Wednesday, July 3, 2013

HUZZAH! Ciel lives on. (With Gratuitous Drinking Camel)

Okay, so you know that good news I've been hinting at for the past few weeks? Well, I can finally announce it officially! 


By Glenn Brunette (IMG_8878) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
(That's a picture of a trumpet fanfare. Goofy, I know. Just be glad I didn't put in a GIF with a sound mashup. I mean, that would have been annoying.)

Anyway, Publisher's Marketplace should soon, if not already, be carrying something akin to this nice little announcement my super-fantabulous agent, Michelle Wolfson, put together:

IN A FIX and QUICK FIX author Linda Grimes's THE BIG FIX, which continues the adventures of Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire, who takes on a job for an action superstar whose snake phobia prevents him from completing his latest Hollywood blockbuster, only to find that when the superstar's wife turns up dead, Ciel may have unwittingly provided the perfect alibi, to Melissa Frain at Tor in a two book deal by Michelle Wolfson at Wolfson Literary Agency (World).

Yep, Tor bought the next two books in my series!!!

I'm thrilled to get to keep playing in Ciel's world for a while longer. She still has stories to tell me, and I can't wait to share them with you. 

I'll drink to that! And so will my friend here:

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Cheers! :D


Qwill said...

Congratulations, Linda! Wonderful news!

Carol Kilgore said...

Raising my mug in a coffee toast!

Julia said...


Linda G. said...

Thanks, y'all! :D

Delia said...

WooHoooo! Congratulations!


Judy, Judy, Judy said...

Yay! I'm confused, though. Does that mean 4 books total, so far?

Linda G. said...

JJJ -- Yes, four total so far. Two more after QUICK FIX comes out next month. :)

Diane Henders said...

Right on - congratulations! I can hardly wait... :-)

The Reading Frenzy said...

Can't wait to read them too :)

Lola Sharp said...

WOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!! ALL THE YAYS!!!!!!!

*fires confetti cannon*

So excited for you...and totally not surprised. I love your books, they're a lot of fun, just like you. <333

Happy Fourth of July, Linda!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

YAAAAAY!!! Couldn't happen to a better person. (And that announcement totally deserves fanfare and a drum roll.) I'm soooo happy for you. (And US... we'll have at LEAST two more Ciel books to read!)

jill said...

Hurrah! Keep us updated on release dates!

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

Yay! 4 Ciel stories.
BTW camel pics are never gratuitous.

Anne Gallagher said...

That's just fantastic news, Linda. Congrats. Hope your summer is going well and you're not writing too hard.

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

Oh, Linda, that's so awesommmmeee!! (Gratuitous misspelling: All the cool kids do it. )
I am soooo happy for you!!
*More trumpet fanfare*
*More drinking camels*

Unknown said...

YESSSS!! I've been WAITING for this!! WHOOOHOOO!! And 2 more books!! This makes me soooooo happy, Linda!! xoxoxo
Congrats. <3

Patsy said...

Fabulous news, Linda - might just have to drink to it myself.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I think I already said congratulations somewhere (Facebook? Twitter? I lose track ...), but congratulations again! Fabulous news!

Beth said...

Super, super, super. I'm wildly thrilled but not the _least_ surprised. :)

(However, that sentence in the PM announcement is a terror. I do not think Ciel provided the perfect alibi to Melissa Frain at Tor...did she? What a difference a comma would make. *g*

Linda G. said...

Beth -- Oops. My error. I transcribed the copy from my source too fast. I think PM prettied it up a bit before they published it. For now, I just added the pertinent comma. *grin*