Announcing a New YA Book Deal!


Rockabilly graffiti boy + anatomy illustrator girl + San Francisco = true love

Those of you who follow me on Twitter might remember me tweeting last year about a project I was working on that was very different for me. You also might’ve seen me squirming impatiently the last few months while I kept some big news under wraps. Well, I finally got word that I can officially announce it:

I’ve sold a young adult contemporary romance to Macmillan! It’s titled THE NIGHT OWLS (though that may change further down the line), and it’s scheduled to release Fall 2015. Here’s what it’s about:

THE NIGHT OWLS, a steamy romance between an aspiring medical illustrator who sneaks out after dark to draw in an anatomy lab and the alluring boy she meets on the night bus…who just might just be a notorious graffiti artist defacing San Francisco landmarks.

[And look: some kind librarian has already listed it on Goodreads right here.]

I’m super, SUPER excited to be working with editor-in-chief Liz Szabla at Macmillan imprint Feiwel and Friends. F&F currently publish several NYT bestselling teen series, including the Lunar Chronicles books by Melissa Meyer and the Razorland Trilogy by Ann Aguirre, as well as The Girl Who Circumvented Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cat Valente.

Pretty exciting stuff, right?

the night owls, jenn bennett

THE NIGHT OWLS board on Pinterest

What else can I tell you about this book right now? It’s my first hardcover. My first non-paranormal. It’s a summer romance. It’s mature YA (verra sexy), and like my other work, it’s character-driven and told from a deep POV (the heroine’s). If you’re a romance reader and like how I write teenage Jupe in the Arcadia Bell series, you might go gaga over this. Just sayin’.

More details will come closer to publication. But in the meantime, if you’d like a sneak peek inside the inspiration for this book, you can always check out my Night Owls Pinterest board, which is chock-full of character/story hints. And, as always, follow me around the web to get the most current updates on this and other upcoming books:

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