That sound you hear is me squealing with joy at this bit of news, from Publishers Weekly:
Fantasy author Garth Nix has sold North American rights to three new YA books to Ruth Katcher at HarperCollins Childrenâ€™s via agent Jill Grinberg, who made the seven-figure deal. The three books include a prequel and a sequel to Nixâ€™s Abhorsen YA fantasy trilogy
If you like fantasy at all, you really ought to read the Abhorsen series, which begins with the amazing Sabriel. (If you were to Google me, you would find a quote about this book from me in a PW piece about very un-put-downable books. No joke.)
Sorry for the lack of blogging. Ballots, you know, they take a lot of time. But things are barreling forward! And blogging shall return to the top of my to-do list shortly.