Mary Robinette Kowal, she of the Campbell Tiara, has just recently sold her first novel Shades of Milk and Honey to Tor.
The elevator pitch for Shades of Milk and Honey is "Jane Austen with magic".
If you don't know that I very much like Mary's work, well, you've been reading someone else's blog.
What makes this even sweeter...it's a two book deal. Mary's editor will be the same one who works with Cherie Priest's novels (which shows just how good the editor's taste is).
And the icing - as I previously mentioned, Mary has her first story collection, a chapbook, coming out from Subterranean Press later this year.
Its, uh, been a really good year for Mary Robinette Kowal.
Congrats, Mary, can't wait to read it!
And to readers of this blog - you haven't heard the last of this here.