Benjamin Dean takes his first steps into the YA market with the incredible, The King Is Dead, publishing with Simon & Schuster Children’s. Full of scandal and mystery in a royal world, The King Is Dead is a tasty treat for fans of Gossip Girl.

Middle Grade readers may already be familiar with Benjamin Dean’s titles The Secret Sunshine Project, which published earlier this year, and Me, My Dad, and The End of The Rainbow, the Branford Boase Award and Waterstones Children’s Book Prize nominee. But while his middle-grade books may be full of uplifting messages, this YA novel will draw you in with delicious dark secrets. You won’t want to miss it…

Happy Publication Day, Ben!