Newsletter 57: May 2013



Princeton alumna and mother of two young Princetonians, Susan Patton created an international firestorm with her advice to young women on campus: find a husband before you graduate.  It is no less than a phenomenon!  Finally, an educated woman of tremendous accomplishment is willing to speak the unvarnished truth about the differences between men and women, the heartbreak women may face if they delay marriage and motherhood, and the necessity for young women to plan for their personal happiness as carefully as they plan for their professional success.   The topic of marriage and motherhood has been repressed by educated women for so long that it created a huge, uncomfortable bubble that was just ready to burst.  Susan Patton, Human Resources Consultant and Executive Coach, provided the hatpin. She was in one of the first classes of women to graduate from Princeton in 1977, but has become what James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal called “the feminist pioneer that feminists love to hate.”  Within three days of the publication of her letter to the editor of the Daily Princetonian, Susan Patton’s advice exceeded 100 million inquiries on Google worldwide.  This book is filled with direct, honest, and practical advice.  ADVICE FROM A PRINCETON MOM is a new, post-feminist manifesto, an invaluable resource for intelligent young women, and vehicle by which parents can engage their daughters in meaningful conversations about life, love, relationships, and identity exploration.

In 2000, a week after her mama died from pancreatic cancer, writer and former television producer Malia Kline did what generations of females in her family had thought of as unthinkable. She crammed 87 years of her father’s life into two suitcases, forced him to leave his dog and his home, and disposed of him behind locked doors among other discarded, lost and confused old people in an Alzheimer’s assisted living facility he preferred to call “assisted dying.” When Malia’s sister, Dr. Diane Stinson, could no longer live with Papa’s incarceration in what she saw as a “sleeper cell” of questionable care, she elder-napped him and quit her lucrative career as a physician to doctor him herself 24/7. The two sisters’ memoir, DISPOSABLE DAD, chronicles their 13-year marathon of shepherding Papa through a Medicare system rapidly going broke, the threat of infection with MRSA, hospice, sleep deprivation, human hospital cages, the VA and everything else the government, healthcare, and his rapidly receding life could throw his way. Malia’s side of the story captures the “cuckoo’s nest” cast of characters in assisted living, where 87-year-old Papa blushes over finding a procession of equally ancient women in his bed. Diane’s side of the story reveals the humor, pathos, frustration and backbreaking labor of being the sole caregiver for an aging parent, tinged with mourning the death of the healthcare system she knew decades before at Duke Med School. DISPOSABLE DAD reveals our society’s views about the relative worth of old people as healthcare evolves, validates different decisions about eldercare, and shows there is no right choice or silver-bullet solution. Eldercare choices will always have endless shades of gray.

The 9-1-1 call came in after midnight from a gritty part of Los Angeles known as Ghost Town and, as usual, it was a trauma. At the fire station on the corner of 124 East I Street, the lights flickered briefly, followed by the alarm tones and then, moments later, dispatch broadcast over the loudspeaker: “Fire engine and Ambulance. A stabbing…” So begins LIGHTS AND SIRENS, Kevin Grange’s tough, fast-paced memoir about attending paramedic school in Los Angeles, the street gang capital of the world—but also the City of Angels. Over the course of their careers, paramedics contend with 24-hour shifts, being rookies at a fire station, learning new treatment protocols, new medications and responding to all of the intense calls. And yet, none of these experiences matches the stress of paramedic school where all these elements overwhelm a paramedic student for months on end. In 2011, Grange attended the world-renowned paramedic program at UCLA’s Center for Prehospital Care. Blending four months of high-stress, classroom exams and emergency scenarios, with grueling rotations in the ER and a 600-hour field internship with the Los Angeles Fire Department, UCLA’s paramedic program is like an intense mix of boot camp meets med school, is full of in-class rivalries, triumphs and tragedies and features the stress of a college finals week that lasts for nine months. LIGHTS AND SIRENS promises to be a paramedic school primer with a rare glimpse into this unique profession, as well as a must-read for anyone who has ever called 9-1-1 or thought about what it takes to help somebody in a life and death situation.

