I met Jay at SIWC last October and we hit it off. She let me critique her YA Fantasy The Pain Merchants for her over the holidays, and I really liked it.
So this Publisher's Marketplace announcement is very special:
June 26, 2008
Janice Hardy's debut fantasy trilogy beginning with THE PAIN MERCHANTS, about a teen war orphan who becomes a pawn in a bigger political game when her uncanny ability to heal by drawing pain turns out to be the only weapon she has to save her sister, to Donna Bray at Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins for their launch list, in a very good deal, in a pre-empt, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (world English).
Translation rights: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yay Jay! See me do the happy dance for ya!