Jodi Picoult, the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books, and her daughter Samantha Van Leer, have teamed up to write a new teen novel: Between the Lines, planned for release in the Summer 2012 season.
Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several adult novels, including My Sister’s Keeper, House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart and Nineteen Minutes. Her daughter, Samantha Van Leer, is a junior in high school and pitched the idea of the book to Picoult, while she was in the middle of a book tour.
Between the Lines will be published jointly by Simon Pulse and Emily Bestler Books, and will be released on June 2012. This will be Van Leer’s debut book, while it will serve as Picoult’s debut teen book.
And another internationally bestselling adult author, Philippa Gregory, will also publish a series of young adult historical romance titles with Simon Pulse! Her first title is scheduled to release in Summer 2012.
Gregory is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Red Queen, with her Tudor series being adapted as a TV drama and The Other Boleyn Girl as a major film in 2008.
With this new deal, Gregory, and her historical and storytelling expertise, will be exposed to a new generation of young adult readers around the world.