Martha Mihalick at Greenwillow has bought, at auction, YA novelist Marieke Nijkamp’s debut middle-grade prose novel, Splinter & Ash. Splinter, a nonbinary tween, wants nothing more than to be a knight. Ash, a disabled princess, wants nothing more than to find her place in a court she barely knows. The two find solace and friendship in each other, only to find their mettle tested when the princess is kidnapped and secrets that could send the kingdom of Calinor crumbling into war and ruin are revealed. The first in the series is slated for fall 2024; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media did the three-book deal for world English rights.
English – Greenwillow