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Pseudonymous Bosch Lands Deal with Dial Books for Young Readers

Secret Series author Pseudonymous Bosch (a.k.a. Raphael Simon) has inked a deal for a new middle grade trilogy with Penguin’s Dial Books for Young Readers.

The not-yet-titled first book is slated for release in 2013. Literary agent Sarah Burnes (from the Gernert Company) negotiated the deal with editor-at-large Jennifer Hunt. Hunt will edit the project.

Bosch (pictured, via) submitted this “secret” statement in the release: “It is a thrill to be working with Jennifer Hunt again as well as with all my new friends at Dial.  As my readers know, I love to eat, especially anything chocolate.  I couldn’t be more excited to embark on this important search for three new cooks.  If bread is the staff of life, then a good cook is…What?  Not cooks, books?  I’m supposed to write three new books?  Oh, no—how distressing!”

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Jon Agee Lands Three Book Deal

Children’s book author and illustrator Jon Agee has landed a three picture book deal at Penguin Group (USA)’s Dial Books for Young Readers.  Agee (pictured) wrote The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau and many other books for kids.

The first title is Little Santa, a fictional biography starring young Santa Claus. It will be released in fall 2013. Publisher Laura Hornik negotiated the deal with Pippin Properties founder Holly M. McGhee. Hornik secured world rights and will edit.

Hornik had this statement in the release: ”Jon Agee is one of my very favorite picture book creators, and I’m rather giddy about the chance to work with him. I’ve long admired his unique and sly sense of humor, and his spare but exhilaratingly expressive illustrations. I’m full of wonder at his ability to bring brand-new glee to a story as age-old as Santa’s.”

Jennifer Hunt Joins Dial Books for Young Readers

Jennifer Hunt has joined Penguin Group (USA)’s Dial Books for Young Readers as vice president of acquisition and development and editor-at-large.

Here’s more from Publisher’s Weekly: “In her new role, she will be responsible for acquiring and developing literary and commercial fiction, from picture books to young adult. In addition to book acquisition, Hunt will liaise with the film/TV/game community on the West Coast.”

Prior to this appointment, Hunt served as editorial director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Some of her authors include Sherman AlexieSherri Winston, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Pseudonymous Bosch, and Cressida Cowell.