Dog-Eared: April 2017

Sara Grochowski of Publishers Weekly interviews Jenny Han about writing YA – including questions on her forthcoming and much-anticipated Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

Rick Riordan has a new imprint with Disney-Hyperion, called Rick Riordan Presents…

The idea for the new imprint stemmed from the repeated requests Riordan gets from fans who can’t get enough of his mythology-based thrillers.

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Riordan paused from his own writing to work with editorial director Stephanie Lurie in selecting manuscripts for the imprint, which has a goal of publishing stories from underrepresented cultures and viewpoints.

… And the imprint has acquired its first three titles, all middle grade adventures:

  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee, which Lee describes as “a space opera based on Korean mythology” starring a teenage fox spirit.
  • Storm Runner by Jennifer Cervantes, in which the protagonist “must not only grapple with a family history that connects him to the Mayan gods, but with newly acquired knowledge that his ancestry may have something to do with a leg deformity that requires he use a cane.”
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi, the first book in a quartet in which “a 12-year-old Indian-American girl … unwittingly frees a demon intent on awakening the God of Destruction.”

The post also reveals the cover for Riordan’s forthcoming The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3).

Riordan answers questions about the new imprint and drops tantalizing hints about the first three books.

 

The Cover Wars

The Cover Wars

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Sometimes It’s Storks by L J R Kelly, Brothers Hilts (Illustrations)

Sometimes It’s Storks by L J R Kelly, Brothers Hilts (Illustrations)

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Rex Wrecks It!

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