SOLD!! NYT bestselling author of Bird BoxJosh 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'sUNDER 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'sTHE 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 JoannaMacKenzie.
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.
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.