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Christina Lauren to Publish YA Debut with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

580848_351740691539619_2043863773_nChristina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, better known by their pseudonym Christina Lauren, have signed a deal Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for their debut young adult novel, Sublime.

These two partners established their collaborative writing careers with the bestselling adult fiction series, Beautiful Bastard and Wild Seasons. The publisher has scheduled the release for Fall 2014.

Executive editor Zareen Jaffery will edit the manuscript. She negotiated the deal with Waxman Leavell literary agent Holly Root.

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Book That Began as Twilight Fan Fiction Lands ‘Substantial’ Book Deal

Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings have landed a “substantial” book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery imprint for Beautiful Bastard–a repurposed version of the fan fiction hit, The Office.

The book will be released in February, published under the pen name, Christina Lauren. Hobbs and Billings (pictured) share a blog called Swoontini. The pair are represented by Holly Root from the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

The Hollywood Reporter had the scoop: The Office, which reimagined the Edward Cullen-Bella Swan relationship as a steamy love/hate romance between a boss and his assistant, was one of the pioneers of the Twilight fanfic genre, generating more than two million downloads, before being taken offline by the author in 2009.”

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