Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New book

I'm truly thrilled to say that my first young adult novel was recently accepted by a publisher. It's called The Next Competitor and is about the struggles of a young American figure skater in a stressful Olympic season. He finds there are many obstacles along the way on his quest to win gold -- not to mention the unexpected distraction of falling in love with a pairs skater (the male half of the pair, naturally).

It'll be a mix of angst, sports drama and romance -- this time with less explicit sex, obviously. The book is scheduled to be released on December 15 by Prizm, which is an imprint of Torquere that focuses on YA GLBT novels. The Next Competitor will be available electronically and in print, which I'm very excited about. I'll be using a different penname (K.P. Kincaid) so the kiddies don't find the porn adult romance in my backlist.

I've always loved YA novels and it was a really fun challenge to write one. I'm a huge skating fan, and there really aren't many figure skating novels (Ice Castles was many moons ago). I'm also hoping with the upcoming Vancouver Olympics there will be a well-timed spark of interest. Either way, I'm very excited.

7 comments:

Barbara Sheridan said...

Very cool!

Congratulations and happy sales to you.

sharrow said...

This sounds just gorgeous and a must read. :) Congrats on the sale.

Keira Andrews said...

Thanks so much, Barbara and sharrow!

Maia Strong said...

Sound great! I do enjoy good YA GLBT stories. You'll keep us posted as the release day approaches, right?

Keira Andrews said...

Thanks, Maia! I'll definitely post again when the release date nears.

Kate Davies said...

Ooh! So excited. Love YA, love GLBT, love ice skating! A triple win! I'm a huge fan of Roman and Deniz, ice skaters (and lovers) on AWZ, a German soap, so this book sounds like it'd be right up my alley. Congrats!

Keira Andrews said...

Thanks so much, Kate! Hmm, I'm very intrigued about these German ice skaters. Thanks for letting me know about them!

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