Orbit Has ‘Hope’ for Skovron

It’s in Publisher’s Weekly, so it must be true! Yes, my next novel will not be YA. It will be a “grown-up” fantasy trilogy published by Orbit. Here’s the post:

In a three-book world English rights deal, Devi Pillai at Orbit preempted Jon Skovron’s Empire of Storms trilogy. Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary Management handled the sale, done jointly with Anna Jackson at Orbit UK. The first book in the epic fantasy series, Hope and Red, follows a warrior named Hope who is set on avenging the massacre of her village, and a thief named Red who is focused on saving the slum where he grew up. Orbit said the book was pitched as “a swashbuckling adventure” and compared it to Brent Weeks’s Night Angel Trilogy and Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora. Skovron is the author of various YA novels, including Misfit and Man Made Boy.

Now, don’t worry. I’m not leaving YA. But this story, you guys…this is the story of my heart. It had to be told. <3 data-preserve-html-node="true"