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Lauren Oliver Sells Her First Novel for Adults

YA author Lauren Oliver has sold her first adult novel to HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint. Rooms will be published in the fall of 2014.

Oliver is the 29-year-old author of Before I Fall, Delirium, Pandemonium and Liesl & Po. Fox 2000 Pictures already bought the rights to those first two books. Stephen Barbara of Foundry Literary + Media negotiated the deal with HarperCollins president Michael Morrison.

Ecco editorial director Lee Boudreaux will edit the novel, and described the book in the release: “Rooms was as instantly gripping as it was elegantly written, filled with characters and predicaments I still can’t get out of my head a week later. When I look at what Lauren has already accomplished as a writer, I’m filled with equal parts awe and amazement.” (Author photo via Jonathan Alpeyrie)

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‘All Joy and No Fun: The Parent’s Paradox’ Author Scores Book Deal

New+York+Magazine+cover+7+10.jpgAfter her New York magazine cover story, “All Joy and No Fun: The Parent’s Paradox,” earned 1.5 million hits on the magazine’s website and sparked parenting debates around the country, Jennifer Senior has landed a book deal with Ecco.

The controversial article explored “a near constant correlation between parenthood and unhappiness,” but according to the release, her new book will provide “clarity, insight, and affirmation on one of life’s greatest choices.” Tina Bennett of Janklow & Nesbit negotiated the deal with Ecco’s editorial director Lee Boudreaux.

Boudreaux had this statement: “As a new mother, I read Jennifer’s cover article in New York with a combination of rabid interest, terrified recognition, thankful validation, and a desperate wish to grab the writer and say, ‘Tell me more!’ Most important, though, I walked away with a newfound ability to articulate a complex range of emotions about a truly profound experience I wouldn’t trade for the world, and a hunger to engage everyone around me–husband, co-workers, family members, more experienced parents, younger friends wondering when to take the plunge into parenthood–on the topic.”