Saturday, April 21, 2012


Excited to post the Publisher's Marketplace announcement of the selling of my new novel, Utopia. Nothing against dystopia but I'm going another way this time. Unfortunately, everything isn't idyllic in Utopia either. That's life in a novel. Sh*t happens. 

ALIEN INVASION author Brian Yansky's UTOPIA, set in a quirky small Iowa town where the strange is normal, about a 17-year-old who has the gift or curse, depending on how you look at it, of being able to talk to dead people, and finds himself caught up in the mystery of two murdered girls, murders that lead him to town secrets long buried, again to Kaylan Adair at Candlewick, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger (world English).

5 comments:

Yvonne Kurtz said...

I can't wait to read your new book. Somehow, though, being from Iowa City, I can't say that the premise for your new book seems terribly out of the ordinary or startling, though you could go a lot of cool places with it. Speaking of Iowa City, though, I remember one summer evening sitting in a bar and chatting with you. What year was it? 1977 or 1978? I remember the conversation being pleasant and only remarkable in that we discovered that we were third cousins or some such thing. Anyway, good luck with your new book!

brian yansky said...

Thanks Yvonne. You have a good memory. Iowa has lots of ghosts, it's true. I've run into zero Yanskys since leaving Iowa when I was nineteen. It's nice to hear there are still a few around the Iowa City area. And it's nice to hear from you.

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Absolutely thrilled! Congratulations!

brian yansky said...

Thanks, Cyn.

Greg Leitich Smith said...

Congrats! And we need to get together and celebrate sometime!