Publisher’s Weekly Children’s BookShelf (12/17/09) reports that local author Lisa McMann (Wake and Fade) has signed a four-book deal with the Pulse and Aladdin imprints. The deal is for two YA titles (Pulse) and two middle-grade novels(Aladdin). The first title from Pulse, Dead to You, slated for spring 2012, follows a teenage boy who returns to his family nine years after being abducted. Aladdin will publish The Unwanteds, a dystopian fantasy, in fall 2011; the book follows a group of kids who, after showing sparks of creativity, are banished to a secret world where they’re trained to hone their abilities.
These sound great and we can’t wait! Hooray Lisa!