Twin Peaks Creator Mark Frost Publishing Children’s Books

Mark Frost

Okay I’m just going to come out and say it. The idea of the creator of Twin Peaks writing a children’s book is a little odd, but then again people talking backwards and a pet log are the kinds of things one would expect to find in children’s literature so I’m gonna give him the benefit of the doubt.

Publishers Weekly reports that Mark Frost (aka the co-creator of David Lynch’s celebrated cult TV hit Twin Peaks) has sold his first children’s book to Random House.

Jim Thomas, editorial director of Random House Children’s acquired North American rights to the trilogy, called Will West: The Epic. The deal was brokered by agents Sophie Hicks and Ed Victor of Ed Victor Ltd. The Paladin Protocol, which is the first book in the series, is scheduled to be released in North America for fall 2012.

The trilogy is a mystery with paranormal elements (in other words, classic Frost) and follows a sheltered boy who’s been told by his parents to avoid the limelight. After Will West lands an unusually high score on a national exam, he is recruited by a little-known prep school and also realizes he is being followed.

According to the publisher, the story “follows is a series of events and revelations that places Will smack in the middle of a millenniaold struggle between titanic forces.”

Frost has written a number of screenplays, including Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He also wrote and produced the film The Greatest Game Ever Played and has written eight books, including The List of Seven and The Second Objective.

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