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Recent News

  • On December 18th, Lisa Duffy's THE SALT HOUSE will a Kindle Gold Box Deal. You'll be able to buy the e-book for only $2.99 on Amazon!
  • A big hurrah to Jeff Seymour for the cover reveal of his debut middle grade fantasy, NADYA SKYLUNG AND THE CLOUDSHIP RESCUE, illustrated by the illustrious Brett Helquist, known for his work on Lemony Snicket's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.
  • According to The Portalist's list of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for Fans of Justice League, fans of Wonder Woman should look no farther than Ausma Zehanat Khan's patriarchy-busting debut fantasy novel, The Bloodprint!
  • Congratulations to Lisa Duffy's THE SALT HOUSE for being named to Bustle's 17 Best Debut Novels by Women in 2017!
  • SOLD!! Emily Easton at Crown has preempted for six figures, in an exclusive submission, Scott Reintgen's debut middle grade novel, When in Fancy. Indira Story finally gets the call to audition at Protagonist Preparatory, only to botch her audition and end up being designated as a side character. When a darker plot threatens the school, Indira must find out if a side character like her can really save the day. Publication is set for spring 2020; Kristin Nelson brokered the two-book deal for North American rights.
  • SOLD!! E.R. Ramzipoor’s THE VENTRILOQUISTS, set during WWII and inspired by true events, a literary debut that follows a ragtag gang of resistance fighters – including a misfit news editor, a forger, and a young boy -- who go to extraordinary lengths and risk their lives to publish a satiric newspaper mocking the Reich, all while pretending to work for the Nazis, celebrating freedom of expression and those who have the courage to defend their values and their very way of life, pitched as All The Light We Cannot See meets “Ocean’s Eleven,” to Erika Imranyi at Park Row Books, by Kristin Nelson.
  • Sold! Adrienne Procaccini at 47 North acquired Meghan Scott Molin's  awesome debut, THE DRAG NET, plus a second novel. Pitched as Kick Ass meets Castle the story follows a female comic book writer who teams up with the LAPD when someone in LA starts re-creating panels from her favorite comic using real-life crime scenes. Publication in Fall 2018.
  • Congratulations to Shana Galen. Her newest release, Third Son's A Charm, has been selected as a "best of the month" pick by Goodreads!
  • Sold! Arianne Lewin at Putnam has acquired, at auction, the Aurelian Cycle trilogy by debut novelist Rosaria Munda. The first book in the series, titled The Dragonlord’s Son, was inspired by Plato’s Republic. Told from dual points of view, the story is pitched as Aegon Targaryen and Hermione Granger with dragons, set in the aftermath of a bloody revolution. Danielle Burby brokered the six-figure deal for North American rights.
  • Sold! Known in the writing community as Authoress through her blog Miss Snark's First Victim, Jillian Boehme's GATHERING STORM, inspired by Twelfth Night and pitched as the YA Daenerys Targaryen, in which a girl uses dragon magic to disguise herself as a boy to take her brother's place in war and pursue her dreams of becoming a master combat fighter, realizing the only way to save her country is to awaken the dragons of old, to Elayne Becker at Tor Teen, in a two-book deal, for publication summer 2019, by Danielle Burby.
  • Sold! Ausma Zehanat Khan's next novel, an investigation set around a mosque shooting in Quebec, featuring series detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty who work in the heart of Canada's most vulnerable communities, to Catherine Richards at Minotaur, for publication in February 2019, by Danielle Burby.
  • Congrats JD Barker! THE FOURTH MONKEY is a 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best Mystery & Thriller.
  • Congrats Marie LuWARCROSS is a 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.
  • Congrats Jamie Ford! LOVE & OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES is a 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best Historical Fiction.
  • Congrats to Shana Galen, Third Son's a Charm is an Amazon Best Book of the Month for November!
  • Publishers Weekly names Marie Lu's WARCROSS a 2017 Best Book!
  • Kristen Simmons answer the question "Who Will Live on the Island of Trash?" on WNYC's The Takeaway.
  • SOLD!! As announced in Publishers Weekly, Berkley executive editor Kerry Donovan bought the fourth and fifth books in USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas’s Lady Sherlock series. The six-figure deal for North American rights was brokered by Kristin Nelson. The historical mysteries feature Charlotte Holmes, a young woman in Victorian England who solves cases under the alias of Sherlock Holmes. Publication for the recently signed books is scheduled for fall 2019 and fall 2020.
  • Congratulations to Shana Galen! Her THIRD SON'S A CHARM received a starred review from Kirkus!
  • Crazy exciting. Six years after publication, Kristina Riggle's THINGS WE DIDN'T SAY hits the USA Today Bestseller List. Throwing Confetti Kristina!
  • Happy Week! Both Marie Lu's WARCROSS and Scott Reintgen's NYXIA landed on the Indie Bestseller List.
  • Happy day! Marie Lu's WARCROSS debuts at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
  • Throwing confetti! Stacey Lee's OUTRUN THE MOON wins the prestigious  2017 PEN Center USA Literary Young Adult Award
  • SOLD!! As announced in PW, Jillian Manning at Blink has bought New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons’ YA psychological thriller The Color of Lies. High school senior Ella Cleary has synesthesia—a condition that causes her to see a riot of colors with each interaction. But when she meets a boy she can’t read, she discovers he holds the secret behind her parents’ death. Publication is scheduled for Fall 2018; Kristin Nelson brokered the deal for North American rights
  • Congrats to Josh Malerman on a Starred review in Publishers Weekly for GOBLIN: “Fans of creepy, eerie, and genuinely unsettling horror will devour (or be devoured by) this set of vignettes about the aptly named town of Goblin, Michigan."
  • Via Deadline Hollywood, Jamie Ford’s bestselling debut novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is being developed into a film. Producer Diane Quon announced that she has acquired the film rights with Joseph Craig of StemEnt as producer & George Takei as executive producer.
  • In a Deadline Hollywood exclusive: Paramount Pictures has acquired film/TV screen rights to DRACUL by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker--the first prequel authorized by the estate of Bram Stoker. The film will be developed as potential directing vehicle down the line for Andy Muschietti, reteamed with IT producers Barbara Muschietti and Roy Lee.
  • SOLD!! Via Publishers Weekly, in a six-figure North American rights agreement, Dacre Stoker and author J.D. Barker sold a Dracula prequel entitled DRACUL to Putnam after a five-house auction. DRACUL is about a 21-year-old Bram Stoker meeting the demonic being—“whom he traps in an ancient tower, all the while scribbling the events that led him there”—who will go on to become the subject of his iconic 1897 novel. Mark Tavani at Putnam acquired Dracul from Agent Kristin Nelson, which has also sold in the U.K. (to Transworld) and in France (to Michel Lafon). Dacre Stoker is the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker.
  • Congrats to Marie Lu as Amazon has picked WARCROSS to be on the 2017 Fall Reading List as well as Best Book of the Month for September.
  • Today is the day for the Love and Other Carnivorous Plants cover reveal! It includes a Q&A with the designer and a description of the book that will have you wishing it was already May 15th. Congratulations, Florence Gonsalves!

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