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I have news! I have news!!

I have been holding in this news for what feels like forever, and finally, I can shout it from the rooftops!!

From Publishers Marketplace:

Melissa West's PIECES OF OLIVIA, about a college freshman who survived a fire that killed all her friends, and meets an unlikely fisherman who heals her deepest scars -- and opens her heart, to Laura Fazio at Intermix, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2014, by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency.
To tell you a little more about PIECES OF OLIVIA, it is set in Charleston, SC and has a strong focus on setting, characters, and really pulling those heartstrings. You will laugh, you may tear up, but in the end, I think--I hope--you will find yourself as attached to these characters as I am! 
This project was originally titled BROKEN WINTER, and it has been my pet project for half a year now. It has seen hesitation and doubt. It has heard the dreaded, "This won't sell," but my super agent, Nicole Resciniti,…