Scholastic Acquires Young Adult Series by Bestselling Author Ally Carter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY – Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has acquired North American rights to Embassy Row, a three-book young adult series by New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter; best known for her Heist Society and Gallagher Girls series. The first book in Embassy Row, is planned for release in 2015. The deal was negotiated by Kristin Nelson from Nelson Literary Agency and David Levithan, VP/Publisher and Editorial Director at Scholastic.
“Nobody does it better than Ally Carter when it comes to mixing international intrigue, clever suspense, and characters that tween and teen readers care about deeply,” said David Levithan. “She always has a trick or twelve up her sleeve, and I for one can’t wait to see what she comes up with this time. I know it’s going to be fantastic.”
“Embassy Row is a story and a world that I have wanted to write for years,” said Ally Carter. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Scholastic for what I hope will be a fantastic new adventure for both my readers and me.”
About Embassy Row
This exciting new series focuses on Grace, who can best be described as a daredevil, an Army brat, and a rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world, and Grace has spent every summer of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row. Now, at age sixteen, she’s come back to stay— in order to solve the mystery of her mother’s death. In the process, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions, and must choose her friends and watch her foes carefully if she and the world are to be saved.
About Ally Carter
Ally Carter is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Heist Society series and the Gallagher Girls series, which together have sold more than two million copies and have been published in more than twenty countries. She lives in Oklahoma where her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever.
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Tracy van Straaten
VP, Trade Publicity, Scholastic