Children's Bookshelf broke the news of Joanna's first deal since joining NLA - Kristen Simmons's new trilogy, beginning with THE PRICE OF ADMISSION, has been signed by Tor Teen in a six-figure deal for publication in Fall 2018.
A massive congratulations to Nadine Nettmann on her Anthony Award nomination! This is her third Best First Novel award nomination for DECANTING A MURDER.
In the highest appearance on the list to date, Kristen Callihan's THE HOT SHOT nabs the #34 spot on the April 23, 2017 USA Today bestseller list.
FILM/TV rights to internationally bestselling author J.D. Barker’s debut thriller THE FOURTH MONKEYto CBS Films with Bill Todman, Marc Webb (The Amazing Spiderman) and Taylor Elmore (Justified, Limitless) attached.
As reported by Deadline Hollywood, Actress Regina King to topline and produce with Oscar-nominated producer John Ridley for Kim Reid's memoir NO PLACE SAFE about Atlanta child murders drama at FX.
Huge congratulations to Mimi Cross whose debut BEFORE GOODBYE is a 2017 RITA finalist for best first book!
SOLD!!! As announced in PW, Jen Besser at Putnam Children’s has acquired KINGDOM OF BACK, a new YA historical fantasy novel from NYT bestselling author Marie Lu. Lu based her story on the childhood of composer Mozart and his sister Nannerl. When a magical imp (in the form of a gorgeous teen boy) from the “imaginary” kingdom of Back offers to fulfill her secret wish to always be remembered, Nannerl unwittingly makes a terrible pact to solidify her place in history. The book will be published in early 2019. Kristin Nelson brokered the six-figure North American deal.
SOLD!!! As announced in PW, in a six-figure deal, Kristin Nelson sold North American rights to two new books in Gail Carriger’sCustard Protocol series to Lindsey Hall of Orbit. The series, which is set in the Victorian era, centers on a young woman named Prudence, who, with a cadre of friends, rides a dirigible around various parts of the British Empire, exploring its sordid and supernatural elements (the books feature werewolves and vampires). Orbit plans to publish the first book in this deal, the series’s third, sometime in 2018.
Stacey Lee's OUTRUN THE MOON named a 2017 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults!
Big News! Lisa Shearin earned a double nomination! THE BRIMSTONE DECEPTION is a 2016 RT Book Award Nominee for Best Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding & WEDDING BELLS, MAGIC SPELLS for Best Fantasy Novel.
Huge Congrats Kristen! FOREVERMORE, final book in the Darkest London Series, is a 2016 RT Book Award nominee for Best Historical Romance.
Huge congrats to Shana Galen! I KISSED A ROGUE is a 2016 RT Book Award nominee for Best British Isles-set Historical.
NYT bestseller Hugh Howey's MACHINE LEARNING: NEW AND COLLECTED STORIES, a short story collection including three stories set in the world of WOOL and two never-before-published tales, plus fifteen additional stories collected together for the first time, for publication in Fall 2017, and print rights to indie-published novel SAND, for publication in Spring 2017, to John Joseph Adams at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Huge congrats to Stacey Lee! OUTRUN THE MOON wins the 2016-2017 Asian/Pacific Award for Literature.