I have a new book deal!

From Publishers Marketplace:

Erica Lyons’s ZHEN YU AND THE SNAKE, pitched as a retelling of the famous story of Rabbi Akiva’s daughter and the snake from the Talmud, set in Kaifeng, China in the 12th century, illustrated by Renia Metallinou, to Joni Sussman at Kar-Ben, for publication in fall 2023, by Caryn Wiseman at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author, and by Robbin Brosterman at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).