Irish SF and fantasy author Peadar Ó Guilín has signed a new two-book deal with Scholastic Books in the United States. The first book released in this deal will be The Call, a novel set in an Enid Blyton-style boarding school but "with massive casualties and a severe lack of ginger pop".
Ó Guilín is a familiar face from Irish SFF fandom, a regular at Octocon and TitanCon, and the author of The Bone World Trilogy, the first of which, The Inferior, I reviewed to some praise a nontrivial number of years ago. Which reminds me that I still need to read the sequels.
David Fickling Books will publish the novel in the UK and Ireland. The Call is expected for release in early 2016.