Debut Author Rebecca Schaeffer Lands Six Figure Book Deal For Her Paranormal YA Novel

Aspiring author, Rebecca Schaeffer lands a 3 book deal for her YA series with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt!

Rebecca Schaeffer participated in the Brenda Drake’s Pitch Wars writing contest and has scored a six-figure book deal because of it! Her debut novel, Not Even Bones is described as a paranormal, Dexter-like tale.

The story follows a teenage girl who dissects the bodies her murderous mom brings home and helps her sell them on the black market. When her mother brings home a live specimen one day, she helps him escape but ends up on the black market herself, pursued for her supernatural ability to control bodily functions like clotting and muscle mass. The black market-goers believe eating pieces of her will transfer the power. She realizes the only way to save herself is to eliminate the black market, and the only way to do that is to become its kingpin.

The book was acquired in a pre-emptive bid by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is expected to be published in fall 2018. The deal is for three books with Not Even Bones set to be the first in the series.



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