Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, is delighted to announce the signing of Ingrid Jonach, in a one-book World English Rights deal for her debut YA novel, When the World was Flat (and we were in love).
The deal was concluded by Strange Chemistry’s editor Amanda Rutter and Meredith Kaffel of the DeFiore and Company Agency.
Ingrid Jonach was raised in Australia by two artists and spent much of her childhood hiding under tables at art exhibitions, where she would nibble the complimentary cheese over a well-worn copy of The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.
Her love of reading led to a love of writing. By the time she graduated from high school, Ingrid had decided she wanted to spend her days sitting around in her pyjamas, writing stories.
She graduated from university a few years later with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing with Honours. She then worked at the local newspaper, where she was able to live out her dream of writing stories for a living, but they never let her wear her pyjamas to work.
Ingrid currently lives in Canberra, Australia, but you can find her on her website (www.ingridjonach.com) or on twitter (@IngridJonach).
About When the World was Flat (and we were in love)
There is no such thing as imagination.
Your dreams are memories from an alternate dimension.
And that cold shiver down your spine as you sleep means you are already dead.
These are the facts sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart must come to accept when the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith arrives in her small Nebraskan town. These, and the fact that the two of them, Tom and Lillie, have been in love before – in a different dimension.
In fact, Tom has been sliding between parallel worlds for hundreds of years, falling in love with versions of Lillie over and over again in every world. But when the present Lillie learns the secret of their connection, she learns as well that their love must overcome more than their multiple past heartaches. There is also a powerful enemy who aims to ensure the two will never be together again, in this dimension or the next.
Ingrid’s reaction to being signed with Strange Chemistry: “I was half-asleep when I found out that I was going to be published by Strange Chemistry, due to the time difference in Australia. I seriously thought I was in the middle of a dream for the first five-to-ten minutes, and then I realized I was actually going to become a Strange Chemist!
“The next hour or so was spent fawning over the cover art for its upcoming novels, especially Blackwood and The Assassin’s Curse. I am both proud and humbled to be joining the lab at Strange Chemistry, alongside a number of truly talented writers.”
Amanda’s reaction to signing Ingrid: “As soon as I read the first page of When the World was Flat (and we were in love) I knew I had found something special. I cannot wait to share this wonderful love story with the world!”