SOLD!!!! Two Books to Crown Children’s (Random House)


SOLD!!! Leza Lowitz’s UP FROM THE SEA, a novel written in verse about the March 2011 tsunami that sent Japan into chaos, told from the point-of-view of a bi-racial teen boy who survives but loses his mother and grandparents, to Phoebe Yeh at Crown Children’s, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2016, by Kelly Falconer at Asia Literary Agency (World English).

Up From the Sea is based on a boy I met when volunteering in the tsunami-stricken area, though it is not set in a particular area but rather a composite.
It is my hope that this novel will help those in the stricken areas who are struggling to rebuild.