Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tina Wells Signs Publishing Deal with HarperCollins

HarperCollins Children's Books has acquired world rights to "Mackenzie Blue" by Tina Wells, CEO of Buzz Marketing Group. Mackenzie, aka Zee, is the charismatic, fashionable and down-to-earth star of this fresh new tween fiction series that chronicles the adventures of a diverse crew of friends who try to survive middle school at the prestigious BrookdaleAcademy.

The ground-breaking deal, which will include dynamic corporate partnerships with an international recording company and a Fortune 500 marketing firm, was negotiated by Kate Jackson, SVP/Associate Publisher, Editor-in-Chief of HarperCollins Children's Books with agent Kate Lee of International Creative Management and Andre Des Rochers, Attorney at Law for Gray Krauss LLP.

Tina Wells, the creative mastermind behind Mackenzie Blue, was inspired to write the series because she felt it was important for girls to have positive books to read and to encourage them to make good choices. In Mackenzie Blue, tweens will discover more about going "green," learn about the "global" landscape, and be motivated to achieve their goals. Fun and eco-conscious, Mackenzie Blue is an upbeat break from mean-girl culture and is a breath of fresh air for the youth of today.