Patrick Carman signs with Little, Brown Books - 2006
LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS ACQUIRES NEW MIDDLE-GRADE FANTASY SERIES FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PATRICK CARMANLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman”s new fantasy series, The Atherton Sequence.Little, Browns Executive Editor Andrea Spooner acquired world rights from Peter Rubie.The first book in the series, tentatively entitled The House of Power, will be published in 2007.We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Patrick Carman join our list, said David Ford, Publisher, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.The magical worlds of his imagination have captured middle-grade readers everywhere.We look forward to broadening Patrick’s audience even further with The Atherton Sequence.The Atherton Sequence is about a world that is, quite literally turned inside out.Following the journeys of three characters, Carman weaves an intricate story driven by mystery and adventure that explores the complicated nature of power and humility.Patrick Carman is the critically-acclaimed, bestselling author of the Land of Elyon series.Carman originally self-published The Dark Hills Divide, the first book in the series, and once released nationally, it appeared on The New York Times bestseller list for six months.An entrepreneur like his father, Carman can’t remember a time when he wasn’t searching for a way to creatively express himself, an urge that led him to start an advertising agency, than create board games, and finally develop and sell a dotcom before finding the thing he was meant to do: write youth fiction.He lives in Walla Walla, WA.For over 160 years, Little, Brown has produced many children’s classics including Jerry Spinelli’s Newbery Medal winner Maniac Magee and the Newbery-Honor book Mr. Poppers Penguins as well as Marc Brown’s best-selling Arthur Adventure series. In addition, Little, Brown has published such favorites as Where’s Waldo, Look-Alike’s, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes, Todd Parr’s It’s Okay to be Different, Holly Hobbies Toot & Puddle books as well as the Matt Christopher series, the top selling sports series for kids. Most recently Little, Brown has brought to the market The New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series and the Megan Tingley Books imprint had two National Book Award Finalists with Luna by Julie Anne Peters and Harlem Stomp! by Laban Carrick Hill.Most recently, Little, Brown published the young reader debuts of three notable adult authors David Baldacci, Walter Mosley and James Patterson.