Heather’s agent, Laurie McLean, wrote a lovely blog post detailing her experiences in securing such an unprecedented publishing deal for Heather, in addition to explaining why she’s so excited about the upcoming series.
Today I announced a humongous six-figure deal for a debut YA author, one Heather W. Petty. Follow her on twitter, folks, @heatherwpetty, because she’s achieved lift off and will be rocketing to fame, of that I have no doubt.
Now the only hard part is waiting until 2015, because that’s when this amazing mystery/adventure is going to debut. In the meantime, say howdy to Heather and keep LOCK & MORI on your TBR pile. Trust me. You’ll love it.
Please check out the full post here; it’s definitely worth the read!
This will be the place to find the latest announcements, in addition to all sorts of interesting news and tidbits as we draw closer to the release date of Heather’s debut novel, LOCK & MORI, which will be coming in Fall 2015 from Simon & Schuster, Books for Young Readers.
Please bear with us in the meantime, and be sure to check back often!
Publishers Weekly: Christian Trimmer at Simon & Schuster’s Books for Young Readers bought world rights to debut author Heather Petty’s LOCK & MORI, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes origin story, in a three-book, six-figure pre-empt. The young adult trilogy is told from the perspective of 16-year-old Miss James “Mori” Moriarty, who, in looking for an escape from her recent past and spiraling home life, takes classmate Sherlock up on his challenge to solve a murder mystery in Regent’s Park. Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary brokered the deal. Dramatic rights will be handled by Brandy Rivers of ICM Partners. (source)
Publishers Marketplace: Debut author Heather Petty’s LOCK & MORI trilogy, in which a female Moriarty teams up with Sherlock Holmes to solve a mystery in modern-day London, until the answers lead him too close to all that she’s been hiding, to Christian Trimmer of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, in a six-figure three-book pre-empt, for publication in 2015, 2016, 2017, by Laurie McLean at Fuse Literary. Dramatic rights inquiries to Brandy Rivers at ICM Partners.