Federal Judge M. Margaret McKeown’s Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of Justice William O. Douglas, exploring the story of iconoclastic US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and the dual role he played on and off the court in the world of conservation and the environment, the legal issues and ethical tensions with a Supreme Court Justice taking on the role of a public advocate while serving as a justice, and the significance of Douglas’ environmental legacy.
Becky Clark’s PUZZLING INK, in which a waitress and crossword puzzle aficionado wishes her life was as orderly as the crossword puzzles she makes, but when a dead body appears, she knows she must connect the right clues before the wrong person is sent to prison, in a 3-book deal.
Mollie Cox Bryan’s TANGLED WEB, in which a Shakespeare professor turns sleuth to find justice for her mother’s death, upending the delicate balance of her small island community and marking herself out as the killer’s next victim.
Joanna Schaffhausen’s GONE FOR GOOD, in which an amateur sleuth hunting a cold-case serial killer ends up dead by the same method as the earlier victims, and a rookie detective must figure out if she somehow uncovered a decades-old monster, in a 2-book deal.
Award-winning author Candace Havens’s A CASE FOR THE WINEMAKER, AN AINSLEY MCGREGOR MYSTERY, in which Ainsley and her dog George Clooney discover a dead body and must solve the crime before she’s next, in a 2-book deal.
Tyler Anne Snell’s ACCIDENTALLY VIRAL series, in which one woman’s secret blog goes public and forces her into a fake relationship to save her pride, in a 2-book deal.
Stefanie London’s untitled books, in which a woman overhears her fiance admitting on her wedding day that he’s only getting married to help his career, so she flees the church in her underwear and flags down the first car driven by someone she doesn’t recognize, in a 3-book deal.
The Hoover Institution’s Tim Kane’s AMERICA’S EXCEPTIONAL IMMIGRANTS: How Huddled Masses Create Great Power, about the key role of immigrants to U.S. national security (via a larger population, more entrepreneurial economy, and stronger military).
USA Today bestselling author Barb Han’s SELECTED, in which a teenage girl’s decision to attend an elite prep school has given her family a fighting chance at survival in a dramatically different near-future world until she discovers this chance of a lifetime isn’t the Holy Grail she was promised and that a whole lot more than her future is at risk, in a 3-book deal.
NYT bestselling author Lynn Cahoon’s new cozy paranormal mystery series, set near Sun Valley, Idaho where a reluctant witch opens a catering business in an old haunted boarding school, in a three-book deal.