Glad Rags!

I don’t even know how to start with how excited I am to be announcing this. Let’s cut to the chase.

From today’s Publisher’s Lunch:

Nebula Award nominee and Crawford Award winner Genevieve Valentine’s GLAD RAGS, a reimagining of the Twelve Dancing Princesses as flappers, set amidst the splendor and beautiful chaos of the roaring twenties in Manhattan, to Atria, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2014.

The logline is true; Glad Rags is a mainstream historical about sisters, speakeasies, shenanigans, and shoes. FLAPPERS FOR EVERYBODY.

Technically nobody here is flapping hard enough to convey my feelings, but I love this picture so much that it can stay.

There will be more news as things develop; immediate thanks are due to my agent Joe Monti, and to the circle of friends who were instrumental throughout the writing of it. I am beyond excited to be working with Atria, beyond excited at how many flapper dresses I get to talk about between now and 2014, and beyond excited to bring you a book I dearly love.

In the meantime, everybody start studying their dance diagrams, we’ll need these later.

  • Livia Llewellyn


  • Alaya

    Oh my god, this is so exciting! The Twelve Dancing Princesses being my favorite fairy tale ever, and the twenties and New York being, obviously, something else I rather enjoy ;) Congratulations!

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