New Sarah Desson Novel!

Congratulations to Sarah Desson, who just sold a new novel! I loved her last novel, Lock and Key, and I can’t wait to read the new one.

Penguin Young Readers Group, longtime publisher of bestselling YA author Sarah Dessen, has acquired Dessen’s latest novel, Along for the Ride. Regina Hayes, president and publisher of Viking Children’s Books, did the deal with Leigh Feldman of Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman Literary Agents; Hayes will edit the novel as well. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In Along for the Ride, which is scheduled to pub in June 2009, an 18-year-old high school graduate befriends a fellow insomniac, and together they explore their small town by night.

Dessen is the author of eight novels, most recently Lock and Key (April 2008). Her books have sold more than 1.5 million copies.

courtesy of Publisher’s Weekly.

I know there are a lot of Sarah Dessen fans out there who will be excited to hear this news.  If you don’t already know, be sure to check out her awesome blog!