Writer-illustrator Lucy Brown has offered her debut middle-grade graphic novel, The Nightwoods, and a further untitled graphic novel, to Kate Meltzer at Roaring Brook. The Nightwoods follows Flora, a lonely lady who lives in an vintage store on the fringe of the woods. When objects from the store begin to go lacking, she’s drawn to the woods the place she encounters a wolf lady who introduces her to a world of unimaginable wonders, curious creatures, and new mates. The Nightwoods will likely be printed within the autumn of 2024. Lucy Brown’s agent Natascha Morris on the Tobias Literary Company negotiated the deal for world rights.
Lucy Brown says she “grew up within the hippie school city of Santa Cruz, California, the place her mother and father launched her to bluegrass twang and the artwork of storytelling via folktale” and that “with sample, texture, and ink – in addition to an abundance of classic inspiration – Lucy crafts vibrant characters primarily based in lighthearted silliness, with a splash of eerie enjoyable.” She graduated from the Pacific Northwest School of Artwork with a BFA in illustration and has exhibited her work all through Portland.
Roaring Brook Press is a part of Holtzbrinck Publishers, distributed by Macmillan, and already has a graphic novel imprint First: Second, however now could be growing its personal central graphic novel record for kids. The Tobias Literary Company states that they concentrate on “all Mental Property issues within the publishing trade, from the seed of an thought to the day a e-book hits the cabinets and past”. A full-service literary company headquartered in New York Metropolis with satellite tv for pc places of work in Boston, Nashville, and Fort Price, The Tobias Literary Company represents established and debut authors.