New Book Deal – My First Middle Grade Novel!

Ohmigosh! I’m so excited to announce that I’ve sold my very first middle grade (ages 8-12) to the fantastic Wendy Loggia at Delacorte/Random House!

Here’s the official announcement from the Publisher’s Weekly Rights Report:


Wendy Loggia at Delacorte has bought Jessica Brody’s Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up, about a 12-year-old girl, tired of her immature classmates and overprotective parents, who makes a wish to be 16… and her wish comes true, with bittersweet consequences. Publication is scheduled for 2017; Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management negotiated the deal for world English rights.


HOORAH! I’m so excited to be working with Wendy. She has published some of my all-time favorite books like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares, the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, and too many other amazing books to name!


I will post more information like release date, cover, and official description as they come!

Read the full Rights Report here!



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