It is always a special day when you get to announce an author's debut book deal, and especially when that deal has such an awesome title as this one: SALSA FOR FIDEL (OR, A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CAT VIDEOS). ...I mean, aren't you already hooked?
I certainly was, from the moment I first sat down to read Tom Crosshill's amazing manuscript—and you'll be happy to know, it gets even better as it goes along. SALSA FOR FIDEL follows the story of Rick Gutierrez, avowed nerd and self-styled Cat King of the Internet, who spontaneously decides to travel to Cuba for a summer of learning salsa and reconnecting with his mother's roots. He's determinedly not doing any of this to impress Ana Cabrera, his just-out-of-reach dance partner. When Rick and Ana get to Cuba, however, they quickly discover that there is a lot more to the country than they first suspected—and the greatest danger may lie where they least expect it.
Told with inimitable style and wit, this coming of age story is absolutely unforgettable—and I'm thrilled to share today the exciting news that Tom Crosshill's SALSA FOR FIDEL has been acquired by Ben Rosenthal at Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins.
Hooray and huge congratulations, Tom!