Book Deals: October 20

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the body electric beth revisEshbaugh’s fantasy debut sells to Harper Children’s

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Julie Eshbaugh’s debut Ivory and Bone sold to Harper Children’s. Two star-crossed teenagers of competing clans must choose between fighting or trusting each other. For more, visit Julie Eshbaugh’s blog or follow her on Twitter.

The Accident Season sells to Penguin

Publisher’s Weekly reported Moïra Fowley-Doyle’s The Accident Season and a second untitled standalone novel sold to Penguin. Cara and her family become accident-prone yearly until Cara discovers the origins of the accident season and the secrets her family is hiding. Publication for The Accident Season is scheduled for 2015; the standalone novel will follow a year later. For more on Moïra Fowley-Doyle, follow her on Twitter or Tumblr.

Janet Taylor sells debut to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt bought Janet Taylor’s debut The Dim and its sequel. A 16-year-old girl travels back in time to rescue her mother and becomes entangled with a secret society of time travelers and a mysterious boy. The Dim is scheduled for release in summer 2016. For more on Janet Taylor, visit her website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

My Favorite Manson Girl to release in 2016

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Flatiron Books acquired Alison Umminger’s debut My Favorite Manson Girl. Anna escapes to Los Angeles for the summer and finds herself immersed in the story of the Manson Girls – and finds disturbing parallels in the life around her. My Favorite Manson Girl is scheduled for release in 2016.

Cat Clarke’s psychological thriller sells to Crown

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Crown bought Cat Clarke’s The Lost and The Found. A girl’s older sister turns up 13 years after being kidnapped – except she may not be her sister after all. The Lost and The Found is scheduled for release in summer 2016. For more on Cat Clarke, visit her website or follow her on Twiter or Facebook.

Harlequin Teen to publish Flower

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Harlequin Teen bought Elizabeth Craft and Shea Olsen’s Flower. Determined to become the first person in her family to go to college, Charlotte wants nothing to do with boys – but then she crosses paths with mysterious singer Tate Collins. Flower is scheduled for release in February 2016. For more on Elizabeth Craft, visit her Twitter. For more on Shea Olsen, visit her website or follow her on Twitter.

Simon Teen to publish novel on school shooting

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Simon Pulse bought Violent Ends, a novel with 17 authors edited by Shaun David Hutchinson. The story follows a 16-year-old school shooter, with each chapter set before the shooting and told by characters who knew him. Beth Revis, Cynthia Leititch Smith and Neal Shusterman all contributed to the project. Violent Ends is scheduled for release in fall 2015.

New Ashley Elston thriller sells to Disney-Hyperion

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Ashley Elston sold This Is Our Story to Disney-Hyperion. A teenage girl acts aids her local prosecutor and must figure out which of four boys killed the fifth member of their hunting party. This Is Our Story is scheduled for release in spring 2015. For more on Ashley Elston, visit her website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Reimagining of the Lizzie Borden murders sells to Merit Press

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie sold Sweet Madness, a reimagining of the Lizzie Borden murders, to Merit Press. Bridget Sullivan, Lizzie’s maid and confidant, finds herself in a perilous situation. For more on Trisha Leaver, visit her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter. For more on Lindsay Currie, visit her website.

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