(Cultura/Corbis ) The 35-year-old Johansen says she heard then-Sen. Obama give a speech in 2007 and was inspired to create the series' idealistic heroine, 19-year-old Kelsea Glynn.
Debut Author Gets 7-Figure Book Deal for Fantasy Trilogy
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
A debut author who graduated from the celebrated Iowa Writers' Workshop has signed a seven-figure book deal.
HarperCollins announced Wednesday that it will publish Erika Johansen's 'Queen of the Tearling,' a fantasy trilogy inspired in part by Barack Obama.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday the deal was worth seven figures.Read more: Daily Mail