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Becca Fitzpatrick Inks Deal For New YA Thriller

beccaBecca Fitzpatrick, the young adult author behind the Hush, Hush saga, has landed a deal for a new book called Sapphire Skies.

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers plans to publish this stand-alone thriller novel in Fall 2015. Executive editor Zareen Jaffery negotiated the deal with Inkwell Management literary agent Catherine Drayton. The story stars a 17-year-old girl named Stella Gordon who ends up in the witness protection program due to extraordinary circumstances.

Fitzpatrick had this statement in the press release: “I’m delighted to be writing another young adult thriller for Simon & Schuster—this about a girl who’s running from dangerous men and a haunted past. I’m drawn to stories that weave heart-stopping suspense with broiling romance, and Sapphire Skies is no exception.”

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Nathan Bransford Runs First Paragraph Writing Contest

Got a great first paragraph?

Share it on author Nathan Bransford‘s site and you could win the chance to have InkWell literary agent Catherine Drayton read part of your manuscript. All the Ultimate First Paragraph Challenge finalists will win a query critique from Bransford himself–the former literary agent has been helping aspiring writers polish pitches for years.

Check it out: “Please post the first paragraph of any work-in-progress in the comments section [at this link]. If you are reading this post via e-mail you must click through to enter. Please do not e-mail me your submission it will not count. The deadline for entry is this THURSDAY 7pm Eastern time, at which point entries will be closed. Finalists will be announced… sometime between Friday and the year 2078.”

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.”

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Becca Fitzpatrick Inks Deal for Final ‘Hush, Hush Saga’ Book

Becca Fitzpatrick has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for the fourth and final title in the Hush, Hush Saga.

The not-yet-titled book will be released in fall 2012. Publisher Justin Chanda negotiated the deal with Inkwell Management literary agent Catherine Drayton. The deal includes North American, audio, and eBook rights.

The third book, Silence, comes out today. Fitzpatrick (pictured, via) had this statement in the release: “I am excited to be writing a fourth book in the Hush, Hush Saga. I can’t bring myself to say goodbye to these characters yet, and truly believe that their best adventures are yet to come.”