We’ve been drumming up some new business on the children’s side of things, and JABberwocky is delighted to welcome Mike Grosso!
Mike’s debut, I AM DRUMS, recently sold to Jordan Hamessley at Egmont USA. It’s a contemporary middle grade, and tells the story of 12-year-old Samantha, whose dreams of playing the drums run up against the hard reality of school budget cuts… leading her to improvise. PW has the story here.
And for those of you curious about the path to publication, Mike did an interview when he signed with Eddie last year, detailing his query process. Mike also kept track of how many query letters it took over the years, for both short stories and novels, to get to his first book sale. In the end, 425. Leave it to a musician to be diligent about practice. (Yes, Mike plays, and his brother is a professional musician!)
Welcome to the band, Mike!