Sunday, June 03, 2007

Hyperion Announces Two Book Deal With Amy Dickinson

Hyperion today announced a two book deal with Amy Dickinson. The first book, a memoir, is to be entitled THE MIGHTY QUEENS OF FREEVILLE: A Mother, A Daughter and the People Who Raised Them. The second book is as yet untitled.

Amy Dickinson writes the "Ask Amy" column for the Chicago Tribune which is syndicated to over 200 newspapers, reaching more than 22 million readers. She also hosts a bi-weekly feature "Ask Amy" on NPR's Talk of the Nation that reaches 3 million listeners. In addition to being a featured panelist on NPR's popular game show "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me," Dickinson also appears regularly on the Today show and other programs.

Hyperion president Bob Miller negotiated the deal with Elyse Cheney of Elyse Cheney Literary Associates. Executive editor Gretchen Young will edit the book. Hyperion retains North American, first serial, audio, and e-book rights.