Random House Children's Books Acquires Young Adult Series AUTUMN FALLS By Teen Sensation Bella Thorne, Star Of Disney Channel's

Random House Children's Books Acquires Young Adult Series AUTUMN FALLS By Teen
 Sensation Bella Thorne, Star Of Disney Channel's Original Series Shake It Up

First Book in the Series to be Published in Summer 2014

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Random House Children's Books has
acquired 15-year-old actress, dancer, and singer Bella Thorne's teen book
series,AUTUMN FALLS, it was announced today by Beverly Horowitz, Vice
President, Publisher of the Delacorte Press Young Readers Group. Executive
Editor Wendy Loggia will edit the books.

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AUTUMN FALLSis the story of a 14-year-old girl whose high school life
unexpectedly changes after an encounter with magic. 

Delacorte Press will publish the first novel in the multiple book series in
hardcover in the summer of 2014.AUTUMN FALLSis Thorne's publishing debut,
and she will co-write with Elise Allen. A multitalented teen star, Bella is
best known for her lead role playing aspiring dancer "Cece Jones" on the hit
Disney Channel original seriesShake It Up, which is in its third season.

"I am very excited to be working with Random House and am so happy that AUTUMN
FALLS will have a home there," says Thorne. "This book, although mysterious
and magical, is inspired by different aspects of my personal life, which I
hold very near and dear to my heart. I wanted to write a book that teens could
relate to, but with a little bit of magic. I am thrilled and hopeful that my
audience will grow with me throughout the series."

"We are so pleased that Bella will make her publishing debut with Random House
Children's Books," says Horowitz. "Her authentic and passionate voice will
captivate girl readers, who we know will relate to Bella and her characters."

"Bella'sgot fantastic energy and is a true original—her fans are going to
love seeing her creative and cool vision come to life inAUTUMN FALLS," says

Loggia negotiated the book deal for Delacorte Press with Matthew Elblonk of
DeFiore & Company representing Bella Thorne. Terms of the deal were not

BELLA THORNEis the star of the hit Disney Channel original seriesShake It
Upand the Disney Channel Original MovieFrenemies. In addition to her
starring roles with the Disney Channel, Thorne has had roles on other hit
series such as HBO's dramaBig Love, NBC'sMy Own Worst Enemy, Billy
Baldwin'sDirty, Sexy Money, and Cheryl Hines's daughter onIn the Motherhood.
She followed up on her acting successes with her first solo
singleTTYLXOXwhich was included on theShake It Upsoundtrack selling over
400,000 singles to date and making it onto the Billboard 100 charts. Recently,
Thorne was signed to Hollywood Records.

Thorne was recently the spokesperson for the Staples and the
DoSomething.orgcampaign for last years' back-to-school season and she shared
her story on how she overcame dyslexia in Disney Channel's The Time I…
(Dyslexia), which was nominated for a 2012 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding
Special Class Short Format Daytime Program. This year she was nominated for
"Favorite TV Actress" for the ALMA Awards, and was also nominated and won
"Best Young Actress/Television" at the IMAGEN Awards. She is currently
nominated for a Radio Disney Music Award. Thorne is a Global Ambassador for
StompOutBullying.org and works closely with the Dyslexia Foundation.

Random House Children's Books (www.randomhousekids.com)is the world's largest
English-language children's trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers
through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books
to picture books, novels, ebooks, and apps, the imprints of Random House
Children's Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators,
world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series. Random House
Children's Books is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is
Bertelsmann SE & CO. KGaA, a leading international media company.

SOURCE Random House Children's Books

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Contact: Dominique Cimina, Director of Publicity & Corporate Communications,
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