Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) has acquired the first teen novel by children’s author Marianne Levy.
Accidental Superstar, which will be published in the UK in January 2016, is about a schoolgirl who becomes a viral sensation when a video of her singing in her bedroom is accidentally uploaded to YouTube.
Venetia Gosling, 6+ publisher at MCB, acquired the title in a two-book deal from from Jo Unwin at the Jo Unwin Literary Agency, in association with Rogers, Coleridge & White.
"I’m really delighted to welcome Marianne to the Macmillan list," said Gosling. "I have been a huge fan of hers for a long time and knew that she would write a fantastic and witty novel for teens. Accidental Superstar is the result - a very funny, topical and aspirational read, which is hugely enjoyable and with great potential as the start of a new series."
Levy is also the author of the Ellie May young fiction series, published by Egmont.