Soccer Star Abby Wambach Lands Deal With HarperCollins

By Maryann Yin 

Abby Wambach (GalleyCat)Abby Wambach, a world-renowned soccer champion, has signed a deal with two HarperCollins imprints. She (pictured, via) plans to write a memoir entitled Forward.

Dey Street Books plans to release the adult version of Wambach’s book. HarperCollins Children’s Books intends to publish a young reader’s edition.

According to the press release, Julia Cheiffetz, an executive editor at Dey Street Books, and Alyson Day, a senior editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, negotiated this acquisition with Dan Levy, a vice president at Wasserman Media Group. Both of these books will come out in Fall 2016.