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Becca Fitzpatrick Lands Deal for YA Psychological Thriller

YA author Becca Fitzpatrick has landed a deal for her “stand-alone psychological thriller” called Black Ice. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers plans to release this novel in fall 2014.

Publisher Justin Chanda negotiated the deal with Inkwell Management literary agent Catherine Drayton. At the moment, Fitzpatrick is promoting the final installment of the Hush, Hush sagaFinale. That book will hit bookstores on October 23, 2012.

Fitzpatrick (pictured, via) gave this statement in the release: “Black Ice is about a girl who backpacks the Teton Range over spring break of her senior year of high school but things go terribly wrong. Like Hush, Hush, the inspiration behind Black Ice comes from my own experiences during my teen years. It’s very satisfying to finally be working on a project that has been floating around my head for so long.”

The publisher holds North American, Canadian, Philippines and Open Market rights.

Audiobook and international editions will be published by Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster UK and Simon & Schuster Australia.

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