Thursday, December 13, 2012

PM Announcement!

Okay guys, it's the moment I've been waiting for. It's official. PRETENDING TO BE ERICA has now been announced in Publisher's Marketplace!

Here's the announcement screenshot (click to enlarge!);

December 11, 2012


Young Adult

Michelle Painchaud's debut PRETENDING TO BE ERICA, a thriller about the daughter of Las Vegas' best conman, who is posing as the abducted daughter of a wealthy family in order to steal the family's most valuable asset, to Sharyn November at Viking Children's, by Jessica Faust at BookEnds.

I'm still in a state of shock, really. I found out about the deal right before my 22nd birthday, at the end of August. I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I'd get this far. BIG THANKS to Jessica and Sharyn for believing in me, for taking a chance on a book that, to this day, makes me cry while reading it. 

Much love to my writing group the LitBitches, you guys have been a support ring like no other. I'll love you guys till the end of the world when we release the krakens. ^_~

Mega thanks to everyone on twitter who's been following me and giving the congrats - my arms are hugging you from a million miles away. Thanks to my family and friends for being super cool cats all around. 

Also an obligatory thanks to caffeine and my body for still breathing even when I was freakin'. 

Brb, doing this all day;


  1. Wooohooo!!! And still I remain SO FREAKING EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK!!

  2. You're awesome and I can't wait to read this! :)

  3. AHHHH! Congrats, girl! I can't wait to read this.

  4. congrats! can't wait to read it :)

  5. Your book sounds super cool, congrats!

  6. You da' Best Niece! Honored to know ya and be in the same gene pool too.
    Love the determination.

    Hugs and High Fives,
    Aunt Jacqui