Cracking the code on courage stretches back to antiquity. Whether it’s Aristotle, Plato or Seneca, there has been a centuries-long obsession with unlocking its nature and source. Today, the quest to understand courage has taken on a new urgency with researchers and scientists around the world, because there is a widely held belief that contemporary life—and the future—will demand more of it. An emerging science of courage has begun flowing from scores of laboratories where psychologists, neuroscientists, social scientists, political theorists, anthropologists, and sociobiologists are designing fascinating experiments on courage and fear, and asking: Can courage be learned? Are there different kinds? Is there a genetic factor? Can it be cultivated? In an individual? A community? Society at large? Is it contagious? What is the relationship between courage and happiness? Between courage and friendship? Courage and hope? Courage and confidence? Courage and love? Anger? Gender? Courage and the brain? Despite American philosopher William James’ conviction that people from all walks of life possess a “fourth wind,” a source of inner strength, that goes largely unseen until life demands it, courage has been viewed historically as a virtue that belongs to an exceptional few. It has been associated most often with war or physical feats—and with masculinity. But today’s courage researchers are challenging all of the conventional thinking about courage. “We should be worried about courage,” one researcher says. “On a personal level, it enables us to confront a seemingly impersonal and hostile universe with vigor and aplomb. On a social level, courage is necessary for democratic freedom and political health.” UNBREAKABLE: WHAT SCIENCE IS DISCOVERING ABOUT THE NATURE AND SOURCE OF COURAGE by Pulitzer Prize winner J.J. Brazil will explore the groundbreaking implications of the new science of courage.

ON DRAGONFLY WINGS: A JOURNEY TO MEDIUMSHIP is a candid and personal search for the meaning of life, of death and of grief. It aims to give hope to those who have lost a loved one and to those who are about to pass beyond—hope that this is not an end. Daniela Norris, a former diplomat, now writer and journalist, began a spiritual quest following the loss of her younger brother in a drowning accident in 2010. In twenty chapters, one for each year her brother Michael lived, her tale aims to demystify concepts of death, of reincarnation, of past life regression, of mediumship and other ideas that only a few years ago she considered to be perhaps interesting, but completely unrealistic. Today she believes otherwise and she takes the reader along on her journey of discovery, understanding, and coming to terms with the death of a loved one and what awaits us all beyond this mortal coil. This spiritual progress is dotted with several “How To” sections—How to See Auras, How to Use a Pendulum, and even How to Bend a Spoon for those who need material proof that “thought energy” can affect matter. These “How To” sections are meant to provide the interested readers with simple tools to try themselves. Norris claims in the book that if she can do it, then anyone who is willing to practice and work at it can. ON DRAGONFLY WINGS was written for laypeople—not experienced spiritualists or mediums—but anyone who has ever lost a loved one and is curious about exploring further what happened to them and why. It provides practical tools to help readers find their own spiritual truth and path. It is a touching memoir, and a fascinating spiritual awakening.

A bazooka in the pantry. An 8-track tape player. A bag of 49 used Christmas bows.   A box neatly labeled, “pieces of string too short to tie things with.”  Inside the box? Several pieces of string too short to tie things with.  All of these items were found in plain view in the homes of seemingly normal people, not hoarders or collectors, but average people. Most Americans would own up to having some junk around their home.  George Carlin said it best when he joked, “A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. …That’s what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get…more stuff!”   At one time, junk was a pejorative conjuring up dirty salvage yards and items not worth having.  Now junk is a way of life and business in America. Junk mail. Junk food. Junk science. Junk bonds. Junk in the trunk. There are companies that remove it, such as the wildly successful 1-800-Junk. There are companies that help you put it somewhere like The Container Store. There are entire TV networks broadcasting the junk lifestyle; Hoarders, Storage Wars, Pawn Stars. How did we get to the place where we, as humans, have so much junk in our lives? Is it evolutionary?  There are animals in nature that collect junk to survive, literal pack rats.  Are some people like these animals and wired to keep stuff or is this the unexpected consequence of bounty?  Americans don’t have to fix anything any more, so we just replace our beloved item but often neglect to get rid of the original which is then demoted to junk status. And when we do throw things out, how do we choose? The University of Arizona is known for its studies in garbology. In Amsterdam, the dump, known as GAD, is so finely curated by the city’s citizens that it is known as a go-to destination for new homeowners.  And what happens when “The Cloud” is full? In the book, JUNK, Alison Stewart looks at the anthropology of junk in the modern world by tagging along with junk removal experts across the country and digging into the evolution of castoffs in American culture.

