It's not often you get a call from New Zealand with an experienced writer who has just landed major editor interest in his next book. That was the scene last winter when I first spoke on the phone to Peter Millett. A delightful New Zealand voice and my boring American voice chatted about his goals going forward and I was so impressed with his drive to improve his craft, to always push himself, to go after bigger and better goals. Peter is the author of the BOY ZERO, WANNABE HERO series (Faber & Faber, 2010) and THE ANZAC PUPPY (Scholastic New Zealand, 2014) as well as several other trade picture books and lots and lots of educational books.
He's witty and fun and his kids go to the same high school as Lorde did (love the small world!).
So, it's very exciting to present EMLA's first ever Australia/New Zealand-first (before the United States) sale:
Australian and New Zealand rights to Peter Millett's JOHNNY DANGER: DIY SPY, where the world's fate is put in the hands of a young boy and his two minions pitched as James Bond for the younger set, to Jane Godwin at Penguin Australia, by Alex Webb at Rights People, on behalf of Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
Congratulations, Peter! Onward and upward!