Congratulations to Nafiza! Nafiza’s debut novel, The Candle and the Flame, has been acquired by Scholastic. Mark your calendars: this gem is coming out in 2019.
The photo, taken from Publishers Weekly’s Rights Report for the week of April 9, reads:
Lisa Sandell at Scholastic has acquired Nafiza Azad’s debut, The Candle and the Flame. Set in a city along the Silk Road that has become a refuge for those of all faiths, the YA fantasy is about a young woman with mysterious origins and two clans of powerful djinn who threaten to destroy her peace, and the unlikely alliances she’ll make to survive. Publication is slated for 2019; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg LIterary Management handled the deal for North American rights.
Nafiza, congratulations and well done!
I’ll be honest – this month’s romance theme is a tough one for me. I don’t typically read a lot of YA or MG, and there isn’t usually that much romance in picture books. However – when I’m not singing songs with toddlers, I’m one of the co-chairs of the BC Library Association’s LGBTQ Interest Group. […]
On Saturday, Nafiza and I got to go attend Raincoast Books’ Teens Read Fall Preview event. This is definitely a bookish event that I look forward to every year. We get to meet new bloggers every time, meet old friends (*waves at Lindsay*), and fangirl with the wonderful Raincoast team over all the books in-store for us. There […]
I will admit that this is a bit of a copout, but The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson is looking more and more like sci-fi/fantasy (should’ve looked at Goodreads before I picked it up for November) and the world does not need another (glowing) review of the Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Thing is, if we aren’t reading […]