This year has proved to be a busy one for the talented Melanie Crowder: Her first YA novel, AUDACITY, was released by Philomel to great acclaim—including a whopping four starred reviews and a nomination for the ALSC Notables list. Next month will see the publication of her sophomore MG novel, A Nearer Moon, from Atheneum. Though it's not out until early September, A Nearer Moon has already garnered three starred reviews of its own!
Today I'm thrilled to announce that I've just wrapped up a brand new deal for Melanie: tentatively titled Three Pennies, this quirky and richly layered MG novel weaves together a spirited foster child, the harried social worker who takes her case, an avian Confucius scholar, and a dash of magic—all set atop the uneasy tectonic plates of the San Andreas fault.
This magical novel-to-come sold once again to the inimitable Reka Simonsen at Atheneum, and is slated for publication in Fall 2017. So mark your calendars, everyone, and hooray for Melanie!