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Sarah Lotz Signs Six-figure Book Deal With Hodder and Stoughton for The Three and a Second Book

Sarah Lotz

 
Alert! Sarah Lotz has accepted a pre-emptive six-figure offer from UK publishers Hodder and Stoughton for her novel The Three, as well as another book.

Tooth and NailedPompidou PosseExhibit ADeadlandsDeath of a SaintThe MallThe Ward

Lotz’s agent, Oliver Munson from Blake Friedman, submitted a partial manuscript to a group of editors ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair and the deal was snapped up by Hodder and Stoughton less than a day later.

Lotz is the author Tooth and Nailed, Pompidou Posse and Exhibit A as well as the co-author of horror novels, The Mall and The Ward written with Louis Greenberg as SL Grey and the co-author of Deadlands and Death of a Saint, along with her daughter Savannah, under the name Lily Herne.

Congratulations Sarah!

Just days before Frankfurt, Hodder and Stoughton have had a major pre-emptive offer accepted for world rights in THE THREE and one other novel by Sarah Lotz. The offer was made on the strength of a 33 page partial manuscript less than a day after Oliver Munson had submitted to a select group of editors. Rights have so far been sold by Hodder in the US to Reagan Arthur Books, Editrice Nord in Italy and Fleuve Noir in France with auctions and offering underway in many other territories.

From the book blurb

The world is stunned when four commuter planes crash within hours of each other on different continents. Facing global panic, officials are under pressure to find the causes. With terrorist attacks and environmental factors ruled out, there doesn’t appear to be a correlation between the crashes, except that in three of the four air disasters a child survivor is found in the wreckage.

Dubbed ‘The Three’ by the international press, the children all exhibit disturbing behavioural problems, presumably caused by the horror they lived through and the unrelenting press attention. This attention becomes more than just intrusive when a rapture cult led by a charismatic evangelical minister insists that the survivors are three of the four harbingers of the apocalypse. The Three are forced to go into hiding, but as the children’s behaviour becomes increasingly disturbing, even their guardians begin to question their miraculous survival…

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    October 4th, 2012 @12:00 #
     
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    Woohoo! Way to go, Sarah! Our authors are taking over the world.

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  • <a href="http://slgrey.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">S.L. Grey</a>
    S.L. Grey
    October 4th, 2012 @12:13 #
     
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    Hooray!

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    October 4th, 2012 @12:17 #
     
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    Uh, that hooray above was from me.

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    October 4th, 2012 @12:18 #
     
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    Ahem, also the co-author of The Ward, the sort-of sequel to The Mall, which is out this week in the UK and November in SA.

    (Not counting the last book in that series, The New Girl, which is out next year and is even creepier and more brilliant than the first two or the third installment in the Mall Rats series, also out next year).

    This is the best news I've heard all year and so absolutely deserved. Sarah is one of most talented storytellers I know, and, more importantly, one of the hardest working.

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  • Lindsay
    Lindsay
    October 4th, 2012 @12:54 #
     
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    Thanks, Lauren :)

    I've updated the post to include that info.

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    October 4th, 2012 @13:01 #
     
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    Too awesome. Nicely done, Sarah.

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  • <a href="http://sarahlotz.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sarah Lotz</a>
    Sarah Lotz
    October 4th, 2012 @17:10 #
     
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    Thanks guys. Still in a state of is-this-really-happening? shock, coupled with a truly monstrous hangover. But incredibly excited to be working with Anne Perry (editor extraordinaire and one of Pornokitsch.com's founders) and the terrific people at Hodder and Reagan Arthur.
    To everyone who's written to me personally and on FB and twitter (I know, I know, I suck at social networking) - thank you very much for being so kind. x

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    October 4th, 2012 @18:05 #
     
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    This news makes me ridiculously happy. If anyone deserves this, it's Sarah: she works SO hard, and is insanely generous to and supportive of other writers and small indie publishers. I know this is about her amazing talent, but it's also fantastic to know that there's some sort of writing karma at work in the universe.

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  • <a href="http://bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Carolyn</a>
    Carolyn
    October 4th, 2012 @18:49 #
     
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    Congrats Sarah! The blurb for The Three sounds really exciting!

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  • <a href="http://rustumkozain.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Rustum Kozain</a>
    Rustum Kozain
    October 5th, 2012 @13:28 #
     
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    Champagne!

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  • <a href="http://rustumkozain.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Rustum Kozain</a>
    Rustum Kozain
    October 5th, 2012 @13:29 #
     
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    Er, when do we get that like button?

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    October 5th, 2012 @13:59 #
     
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    I see a like button...

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  • <a href="http://rustumkozain.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Rustum Kozain</a>
    Rustum Kozain
    October 5th, 2012 @17:35 #
     
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    Shtoops. Not a facebook like button, a like button here, so I can like individual comments here, inna disya thread.

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    October 7th, 2012 @17:02 #
     
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    We've tried to get that going, R, but without success. So liking the post is the only option for now! Sorry...

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