According to Jezebel, Bloomsbury has found the new Mrs. Rowling?
“…she’s a 20-year-old Oxford student named Samantha Shannon and her first novel, The Bone Season, helped garner her a multi-book, seven-figure deal with Bloomsbury.
Considering that the real J.K. Rowling is still writing, it might be a little premature to start looking for the “new” Rowling. Still, Bloomsbury editor-in-chief Alexandra Pringle — whose name seems like that of a rough-draft Harry Potter character— was so impressed with Shannon’s debut novel that she committed to an entire series based on the adventures of a 19-year-old clairvoyant named Paige, who escapes from a criminal underworld in the not-too-distant future only to be sent to the secret city of Oxford by the repressive future government. “The book,” said Pringle, “is an utterly consuming adventure and we are committed to the seven.” That’s seven books, right from the get-go, coupled with lofty expectations to duplicate the success of a once-in-a-generation phenomenon. But hey, no pressure or anything.” (jezebel.com)
So….this is interesting. Seven books? Bloomsbury? I’ll bite–but there is only ONE J.K. Rowling. How about we just call this young lady Samantha Shannon?
Here is the Daily Mail article as well. ENJOY!