HarperCollins Publishers Signs Six-Book Deal With Margaret Peterson Haddix

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HarperCollins Publishers announced today that it has acquired North American rights for OUTLIERS, an enthralling new three-book middle grade series by New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix.

New York, NY (September 8, 2017) – HarperCollins Publishers announced today that it has acquired North American rights for OUTLIERS, an enthralling new three-book middle grade series by New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix. An additional three untitled books, beyond the OUTLIERS series, have also been signed. The deal was negotiated by Katherine Tegen, Vice President and Publisher, Katherine Tegen Books, with Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

OUTLIERS is an action-packed adventure series for middle grade readers about three children – Finn, Emma, and Chess Greystone – and a mystery that unravels when their mother leaves them for an unexpected business trip. The children begin to wonder why she has left them and discover a series of bizarre texts, secret messages in code, and a hidden room that just might be a portal into an alternate world.

The first book in the OUTLIERS series is set to publish in Winter 2019, with the subsequent books publishing in Winter 2020 and Winter 2021.

“I’m thrilled with this opportunity to work with Katherine Tegen and HarperCollins to share new stories with readers,” says Haddix. “I have such respect for Katherine, her amazing imprint, and HarperCollins for their commitment to high-quality books.”

“I couldn’t be more honored to become Margaret’s editor and publisher,” says Tegen. “She’s an elegant writer with an impressive track record, and I look forward to working with her on the creation of more page-turning fiction for our most perceptive audience: children.”

Margaret Peterson Haddix has written more than 40 books for children and young adults, and has sold over 15 million copies to date. She is called the master of suspense, end-of-chapter cliffhangers, and plot twists. She is a New York Times bestseller and recipient of many honors from the ALA and educational organizations.

HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s and teen books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures and bestsellers, such as Charlotte’s Web, Goodnight Moon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Where the Wild Things Are, The Graveyard Book, and series including The Chronicles of Narnia, Ramona, Warriors, Pete the Cat, Fancy Nancy, Divergent, and The Selection. Consistently at the forefront of digital innovation, HarperCollins Children’s Books delights readers through engaging storytelling in all formats, including e-books and apps. HarperCollins Children’s Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, which is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world and has operations in 18 countries. You can visit HarperCollins Children’s Books at http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com and http://www.epicreads.com and HarperCollins Publishers at corporate.HC.com.

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Cindy Hamilton
cindy.hamilton(at)harpercollins.com

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