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Alex Morgan Inks 3-Book Deal

Fresh from winning a gold medal at London 2012, Olympian Alex Morgan has landed a 3-book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Books for Young Readers (SBYR). The American soccer star will be penning her debut middle-grade series, The Kicks.

The not-yet-titled first book will be released in Summer 2013. SBYR editor Kristin Ostby negotiated the deal with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment literary agent Eric Simonoff. Ostby, who will edit the manuscript, secured both world English and audio rights.

Morgan (pictured, via) had this statement in the release: “It seems like only yesterday, I was a kid myself, getting my first taste of the joys of teamwork, good sportsmanship, acceptance. Playing team sports is one of the best ways I can think of to develop strong values, good work ethics, and a health-focused lifestyle. This series will no doubt widen the appeal of soccer and bring an appreciation of the sport to readers who might not otherwise have that opportunity.”

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NBC Sports Senior Producer Publishes Kid’s Book for Olympics

NBC Sports story editor and senior producer Brian Brown will publish an illustrated kid’s book through NBC Publishing, NBC Sports and Rodale Books.

Brown has covered 12 Olympics over the course of his news career. Ring Force tells the story of “a team of exceptional young athletes fighting a mysterious evil force,” and the book will contain over 50 anime-inspired illustrations from Nathan Love animation studio.

Here’s more about the book: “Children from around the world are brought together by the gods of Olympus with a single mission of hope: to keep the Olympic spirit alive in the hearts of humanity. When a dark power threatens to extinguish the Olympic flame, Booker, a boy from Brooklyn, is summoned to Mount Olympus where he and four other aspiring athletes discover their destiny: to become an elite force fighting to save the world. An inspiring tale of diverse strengths and backgrounds uniting for the power of good, Ring Force is at once a compelling adventure and an educational and motivational story.”