Yes, she's a busy and multi-talented lady, that Laurie Thompson! Her first book was acquired last summer by Schwartz & Wade, a picture book biography of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, which is being illustrated by Sean Qualls. Then just a few months ago saw a second deal for a teen handbook of social entrepreneurship, which is due out from Beyond Words/Simon Pulse in Fall 2014, and which Laurie is busily writing and researching as we speak.
But that's not at all! This week I am thrilled to announce a brand new deal, for Laurie Thompson's adorable picture book MY DOG IS THE BEST: a little boy's effusive praise of his best friend and all the amazing feats that dog can do (while sleeping on the couch). It's sweet and warm and guaranteed to make you smile. Even better, an illustrator has already been attached to the project, the talented Paul Schmid!
MY DOG IS THE BEST was acquired by Janine O'Malley at FSG, and it's going to make a giant picture book splash for sure. Huge congratulations, Laurie!
It's certainly been a busy few months for Jennifer A. Nielsen, between travel and book events to launch THE RUNAWAY KING, finishing writing book #3 in The Ascendance Trilogy (coming spring 2014!), and enjoying multiple weeks as a New York Times Bestselling Author. But if all that weren't enough, there is now yet another honor added to the mix.
This last weekend was the Whitney Awards gala, where THE FALSE PRINCE received the award in the inaugural "Best Middle Grade Novel" category. But wait—there's more! Another prize was awarded for "Best Youth Novel Overall," and the honor went to... THE FALSE PRINCE, as well.
Warm congratulations, Jen!
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