Lindsay Currie’s COME OUT, COME OUT, a middle grade novel in which an aspiring girl detective must decode a series of ominous clues, which may be tied to a century-old tragedy, to find a missing teenager before it’s too late, to Annie Berger at Jabberwocky, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2023.
Sasha Summers SWEETER THAN HONEY, in which a small-town beekeeper is determined to save her beekeeping farm while learning family secrets and going toe-to-toe with the one man who gets under her skin and holds the fate of her family’s apiary in his hands, in a 3-book deal.
1 WSJ and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s HER SECOND DEATH, the prequel short story to her bestselling novel, Cross Her Heart, in which Philadelphia Detective Bree Taggert’s investigation of a shooting death turns urgent when the victim’s young daughter disappears.
Noue Kirwan’s debut LONG PAST SUMMER, a second-chance romance set in New York City and the small, fictional Southern town of Harmon, Georgia, in which a successful lawyer must defend her ex-boyfriend in a lawsuit involving his ex-wife, a high-profile fashion magazine, and the misuse of an old photograph, in a 2-book deal.
Penny Haw’s ALEEN, pitched as ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL meets THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM , which tells the extraordinary story of English aristocrat, Aleen Cust who defied society and her family—who had close ties to Queen Victoria—and battled patriarchy to train as Britain’s first woman veterinary surgeon in 1900, in a 2-book deal.
Author of the Champion’s Quest series Frank Cole’s THE LAST LIBRARY, a middle grade novel set in a future where paper is scarce and following a girl scavenger who discovers the rarest of treasures—a book, which contains clues to finding the fabled “last library” before it falls into the wrong hands, to Chris Schoebinger at Shadow Mountain, for publication in 2023.
WSJ bestselling author Winter Renshaw’s IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES, in which a woman’s near-death experience prompts her to quit her soul-sucking job, but quitting her infuriatingly sexy, won’t-take-no-for-an-answer boss won’t be as easy, in a 2-book deal.
Olivia Matthews’s ISLAND IN THE SUN, the first book in the Spice Isle Bakery Mystery #ownvoices cozy mystery series set in Brooklyn, in which a rival baker is killed after dishing threats against a family-owned West Indian bakery and its hot-tempered manager is the prime suspect, in a three-book deal.
USA Today bestselling author Rose Pressey’s MACARONS CAN BE MURDER, in which a french bakery owner has more than a deflated souffle on her hands when a murder mystery stirs up her hometown of Paris, Kentucky, in a two-book deal.
USA Today bestselling author Ginny Baird’s WHILE JUAN WAS SLEEPING, a modern-day reimagining of “While You Were Sleeping” meets “A Walk in the Clouds”, in a 2-book deal.