From today's Publisher's Lunch:
Nebula Award nominee and Crawford Award winner Genevieve Valentine's GLAD RAGS, a reimagining of the Twelve Dancing Princesses as flappers, set amidst the splendor and beautiful chaos of the roaring twenties in Manhattan, to Atria, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2014.
The logline is true; Glad Rags is a mainstream historical about sisters, speakeasies, shenanigans, and shoes. FLAPPERS FOR EVERYBODY.
Technically nobody here is flapping hard enough to convey my feelings, but I love this picture so much that it can stay.
There will be more news as things develop; immediate thanks are due to my agent Joe Monti, and to the circle of friends who were instrumental throughout the writing of it. I am beyond excited to be working with Atria, beyond excited at how many flapper dresses I get to talk about between now and 2014, and beyond excited to bring you a book I dearly love.
In the meantime, everybody start studying their dance diagrams, we'll need these later.