NEW RELEASE DATE: Flicker will now release in the Fall of 2024. The second book in the deal will be a standalone, with details to come.

Alt Text: Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends has bought, in a six-figure preempt, YA author H.E. Edgmon‘s middle grade debut, Flicker, in which a pair of step-siblings band together with a theater troupe to brave the Appalachian wilderness after a climate apocalypse, avoiding capture by the Hive—an army of mega-rich survivors—while searching for their grandmother, a Native elder who may still be alive. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Victoria Marini and Lee O’Brien at Irene Goodman Literary Agency handled the two-book deal for world rights.