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Dav Pilkey Lands Deal for New Captain Underpants Books

Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey will publish two new Captain Underpants books with Scholastic. The new books will come out in August 2014 and August 2015. Here’s more Pilkey news from the release:

Scholastic will publish newly re-illustrated editions of Pilkey’s seven-book Ricky Ricotta series, featuring a mouse and his big robot friend, with all new full-color art by bestselling illustrator Dan Santat. Scholastic will reissue Ricky Ricotta novels #1 through #7 starting in May 2014—plus two brand new Ricky Ricotta books (Ricky Ricotta #8 and #9) in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 respectively.

The deal was negotiated with Scholastic Trade president Ellie Berger by two Writers House agents. Amy Berkower represented Dav Pilkey and Jodi Reamer represented Dan Santat.

 

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Veronica Mars Coming as Mystery Book Series

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas will co-write a new mystery series about characters from the Veronica Mars TV show that ran from 2004 until 2007.

Random House’s Vintage imprint acquired the first two books in the series from Alloy Entertainment, and Jodi Reamer from Writers House negotiated the deal. Here’s more from the release:

The books will contain completely new stories, and will be stand-alone novels that will appeal to fans of the show, as well as general mystery readers. The plot of the first book in the series will begin where events of the upcoming “Veronica Mars” film end, and will feature an adult Veronica Mars.

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Penguin Young Readers Group to Publish Book by Esther Grace Earl

Penguin Young Readers Group will publish a memoir entitled This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life & Words of Esther Grace Earl. The book will posthumously publish journal entries, fiction pieces, personal letters and sketches written by a fan of young-adult author John Green.

Green dedicated The Fault in Our Stars  to her and will write an introduction to Earl’s book. Her family and friends will also contribute photos and essays. In a blog post, Green shared her story:

I am so glad that I knew Esther, and that she was a nerdfighter, and that through Esther’s family and This Star Won’t Go Out we can still decrease suck with her. But I am also really pissed off that she died … Esther inspired the story in the sense that I was very angry after her death and wrote constantly, with a focus and passion I hadn’t known since I was rewriting Looking for Alaska in 2003. And Esther helped me to imagine teenagers as more empathetic than I’d given them credit for. And her charm and snark inspired the novel, as did her idea of incorporating an author she liked into her Wish.

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Ally Condie Lands Deal for Two New Novels

Matched trilogy author Ally Condie has inked a deal to publish two new novels with Dutton Children’s Books. The Penguin Young Readers Group imprint will release the first book in fall 2014.

Writers House agent Jodi Reamer  negotiated the deal for North American rights with publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel. Strauss-Gabel will  also edit the books. Here’s more about the book, from the release:

[The book] tells the story of Rio, who has waited her whole life for the opportunity to leave her safe, underwater city of Atlantia for life on the surface. But when her twin sister, Bay, shocks everyone and chooses Above first (only one family member may go), Rio is left with increasingly dangerous questions about the complex political and religious system constructed to govern the fragile divide between land and sea.

Amazon Author Sells YA Trilogy To Random House Children’s Books Imprint

Novelist Arwen Elys Dayton has landed a book deal with Delacorte Press for a YA trilogy that mixes fantasy and science fiction. Last year, Dayton published a science fiction novel for adults with Amazon’s 47North imprint.

Writers House agent Jodi Reamer negotiated the deal with Random House Children’s Books executive editor Krista Marino. Here’s more from the release:

SEEKER is the story of Quin Kincaid, a young girl who’s been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered “Seeker”. Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using the ancient artifacts and sacred knowledge to become an assassin. From a remote estate in Scotland, to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong, Quin tries to escape her legacy, only to find she can’t evade it.

Brad Meltzer To Write Biographical Picture Book Series

Author and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded TV series host Brad Meltzer signed a deal with Penguin’s Dial Books for Young Readers imprint.

Meltzer will write a biographical picture book series called Ordinary People Change the World. Each book in this series will profile an American hero. The first two installments in the series, I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln, will be released in winter 2014.

Cartoonist Chris Eliopoulos will illustrate. Writers House literary agent Jodi Reamer and Kneerim, Williams & Bloom literary agent Jill Kneerin negotiated the deal with publisher Lauri Hornik.

 

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Faker Impersonates Writers House Agent & Offers Book Deals

Yesterday novelist Lisa Yee warned her followers about an online fraud–somebody pretending to be her agent has been contacting writers about book deals.

Aspiring authors should beware. Here is the complete tweet: “Someone is impersonating my agent, Jodi Reamer & offering book deals. If the email addy doesn’t have Writers House in it it’s fake!”

You can read more about the real Jodi Reamer at Literary Rambles. Her all-star list of clients includes Stephenie Meyer, John Green and Lisa Yee.

Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler to Pen New YA Novel

Thirteen Reasons Why author Jay Asher and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things author Carolyn Mackler have signed a deal with Penguin’s Razorbill imprint for a young adult novel they co-wrote.

The Future is Us will come out in November with an initial printing of 500,000 copies. Publisher Ben Schrank negotiated the deal with two literary agents, Laura Rennert of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and Jodi Reamer of Writers House.

Here’s more from the release: “The Future is Us is set in 1996, when less than half of all American high school students have ever used the internet. Facebook will not be invented for several more years. Emma just got a computer and an America Online CD-ROM with 100 free hours. When she and her best friend Josh log on to AOL they discover themselves on Facebook … fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what life has in store for them. Josh and Emma are about to find out.”

Five YA Authors in One Interview

How often can you meet authors who write about outer space, werewolves, dystopian societies, fairies, and reincarnation in the same event?

The Breathless Reads tour featured Beth Revis, Andrea Cremer, Ally Condie, Brenna Yovanoff, and Kirsten Miller.

We caught up with the five authors for advice on writing, getting published, and more. Highlights from the interview follows below.

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GalleyCat Interviews Stephanie Meyers

Meet Harper Perennial editor Stephanie Meyers. She has blond hair, an obsession with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and reserves her editing pen for nonfiction books, not writing vampire novels. If you look closely, you will see that her name is only two letters off from the name of Twilight‘s famous author.

Meyers recently co-edited a book of essays entitled The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas with Robin Harvie and it features an essay by writer Andrew Shaffer (better known as Evil Wylie/Emperor Franzen).

However, if you want to find her on Google, you need to be very specific with your keywords. When asked if she would do an interview, the editor responded: “I’d love to talk to you about my name doppelganger situation—anything to reclaim a tiny piece of the Google search pie.” Our interview follows below…

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