New YA List Announced

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Sterling Publishing is launching a new YA list SPLINTER in the UK this autumn. The first book on the list will be ENVY, book one in New York Times best-selling author GREGG OLSEN'S debut teen series EMPTY COFFIN.

Gregg Olsen, who has a significant following in the US and beyond, has been compared to Joseph Wambaugh and James Patterson. He is also one of the world's top 'true crime' writers and books in the EMPTY COFFIN series will feature story lines inspired by ripped-from-the-headlines news and real crime-solving techniques.

There's more true-life inspiration too: each book in the series stars twin sisters Hayley and Taylor Ryan, whose father is a famous true crime writer. Olsen himself has twin daughters.

"We're very excited about the launch of SPLINTER", says Adrian Greenwood, Sterling UK Sales Director, "The YA market in the UK is bigger now than it's ever been, and we're confident that in EMPTY COFFIN we have a series teen readers will love. In the US they are describing it as a thriller/true-crime/paranormal mash up, we're saying Sweet Valley CSI! It's edgy but very readable, very commercial."

Sterling titles are distributed in the UK by GMC. Sales Director Michael Robb is equally enthusiastic about SPLINTER. "SPLINTER is something very different for Sterling, but the package is excellent. Customers we've spoken to so far have been very positive and we're expecting a great reaction from the trade generally. John Grisham, John Connolly and Harlan Coben have set a high standard for thriller writing for teens, but Gregg Olsen is the real deal."

The second book in the EMPTY COFFIN series BETRAYAL will be published in 2012.

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