We are thrilled to announce that award-winning showrunner Patrick Tarr’s THE GUEST CHILDREN, an insidiously creepy ghost story in which a man volunteers to search for two children, who have disappeared after being evacuated from London during WWII. The search for the children leads him to a remote resort in the woods of northern Canada, where an unusual group of people are staying, and strange events begin to unfold. For fans of Shutter Island and The Others, to Janice Zawerbny at HarperCollins Canada, for publication August 2025!

Deal by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency (Canadian English).

Patrick Tarr’s first novel comes after a long and varied career in the film and television industry. He won a Writers Guild of Canada award for his first produced script before gathering a decade of experience as a staff writer, creative producer, and showrunner. For his work as head writer and executive producer on the international hit series Cardinal, Patrick was awarded 2021 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series and Best Dramatic Series. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre, he returned as Executive Producer in Residence for the 2022 Prime Time TV program. He lives in Toronto with his family. 

Congratulations Patrick!