Here’s the official announcement, straight from Publisher’s Marketplace:

Thornton’s THE SECRET HISTORY, in which a theater
tart-turned-Constantinople’s premier courtesan must decide what’s more
important: pleasing the emperor who claims to love her or keeping the
son he can never know about, to Ellen Edwards of NAL, at auction, in a three-book deal, for publication beginning in 2013, by Marlene Stringer of the Stringer Literary Agency (World English).

Wow. Just wow.

It’s taken buckets of blood, sweat, and tears to get to this point (and not just my own, I promise you!) so it’s beyond surreal to post the announcement I’ve been working toward for four long years.

Not only that, but today would have been my mom’s 51st birthday. I like to think this is a sort of reverse birthday present, and that she’d have been pretty proud of me. (And maybe that she would have liked my books too!)

The epic celebration contest is coming Monday so check back next week!

*breaks into an Egyptian happy dance*