Book Deals: September 15

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Two more Zhang novels sell to Greenwillow

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Greenwillow bought two new novels from Amy Zhang in a six-figure deal. This Is Where The World Ends is scheduled for publication in fall 2015. Memento Mori is scheduled for publication in fall 2016. Both are contemporary novels that deal with love and death. For more, visit Amy Zhang’s website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.

Illustrated YA novel sells to Roaring Brook

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Stephen Emond’s illustrated YA novel Bright Lights, Dark Nights sold to Roaring Brook for publication in spring 2015. The novel follows a white boy and a black girl in the midst of a racial profiling case. For more, visit Stephen Emond’s website.

Companion book to “Girl Rising” to be release in 2016

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Random House’s Wendy Lamb Books bought a companion novel to the 2013 documentary Girl Rising. The book will expand on the film’s nine girls from different developing countries and their attempts to achieve their dreams of education. For more, visit the Girl Rising website.

NBA finalist Carrie Arcos sells novel to Philomel

Publisher’s Weekly reported that NBA finalist Carrie Arcos’ Neruda in Love sold at auction to Philomel for publication in 2016. An unlucky-in-love boy who loves poetry falls for a girl named Callie and wonders if his luck might be changing. For more, visit Carrie Arcos’ website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.

Disney-Hyperion buys Dhonielle Clayton’s debut solo

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Disney-Hyperion bought Dhonielle Clayton’s debut solo novel for publication in 2016. In The Belles, a group of girls can manipulate beauty, and one girl is chosen to be the queen’s personal belle. For more, follow Dhonielle Clayton on Twitter.

HMH acquires Romeo and Juliet retelling

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquired Ashley Herring Blake’s debut Suffer Love. The modern-day retelling of Romeo and Juliet has two teens torn apart by their parents choices and will be available in spring 2016. For more, visit Blake’s website or follow her on Twitter.

Random House buys debut fantasy in three-book deal

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Jessica Cluess’ A Shadow Bright and Burning sold to Random House in a three-book deal. In this debut, a teen girl is chosen as the first-ever female sorcerer, a Chosen One to save the empire. Her enemies would love to know that she may not be the Chosen One at all. The first book is scheduled to release in fall 2016. For more, follow Cluess’ on Twitter.

Bloomsbury Spark dives into witch coven

Publisher’s Weekly reported the sale of Valerie Tejeda’s Hollywood Witch Hunter to Bloomsbury Spark. A coven of witches bent on retaining their youth sacrifice women of southern California while witch hunters try to protect humans from their evil uprising. The book is scheduled for release in fall 2015. For more, visit Tejeda’s website or follow her on Twitter.

Wish Right Now sells to Pocket Star

Lee Bross tweeted the Publisher’s Marketplace announcement of her new novel Wish Right Now. A spoiled rich girl’s antics land her in community service. When a hostile guy calls her out on her snobby ways, their angry exchanges become something else entirely. Wish Right Now will be published by Pocket Star in 2015. For more, visit Bross’ website or follow her on Twitter or Tumblr.

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