Congratulations to Austin SCBWI member Anne S. Bustard, who just signed a deal for her third middle-grade novel, FAR OUT! The story features Magnolia Jean Crook, a “would-be detective and UFO-phile,” according to the Publishers Weekly announcement. Magnolia Jean “is desperate to protect her grandma Mimi against accusations of theft—and the looming fear that her recent memory lapses signal something more serious.”
FAR OUT is scheduled for publication by Simon and Schuster in spring, 2023. The deal was brokered by Emily Mitchell of Wernick and Pratt Agency.