NLA in the News

2019

Deals

  • SOLD!! Writer and poet Kate Baer's WHAT KIND OF WOMAN?, a debut poetry collection dealing with themes of womanhood, motherhood, and marriage, highlighting the monotony, humor, and depth that comes along with both becoming and becoming undone by these experiences, to Mary Gaule at Harper Perennial, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, by Joanna MacKenzie.
  • SOLD!! Award-winning author Stacey Lee's THE DOWNSTAIRS GIRL, about a Chinese teen in 1890s Atlanta who moonlights as Dear Miss Sweetie, a wildly popular newspaper advice columnist that has all of high society in an uproar, to Ellie Russell at Piatkus, for publication in Fall 2019, by Jenny Meyer on behalf of Kristin Nelson.
  • SOLD!! New York Times bestselling author Richard Chizmar’s novel GWENDY’S MAGIC FEATHER, the authorized sequel to Stephen King and Richard Chizmar’s NYT bestselling novella Gwendy’s Button Box, including a new foreword by Stephen King, to Ed Schlesinger at Gallery, in an exclusive submission, by Kristin Nelson.
  • SOLD!! NYT bestselling author of Bird Box Josh Malerman's MALORIE, the sequel to the Netflix hit, and MUSICAL CHAIRS, about a woman who was kidnapped for 3 days as a young girl - and on her wedding day discovers that one of her guests, someone she trusts, is the disturbed kidnapper, to Tricia Narwani at Del Rey, in a major deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2019, by Kristin Nelson. UK Rights also sold to Emad Akhtar at Orion. 
  • SOLD!! via Deadline Hollywood: Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Production, Atlas Industries are teaming on a film adaptation of Bird Box author Josh Malerman’s novel BLACK MAD WHEEL. Barnett Brettler to write the screenplay. Sean O’Grady & Bill Stertz are producing the project for Atlas along with Ryan Lewis and Malerman for their newly formed production Spin a Black Yarn shingle. Malerman is repped by Kristin Nelson.
  • SOLD!! Celesta Rimington's debut THE TWISTER, THE ELEPHANT & ME, about a girl who can talk to the wind, the elephant who saved her life during a category-five tornado, and the epic treasure hunt that leads her to find something even more valuable and lasting, to Emily Easton at Crown Children's, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2020, by Danielle Burby at Nelson Literary Agency.
  • SOLD!! Men's Health deputy digital editor Jordyn Taylor's debut novel THE PAPER GIRL OF PARIS, a historical novel told in alternating perspectives between a girl in the present day who inherits a secret apartment in Paris that has been locked since the end of World War II, and a girl living in Nazi occupied Paris who joins the French Resistance, to Catherine Wallace at Harper Teen, for publication in summer 2020, by Danielle Burby at Nelson Literary Agency.
  • SOLD!! TV rights to Stacey Lee's UNDER A PAINTED SKY, pitched as a young adult western Thelma & Louise, in which a Chinese girl and a house slave disguise themselves as cowboys to run from the law, seek revenge for a murder, and find freedom in the California Gold Rush frontier, to Fremantle, by Kristin Nelson, Alice Lawson at The Gersh Agency, and attorney Wayne Alexander.
  • SOLD!! Print & ebook rights to NYT bestseller Hugh Howey’s indie-published novel HALF WAY HOME, when an abort order to terminate a colony ship fails, the remaining colonists don't know if their new home or their fellow survivors are the greater threat, for print and ebook publication in Fall 2019, to John Joseph Adams at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, by Kristin Nelson.
  • SOLD!! Journalist and cofounder of podcast production company Gen-Z Kids Jonathan Messinger's THE ALIEN ADVENTURES OF FINN CASPIAN, about a group of four eight-year-old space adventurers and their robot sidekicks, dealing with themes of friendship, teamwork, family, and science, to Maria Barbo at Harper Children's, by Joanna MacKenzie.
  • SOLD!! NYT bestselling author and current publisher of Cemetery Dance, Richard Chizmar's graphic novel SEASONS OF TERROR, featuring the adaptations of four classic stories by legendary authors Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, and Robert McCammon, to Ed Schlesinger at Gallery 13, by Kristin Nelson.

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