Thursday, June 17, 2010

A New Deal

I'm so excited to announce that I have a new mystery deal. A straight cozy mystery with NAL. I'll be publishing under a pseudonym (which is actually my given name--mom and dad are SO happy about that!). Here's the PW blurb my agent sent it.

"Melissa Bourbon's PLEATING FOR MERCY, in which a woman opens a custom dressmaking boutique in a small Texas town and solves a murder with the help of the shop's resident ghost, in a three-book deal, to Kerry Donovan at NAL by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency (World)."

Now, I have a book due in October, so I have to get cracking!

Question: Are you a fan of the slight paranormal, hobby, light cozy mysteries? Apparently they are SELLING!



  1. Congratulations on the new book deal. Yes, I'm definitely a fan of cozy murder mysteries with all sorts of twists - paranormal, hobby, etc. Your books sounds very interesting. Looking forward to it.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. I am a fan of those, and how exciting! Congratulations!

  3. Yay, Misa! What great news! Hey, I've got a November 15 deadline, so I'm right behind you! :-)

  4. Thanks everyone! Susan, hope you'll be back to Books on the House with your new release!!

    I'm really excited about the new series... now have to write! But first we're going to see Karate Kid... Kids need to be kept busy and are cramping my writing style... but I love it!

    Summer, ahhhh....

  5. Congratulations Misa!

    We still have at least one more Lola book coming, right?

    I love mysteries, especially cozies. I'll read light paranormals.