It has been a very busy 2021 so far, and I’ve fallen behind on sharing deal announcements and reviews. This particular deal announcement was shared April 12 (!!!), but new books are always worth rejoicing any time! I’m thrilled to share the news Kaitlyn Hill will have another YA romcom published!
Hannah Hill at Delacorte has acquired Not Here to Stay Friends by Love from Scratch author Kaitlyn Hill (no relation). Pitched as The Bachelor meets The Rest of the Story, this YA romance follows Sloane and Liam, two childhood friends who reunite in L.A. for the summer after five years apart. But when Liam’s producer dad ropes him into working for a teen reality dating show and Sloane becomes a contestant, their lives take a turn for the unreal. Publication is planned for spring 2023; Laura Crockett at TriadaUS Literary did the deal for world rights.
Last time I announced a deal for Kaitlyn, I shared how funny and engaging her writing style was, how much I connected with her voice. She did it again with her next project, making me snort hot tea in the opening pages. Her characters come to life in such a relatable and refreshing way, and I knew Hannah would love it too.
Not only did Hannah see how fun and witty Kaitlyn continued to be, but she also fangirl’d hard on all The Bachelor feels, making us an offer after a week of considering the manuscript. Kaitlyn happily accepted Hannah’s rose!
I’m so thrilled for Kaitlyn to have two projects in the pipeline, and I can’t wait for you to read her debut next spring!