Macmillan acquires World English rights to the Freya series by Matthew Laurence!

FreyanewsletterMay2015We are delighted to announce that Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has acquired World English rights to Matthew Laurence’s Freya YA series, produced in collaboration with Rovio Books. The series will be published among the first titles of Imprint, a part of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

One of the world’s best known children’s publishers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is home to authors including Madeleine L’Engle, Roald Dahl and Eric Carle.

”Matthew Laurence has written a fantastic character, and working with Rovio Entertainment to launch Freya is an exciting opportunity. Freya’s story as a forgotten god in a modern world is fresh and compelling. I can’t wait for readers to meet her.”
Erin Stein, Imprint Publisher, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Following an ancient god fighting for survival in a modern world, the series opens with Freya and the Myth Machine (Rovio Books 2015) and continues with Freya and the Idol Industry next year.

Contact the Agency for a full English manuscript of Freya and the Myth Machine.

In her prime, Freya was the Norse goddess of love, sexuality, magic, beauty, war, and death; and that’s just to start. She commanded armies, conquered kingdoms, and seared her name across the known world. But time is cruel. Seasons turned, and she was left behind. All that’s left of her legacy, empire, and faith… is Freya herself. And she is about to make one hell of a comeback.

See more information on the official Freya series site.

About the author:

Matthew Laurence (b. 1982) has been a writer and designer for more than eight years. He is consistently delighted that he actually gets paid to make games. His career has taken him from Orlando and San Francisco to Helsinki, Finland, where he works at Rovio Entertainment.

RIGHTS SOLD
WORLD ENGLISH, Macmillan

Reading materials:
English manuscript of Book 1, Freya and the Myth Machine
Sales deck
Brochure

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

Matthew Laurence


Matthew Laurence has been a writer and game designer for more than eight years. He is consistently delighted that he actually gets paid to make games. His career has taken him from Orlando to San Francisco, Helsinki and Munich. In addition to playing games of all kinds, Matthew writes and cooks, travels with his wife whenever (and wherever) possible, and maintains an unhealthy relationship with Netflix.

The Freya YA series is produced in collaboration with Kaiken Publishing, an affiliate company of Rovio Entertainment. It continues and builds on Rovio’s publishing programs while also developing new stories, worlds and characters.

Bibliography


Matthew Laurence

Freya and the Myth Machine

2015, Young Adults


Matthew Laurence

Freya and the Idol Industry

2015, Young Adults


Matthew Laurence

Freya and the Last Light

2016, Young Adults

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