A Book That Started With Its Pictures

Mr. Riggs’s attraction to haunting photographs eventually became the catalyst for his first novel, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (2011), a surprise best seller, whose plot was inspired by the dozens of vintage snapshots featured in its pages, which add to its uncanny atmosphere. With the film rights to “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” sold to 20th Century Fox (Chernin Entertainment is aiming for a summer 2015 release), and “Hollow City,” the second book in a planned “Miss Peregrine” trilogy, to be published in January, Mr. Riggs is beginning to feel at home in a career he calls “accidental.”

The Future of Books Is Experimental: At Home with Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs

All week long, Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs sit side by side at a long workbench facing their Santa Monica backyard, writing. The couple, both bestselling young-adult novelists, got married last September (tweeting <3s to each other to the joy of their many fans). So that they don’t distract each other, they wear noise-canceling headphones. “The headphones are like saying, ‘I’m in my workspace now.’ When you take them off, you’ve exited that work space,” Mafi explains.

'Miss Peregrine' Author Ransom Riggs Inks Two-Book Deal With Dutton

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children author Ransom Riggs has signed a two-book deal with Dutton Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.
First up is Tales of the Peculiar, an illustrated collection of fairy tales set in the Peregrine universe that will publish in fall 2016, just ahead of the release of Tim Burton’s film adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. In a statement, Riggs said, “I'm absolutely thrilled … to finally get these peculiar tales, which have been bouncing around my brain for years, down onto paper and out into the world.”
Riggs’ second book under the deal will be an all-new YA story not connected to the Peregrine series.