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When I first read Elly Swartz's middle grade novel, FINDING PERFECT, with its amazing and riveting voice and the oh-too-real trials endured by the main character, Molly, I was hooked and I knew it was only a matter of time before I got an editor hooked as well.

Just a few short years later, we've done it (Elly's amazing revision skills propelled us to the finish line!) and I'm so thrilled to announce the good news.

Elly is driven, craft-focused, and courageous. And she's just one of the nicest authors around! I'm so happy that this moment has arrived! How can we wait for Fall 2016? I will be . . . on the edge of my seat!

This is a book that teachers, librarians, and parents will want to watch for, especially to help encourage the young lives they guide and mentor every day.

Children's: Middle grade

Elly Swartz's FINDING PERFECT, in which a twelve-year-old, after her mom leaves their family to take a faraway job, copes with her out-of-control world by counting, measuring, and organizing, to Angie Chen at Farrar, Straus Children's, for publication in Fall 2016, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (World).

~ Tricia