Publisher's Weekly brings news that a very good local author has signed a big book deal:

Hyperion's Christine Pride pre-empted North American rights to Nicole Hardy's memoir, Fallen, which is expanded from a Modern Love column the author wrote about being a devout Mormon who, in her 30s, enters the dating pool, as a virgin, with gusto. Agent Susan Golomb brokered the deal and Hyperion is calling the book a cross between Eat, Pray, Love and Mennonite in a Little Black Dress. Fallen is slated for Voice's winter 2013 list.

Hooray for Nicole Hardy! I enjoy her poetry a great deal, and I'm looking forward to the book. However, I would very much like for publishers to stop referring to books as "[Book title] Meets [Other book title]" because that is so cliche it is not even funny.