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James Dashner to Pen a New ‘Maze Runner’ Prequel

James DashnerJames Dashner (pictured, via) will pen a new prequel novel for The Maze Runner series.

Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, has scheduled The Fever Code for publication in 2016. According to the press release, this new story “delves into the time before the Maze, and will tell the story of how Thomas, Teresa, and the Gladers found themselves in the Maze, and how the Maze itself was created.”

Publisher Beverly Horowitz negotiated the deal with Michael Bourret, vice president of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. Executive editor Krista Marino will edit the manuscript.

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Jason Segel Lands Book Deal for Kid’s Book

The Muppets and How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel has inked a book deal for a middle-grade fiction series he will write with Kirsten Miller. Random House Children’s Books will publish Nightmares! in fall 2014.

If you want to read more, you can join Segel’s 2.3 million followers on Twitter. WME and Abrams negotiated the deal with Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers publisher Beverly Horowitz. Executive editor Krista Marino will edit the book. The release had more details:

Both scary and funny, NIGHTMARES! is an adventure story about a group of kids who realize it’s up to them to save their town from fear, which has manifested itself in the form of nightmare creatures that have slipped into the everyday world. At its heart, NIGHTMARES! is about kids overcoming their fears … Says Segel, “I couldn’t be more excited that NIGHTMARES! has found a home at Random House. Ultimately, it’s a story about learning that we can accomplish anything, as long as we are brave enough to try. These are the types of stories that always inspired me.”

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17-Year-Old Writer Gets Three-Book Deal

17-year-old novelist Beth Reekles has landed a three-book deal with Random House Children’s Books Delacorte Press imprint. They will publish The Kissing Booth on April 9th as an eBook and a trade paperback on May 14th.

You can still sample that YA novel at Wattpad. Publisher Beverly Horowitz negotiated the deal with RHCP UK rights director Bronwen Bennie. The deal includes a as-yet-untitled sequel to The Kissing Booth. Here’s more from the release:

Reekles, who lives with her parents in South Wales and is currently studying for her A level exams, began writing at fourteen using an old laptop her father had given her to do her homework. She wanted to write stories for kids her own age who, like her, had grown tired of books about “vampires and werewolves.” Her parents had no idea what she was up to, and were shocked to realize just what a large following their daughter’s writing had gained.

(Author photo via Wattpad)