Sarah Fine sells two untitled fantasy novels
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Sarah Fine will publish two currently untitled fantasy novels with McElderry Books. A 16-year-old queen discovers that she has no inherited her predecessor’s powers and, when she is cast out, begins the search for the person who did inherit the former queen’s magic. For more, visit Sarah Fine’s website or follow her on Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter.
Nicole McInnes’ 100 Days sells to Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Farrar, Straus and Giroux acquired Nicole McInnes’ 100 Days. “Agnes suffers from progeria, a rare disease that causes her to age at 10 times the normal rate. When tensions flare between Agnes and her best friend, after the two become closer to the class loner, Agnes’s health suddenly deteriorates; the three of them must find a way to connect or risk losing each other forever.” For more, visit Nicole McInnes’ website or follow her on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter.
Amy Ellgeyer Cook novel sells to Egmont USA
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Amy Ellgeyer Cook sold her debut novel Water for Starfish to Egmont USA. Liberty is sent to live with her grandmother; when their water turns orange, she questions whether a mining process might be the cause.
Knopf acquires Everyone We’ve Been
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Egmont acquired Everyone We’ve Been by Sarah Everett. A girl with a broken heart resorts to having her memories erased.
New Lauren Barnholdt trilogy sells to HarperTeen
Publisher’s Lunch reported that Lauren Barnholdt’s the Heat of Moment trilogy sold to HarperTeen, who will publish all three books in summer 2015. Three ex-best friends write emails to their future selves; when the emails get delivered on the first morning of their senior trip, they spend the next days putting back together their friendship to accomplish the promises they made. For more, visit Lauren Barnholdt’s website.
Sister suicide pact book sells to Sourcebooks
Lesbian Macbeth retelling to release in summer 2016
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Robin Talley’s As I Descended sold to HarperCollins. The lesbian Macbeth retelling, scheduled for summer 2016, follows a lesbian couple who aim to dethrone the school’s Mean Girl and accidentally summon a trio of ghosts. ” In As I Descended… Duncan’s a girl, too. Banquo and Macduff are still guys, but in my story, they’re dating each other,” wrote Talley in a blog post. For more, visit Robin Talley’s website or follow her on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
Matthey J. Kirby’s debut YA novel sells to Scholastic
Publisher’s Weekly reported the sale of Matthew J. Kirby’s first YA novel to Scholastic. A Taste for Monsters follows a disfigured teenage girl who befriends Elephant Man John Merrick while Jack-the-Ripper murders take place. For more, visit Matthew J. Kirby’s website or follow him on Twitter.
New Sarah Beth Durst novel to hit shelves in 2016
Publisher’s Weekly reported the sale of a new Sarah Beth Durst novel to Crown. Fire and Heist follows a girl form a family of were-dragons. While attempting her first heist, she uncovers a secret more valuable than treasure. For more, visit Sarah Beth Durst’s website.