Acquisition Announcement: How to Survive a Teen Horror Movie – a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek twist on the classic teen horror.

Posted in Acquisition Announcement on Tue, 31 October at 3.06 pm

Little Tiger has acquired a dynamic YA thriller from Scarlett Dunmore.

Publishing in Fall 2024, How to Survive a Teen Horror Movie is a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek twist on the classic teen horror – perfect for Halloween reading!

Karelle Tobias, Junior Editor at Little Tiger, acquired world all-languages rights in How to Survive a Teen Horror Movie and its sequel from Silvia Molteni at Peter Fraser and Dunlop Literary Agents for publication in Fall 2024.

Horror enthusiast Charley is determined to put her past behind her and keep a low profile when she’s enrolled to a boarding school on a remote island. That is until a golden-masked killer begins terrorising the girls at her school, with its victims’ ghosts insistent that Charley avenge them.

Now Charley and her best (and only) friend Olive must use their horror knowledge to unmask the killer before they raise havoc at the Halloween Formal…

A fast-paced tongue in cheek novel about two friends trying to survive senior year – literally!

Perfect for fans of Fear Street, The Midnight Club and the Scream franchise.

 Karelle Tobias, Junior Editor said:

As an avid horror fan, How to Survive makes brilliant use of the tropes we’ve come to expect and love, but with a great twist that will leave readers hooked right till the very end. Scarlett’s pacy writing, combined with the perfect dose of frightening thrills and humour, captivated me immediately. I cannot wait to work with Scarlett and develop this spooktacular series.

Scarlett Dunmore said:

How to Survive was a really fun book to write with Little Tiger. I enjoyed pulling from iconic horror directors like Wes Craven and John Carpenter to create some witty characters and entertaining jump-scares. I can’t wait to dive back into this storyworld for the next book!

Little Tiger will publish How to Survive a Teen Horror Movie in Fall 2024.

Scarlett studied English and Creative Writing, eventually finding a love for YA literature. When she’s not writing, she can often be found watching scary films or exploring abandoned abbeys, old cemeteries and ruined castles in Scotland for inspiration.

Instagram: @scarlett_dunmore