7 New Deals (Coley, Haines, Knight, Metcalf, Pearce, Schmidt & Shepherd)

Liz Coley‘s Pretty Girl 13 to Katherine Tegen Books (World English) for publication in 2012. About a girl abducted at 13, returned at 16, with no memory of the missing years but with a host of alternate personalities who have kept her sane.

Lise Haines‘s 2009 novel Girl in the Arena optioned by Charlize Theron’s production company. Features gladiator fighting & a forced engagement between Lyn & her family’s enemy.

Karsten Knight‘s next 2 books that continue the dangerous story of a fiery volcano demigoddess, to Simon & Schuster Children’s (World).

Dawn Metcalf‘s Indelible Ink in a 2-book deal to Harlequin Teen (World). Features a heroine who is accidentally marked by a mysterious boy, which places her in the midst of a dangerous, otherworldly plot to end the Age of Man.

Jackson Pearce‘s Fathomless. A young mermaid wants to leave the sisterhood of dark, soulless creatures & regain her humanity, which she can only do by convincing a mortal to love her & stealing his soul.

Victoria Lynn Schmidt‘s 2nd edition of the popular Writer’s Digest book 45 Master Characters. Releasing in 2012, the book will help aspiring authors learn how to create characters with unique personalities by using well-known archetypes.

Megan Shepherd‘s The Madman’s Daughter to Balzer & Bray (NA) in a 3-book deal for publication in 2013. A Gothic thriller trilogy pitched as loosely inspired by H. G. Wells’ classic THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, in which Dr. Moreau’s 16-year-old daughter travels to her estranged father’s island & finds murder, madness, & a love triangle with an enigmatic castaway & her father’s handsome young assistant.

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