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Mark Frost Inks Trilogy Deal with Random House

Author Mark Frost (pictured, via) landed a book deal with Random House Children’s Books for a new trilogy. The young-adult series is entitled Will West: The Epic.

The first title, The Paladin Protocol, is slated for a Fall 2012 release. Editorial director Jim Thomas negotiated the deal with literary agents Sophie Hicks and Ed Victor from Ed Victor Ltd.

Frost has published eight adult titles in the past. He worked on the screenplay for the two Fantastic Four film adaptations and was co-creator for the cult TV show, Twin Peaks.

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Find an Agent for Your YA Novel

Ally Condie (pictured, via) published several books before she came out with her recent New York Times bestseller, Matched.

We caught up with the author to find out how she landed an agent for her young adult manuscript–straight from the slush pile. We also found out what it takes to write dystopian fiction for a YA audience. Highlights from the interview follow below.

Q: How did you find your agent?
A: I sent out queries to agents who represented young adult fiction. I found their names online at agentquery.com and then researched them at Publishers’ Marketplace and online to make sure they would be a good fit (i.e., I wasn’t sending young adult fiction to those who didn’t represent it!). A friend clued me in to all of these websites—things had changed a bit since I originally queried my first book in 2004!

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