Publisher’s Weekly reported that Simon Pulse bought two new YA novels from Emma Harrison. In Escaping Perfect, a girl fakes her own death to escape her political family and starts a new life. It is scheduled for spring 2016; the untitled sequel is scheduled for spring 2017.
Meredith Russo debut sells to Flatiron Books
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Meredith Russo’s debut If I Was Your Girl sold to Flatiron Books. Amanda Hardy moves to a small town in Tennessee with her father, but despite her attempts to fit in, her secret – that she used to be Andrew – could cost her everything. The book is scheduled for release in 2016.
This Is The Part Where You Laugh sells to Knopf
Publisher’s Weekly reported Knopf bought Peter Brown Hoffmeister’s This Is The Part Where You Laugh, about a boy “navigating friendship, love, and basketball under the specter of crime, low expectations, and a family history of drug abuse.” This Is The Part Where You Laugh is scheduled for fall 2016. For more, visit Hoffmeister’s website.
Siobhan Vivian sells new book to Simon & Schuster
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Siobhan Vivian’s The Last Boy and Girl in the World sold to Simon & Schuster Children’s Books. Based on a true story, a flood forces 16-year-old Keely to juggle love and life when it destroys her hometown. The Last Boy and Girl in the World is scheduled for release in spring 2016. For more, visit Vivian’s website or follow her on or .
Nonfiction novel from Sheffs to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt bought David Sheff and Nic Sheff’s new YA nonfiction title. Drawing on the Sheffs’ personal experiences, the book is meant to give teens and tweens the told they need to make informed decisions about drugs. The currently untitled book is scheduled for fall 2016. For more, visit David Sheff’s website or follow him on or .
Sourcebooks buys Kurt Dinan’s The Water Tower Five
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Kurt Dinan’s The Water Tower Five sold to Sourcebooks. A high school nobody starts a series of inventive heists that turn into a prank war. The Water Tower Five is scheduled for publication in April 2016. For more, follow Dinan on .