I have just spoken to my dear fairy godmother at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt–she reassured me that this restructuring is actually cause for celebration, and so I would like to pass this reassurance on to you, my friends & family.
Things at this particular publisher have indeed been a mess ever since the Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt merger back in 2008, and this bankruptcy filing (which they are required to do by law) is the last step in resolving those issues, clearing the cobwebs, and moving onward with a stronger, more focused and united company.
So, no panic. No worries. Sally forth and purchase many copies. And, if we’re lucky, there will be official news of a sequel on the horizon.
Stay tuned! And thank you all so very much for your texts, tweets, emails, and phone calls of support. I love you all to pieces!! xox