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New Book Deal!

I’m so excited to finally be able to announce the sale of my third young adult novel, What You Left Behind, to my awesome publisher Sourcebooks Fire! Here’s the Publishers Weekly Children’s Bookshelf announcement:

“Annette Pollert at Sourcebooks Fire has bought Jessica Verdi‘s new novel,What You Left Behind, about a teen wrestling with guilt that if he hadn’t gotten his girlfriend pregnant, she wouldn’t have postponed her chemo treatments – and would still be alive. But as Rhy struggles to be a good father and grieve his girlfriend’s death, he uncovers secrets that will make him reconsider every relationship in his life. The book is scheduled for publication in 2015; Kate McKean at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.”

Yes, this book is my first one written in the point of view of a BOY. It was so fun being in Ryden’s head and being able to write in his voice. I hope readers love him as much as I do. Stay tuned for more info!

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