Friday, February 27, 2015

Deal Announcement: Harriet Reuter Hapgood's stunning YA debut to Roaring Brook and Macmillan UK

As announced in the Bookseller and Publishers Weekly, I’m thrilled to confirm an exciting 2-book deal for Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s debut YA novel THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER.
We’ve had a crazy few weeks with an 8-publisher UK auction, an heated auction in the US, a French pre-empt, and auctions in Spain, Italy and Brazil. THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER has captivated everyone who has read it, especially me! It's a YA contemporary with a twist, in which seventeen-year-old physics prodigy Gottie Oppenheimer navigates a summer of grief, world-stopping kisses and rips in the space-time continuum, as she tries to reconcile her first heartbreak with her last. From the opening line, I was transported to summer and stayed glued to the book until it's end - I can’t wait for you all to read it and fall in love as well!

And a side note - between meetings with UK publishers during the auction process, Harriet and I stopped in the Foyles cafe for lunch. Harriet ordered a ginger beer and I had to take a photo: 

THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER will be published in May 2016 by Roaring Brook/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group US and Macmillan Children’s UK.

Please go congratulate Harriet on twitter!

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