Sale: SUNDAY (the novel) to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Here it is, everybody, the big announcement you’ve been waiting for! It’s official: my debut novel SUNDAY has been bought by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for publication!

From Publisher’s Lunch:
NYT bestselling co-author Alethea Kontis’s Young Adult novel debut, SUNDAY, about the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, youngest sister to the other six days of the weeks, who writes stories that may or may not come true, and the enchanted frog/prince who asks her about those stories and may or may not be falling in love with their author, to Reka Simonsen at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s by Deborah Warren of East/West Literary Agency, LLC. (World excluding audio)

Right now, the proposed pub date is 2012…but don’t fret, my chickadees. 2012 is right around the corner. And worry not, for I have many other new and fun things in store for you to whet your appetite until then! I’ll keep you posted!

But in the meantime….PARTAY!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!

*Princess Happy Dance*

33 Responses to “Sale: SUNDAY (the novel) to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt”

  1. David Macinnis Gill Says:

    HOORAY! Fantastic news! And may I add, about DAMN TIME!

  2. Tony Frazier Says:

    That’s fantastic. Congratulations.

  3. Qwill Says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to other new and fun things and then Sunday!

  4. Kathy Crouch Says:


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  7. Deanna Hoak Says:

    Congratulations, Alethea! So very exciting. 🙂

  8. Maurice Broaddus Says:


  9. Sarah Monette Says:

    Congratulations, Alethea!

  10. Corry L. Lee Says:

    Congratulations! Awesome news 🙂

  11. Sean Says:

    wow WOW wwwwoooowww that is exciting and awesome. Am super glad for you 🙂

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  14. devin mccormick Says:

    omg yays!!!!!!!

  15. Matt Forbeck Says:

    Congratulations, Alethea! That’s fantastic!

  16. Nick Cato Says:

    Congrats—sounds quite interesting!

  17. Jeff Heimbuch Says:

    Holy awesome, Lee!!! Congrats!!!

  18. Qweequeg Says:

    Wowieeeeeeeee!!!! Wonderful!!! **Qweehugs and Happydances*

  19. Michele Lee Says:

    YAY!!! Congrats!!!!

  20. Jacs Says:

    Whoo Hoo! Congratulations Lee – Fantastic news 🙂

  21. Tim Pratt Says:

    Whoo! Congratulations!

  22. Scott James Magner Says:

    The first of many, yes?

  23. Nancy Fulda Says:

    Woo woo woo! And that is some dang fabulous artwork, too.

  24. Marco @ Angry Robot Says:

    Yay yay ya!! Go girl.

  25. Mom Kontis Says:

    Great News! My heart is doing the happy dance! You worked hard for that one. May you have many more!

  26. Kitti Says:


  27. ada Says:

    Woohoooooooo!!!!!!! Yay!!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

  28. Debbie Kuhn Says:

    Yippee & Yowza!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Aaron Polson Says:

    Wonderful! ‘grats and awesomes all around!

  30. Jaemi Serrano Says:

    That’s so flippin’ awesome!! Congratulations!!!

  31. Amity Says:

    Congrats! That sounds like my kind of book! I’ll keep my eye open for it 🙂

  32. Liz Argall Says:

    Wahoo! Sounds like a delightful tale.

  33. Alexandra Says:

    Thats Great Alethea <3!
    Love you!

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