Capital FM DJs Kemp and Hope sign with Scholastic

Capital FM DJs Kemp and Hope sign with Scholastic

Scholastic UK has acquired a middle-grade fiction title by Roman Kemp and Vick Hope, DJs on Capital FM’s Breakfast Show, written in collaboration with Chloe Seager.

Listen Up follows two groups of school friends who host rival radio shows. When a school trophy goes missing, the groups spot an opportunity for one of them to come out on top. But the plan is not as simple as they might have thought.

Publisher Samantha Smith and commissioning editor Fiz Osborne acquired world rights. Issy Lloyd at Insanity Records represents Kemp and Hope and Seager’s agent is Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton. The book will be illustrated by Jason Cockroft, represented by Jodie Hodges at United Agents, and published in September.

Smith said: “It’ll be no surprise to any of their listeners that Roman Kemp and Vick Hope have their finger on the pulse of what kids today are talking about. We cannot wait for them to bring their unique blend of banter and brilliance to the kids everywhere and look forward to this must-listen morning pair becoming a must-read duo.”