Monday, November 8, 2010


So I've been sitting on incredible news for a week or so now. My debut novel, WHITE HORSE has sold to Atria (Simon and Schuster).

From Publishers Marketplace:

Alex Adams' debut WHITE HORSE, a post-apocalyptic quest novel about a woman who must guard and protect her unborn child while searching the desolate world for her lost lover, to Emily Bestler, in a major deal, including two additional books in a planned HORSE series, by Alexandra Machinist at the Linda Chester Literary Agency (world).
Film rights: Justin Manask at Office for Literary Adaptation

And from Publishers Weekly:

Alexandra Machinist at the Linda Chester Literary Agency closed a nearly seven-figure three-book world rights deal for author Alex Adams. Emily Bestler at Atria bought Adams's debut, White Horse, along with its planned sequel and another title, at auction. Horse, which Machinist called a "postapocalyptic quest novel," follows a woman searching for her lost lover while protecting her unborn child. Justin Manask at Office for Literary Adaptation is shopping the film rights.

My agent Alexandra is an amazing and brilliant woman. I'm so thrilled to be working with Emily and the team at Atria.

I'm so excited...and stunned...and excited all over again. :D


  1. Whoa! Congratulations! That's so cool! Happy dance! Was that enough exclamation points?

  2. Thank you! Don't worry, I'm fast running through my own lifetime quota of exclamation points. :D

  3. Oh wow, congratulations!!! This is phenomenal news!!

  4. Congratulations :-) That's fabulous news.

  5. Congratulations. Absolutely phenomenal.

  6. Thanks so much! It's still sinking in. :D

  7. That's amazing! I saw it on AbsoluteWrite. Congratulations!

  8. Hey Alex - I popped by from Absolute Write after you left such a nice comment on my thread about my WW2 novel. :-)

    Wow - what absolutely awesome news! Many, many congratulations!!!

  9. Wow!!!! That's amazing! Congrats! :o)

  10. Fabulous news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I just heard the news, followed you, and couldn't wait to say Congrats! I bet your still on cloud 9!

  11. Congrats! I can't imagine ever coming off of that high!

  12. I came over from AW to congratulate you again. This is about the most exciting thing I've read in a long, long time! Thrilled for you! Congratulations!

  13. Wow, thanks, folks! You're all made of awesome. :)

  14. I came over from AW too, because it can't be said enough: Congratulations! I have to go out now and celebrate for you. :)

  15. Thank you! *HUG* Please have some chocolate on my behalf. Or cake. :D

  16. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Just saw the announcement on AW and couldn't be more thrilled for you!

  17. I do not believe in love at first sight but I do believe
    in love at first vibe. it has happened to me many
    times before. and those that I love I usually love in a
    moment. I do not believe kindness has anything to
    do with love, or how nice you are, you just love who
    you love and that is all (though kindness does
    nurture love). and sometimes this love may not
    always be a healthy love, but it is undoubtedly a
    connection that is stronger than any act of charity
    can bring. I believe there is a spiritual affinity that
    you share with certain people. and this affinity is
    beyond logic. and that is why some people ask,
    "why do you love them?" and all you can say is "I
    don't know.. I just do." and it is because there is
    something about that person that endears you to
    them, that makes you feel, that brings you some
    kind of identity that inspires you to be yourself. they
    give you the courage to be who you truly are
    because you have realized, "hey, I'm not alone." this
    is why certain artists inspire us. it is a soul
    connection. you have met a fellow soul mate.
    someone from the same mold in a sense. I have this
    theory about humans. I believe humans are a lot like
    animals. not in the sense of being wild. but in the
    sense that there are certain breeds. and when you
    have met someone from your breed, you know it.

  18. Joann and Maria, thank you both so much! *HUG*

    Mike, that's an interesting sentiment. You should write about it.

  19. Someone just told me about this amazing book deal and gave me your blog link and I'm so glad they did! How freaking fantastic!!! What an maazing agent but more than that what an amazing book this must be! Awesome concept! I'll be watching out for you!!!