Really exciting things are happening!
“Emily Meehan (Editorial Director) at Disney Hyperion has acquired a YA novel called Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano, author of Nearly Gone. Pitched as The Shawshank Redemption meets If I Stay, the story tells of a boy serving time for a murder he didn’t commit and who, after a near-death experience, finds himself able to separate his soul from his body and travel in a quest to find the real killer and clear his name. Publication is scheduled for spring 2016; Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency did the two-book deal for world English rights.” — Publishers Weekly, Rights Report: Week of June 30, 2014
And for fans of NEARLY GONE, the sequel, NEARLY FOUND is tentatively scheduled for release in June 2015! If you liked the science and riddles in book 1, then fasten your seat belts. Book 2 will take readers on a forensic science ride you won’t want to miss. Stay tuned for a summary and cover reveal, coming soon from Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin Books for Young Readers.