[via Dear Author]:
Armstrong is weathering the move to hardback well. Her books are still consistently enjoyable and she’s a fan favorite among paranormal readers. Plus, she’s leaving Random House and going back to Penguin. That’s a major loss for Random House.
Kelley Armstrong’s next three paranormal thrillers, to Kathryn Court and Trena Keating at Dutton, in a major deal, for publication starting in 2010, by Helen Heller at Helen Heller Agency (US).
Debut author Rachel Hawkins’ paranormal YA trilogy starting with DEMONGLASS, about a sixteen-year-old witch shipped off to a boarding school for witches, shapeshifters, and faeries, where the traumas of mortal high school are nothing compared to the goings on at “Freak High,” for publication in winter 2010, to Jennifer Besser at Hyperion, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency (NA).
Hank Schwaeble’s DAMNABLE, about a disgraced special forces interrogator who knows he’s going to Hell, and may be the only hope to keep the rest of us from joining him very soon, to Tom Colgan at Berkley, by Robert Fleck at Professional Media Services (World).
Simon Higgins’s MOONSHADOW: Eye of the Beast and MOONSHADOW: The Wrath of Silver Wolf, about the youngest member of the Grey Light Order, a band of warrior spies who can see through the eyes of animals and who are charged with protecting the Shogun, to Alvina Ling at Little, Brown Children’s, for publication in Fall 2009, by Catherine Drayton at Inkwell Management on behalf of Random House Australia (NA).
Stacia Kane’s UNHOLY GHOSTS, featuring a down-and-out witch and professional ghost-buster, who must fight a dark force powerful enough to frighten the dead, to Liz Scheier at Ballantine, in a three-book deal, for publication in late 2009, by Chris Lotts at Ralph M. Vicinanza (NA). [via Stacia Kane]