New! Book! News!
I’m over-the-moon to announce my first anthology—as both an editor and a contributor. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories will be out THIS OCTOBER (!) from St. Martin’s Press and features holiday-themed, swoony-smart love stories from twelve phenomenal authors:
Matt de la Peña
I am so grateful to each and every author for their shared enthusiasm. I am thankful for my wonderful agent, my champion, Kate Schafer Testerman. And I’m honored and excited to be working with Sara Goodman (editor of Rainbow Rowell’s novels as well as the recently William C. Morris-award-nominated Charm & Strange), who saw everything about this project clearly and instinctively from the very first phone call. It is an absolute joy to be working with (and learning from) everyone involved.
This anthology is going to be really, really special.
Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly shared today:
Sara Goodman at St. Martin’s Press has bought a YA anthology called My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss. The collection will feature 12 romantic tales of young love by celebrated YA authors, including Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, Gayle Forman, Ally Carter, Holly Black, Kiersten White, Matt de la Peña, Laini Taylor, Jenny Han and Kelly Link. Publication is set for October 2014; Kate Schafer Testerman at KT Literary did the deal for North American rights.
And here’s a little extra from St. Martin’s Press:
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons to stay indoors and fall in love.
I’d like to extra-special thank Myra McEntire and our glorious brunch in Charleston, where the seed for this anthology was planted. And also the Hallmark Channel. Damn you, Hallmark Christmas movies! YOU ARE SO CHEESY, BUT I CAN’T STOP WATCHING YOU. I LOVE YOU. DON’T EVER STOP BEING YOU.
If you’re on Goodreads, please add My True Love Gave to Me to-read HERE!
I hope reading this book will bring you the happiness and joy that working on it has brought me. I can’t wait for you to get this one. You’re gonna love it.