Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Novel News!

Well, it happened: my novel Believers recently sold and will be published by Algonquin Books.

Here's the announcement from Publishers Lunch:

"Andrew Roe's BELIEVERS, about a troubled family whose comatose daughter may or may not be performing miracles, and the transformative power of hope on the visitors who line up to see her, to Andra Miller at Algonquin, in a pre-empt, by Michelle Brower at Folio Literary Management."

After years of hard work, it all came together pretty quickly. Throughout the entire process, I was so impressed with my agent, Michelle Brower, who's been very patient and very supportive over the years. 

And I've heard such wonderful things about Algonquin and look forward to working with Andra Miller, who edits Tayari Jones and Caroline Leavitt, among others.

Right now it's looking like the earliest pub date would be fall 2014. 

I'm thrilled beyond words. Just kind of soaking it all in and feeling very, very lucky.


C said...

Am elated for you, Andy. You've earned this through years of hard, determined, inspired work. Can't wait to get your autograph on the first edition.

Andrew Roe said...

Thank you, C!

Ethel Rohan said...

Sorry to come to this news so late, Andy, but I'm thrilled for you. I've heard only fabulous things about Algonquin. Heartfelt congratulations!

Andrew Roe said...

Thanks so much, Ethel! Tonight I was just telling someone how it still feels kind of surreal.