I am thrilled to announce that the amazing Ralph Fletcher has sold his young adult novel AKA ROWAN POHI to Dina Stevenson at Clarion.
In AKA ROWAN POHI, Bobby Steele attends a run-down city high school. One day, on a lark, Bobby and his two best friends invent a boy named Rowan Pohi and manage to get this fictitious student accepted at the finest prep school in the city. Bobby, who feels trapped by his life at home, sees in Rowan Pohi a tempting alter-ego, and the possibility of a better life.
In this intense, funny and touching novel, Ralph captures teen boys' thoughts, dialog and motivation creating an authentic and thought-provoking read.
I had a wonderful time at the SCBWI NJ conference, and hopefully will even sign a client or two. I was busy critiquing when David delivered his State of the Children’s Book Publishing Industry talk but now that Kathy has it up on her blog I wanted to share it all with you.
JILL CORCORAN is a children’s book agent with Herman Agency. Her current interests include: high concept Young Adult and Middle Grade Thrillers, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Comedies, and Adventure manuscripts.