In THE BRIDGE MARRIAGE, Matthew Solan tells the compelling story of Charles Goren and Helen Sobel Smith, the greatest bridge partnership in the game’s history. Goren became well known nationally as “Mr. Bridge” who penned more than 30 how-to-play bridge books, wrote numerous bridge columns for popular magazines, graced the covers of Sports Illustrated and Time, and produced and hosted a highly successful TV program “Championship Bridge” from 1959-1964. Helen Sobel Smith, still regarded today as the game’s greatest woman player, only took up bridge after a brief career as a chorus girl (she was in the Marx Brothers’ “Animal Crackers” on Broadway). During their competition heyday from the 1940s to 1960s, they captured every major U.S. championship and helped to elevate the game to its peak of popularity, from professional tournaments and amateur clubs to the Eisenhower White House and Saturday night suburban living rooms. Their special friendship and partnership was unusual as it was uncommon for men and women to play as competitive partners during this time—and because they enjoyed such resounding success. And like most couples, they were quite different. Goren never married and gave up his thriving law practice to devote himself to competitive bridge and to building a national reputation and bridge playing empire. While Sobel Smith married four times and quietly stayed on the sidelines. Instead, she let her flirtatious nature, frisky style, and cunning card-playing skills talk for her. Once during a tournament, someone asked her what it was like to play with the world’s greatest bridge player. “I don’t know,” she replied and then pointed to Goren sitting across from her. “Why don’t you ask Charlie?”

Paul Stiegler had a long, successful and fulfilling career as an emergency room physician, but even while building that career, he always had the yen to sing.  A few years ago, he took the leap, and is now a singer-songwriter, often performing with his singer-songwriter daughter. John Kotruch didn’t really think about doing anything but flying and went into the Air Force right out of high school.  After his 20 years there, he easily moved into a pilot’s job at American Airlines.  With a pilot’s schedule—intense days of work followed by several days off—he harkened back to his high school days, where American history was his passion.  Still flying for the time being, he is also finishing his PhD in History at the University of New Hampshire, and is intent on teaching young people who share his fascination with American history. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s oft-invoked dictum that there are no second acts in American lives is clearly so 20th Century.  While it might take a little courage, re-invention is becoming the norm in this millennium.  Even the most successful people—in fact, maybe primarily the most successful—are finding that one career is not nearly enough. Robert Strauss found this while doing two stories on the subject for the New York Times this spring—and discovered that many others thought so, too, as his were the most emailed pieces of the day when they appeared.  He himself also reached that epiphany.  He wasn’t tired of his long journalism career, he just knew there was more to do, and started looking around for it.  He has already become certified as a basketball and girls lacrosse referee, written a memoir about his daughters’ athletic endeavors and his relation to them, and started getting into radio. In NEXT!, Strauss will examine the new road worth taking, both personally and through folks like Stiegler and Kotruch.  His memoir about his times with his jock daughters, Daddy’s Little Goalie, was lauded by, among many outlets, the New York Times and NPR, with Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger calling it “filled with the kind of love that will have you crying and laughing.”  NEXT! will have more of the same.

