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~ Kate DiCamillo

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Raymond Arroyo

I am so thrilled to announce that Random House Children’s Books will be publishing “Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls”, the first book in my new middle-grade series. I know you, your children and grandkids all will love this. Stay tuned…things are about to get a lot WILDER.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS ACQUIRES NEW MIDDLE-GRADE SERIES BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND BROADCAST JOURNALIST RAYMOND ARROYO

Crown Books for Young Readers to publish Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls in Spring 2016

New York, NY (February 5, 2015)—Random House Children’s Books has acquired three books in the Will Wilder middle-grade adventure series, by award-winning broadcast journalist, producer, and New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo, it was announced today by Phoebe Yeh, VP, Publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers. The deal for three books with world rights was made by Emily Easton, Executive Editor at Crown, with agent/film producer Francis (Chip) X. Flaherty, Jr. Easton will edit the series, with Book 1, WILL WILDER: THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS, scheduled for publication on March 8, 2016. Book Two and Book Three will follow in 2017 and 2018.

With five bestsellers to his credit, Arroyo hosts The World Over Live, a weekly international news magazine seen on EWTN, Eternal Word Television Network, in 250 million homes globally and nearly 300 radio stations nationwide. He is also a weekly contributor to the Laura Ingraham radio show, where he comments on arts and culture, in addition to regular appearances on cable and network news shows, including serving as a CNN contributor. Raymond is lead anchor and managing editor for EWTN News, overseeing live coverage of global news events for the network.

The Will Wilder series tells the story of a thrill-seeking boy with a mysterious family heritage who discovers ancient objects of rare power—relics he must protect from terrifying demons that will do anything to possess them. Perfect for young fans of Indiana Jones and the non-stop action in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Arroyo’s supernatural epics set in the fictional town of Perilous Falls are filled with history, hilarity, and battles between good and evil.

“Raymond Arroyo has written an exciting series that shows his passion for history and adventure. His celebrity and amazing personality guarantee that middle-grade readers will discover the books, embrace the Will Wilder series, and be hooked,” says Yeh.

“I am thrilled to share Will’s supernatural, slapstick adventures and the world of Perilous Falls with young readers,” says Arroyo. “To have this series so warmly embraced by the team at Random House Children’s Books has been a complete joy, and to return to my family at Random House for this new literary adventure is more exciting than discovering a secret chamber filled with relics (though if you know of any secret chambers, Will and I would happily join a search party).”

Raymond Arroyo is a native New Orleanian and is a lead anchor and managing editor for EWTN. He resides in a Washington, D.C., suburb with his wife and three children. You can follow him on Facebook and on Twitter at @RaymondArroyo.

Crown Books for Young Readers is an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

WILL WILDER: THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS
By Raymond Arroyo / On sale March 8, 2016
HC: 9780553539592, E: 9780553539615, GLB: 9780553539608

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