CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND (my new trilogy) is under contract!

Are you ready for my exciting news? Are you sure?

Oh. If you read the title of this post you already know. Oops. :)

But…

I just signed a three-book deal for my trilogy, CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND!!!

I can’t believe it. You know how you work and work and work on a project, and after long enough, it feels like it will never end? Yeah. But it happened — or it’s happening, or it’s going to happen, or whatever. I’m very excited to work  with Crescent Moon Press. They’ve been so enthusiastic about my book, characters, and setting. I love them already. I’m thrilled and honored to be working with them.

So what’s this new trilogy about?

Glad you asked. :)

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Here’s the brief (ha!) description:

CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND is a New Adult Dystopian Romance (wow, that’s a mouthful). It’s set only a few years in the future after the economic collapse of America. While a lot of Dystopian books have a broad focus on the nation and impending war/doom, this book takes a look at how an economic collapse would impact a small neighborhood outside of Chicago.

Technology no longer exists, and because of that, this ‘clan’ of neighbors are sheltered from the outside world. They have to pull together to learn how to grow crops, sew clothes, find clean water sources, and basically survive. But there’s a catch. They’re living illegally. They weren’t supposed to stay in their homes after the Collapse. They were supposed to move into the government compounds where they could be ‘taken care of.’ The clan is forced to hide from the patrolmen who sweep the countryside for illegal squatters like them.

The story focuses on Carrie, a twenty-something girl, who forms an alliance with one of the patrolmen. He, in turn, protects the clan. Unbeknownst to Carrie, this patrolman has fallen for her. But unwillingly, she’s falls for another man, and she’s forced to choose whether to protect her clan or follow her heart.

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Here’s the more official brief description:

When the financial collapse of America wipes out life as Carrie knows it, she finds the will to survive with the help of a man determined to hate her. Citizens of Logan Pond: LIFE, is the first in a trilogy set in the not-too-distant America.

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If you’re a Pinterest-y kind of person, I’ve started a board to give you some ideas of what this trilogy is about. Find it here.  But here’s a sample of some pictures:

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I can’t tell you how excited I am about this new trilogy! It’s quite different from SADIE and AUGUSTINA, but I hope you guys still LOVE it. I do!!!  (Oh, btw, Augustina should be out late summer or early fall. More details coming on that, too.)

As I get more info, I’ll pass it along, but I had to share my news with all you awesome people because you guys are so supportive of me. You’re the best cheer section ever. :)

(a little giddy over here, can you tell? If I had the ability, I’d be doing backflips.)

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Author: Rebecca Belliston @rlbelliston

Hopeless romantic and author of CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND, SADIE and AUGUSTINA. Music nerd and composer of RELIGIOUS and CLASSICAL-STYLE music. I live in Michigan with my husband and five kids.

13 thoughts on “CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND (my new trilogy) is under contract!”

  1. Congrats! That is so exciting! And good to hear that dystopias can still get published. I keep hearing the market is saturated and agents don’t want them, which makes me sad because A) that’s my favorite genre and I don’t want it limited, and B) my WIP is in said genre and I don’t like to think I may be shooting myself in the foot for writing it.

    So happy for you! And can’t wait for it to come out!

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    1. I love Dystopian, too! I think there’s a market for dystopian, and hope there will be for awhile, but I’ve heard some of the same things you have. I was discouraged, but I’m glad I didn’t give up on it. Don’t give up on yours either. I’ll read it! :)

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  2. I’m really excited!!! I love dystopian stories, and an adult version is so needed!!! :-) Can’t WAIT!

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    1. I’ve actually thought the same thing about a lack of adult dystopians. Funny. I wonder why it attracts the YA audience? Hopefully my trilogy will appeal to both since the main character is early twenties. Actually, I hope my trilogy will appeal to EVERYONE, but…you know what I mean. :) Thanks, Colleen!

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