Margaret Dilloway’s SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES, in which a twelve-year-old Great British Baking Show superfan is sent to live with her aunt in the mountains of California, and over the course of one summer learns about friendship, family, and how to make the perfect pie crust, to Kristin Daly Rens at Balzer & Bray, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2019.
Paula Matter’s debut mystery in which VFW bartender Maggie Lewis is suspected of killing her least favorite customer and must produce enough evidence to clear her name, get her job back, and find the real killer–or she’ll end up behind the wrong bars, in a 3-book deal.
Clinical professional counselor and journalist Phyllis Fagell’s MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, arguing that middle school is not just a tough phase to endure but rather a critical stage that parents can’t afford to ignore, and providing a road map for parents to help their kids through these trying years and emerge confident, compassionate, unique, and ready for a changing world.
USA Today bestselling author Amanda Bouchet’s new trilogy ENDEAVOR, in which after stealing a top-secret batch of cure-all vaccines for the orphanage she grew up in, Captain Tess Bailey finds herself pursued by the galaxy’s most terrifying Dark Watch general and his ruthless military and turning to a stranger for help could mean losing her freedom – or her heart.
Ingrid Palmer’s debut YA novel ALL OUT OF PRETTY, in which a teen girl finds beauty a liability, and must discover an inner strength she never knew she had, after her troubled mother shows up and delivers her into the clutches of a drug dealer in the backwoods of Ohio.
Clinical psychologist Jonas Horwitz Stop Feeling So Damn Depressed: A Guide For Men, an in-your-face guide for men struggling with severe depression which presents skills rooted in CBT and gives readers actionable solutions for identifying, naming and overcoming the depression that is ruining their lives.
Shelly Alexander’s first book in a new series in which a single father pilot returns home to Angel Fire Falls to raise his special needs son and gets caught up in a dare with his two brothers, unexpectedly falling for a girl via a sensual texting war, who he doesn’t realize is the new hospitality director of his family owned resort, in a 2-book deal.
Christmas Joy and the forthcoming Hope at Christmas author Nancy Naigle’s DEAR SANTA, pitched as You’ve Got Mail meets Santa Claus is Coming To Town, in which the owner of a beach town Christmas shop submits an online letter to Santa about a rival chain holiday store that is threatening her business, only to learn that the sympathetic confidante she’s drawn to through these letters is the owner of very store she’s worried about, to Eileen Rothschild at St. Martin’s, for publication in Fall 2018.
Author of the forthcoming NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA Chanel Cleeton’s next novel set amidst the US-Cuba conflicts of the tumultuous 1960s, in which a Cuban socialite-turned-exile in Palm Beach becomes involved in a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro and reclaim her country, and in the process finds herself torn between two men: an American politician with presidential aspirations and a Cuban freedom fighter, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal.