Rival Magic Cover

I am thrilled that I can finally share the gorgeous cover for my next middle grade novel, Rival Magic (coming in April 2020)! You can see the full cover and a synopsis at Charlotte’s Library. The gorgeous art is by Saoirse Lou and the design is by Rebecca Syracuse. They did such an amazing job capturing the whimsy, adventure, humor and magic I hope readers will find inside the cover. Here’s a teaser:

A clip of cover art showing a sly white ferret holding a purple banner with the word MAGIC on it.

Nightingale!

I am SO VERY EXCITED to share that I have a new middle grade fantasy novel on the way in 2021! I’ve had so much fun working on this story so far, and I am thrilled I am going to be able to share it with readers. Here’s the official announcement:

Deal announcement reading: Julia McCarthy at Atheneum has acquired Rival Magic author Deva Fagan's new middle grade fantasy, Nightingale. When 12-year-old pickpocket Lark accidentally steals a meddlesome magical sword, it does something unexpected: it chooses her to be the next Nightingale, a fabled champion who must vanquish an ancient evil that is waking after centuries of sleep. Publication is set for spring 2021; Hannah Fergesen at KT Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

New Book!!!

I am thrilled to share that I have a new MG fantasy novel on the way! I am so happy to be working with the brilliant Reka Simonsen and Julia McCarthy as my editors, and so grateful to my amazing agent Hannah Fergesen for making this happen. I can’t wait for the world to meet my two wizard girls, Antonia and Moppe, and join them on their adventures.

Here’s the official announcement:

Image of a Deal Announcement reading: "Reka Simonsen and Jula McCarthy at Atheneum have bought Circus Galacticus author Deva Fagan's new middle grade fantasy, Rival Magic. The story features book-smart Antonia and her rival Moppe, two apprentice magicians who must learn to embrace their strengths and forge a powerful friendship while facing enchanted creatures, voice-stealing forests, and sea monsters in order to save their imprisoned teacher and help the rightful queen retake her throne. Publication is scheduled for spring 2020. Hannah Fergesen at KT Literary negotiated the deal for world rights."

[Image text reads: Reka Simonsen and Jula McCarthy at Atheneum have bought Circus Galacticus author Deva Fagan’s new middle grade fantasy, A Rival Magic. The story features book-smart Antonia and her rival Moppe, two apprentice magicians who must learn to embrace their strengths and forge a powerful friendship while facing enchanted creatures, voice-stealing forests, and sea monsters in order to save their imprisoned teacher and help the rightful queen retake her throne. Publication is scheduled for spring 2020; Hannah Fergesen at KT Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.]