Dusti Bowling’s untitled middle grade novel, in which a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigate the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship while solving a mystery in a quirky western theme park, to Christina Pulles at Sterling Children’s, for publication in 2017.
Caroline Woods’ FRAULEIN M., exploring the fates and family secrets of orphaned sisters propelled to opposite sides of seedy and splendid Weimar Berlin, one swept up in cabaret culture, the other in Hitler Youth, to Benjamin LeRoy at Tyrus Books (F+W Media), for publication in January 2017.
Blacklist Royals drummer Rob Rufus’s DIE YOUNG WITH ME, an intimate account of a punk musician’s battle with cancer in his teens and an ode to music’s ability to make sense of our lives, also the basis of a concept album released by Universal, to Matthew Benjamin at Touchstone, for publication in 2017.
Finalist in the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature Julie Christine Johnson’s THE CROWS OF BEARA, in which a struggling PR executive and an enigmatic artist face off over the development of a copper mine in rural Ireland, finding love and redemption amid the mystical land.
Marni Bates’s DIAL EM FOR MURDER, humor and mayhem ensue when a teen girl gets caught up in the death of a hi-tech hitman and must try to stay one step ahead of the killers lurking in the shadows of an exclusive prep school.
Author of the forthcoming THE AFTERLIFE ACADEMY, Frank Cole’s THE WORLD’S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE, about four kids with unique abilities who are called upon to test the world’s biggest and best roller coaster ride, only to find out that their mission is not what they thought it was, to Rebecca Weston at Delacorte, for publication in Spring 2017.
Lisa Amowitz’s sequel to the critically acclaimed YA thriller BREAKING GLASS, forthcoming in 2016.
Audio rights to Julie Christine Johnson’s IN ANOTHER LIFE, which slips between present-day and medieval France as a widowed historian uncovers the truth behind a murder that launched a holy war, to Aretha Bright and Susie Bright at Audible.
Audio rights to Weina Randel’s THE MOON IN THE PALACE, based on the life of the famed 7th-century Chinese Empress Wu, to Aretha Bright and Susie Bright at Audible, in a two-book deal.
Logan Miller and Noah Miller’s LET THE GOOD PREVAIL, being adapted as the brothers’ third feature film starring Josh Hartnett and Ed Harris, delivering a potent mix of violence and humor when a logger steals a marijuana harvest and drags his war-hero brother into a collision course with an eccentric drug lord and corrupt sheriff in the badlands of New Mexico, to Tyson Cornell at Rare Bird Books.