FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Maggie Stiefvater Inks Deal for 4-Book Epic Fantasy

Author Maggie Stiefvater has landed a deal with Scholastic for a four-book epic fantasy series.

The first book, The Raven Boys, is slated for release in September. The Raven Boys stars Richard Campbell Gansey, III (a boy who “has it all”) and Blue Sargent (daughter of the town psychic).

Stiefvater (pictured, via) had this statement in the release: “I grew up on a diet of exceptional fantasy series for children— The Dark Is Rising, The Black Cauldron, A Wrinkle in Time, The Chronicles of Narnia — and I’ve always wanted to write one of those sprawling epic sagas built from intimate moments. I sat on a draft of The Raven Boys for a decade, but it wasn’t until I had the tools I learned from writing the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races that I knew how to do it.”

Stiefvater finished the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy in July 2011. A few months later, Scholastic released her stand-alone novel The Scorpio Races; it has just been named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.

Stiefvater is also working on The Merry Fates, an blog-inspired anthology with contributions from authors Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff. Publication is set for the spring.

Mediabistro Course

Develop a Freelance Career

Develop a Freelance CareerStarting November 3, learn the skills you need to build a thriving career as a freelancer! Taught by a New York-based freelancer, Lauren Waterman will teach you how to develop salable ideas, write compelling pitches and communicate with editors, and track and submit all of your freelance expenses. Register now!