Once upon a time, I read a manuscript called THE DEVIL'S INTERN. I loved it so much, I couldn't wait to tell everyone about it. This is why I wanted to work in publishing! I thought. This book reminded me so much of the books I read and OBSESSED over as a teen -- in the BEST possible way. Just look at these lovelies:
The brilliant author of this incredible book was Donna Hosie, and she agreed to let me be her agent. We were very happy to have found this book a home at Holiday House. In Fall 2014, the book was released.
THE DEVIL'S INTERN enjoyed some wonderful, and well deserved, success. After getting starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, it landed on some prestigious lists including Kirkus Reviews's Best Books for Teens and ALA YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults.
Once we caught our breath, we shifted focus to what was next. THE DEVIL'S DREAMCATCHER is the second book of this series, and we have only just recently seen the cover and celebrated Kirkus's review, which praises Donna for her "marvelous humor" and the book for "more splendidly hellish fun."
That book will be released in Fall 2015. (By the way, isn't that a GORGEOUS cover?) We're excited to see how readers will respond to the book once it is released and hope that they will enjoy meeting some new characters.
But while we wait for that to happen, we've been cooking up something else. Something that will certainly spook, definitely amuse, and probably tug the heartstrings of the loyal followers and members of Team DEVIL. I'm talking about book three, people! Take a look at THE DEVIL'S BANSHEE:
|The third book following THE DEVIL'S INTERN, one of the ALA and Kirkus "Best Books," Donna Hosie's THE DEVIL'S BANSHEE, in which a long-dead Viking Prince must lead his friends through the circles of hell to save the girl he loves from a terrible fate while confronting the darkness this domain brings out in each other and themselves, to Kelly Loughman at Holiday House, by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency (NA).|
Yup. Just announced today. In honor of this occasion, there might be a meat feast pizza for dinner tonight. Yay, #TeamDEVIL!
Please join me in congratulating Donna on Twitter and you can read her own blog here.