Sarah Gustavsen has spent her adulthood doing exactly as expected: she married her college sweetheart, Gunnar; stayed home to raise their three daughters; and met the family’s every need. At their 40th anniversary party, however, the pillars around which Sarah has built her life begin to fracture. Gunnar refuses Sarah’s gift—a trip to Maui—and her daughters’ secretive arguing suggests a rift in the marriage of which Sarah was unaware. Disheartened and fed up with the demands of Gunnar, as well as the dramas of their grown girls, Sarah ventures to Hawaii on her own as a test that neither her husband nor children seem to pass. While there she meets Melanie Cortland, an aging actress who is on the island writing a one-woman show she hopes will revive her career. Their fast friendship ignites a part of Sarah that was either forgotten or dead—a shift that neither woman anticipates. THE THIRD ACT is an absolutely wonderful debut novel from Amy Hanson—a warm, thoughtful, heady look at one woman’s decision to create the life of her own choosing, surprising no one more than herself. (Please note, Jim McCarthy is the agent on this project.)

As NY Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz recently proclaimed “Art doesn’t have to be shown in New York to be validated. That requirement is long gone.” Indeed, nationwide, artistic communities in small cities are finding ways to thrive. Located outside the traditional Los Angeles-New York axis of cultural production, cities such as Providence, Louisville, and Olympia are teeming with creative culture, arts-based activism, and vibrant communities developing radically inventive solutions to social issues and producing aesthetically unique, location-based work. For the past three years, the creators of Outpost Journal have been following these communities in their magazine dedicated to art, design, and action on the fringes, exploring modern locales that are bursting with undiscovered creative energy, like mini-1960s-Sohos. In their first book, THE OUTPOST JOURNAL COMPENDIUM, the editors will select eight new cities to profile, investigating how creative communities are formed in the early 21st century and what those communities have achieved. With bold design and rich photography, they will take you on an insider’s tour of the creative underground, one city at a time, making this a thrilling book for artists, counter-culturalists, and arts patrons alike. (Please note, Jim McCarthy is the agent on this project.)

New York Knicks captain Amar’e Stoudemire may be on fire when he’s on the court, but the nearly seven-feet-tall hoops star didn’t know the first thing about lighting a fire. Then his newly hired personal chef, the talented and dynamic Maxcel Hardy, started giving him informal cooking lessons, and the six-time NBA All-Star began to hone his culinary skills. COOKING WITH AMAR’E, the book that grew out of these informal sessions, features more than 100 recipes, some created by Hardy for his many celebrity clients and others based on the traditional Southern dishes Stoudemire and Chef Hardy grew up with. Food was big for both Stoudemire and Hardy while they were growing up, and their moms will each contribute recipes for COOKING WITH AMAR’E. The recipes blend French, Southern, Asian, and Caribbean, and are made with readily accessible ingredients. More than just a collection of recipes, this is a comprehensive and straightforward guide that leads the reader through cooking techniques, equipment, shopping, party planning, and preparing simple, delicious meals. Stoudemire and Hardy have become friends and their close relationship, humorous stories of working together, and reminiscences of childhoods spent in the South, among other places, make this book a compelling read and great primer for anyone looking to learn the basics or improve their kitchen skills. (Please note, Stacey Glick is the agent on this project.)

In the vein of In the Garden of Beasts and The Murder of Helen Jewitt comes DAWN’S WAR by Diane Simmons, a deeply researched and gripping work of narrative nonfiction, one that recounts an extraordinary true story of love and betrayal, and sheds light on the place of women in the aftermath of World War II. After waiting three years for her high school sweetheart to return from the front and marry her, twenty-one-year old Dawn Eldridge leaves her family’s farm in eastern Oregon to work in one of the vast World War II shipyards on the Oregon coast. Here, far from her respectable roots, she changes beyond recognition, delighting in the unprecedented freedom granted women. But when the war is over, attitudes toward working women sour, and the moment of independence abruptly ends.  Caught between her desire for a life of her own making and the traditional role she imagined she would assume, Dawn finds herself alone and marginally employed in the marriage-obsessed 1950s.  As such, she is a perfect target for handsome, charming Vick, a man who conducts one intense courtship and starry-eyed wedding after another, only to vanish after a few months of domestic bliss. Drawing on over a thousand World War II era letters and papers, award-winning fiction writer Diane Simmons launches both a literary and literal investigation that takes her deeper than any of Vick’s nine wives could have imagined into the mystery surrounding this perfect replica of a perfect man.   Painstakingly researched, DAWN’S WAR provides a window into an aspect of World War II often lost amid cheerful Rosie the Riveter propaganda: the highly ambivalent attitude toward women recruited into wartime factories.  Weaving historical narrative, extensive interviews and a rich trove of primary source material, Simmons’ reveals the impunity with which multiple bigamist Vick Vickers was able to operate, casting an unsettling light on the way society viewed unmarried women in the post-war years. (Please note, Jessica Papin is the agent on this project.)

