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Author of IN 27 DAYS Alison Gervais’ young adult novel THE SILENCE BETWEEN US, an #ownvoices story of a Deaf teen who must navigate a new life, and love, when she attends a hearing school, to Jillian Manning at Blink/HarperCollins.

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Geopolitical expert and futurist novelist Jamie Metzl’s HOMO SAPIENS 2.0: GENETIC ENHANCEMENT AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY explores the opportunities, challenges, and mind-boggling implications of the genetics revolution that will fundamentally alter our healthcare and offspring, stir societal and moral conflict, and ultimately rewire our evolutionary trajectory as a species.

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Dusti Bowling’s new middle-grade novel TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN NOWHERE, pitched as inspired by The Goonies, in which a diverse group of kids from the poor desert town of Nowhere, Arizona hunt for treasure in a cursed mine, to Christina Pulles at Sterling Children’s, for publication in 2018.

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Anthony M. DeStefano’s Gotti’s Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed For John Gotti, the story of how Gotti’s group of ruthless mobsters rose from lowly street thugs in East New York through the mob as killers and pulled off the most astonishing Mafia  coup d’etat in decades: the December 1985 killing of crime boss Paul Castellano outside Spark’s Steak House in Manhattan.

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USA Today bestselling Stephanie London’s untitled, the beginning of a new series, in which Snow White meets Beauty and the Beast when a language-loving PHD student finally escapes the small town where her seven older brothers have kept her sheltered, to seduce a sexy stranger in the Greek Islands, in a 2-book deal.

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Carrie Callaghan’s debut novel A LIGHT OF HER OWN, based on the life of 17th century artist Judith Leyster, who struggles to be the first woman to paint alongside the greats of the Dutch Golden Age, and whose ambition threatens not only a conspiracy of powerful men but even those she loves.

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Gary Dudney’s More Tao of Running: Finding Your Inner Strengths offers new ways for runners to tap into the resources deep within their minds to conquer their running goals, discover the joy of running, connect running to their spiritual and emotional lives, and cope with the hardest parts of running using funny and illuminating stories to engage runners of all stripes: beginners, road runners, marathoners, trail runners and those just thinking about running for the first time.

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Jessica Lourey’s Mercy’s Chase, the sequel to Salem’s Cipher, in which newly-hired FBI cryptanalyst Salem Wiley is sent to Europe to observe the Hermitage Foundation, where she discovers that their anti-female political and religious deception traces all the way back to the Malleus Malificarum, and that Mercy, a mysterious child with the power to rewrite history, is the key to uncovering the ultimate truth.

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NYT bestselling author Jamie McGuire’s CRASH AND BURN series, featuring characters introduced in her Maddox Brothers series, following the Alpine Hotshots, a ragtag, diverse group of twenty elite firefighters who battle the elements, push beyond their limits, and find love in the most remote areas of the western wilderness, to Leah Hultenschmidt at Forever, in a major deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018.

RITA Award Winners!

Huge congratulations to our MLLA 2017 RITA Award winners!

  • Jennifer L. Armentrout’s THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER was awarded the RITA for Best Young Adult novel.
  • Weina Dai Randel’s THE MOON IN THE PALACE won the RITA for Best Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance.