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Viking Children’s Books to Publish New Sarah Dessen YA Novel

Sarah DessenYoung adult author Sarah Dessen has signed a deal to pen her twelfth novel Saint Anything. The story stars a young girl named Sydney who deals with the despair and consequences that follows from her older brother’s incarceration.

Viking Children’s Books, an imprint at Penguin Young Readers Group, will publish the book on 2015. Publisher Ken Wright negotiated the deal with Writers House literary agent Leigh Feldman. Editor-at-large Regina Hayes will edit the manuscript.

Dessen (pictured, via) had this statement in the press release: “This book has a bit of everything I love to write about: the joy and complications of family, first love and how one friend can sometimes change everything. I’m so excited for next summer, when I can finally share it with my readers. It’s going to be hard to wait!”

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Leigh Feldman Joins Writers House

Literary agent Leigh Feldman will join Writers House this month.

Prior to this move, Feldman spent 20 years at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman. She has worked with authors on titles that included Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden and Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. She will continue to represent popular teen author Sarah Dessen.

Feldman had this quote, from the release: ” I’m impressed by how well [Writers House] have grasped  the complexities and opportunities of digital’s emergence in book publishing.  Most importantly, they’re big enough to have the kind of leverage needed in today’s complicated marketplace, but their approach reflects the kind of personalized service usually associated with boutique agencies.”