I was very excited to see this in Publisher’s Weekly the other day:
Alex Borbolla at Atheneum has acquired, in a preempt, Booler by Margaret Finnegan, a middle grade novel about Hank, a boy with autism, and Maisie, a girl with a secret, who team up to save Booler, a dog with epilepsy whose owner keeps him chained to a tree. Through a scheme involving brown-nosing, dognapping, and cow milking, Hank and Maisie discover that not everything is as it seems, and learn what it really means to be a friend. Publication is scheduled for spring 2020; Tracy Marchini at BookEnds Literary brokered the deal for world rights.
This is actually nothing too new. I’ve known about the acquisition of Booler for a while. But somehow it seems more real to see it reported out into the world. And can I just take a minute to thank my fantastic agent, Tracy Marchini from Bookends Literary for seeing the potential in Booler and doggedly (every pun intended) finding it such a good home. And, speaking of homes, can I also thanks Alex Borbolla at Atheneum for acquiring the book.
We have kind of a long journey still ahead of this. Alex will edit the book. Then I will revise it. Then blah, blah, blah, other stuff. It will be a while before you get to read it, but I’m so excited for when you do. It’s a funny, sweet story that I think you will love.
Look for Booler Spring 2020.