You can already tell next year will be a good one for Ransom Riggs. The author has signed a two-book deal that includes both a new Miss Peregrine book, Tales of the Peculiar — coming out in 2016 — and an as-yet-untitled, YA novel unconnected to the series. Yes, that means there's some brand new Riggs stories on the way. Of course, that's not to mention the tiny matter of the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children film adaptation from the one and only Tim Burton, due out during next year's holiday season.
Can I be Ransom Riggs when I grow up?
Tales of the Peculiar joins the Miss Peregrine family as an illustrated collection of fairy tales from the same universe, which sounds out-of-control amazing.
The first Miss Peregrine title was Riggs' debut novel and a runaway success. It spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and, along with its two sequels, has been translated into 40 languages, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
His two new books mark a change in publishers for Riggs. Indie house Quirk Books published the first three Miss Peregrine novels, but this new deal comes from Dutton Children's Books, a Penguin Young Readers imprint. THR reports that Riggs will share an editor at Dutton with his old Kenyon College buddy, just another little YA author named John Green.
Tales of the Peculiar is slated for a Fall 2016 release so time to get excited now.