Tom Booker is a new attorney at a powerful Washington law firm. While driving across Memorial Bridge, he glances down to answer a text, loses control and spins across the centerline into a minivan carrying four seven-year old girls, including his own daughter. The minivan tips up on two wheels and is about to flip over into the Potomac—but then time freezes, and he’s alone on the bridge. A young couple approaches and offers him a re-wind. The crash would be averted, the children saved. All he has to do over the next two months is kill someone, anyone, every two weeks—a “soul exchange.” At first, Tom chalks it up to a hallucination, but when the driver of the minivan is brutally murdered, Tom receives a text: one down, four to go. Now Tom must turn himself into a serial killer or the four girls will die. His mission takes Tom from the depths of Washington’s prison system to the halls of power, while constantly confronting the ultimate question: can he go through with it? A former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Mike Pace’s debut thriller, Dead Light, featured “compelling characters in service to a thrilling plot with narrative riches.” (Kirkus Reviews) ONE TO GO takes the action to another level, with a constantly surprising plot and impossible moral choices that seem all too real. (Please note, John Rudolph is the agent on this project.)

Golf is a microcosm of life, presenting challenges that mimic everyday situations. Important issues of success and failure, wanting and not wanting, aversion and attraction—all of these confront us on the golf course just as they do in real life. Furthermore, on the spiritual level, a single round of golf presents copious opportunities for meditation practice and moments of enlightenment. Hence, in THE ENLIGHTENED GOLFER, Stephen Altschuler draws on his longtime experience as a practitioner and teacher of both golf and meditation to create a wonderfully readable volume that not only shows readers how to get a spiritual lift on the golf course, but offers concrete steps to improving one’s game and lowering one’s score. It uses the tools of Zen to raise the game several notches on the ladder of consciousness while offering tips and instruction on the physical parts of the game as well. Moreover, in making the spiritual aspects of golf relatable to any reader, Altschuler discusses the current state of the game and some of its more illustrious players. By the time readers finish the 18 chapters of THE ENLIGHTENED GOLFER, they’ll be better prepared than ever, both in mind and body, to get back on the tee. (Please note, John Rudolph is the agent on this project.)

In about an hour, Robert Treger is going to die…for the first time. After being struck down by a city bus, Robert is mysteriously transported to exactly one hour before the moment he died, shaken but unharmed.  Although he is able to avoid the bus the second time around, he soon finds himself the hapless victim to a number of bizarre accidents and deadly circumstances.  Killed in a car accident, run down by a subway, obliterated in a gas station explosion, gunned down by police after being mistaken for a terrorist, each death is followed by his immediate return to precisely sixty minutes before the moment he died.  Each return affords him the chance to avoid his own death the next time around.  However, Robert soon discovers that this ability to cheat death comes at the cost of both his memories and abilities. To prevent his wife and three daughters from becoming collateral damage, Robert Treger must race to unlock the mysteries of what’s happening to him and escape the nightmare before he loses everything, including himself. A mind-bending thriller that will appeal to fans of Joe Hill, M. Arthur Stone’s SIXTY-MINUTE MAN keeps the surprises coming from the first minute to the last. (Please note, John Rudolph is the agent on this project.)


