6:00am PT by Andy Lewis, Rebecca Ford
Rights Available! Magical YA Debut Up for Grabs
This story first appeared in the August 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
The interest in YA in Hollywood continues to be strong, especially with two big franchises (Hunger Games, Divergent) winding down. Making rounds right now is The Accident Season, a debut novel from an Irish writer that mixes romance and the supernatural. Also hot is the just-published The Ambassador's Wife, a thriller aimed at adults.
The Accident Season (Kathy Dawson Books) by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Agencies: UTA, the U.K.'s Knight Hall
Pitched in the vein of the best-seller We Were Liars but with a supernatural bent, this debut YA novel features ghosts, magic and forbidden romance in a tale about a family that inexplicably becomes accident-prone every October. Read the first chapter here.
The Ambassador's Wife (Doubleday) by Jennifer Steil
This Constant Gardener-like novel, from the real-life wife of an ambassador, centers on a diplomat's spouse whose kidnapping in a Middle Eastern country on the brink of civil war sets off an unpredictable chain reaction.