Book Deals: December 10

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Auraseer trilogy acquired by HarperCollins

Kathryn Purdie posted about her new book deal with HarperCollins. The Auraseer trilogy follows a 17-year-old girl who is obligated to use her gift of feeling and absorbing the emotions of others to protect her nation’s emperor. Auraseer, book one, will be published in winter 2016. For more, visit Kathryn Purdie’s blog or follow her on Twitter.

Spencer Hill Press to publish Vision companion novel

Spencer Hill Press posted their latest acquisition on Facebook. Lisa Amotiwz’s Silver of Light, a companion to Vision, will be published in spring 2015. For more, visit Lisa Amowitz’s website.

We Are The Ants to release in spring 2016

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Shaun David Hutchinson’s We Are The Ants sold to Simon Pulse for publication in spring 2016. A teen possibly abducted by aliens says the world will end in 144 days unless he pushes a button – but when his boyfriend commits suicide, he’s not sure the world is worth saving. For more, visit Shaun David Hutchinson’s website or follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

Rowling speech to be published as book

Publisher’s Weekly reported that J.K. Rowling’s 2008 commencement speech at Harvard University will be published as an illustrated book with Little, Brown in April 2015 under the title Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination. The full speech can be watched online for free. For more, visit J.K. Rowling’s website.

Christian Heidicker’s debut to release in summer 2016

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Christian Heidicker’s debut Miles in the Infinite Sandbox will release from Simon & Schuster in summer 2016. Told in ‘censored’ blog posts, Miles in the Infinite Sandbox follows a boy named Miles who is sent to video game rehab.

The Darkest Corners sells to Delacorte

Publisher’s Lunch reported that Kara Thomas’ The Darkest Corners sold to Delacorte for publication in spring 2016. Two estranged childhood friends find their lives changing when the man they sent to prison at children may walk free. For more, visit Kara Thomas’ website or follow her on Twitter.

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