A Two-Book Contract!


*cue confetti and champagne corks*

My lovely agent Jill Marsal helped me sell my first book to Berkley-Penguin Publishing in a 2-book deal! 

Berkley bought Fin and Giselle’s story, which will come out July 2014. Plus a follow-up book about Giselle’s younger sister Lia and her hero Evan, which will come out March 2015.

I’m still peeling myself off the ceiling. … For now, I’ll be Snoopy-dancing around the living room. …

Here’s the official announcement that ran in Publisher’s Marketplace today:

July 31 – SOLD! Lauren Christopher’s MAKING WAVES [later renamed THE RED BIKINI], about a divorced mom from Indiana whose life has been all about sippy cups and playdates until she comes to California and gets pulled into the strange new world of sand and surf with a younger man, in a 2-book deal with Penguin-Berkley.