Hodder Children's Books has acquired paranormal romance sequence The Blessed by Tonya Hurley. Emily Thomas, publisher of YA fiction bought UK and Commonwealth rights in a three-book deal.
The Blessed is billed as a "re-imagined redemption remix", following three teenage girls in Brooklyn and drawing on the martyrdom legends of St Lucy, St Cecelia and St Agnes. Thomas said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have acquired this exciting new trilogy—a truly innovative and inspired take on the paranormal genre—from the brilliant, creative and clever Tonya Hurley."
Author Hurley has also written the Ghost Girl sequence which was a New York Times bestseller, and The Blessed will be published simultaneously with Simon & Schuster US in spring 2012.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Publishing Deal - Tonya Hurley
News of a new YA series from Tonya Hurley, in today's Bookseller: