It's Official!

look! I managed to match my shirt to the announcement! 

look! I managed to match my shirt to the announcement! 

After months of keeping secrets , I'm thrilled to finally share the news that my first novel, SALT & STORM, will be published by Little, Brown in September 2014!  

Here's the announcement:

Kendall Kulper's debut SALT & STORM, set in a late 1800's whaling community, a sixteen-year-old descendent of the island witch learns she will be murdered but with the help of a tattooed harpoon boy, she must prevent her own death and discover the secrets of her family's magic -- not realizing what she'll have to sacrifice in return, to Bethany Strout at Little, Brown Children's, in a pre-empt, in a 2-book deal, for publication in Fall 2014, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger (World). Also acquired by Rebecca Frazer at Orchard Books for simultaneous publication in the UK & Commonwealth.

Huge thanks to my agent extraordinaire, Sara Crowe, for finding my manuscript the perfect home and for being the best advocate of my work. I'm so excited to be a part of the Little, Brown family and to start my writing career in such a great place.

I'll be updating this space with more about SALT & STORM, so please check back soon! In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter (@Kendall_Kulper) for the latest.