Audible will publish Catherine Bybee’s BINDING VOWS and four more titles in the MacCoinnich series; Abbi Glines’s FALLEN TOO FAR; Colleen Hoover’s HOPELESS; Adam Lazarus’s BEST OF RIVALS; R.L. Mathewson’s NEIGHBOR FROM HELL novels, HOLLYWOOD HEART series, and PYTE/SENTINEL novels; and CJ Roberts’s CAPTIVE IN THE DARK and SEDUCED IN THE DARK. Brilliance Audio will publish Gail McHugh’s COLLIDE and PULSE, as well as Tammara Webber’s next two books, the fourth book in her BETWEEN THE LINES series and a brand new standalone New Adult book. Tantor will publish LD Davis’s ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE and PIECES OF RHYS; Elizabeth Reyes’s MORENO BROTHERS series and 5TH STREET series; and Nicole Williams’s UP IN FLAMES, THE EDEN TRILOGY, and THE PATRICK CHRONICLES. S&S Audio will publish Elizabeth Reyes’s untitled adult novel, forthcoming from Atria.

AMC bought film rights to Mary Russell’s THE SPARROW, and its sequel, CHILDREN OF GOD.

UK and Commonwealth rights to Kate Boorman’s WINTERKILL went to Faber UK. Spanish rights to Catherine Bybee’s MARRIED BY MONDAY went to Debolsillo. Anordest bought Italian rights to Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson’s PERFECT CHAOS. James Dashner’s THE EYE OF MINDS, book one in the Mortality Doctrine series, will be published by Random House in the UK, Montena/RHM in Spain, V&R in Brazil, and Pocket Jeunesse in France, who will also publish THE KILL ORDER from his Maze Runner series. Rights to THE MAZE RUNNER went to Cappelen Damm in Norway and Semic in Sweden, both of which will also publish THE SCORCH TRIALS, and Kadokawa Shoten in Japan. Jamsai took the Thai rights to THE KILL ORDER. Nova Ren Suma’s 17 & GONE went to Hardie Grant for Australia and New Zealand, while simplified Chinese rights went to China South Booky Culture Media. Tammara Webber’s foreign deals for EASY included Greek rights to Livanis, Czech rights to Jota, Indonesian rights to PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Thai rights to Matichon, and Lithuanian rights to Alma Littera. Hungarian rights to BETWEEN THE LINES went to Konyvmolykepzo. Richelle Mead’s VAMPIRE ACADEMY: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL and FROSTBITE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL went to Jungle. Spanish rights to Richelle Mead’s SPIRIT BOUND, book 5 in the author’s Vampire Academy series, went to Alfaguara. Turkish rights to THE INDIGO SPELL and THE FIERY HEART, books 3 and 4 in Richelle Mead’s BLOODLINES series, went to Alfa/Artemis. Simplified Chinese rights to Dan Fagin’s TOMS RIVER went to Shanghai Translation. Korean rights to Steve J. Hodges, M.D., with Suzanne Schlosberg’s IT’S NO ACCIDENT went to Freedom to Dream. Abbi Glines’ foreign deals for FALLEN TOO FAR, THE VINCENT BOYS, and THE VINCENT BROTHERS included German rights to Piper, who also bought NEVER TOO FAR, and Dutch rights to Karakter. UK and Commonwealth rights to FALLEN TOO FAR AND NEVER TOO FAR went to Simon & Schuster UK, while Polish rights for both books went to Pascal. Colleen Hoover’s foreign deals for HOPELESS included Brazilian rights to Record, Spanish rights to Debolsillo, Czech rights to Euromedia, Slovak rights to Ikar, Hungarian rights to Konyvmolykepzo, Romanian rights to Epica, Vietnamese rights to Thai Uyen, Turkish rights to Epsilon, German rights to dtv, Russian rights to Atticus-Azbooka, Serbian rights to Dereta, Greek rights to Papadopoulos, Polish rights to Otwarte, French rights to Fleuve Noir, and Albanian rights to Morava. Italian rights to Colleen Hoover’s POINT OF RETREAT went to Rizzoli. Bulgarian rights to John Hemingway’s THE STRANGE TRIBE went to Ciela. Ulpius-Haz bought Hungarian rights to Gail McHugh’s COLLIDE and Pegasus bought Turkish rights. UK and Commonwealth rights to Brodi Ashton’s NEVERFALL went to Simon & Schuster UK. Hungarian rights to Keith Ellis’s THE MAGIC LAMP went to Bagolyvar again. Czech and Slovak rights to Amy Plum’s DIE FOR ME, UNTIL I DIE, and IF I SHOULD DIE went to Motto. Hardie Grant bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Mark Juddery’s BEST. TIMES. EVER. Hungarian rights to K.A. Linde’s AVOIDING COMMITMENT, Nyrae Dawn’s CHARADE, and H.M. Ward’s SCANDALOUS went to Ulpius-haz. UK and Commonwealth rights to Nyrae Dawn’s CHARADE, WHAT A BOY WANTS, and WHAT A BOY NEEDS went to Headline. UK and Commonwealth rights to Nicole Williams’s UP IN FLAMES went to S&S UK. Pascal bought Polish rights to Michael Tucker’s LIVING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE and Amy Thomas’s PARIS, MY SWEET. French rights to G.D. Gearino’s WHAT THE DEAF MUTE HEARD went to Editions Liana Levi again. Libros de Seda bought Spanish rights to S.H. Kolee’s LOVE LEFT BEHIND. Hungarian rights to Tara Sivec’s SEDUCTION AND SNACKS and FUTURES AND FROSTING, and Lacey Weatherford’s CRUSH and CHASING NIKKI went to Konyvmolykepzo. Epsilon bought Turkish rights to J. Sterling’s THE PERFECT GAME and Ulpius-haz bought Hungarian rights. Sesum Donum took Hungarian rights to Bear Heart with Molly Larkin’s THE WIND IS MY MOTHER. Turkish rights to Georgia Cates’s BEAUTY FROM PAIN went to Dogan Egmont. Penguin UK took UK and Commonwealth rights to Tracey Garvis Graves’s UNCHARTED novella. Spanish rights to A.J. Hartley’s THE MASK OF ATREUS went again to Plaza y Janes.



