17-year-old novelist Beth Reekles has landed a three-book deal with Random House Children’s Books Delacorte Press imprint. They will publish The Kissing Booth on April 9th as an eBook and a trade paperback on May 14th.
You can still sample that YA novel at Wattpad. Publisher Beverly Horowitz negotiated the deal with RHCP UK rights director Bronwen Bennie. The deal includes a as-yet-untitled sequel to The Kissing Booth. Here’s more from the release:
Reekles, who lives with her parents in South Wales and is currently studying for her A level exams, began writing at fourteen using an old laptop her father had given her to do her homework. She wanted to write stories for kids her own age who, like her, had grown tired of books about “vampires and werewolves.” Her parents had no idea what she was up to, and were shocked to realize just what a large following their daughter’s writing had gained.
(Author photo via Wattpad)