SIMON and SCHUSTER BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS TO PUBLISH FINAL BOOK OF THE HUSH, HUSH TRILOGY IN 2011—BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR BECCA FITZPATRICK
NEW YORK, October 19, 2010 – Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers announced today that it will be publishing Tempest, the third and final book in Becca Fitzpatrick’s New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush trilogy. Tempest will have an on-sale date of Tuesday, October 18, 2011, with a first printing of 250,000 copies, and it will be supported by a major marketing campaign and national author tour.
The Hush, Hush series has captivated readers with the story of Nora Grey, her friend Vee, and a mysterious fallen archangel named Patch. In the gripping conclusion of the trilogy, Nora finds that as things start to unravel around her, she is more drawn to the enigmatic Patch. She soon discovers that the answers lie closer to home than she realized, and it is time for her to take control of her destiny once and for all. Crescendo, the second book of the Hush, Hush series, goes on sale today.
Becca Fitzpatrick says, “Hush, Hush was my very first book, and it’s so thrilling to see it embraced by so many readers. It’s been a truly life changing experience. Patch and Nora’s story isn’t half told until Tempest, and I hope readers will find it the most enticing book yet.”
Executive editor Emily Meehan adds, “Becca Fitzpatrick is an amazing storyteller, so my excitement to bring readers the third and final Hush, Hush book goes almost beyond words. Almost! Becca’s characters are swoony, her plots are twisted, and she likes to weave in a good mystery while she’s at it. Tempest will be no exception.”
Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. Hush, Hush was her first novel. She lives in Colorado. Find her online at http://beccafitzpatrick.com/.
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers’ Executive Editor Emily Meehan negotiated the deal with Catherine Drayton of Inkwell Management for North American, audio, and e-book rights.