World rights to Tara Sivec’s FOOL ME ONCE, a trilogy of high-concept romantic suspense titles, were sold to Amazon Publishing.

Andrews McMeel bought Dimity McDowell Davis and Sarah Bowen Shea’s MOTHER RUNNERS in a North American deal.

World rights to NYT bestselling author K.A. Robinson’s self-published TORN and TWISTED were sold to Atria.

Atria bought NYT bestselling author Colleen Hoover’s latest novels, an as-yet-untitled New Adult story and UGLY LOVE, in a World rights deal.

Michael Bourret sold North American rights to author of the forthcoming CHARM & STRANGE, Stephanie Kuehn’s second YA novel, COMPLICIT, again to St. Martin’s Press.

World English rights to Nyrae Dawn’s SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL were sold to Entangled Teen.

John Rudolph sold World rights to Pulitzer Prize nominee William Burrows’s TO SAVE OUR SPECIES: From Asteroids, Comets and Extinction to Prometheus.

World rights to author of the popular self-published Avoiding series, K.A. Linde’s RECORD series were sold to Montlake Romance.

Montlake Romance bought USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Jolie Wilkins and Dulcie O’Neil series H.P. Mallory’s paranormal romance series in a World rights deal.

Stacey Glick sold World rights to author of The Widow Clicquot Tilar Mazzeo’s fully revised and updated BACK LANE WINERIES and BACK LANE WINERIES OF SONOMA to Ten Speed Press.

Jim Robenalt’s JANUARY 1973 went to Chicago Review Press in a North American deal.

Jim McCarthy sold World English rights to Michelle Rowen’s FROM FEAR TO ETERNITY, the third novel in the Immortality Bites mystery series, to Berkley.

