Read the deal announcement introducing author, Laura Lascarso and her upcoming Shine series: 

Judith Graves, of Leap Books’ YA e-novella line, Shine, has acquired English-language rights for a series from author Laura Lascarso. The book follows a pair of star-crossed lovers. He wants to honor his father’s legacy; she wants to prove her father wrong in this modern-day Romeo & Juliet set in the world of competitive car racing. The first book is scheduled for a Fall 2015 release with one more to follow. Caryn Wiseman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented Lascarso in the deal.

Lascarso’s debut novel Counting Backwards (Atheneum, 2012) won the Florida Book Award gold medal for YA literature.