterly brilliant concept.

    Congratulations again!!!



  9. I’m so incredibly excited for you! I’m doing a happy dance. The concept is amazing.

  10. mshatch says:

    you know how happy I am for you 🙂

  11. Linda G. says:

    WOO-HOO!! Fabulous news, Dianne! What a marvelous concept. 😀

  12. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats Dianne (premise sounds fabulous)!

  13. Rachel says:

    I saw that yesterday in PW, Dianne and FLIPPED OUT!!! I am so freaking excited and happy for you. I can’t wait to read it!!!!!

  14. Congratulations Dianne! I’m so happy for you!!!

  15. vbtremper says:

    Congrats on your awesome news! And the new book sounds amazing.


  16. Yay, Dianne! Ohmygosh, that’s awesome!

    Here’s to venturing outside your safety zone!

    And that premise sounds absolutely cool!

    (that’s 4 exclamation points in one comment — I think I just set a new personal record. 🙂

  17. Angela Brown says:

    Grundsday shall rise and the world shall applaud its arrival. I just get to congratulate you early on.

    So very happy for you, Dianne!!! YAY!!!

  18. Lydia Kang says:

    Holy Harper Collins! Dianne, so happy for you!

  19. Julie Dao says:

    Dianne, your books sound AMAZING. Congratulations on this well-deserved deal… so, so happy for you!!!!

  20. *jumps up and down for joy* this sounds so AWESOME!!! I can’t wait to read it! And share it with my girls – congrats, Dianne!

  21. Suze says:

    Dianne, I love the teaser! Honestly, it sounds inspired. I’m all goosepimply for you!

    Thank you so much for your wisdom over at my place, today. Coming from you, I take it seriously. You’re very kind.

  22. Suze says:

    ps Just read about ‘The Eighth Day’ to my husband and he agrees with me that it’s intriguing!

  23. AmyMak says:

    I’m so excited for you!!! Congrats – that premise sounds awesome. I would grab it off the shelves just by your intro. Nice work!!

  24. Wow – that’s fantastic. Sorry for coming late to the news. Congratulations 🙂

  25. Lexa Cain says:

    HOLY COW!!!!!! This is wonderful, Dianne, just WONDERFUL! All your work paid off. I’m incredibly happy for you. You’re such a sweetie and deserve all the great things coming your way. YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!!

  26. Mina Burrows says:

    I am totally ESTATIC! Woohoo! That’s positively the best news, Dianne! Congratulations!

  27. Oh, wow! I go away for a little while, and THIS is what happens? Awesome! Congratulations. I’m really happy for you.