SHE’S TOO PRETTY TO BURN
YA Thriller, Macmillan/Ottaviano
Jessica Anderson at Macmillan/Ottaviano has bought Hunting Annabelle author Wendy Heard's debut YA thriller, She's Too Pretty to Burn. In this gender-swapped Dorian Gray reimagining, a teen photographer's picture of her introverted girlfriend goes viral, sending them into a spiral of fame and danger as they navigate the waters of an underground San Diego art scene. Publication is scheduled for winter 2021; Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary Agency handled the deal for world rights.
Some writers use visual aesthetics to get in the mood to write, and some use playlists. I’ve always used music to set the mood for scenes, and I think it’s fun to share the playlist that inspired a book. I hope you enjoy!