What authors received YA book deals in March?

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What authors received YA book deals this month?

Contemporary

Kathryn Ormsbee’s Tash Hearts Tolstoy sold to Simon & Schuster for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teen deals with internet fame after her web series  is nominated for an award “while she better acquaints herself and those around her with her asexuality and prepares to meet her long-term Internet crush.”

Elizabeth Eulberg’s Just Another Girl sold to Scholastic for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Hope thinks the only thing separating her from her crush is his girlfriend Parker, but Parker is close to losing everything.

Marcella Pixley’s Spin sold to FSG for publication in January 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A boy grieving his mother’s death meets new friends and teachers.

Laure Creedle’s The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily sold to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Lily goes off her ADHD meds and kisses Abelard, a boy with Asperger’s.

Cecily von Ziegesar’s Dark Horses sold to Soho Teen for publication in September 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. An unruly teenage girl bonds with a failed racehorse at an equine therapy camp.

Michelle Gagnon’s Unearthly Things sold to Soho Teen for publication in April 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. This supernatural retelling of Jane Eyre follows an orphaned teen in San Francisco.

Eva Darrows, a pseudonym for Hillary Monahan, sold Dead Little Mean Girl to Harlequin Teen for publication in winter 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Geek girl Emma’s new stepsister makes her life a living hell, but when she dies, Emma realizes there might be more to her than her mean-girl persona.

Akemi Dawn Bowman’s Starfish sold to Simon Pulse for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A half-Japanese teen must navigate through the microaggressions of her small town after she fails to get into art school.

Jenny Fran Davis’s Love from the Funny Farm sold to St. Martin’s for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Flora Goldwasser navigates life at a Quaker boarding school in an novel told through found documents.

Jessica Taylor’s A Map for Lost Girls sold to Dial, along with a second untitled YA novel, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A Map for Lost Girls follows two sisters, one of whom makes a decision that destroys their relationship. No publication date has been scheduled.

Elana K. Arnold’s What Girls Are Made Of sold to Carolrhoda for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Nina Faye ends up at an animal shelter, Planned Parenthood and Rome as ” she probes the conditions of love, sex, and the recipe for femaleness.”

Paula Garner’s Relative Strangers sold to Candlewick for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teenage girl discovers she was put in foster care because of her mother’s alcoholism and sets off to reconnect with her birth family.

Dawn Ius’s Lizzie sold to Simon Pulse for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Based on the Lizzie Borden ax murders, Lizzie works under her tyrannical parents, but when she falls for a new maid and her parents try to force them apart, Lizzie begins to descend into madness.

Lydia Sharp’s Whenever I’m With You sold to Scholastic for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teenager risks her life and heart to save her boyfriend in the wilds of Alaska.

Heather Kaczynski’s Dare Mighty Things duology sold to HarperTeen for release in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. “A brilliant Indian-American girl competes to win the last astronaut slot for an experimental mission into space.”

Tanaz Bhathena’s Qala Academy sold to Farrar, Straus and Giroux for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A Parsi-Hindu girl and a Parsi-boy are caught together in a fatal car accident in Saudi Arabia.

Science Fiction

Marie Lu’s Warcross sold to Penguin Young Readers’ G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers imprint for publication in fall 2017, according to Entertainment Weekly. The first in a duology, Warcross follows two teenage bounty hunters hired to catch a hacker in a virtual reality video game.

Cindy Pon’s Want sold to Simon Pulse for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A group of teens risk everything to save a pollution-choked Taiwan.

Nick Lake’s Satellite sold to Knopf for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Three teens born and raised on a space station journey to Earth for the first time.

Fantasy

Brandon Sanderson’s Apocalypse Guard trilogy sold to Delacorte for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Set in a world parallel to the Reckoners, a teen with superpowers must fix things before her planet is destroyed.

Julie Halpern’s Meant to Be sold to Feiwel and Friends for publication in fall 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. In a world where the name of your soulmate appears on your body, Agatha Abrams decides she doesn’t want fate.

Sara Raasch’s untitled YA fantasy sold to Balzer + Bray, according to Raasch’s Tumblr. Inspired by the golden age of piracy, the novel follows three characters: a woman seeking justice, a tortured pirate looking for redemption, and an ambitious prince out of power. According to Raasch, there will be a queer romance.

Celeste Lim’s The Crystal Ribbon sold to Scholastic for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. In  medieval China, Jing is sold to become the bride of a 3-year-old husband and escapes on a mythical journey.

Jay Kristoff’s LIFEl1K3 sold to Knopf for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The first in a trilogy, a teen fights to survive in a world where humans, androids and machines fight for dominance.

Alexandra Duncan sold to novels to Greenwillow for publication of at least one in winter 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. In Blight, Tempest Torres searches for a cure to a disease killing everything it touches. In Ember Days, wizards live in a Jazz Age Charleston.

Emily Henry’s A Million Junes sold to Razorbill for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The son and daughter of two feuding families fall in love while trying to unwind a curse in their bloodstream.

Horror & Thriller

Maureen Johnson announced Truly Devious, the first in her new murder mystery trilogy, which will release in fall 2017. According to Entertainment WeeklyTruly Devious follows Stevie Bell, who sets out to solve the murderer haunting Ellingham Academy.

Carolyn Adams’ The Book of Ezra sold to Simon Pulse for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teen boy sent to a poor farm by his wealthy parents realizes his roommate may be possessed by the devil.

Cristin Terrill’s Here Lies Daniel Tate sold to Simon & Schuster for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A missing boy reappears years after he vanished, but somebody in his family is hiding a secret that could make him disappear again – if he even is who he claims to be.

Tara Joedjen’s Red Red Ribbons sold to Delacorte for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. As Mae Cole hunts for the person responsible for her sister’s death, she uncovers dark secrets about her own family.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ Lost Causes sold to Hyperion for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A family must try to find a missing child in a 750,000-acre national park.

Elizabeth Byrne’s The Grave Keepers sold to HarperCollins for publication in fall 2017, along with a seocnd untitled novel, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Residents receive keys to their graves at 13. Two sisters – whose family runs the town cemetery – must conront the outside world and understand what gravekeeping truly means.

Historical

Katie Cotugno’s Fireworks sold to HarperCollins’ Balzer + Bray imprint for publication in winter 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly, along with a second untitled book. Set during the 90s boy-and-girl band craze, two friends head to Orlando to compete to try and become the next big thing.

Meredith Miller’s Little Wrecks sold to HarperTeen for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. It follow three teenage girls living on Long Island in 1979.

Nicole Castroman’s Blacksouls, the sequel to her debut novel Blackhearts, sold to Simon Pulse for publication in spring 2017, according to Castroman’s Facebook. Anne and Teach must survive political treachery on separate ships as their journey moves forward.

Nonfiction

Sarah Miller’s The Dionne Quintuplets sold to Random House’s Schwartz & Wade imprint for publication in  fall 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The narrative nonfiction follows the world’s first recorded set of surviving quintuplets who became famous in 1930s Canada.

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