I had drinks with Deb Werksman from Sourcebooks yesterday, and I just got the “go for it” to let the news out of the bag. A brand new previously unpublished Laura Kinsale novel will be coming out from Sourcebooks in February 2010 – commence Snoopy Dance all you happy Kinsale fans!
Werksman is an enthusiastic romance fan, and a total Kinsale junkie – and Sourcebooks already has three of Kinsale’s backlist in print. Deb gave me a brief synopsis, which I’m not sure I can share, but it sounds like classic Kinsale, combining drama and emotional impact with unique situations and resolution of impossible odds. If I recall correctly, this may be the book for which Kinsale was looking for a home for awhile now, so to hear that it’s soon to arrive is spiffy.
This is some happy news for a lot of readers, me included. On the scale of one to HOLY SHIT, how hard is Candy going to squee? Lean out the window and you’ll probably hear it.