February 28, 2013 11:20am PT by Andy Lewis
'Rosaline' Writer Sells YA Series to Little, Brown
Rebecca Serle, whose debut novel When You Were Mine is a modern-day retelling of Romeo and Juliet from the perspective of Juliet's cousin Rosaline, has sold her next book project to Little, Brown imprint Poppy.
Little, Brown and Serle are keeping details of the project under wraps for now other than to suggest it compares to YA franchises like Hunger Games, Twilight and Gossip Girl.
Film and television rights are expected to go to market soon.
Foreign rights will be sold at the Bologna Children's Book Festival in March.
When You Were Mine published in May. A movie adaptation re-titled Rosaline is being scripted by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (500 Days of Summer) and produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps.
Serle also writes a weekly column on the Vampire Diaries for New York magazine's Vulture website.
She is repped by Mollie Glick at Foundry+Literary Media and Dan Farah at Farah Films & Management.