David Baldacci Lands Deal with Scholastic

By Maryann Yin Comment

Bestselling author David Baldacci  has signed a deal with Scholastic for a middle grade fantasy novel.

The children’s publisher will release The Finisher next March, the story of a fourteen-year-old girl named Vega Jane.

Scholastic Trade president Ellie Berger negotiated the deal with Aaron Priest, of the Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. Executive editor Rachel Griffiths will edit the manuscript.

Berger had this statement in the release:

David Baldacci has captivated millions of readers worldwide with his page-turning thrillers. His new venture into the fantasy genre is equally mesmerizing, and every bit as exciting—all trademarks of this talented writer

Baldacci has become well-known for realistic thriller novels. Recently, Scholastic published Day of Doom; the conclusion title he penned for the 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers multimedia series.

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