aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Thoughts about recent deals reported on Publisher’s Lunch

This was reported in the “General/other” category, but I wonder why it’s not a YA: Jennifer Archer's CLICK, the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who, after a brutal beating by classmates and subsequent stint in a psychiatric ward, escapes into her photography and the dark, seductive poems she finds hidden in a cellar, both of which lure her into the mind and world of a mysterious, troubled young man who died sixty years earlier, to Sarah Sevier at Harper, in a two-book deal, by Jenny Bent at Trident Media Group.

This sounds fun: Author of the upcoming FIRE ME Libby Malin's FINDING MR. WRITE, in which a head writer for a floundering soap opera uses the show as her personal message board to the world, working out her problems through the show's characters and story arcs, again to Deb Werksman at Sourcebooks, by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency (world).

Can you say “high concept”? (complete with not one, but two allusions to high-profile real people): Author of CINDY ELLA and the upcoming GEEK CHARMING Robin Palmer's YOURS TRULY, LUCY B. PARKER, about a 12-year-old girl whose new stepsister isn't just pretty and popular, she's a Hannah Montana-type superstar, so Lucy emails a Dr. Phil-like celebrity therapist for advice, to Jennifer Bonnell and Eileen Kreit at Puffin, in a five-book deal, for publication in Fall 2010, by Kate Lee at ICM (World English).

She’s on LJ at watchmebe: Jackson Pearce's SISTERS RED, a modern Little Red Riding Hood meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to Jill Dembowski and Andrea Spooner at Little, Brown Children's, in a pre-empt, in two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2010, by Jenoyne Adams at Bliss Literary Agency (World).

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