Deborah Marcero of Vermont College of Fine Arts' MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and author of the picture book In a Jar, is creating a new early reader graphic novel series Haylee and Comet. It was picked up as a three-book deal at auction for an undisclosed six figure sum. Jen Besser at Roaring Brook acquired the work, in a deal arranged by Laura Rennert at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Haylee and Comet is described as E.T. meets Narwhal and Jelly, in which"a girl wishes on a star for a friend, and one falls into her lap, literally." Publication date is still to be decided.