Former HarperCollins Children’s Books and Razorbill editor Lexa Hillyer has inked a two-book deal. HarperCollins Children’s Books will publish the poet’s debut novel in 2015.
The book was described as “a lyrical, heart-wrenching novel about four girls who miraculously relive the summer they were fifteen, discovering friendships, second chances, and one devastating secret.”
Foundry Literary + Media agent Stephen Barbara negotiated the deal with Kate Jackson. Rosemary Brosnan will edit both books.
Hillyer is also a poet, publishing Acquainted with the Cold in 2012.
Hillyer co-founded Paper Lantern Lit, the “boutique literary incubator” that developed Venom, Meant to Be, Popular Clone and other books.