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Randy Queen’s Darkchylde continues its resurgence with the announcement via press release that the 15-year-old comic series will soon make the jump to the young adult section of the bookstore. Queen has signed with Andrea Brown Literary Agency to bring Darkchylde to teen readers.
“I’m elated Ariel’s Chylde’s journey to young adult bookshelves is in the very capable hands of Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency,” Queen said in the press release. “Their track record is considerable, and Kelly’s conviction, strategy, and personal enthusiasm ensures a bright trajectory.”
“When the sample pages for DARKCHYLDE came across my desk, I quickly realized this was something special,” Sonnack said. “For contemporary teen readers who haven’t been exposed to Ariel Chylde through Randy’s comics, I think they’ll find her hugely compelling. She’s a vivid, exciting new heroine who could refresh the current landscape of teen protagonists.”
I can easily see Darkchylde on shelves next to the likes of The Vampire Diaries or Twilight. A Darkchylde film, directed by Jon Carpenter, is currently in the works.