World rights to Imbibe Magazine’s untitled cocktail holiday book were sold to Chronicle by Michael Bourret.

Michael Bourret sold William Powers’s NEW SLOW CITY to New World Library in a World English deal.

World rights to Suzanne Selfors’s next book in the Imaginary Veterinary series, ORDER OF THE UNICORN, were sold to Little, Brown by Michael Bourret.

Jessica Papin sold World rights to TEHRAN NOIR, a collection of crime fiction by Iranian writers set in Tehran, edited by award winning poet and novelist Salar Abdoh, to Akashic Books.

USA Today bestselling author J. Sterling’s originally self-published New Adult novel, THE PERFECT GAME, went to Amazon in a two-book World English deal.

Michael Bourret sold Kate Boorman’s debut novel WINTERKILL to Amulet in a North American deal.

World rights to creator of the gorgeous blog Ashley Rodriguez’s DATING MY HUSBAND went to Running Press in a deal by Stacey Glick.

Lauren Abramo sold columnist and Hate By Numbers creator Wayne Gladstone’s NOTES FROM THE INTERNET APOCALYPSE, to Thomas Dunne Books in a World rights deal.

World rights to Gabriel Thompson’s untitled biography of community organizer Fred Ross were sold to University of California Press by Michael Bourret.

North American rights to Kendall Ryan’s RESISTING HER went to William Morrow in a two-book deal.

World English rights to A.S. King’s GLORY O’BRIEN’S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE were sold to Little, Brown Children’s by Michael Bourret.

Michael Bourret sold World rights to Erin Soderberg’s third book in THE QUIRKS series to Bloomsbury Children’s.

Author of several popular self-published books Jolene Perry’s THE HAPPINESS OF JOY went to Albert Whitman in a World English deal.

Jim McCarthy sold World English rights to Geoff Herbach’s FAT BOY VS. THE CHEERLEADERS to Sourcebooks.

John Rudolph sold World English rights to Michael Greenburg’s THE COURT-MARTIAL OF PAUL REVERE to the University Press of New England.

World rights to J. Nelle Patrick’s TSARINA were sold to Razorbill by Jim McCarthy.

Stacey Glick sold World rights to Shauna James Ahern and Daniel Ahern’s GLUTEN-FREE GIRL AMERICAN CLASSICS to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

World rights to N.H. Senzai’s companion novel to SHOOTING KABUL were sold to Simon & Schuster Children’s by Michael Bourret.

World rights to Colleen Hoover’s THIS GIRL and LOSING HOPE went to Atria.

Michael Bourret sold World rights to Tracy Clark’s LIGHT KEY trilogy to Entangled.

Jessica Papin sold World English rights to Jason Ryan’s HELL-BENT: MURDER, VENGEANCE, AND ONE MAN’S CRUSADE TO CRUSH THE HAWAIIAN MOB to Lyons Press.

World English rights to Chaya Deitsch’s memoir, VISIBLE MARKS AND PECULIARITIES, were sold to Schocken Books.

Diane Fanning’s UNDER COVER OF THE NIGHT went to Berkley in a World English deal.

Michael Bourret sold World rights to Jim Bell’s VOYAGERS to Dutton.

Colleen Hoover’s self-published bestseller HOPELESS went to Atria in a North American print rights only deal.

World rights to Nyrae Dawn’s FAÇADE went to Grand Central in a two-book deal.

Jim McCarthy sold Caroline Tung Richmond’s ANOMALY to Scholastic in a North American deal.

Jean Haus’ originally self-published New Adult novel, IN THE BAND, was sold to Amazon in a World rights deal.

Stacey Glick sold World rights to and Sated creator Anita Chu’s LOLLIPOP LOVE to Chronicle.

Michael Bourret sold Anne Rockwell’s reprint of the classic TRUCKS to Walker Children’s in a World rights deal.

Tovah Martin’s WINDOWSCAPES went to Timber Press in a World English deal.

Stacey Glick sold Susan Beal’s PENDLETON HANDSTITCHED HOME to Taunton in a World deal.

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