Huge congrats to Josh Malerman as BIRD BOX moves up to #4 on the New York Times Bestseller list!
Colleen Oakley calls Lisa Duffy's forthcoming THIS IS HOME “A beautifully drawn portrait of a motherless girl and a rudderless woman both trying to find their place in the world— but find each other instead. Lisa Duffy nails the complexities of modern relationships, and proves that she’s a storyteller that’s here to stay.”
Five years after publication, Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX lands for the first time at #7 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Throwing confetti!
Netflix announces that 45,037,125 accounts watched the Sandra Bullock movie of Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX — best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film!
Throwing confetti for Ally Carter and Marie Lu! NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST and WILDCARD are both 2018 Teen Choice Book Award Nominees!
SOLD! Kathleen West's debut novel MINOR CATASTROPHES a clever narrative in the round perfect for fans of Big Little Lies about helicopter parents, overworked teachers, and the students caught in the middle—and the fallout for each of them when a social media video goes viral, to Kerry Donovan in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two book deal, for publication in Spring 2020.
Throwing confetti for two 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Nominations for Marie Lu's WILDCARD (best YA SF&F) and Dacre Stoker & JD Barker's DRACUL (Best Horror).
SOLD!!Robin Huber's debut duology, A LOVE LIKE YOURS and A STORY LIKE OURS to Lexi Smail at Forever Yours for publication in 2019.
As reported via Deadline Hollywood, Hugh Howey's BEACON 23 TV series adaptation from Zak Penn (Ready Player One, Avengers, X-Man) nears green light at Spectrum. The series will be produced by independent studio Platform One Media.
Bird Box official trailer starring Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes. Netflix Movie December 21, 2018. Director: Susanne Bier. Screenplay: Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Congratulations to Meghan Scott Molin on her starred PW review for December's The Frame-Up! “[A] stellar first novel and series launch...Molin’s clever humor (“the last vestiges of my resistance crumble like the shield around the USS Enterprise in every mid-episode fight sequence”) enhances the inventive plot. Readers will eagerly await the sequel.”
If you haven't gotten your copy of Ausma Zehanat Khan's second badass feminist fantasy novel yet, the time has come! Happy publication to THE BLACK KHAN!
Sold!! Activist and political science PhD Ehsaneh Sadr's A DOOR BETWEEN US, a humorous and sometimes scary snapshot of a family with clashing political ideologies in Iran in the aftermath of the 2009 election of Ahmadinejad and the ensuing Green Wave protests told in three alternating perspectives in a hopeful narrative demonstrating that life goes on even as the world feels like it is falling apart around us, to Addi Black at Blackstone Publishing, for publication in fall 2019, by Danielle Burby (World English).
Sold! Doug Engstrom's CORPORATE GUNSLINGER, set in a near future world in which people use their freedom as collateral against loans and dueling is a sanctioned practice for settling legal disputes; a professional gunslinger in serious debt is about to take her shot in a high-stakes duel that will either kill her or buy her freedom, to David Pomerico at Voyager, for publication in 2020, by Danielle Burby at Nelson Literary Agency (World English).
SOLD!! Founder of Every Damn Day Writers, Alison Hammer’sYOU & ME & US, a mother-daughter love story pitched as perfect for fans of JoJo Moyes and Marisa de los Santos, about an advertising executive mom and her distant teenage daughter struggling to be a family without the one person who held them together, to Tessa Woodward at William Morrow in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal by Joanna MacKenzie.
SOLD!! As announced in The Washington Post: Marie Lu has agreed to a multimillion dollar, three-book deal with Jen Besser, publisher of Roaring Brook Press. The first book is set 10 years after her third “Legend” installment which came out in 2013. Currently untitled and scheduled for Fall 2019, the upcoming novel will again feature such characters as young Eden Bataar Wing and take place in the dystopian Republic of America. Lu’s deal also includes a new series, the science fiction-fantasy “Skyhunter.” Kristin Nelson negotiated the North American deal.
SOLD!! As announced in PW Children's Bookshelf: Emily Easton at Crown has acquired a YA fantasy duology by Scott Reintgen, beginning with ASHLORDS. The story follows three riders—a champion's daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary's son as they compete in elite phoenix horse racing. Horses in the breed live for a day, riding impossible distances before bursting into flames at night; to be crowned champion, riders must use alchemy to summon their horse back to life at sunrise. Kristin Nelson negotiated the deal for North American rights.
SOLD!! ENCHANTED, INC., author Shanna Swendson’s new contemporary fantasy, about a tourist who finds herself plunged into a magical New York adventure after she stops to help a little old lady, to Jessica Almon Galland at Audible Originals for publication in 2019, by Kristin Nelson.
And more good news! Marie Lu'sWILDCARD debuts at #59 on the USA Today Bestseller list. Huge Congrats!
Throwing confetti for Marie Lu! WILDCARD hits #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list for the first week on-sale.
SOLD! Acclaimed YA author Kristen Simmons, writing with New York Times Bestselling author Sara Raasch, Set Fire to the Gods, a Gladiator meets The Hunger Games duology set in a Greco-Roman inspired world to Kristin Daly Rens at Balzer + Bray by Joanna MacKenzie.
SOLD!! RITA-nominated and bestselling author, Shana Galen's WILDIRISHBRIDE, a book in The Royal Saboteurs, a new series about a disparate group of men and women offered an opportunity of a lifetime: to become elite operatives for the Crown, to Sue Grimshaw at Loveswept, for publication in 2019, by Joanna MacKenzie.
SOLD!! Brittney Morris's SLAY, following a black teen video game developer as she battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black Panther-inspired video game she created, and the safe community it represents for black gamers, to Jennifer Ungat Simon Pulse, in a significant deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2019 and fall 2020, byQuressa Robinson and Kristin Nelson.