Laura Dail Literary Agency


Happy Book Birthday to Sarah Mlynowski and Julie C. Dao

It’s a doubly exciting day at LDLA as we have two fabulous new releases out in the world!


Congrats to Sarah Mlynowski (and co-authors Emily Jenkins and Lauren Myracle) on the fifth installment of her bestselling UPSIDE-DOWN MAGIC series: WEATHER OR NOT.

When Willa's upside-down magic rains, it pours. Clouds form under ceilings. Classrooms get flooded. Umbrellas must always be nearby, just in case Willa has an outburst.

Willa hates being the source of such sogginess. Even worse, the more she rains, the badder she feels…and the badder she feels, the more she rains.

All the storminess is threatening to drown her good grades and flood all her friendships. Is there any way to use magic to make the clouds disappear? Or is the storm of the century on its way?


Congrats as well to Julie C. Dao on the paperback release—and a gorgeous new cover—of her critically acclaimed novel FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS.


★ "A masterful reimagining of the early life of Snow White’s Evil Queen."—Booklist, starred review

★ "Lushly written . . . tantalizing reading."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A richly developed fantasy world coupled with an ambitious anti-heroine of complex agency, this story shines and surprises at every turn. Julie C. Dao is a talent to watch."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE YOUNG ELITES

“A stunning reimagining of the Evil Queen. Filled with treacherous courtesans, dark magic, terrible choices, and bloody hearts, Julie Dao’s exquisite take on this classic villain rises far above the average retelling.”—Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of CARAVAL

Laura Dail