Bloomsbury has signed a global two-book deal with American YA author Brigid Kemmerer.
Mary Kate Castellani, executive editor at Bloomsbury in the US, bought world rights from Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary Agency to the first book in a new fantasy series, tentatively titled Defy the Night, and the third novel in the Cursebreaker series.
“Brigid is a master storyteller who crafts stories so rich with emotion and page-turning action,” said Castellani. “The Cursebreaker series, with its foothold in the real world, has inspired fervent love in both fantasy and contemporary readers alike. Her fans are in for another treat with Defy the Night, a heart-pounding story with incredible stakes.”
Publication of the third Cursebreaker novel is scheduled for Winter 2021, with Defy the Night coming in Spring 2021.
Brigid Kemmerer is the author A Curse So Dark and Lonely, the CILIP Carnegie Medal-nominated More Than We Can Tell and the Zoella and Friends Book Club-pick Letters to the Lost. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, and several stops in between, eventually settling near Annapolis, Maryland.