Dusti Bowling’s HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE, a middle grade novel in which a sensitive boy dealing with the loss of his mother must choose between the rough and tumble world of rodeo and the healing power of music, to Alex Borbolla at Bloomsbury Children’s, in a six-figure deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2025.
DEATH IN THE CARDS, pitched as “Veronica Mars but starring queer, brown girls,” in which a high school tarot reader’s latest client goes missing after a troubling reading and when the client’s younger sister blames her for the disappearance, she must apply everything she’s learned from her private investigator mother and mystery author father to solve her first case.‘s
NYT bestselling author Rachel Howzell Hall’s HAVEN, featuring a private investigator who relocates to an idyllic Northern Californian town and is hired to find a lost goldendoodle—but her search takes an unexpected and dark turn into murder and corruption, in a 2-book deal.
Amber Camp’s GETTING GHOSTED IS MURDER, in which a medium and ghost tour guide’s life takes a deadly turn when her biggest rival is found murdered, forcing her to clear her name before she gets “ghosted” too.
Camille Di Maio’s COME FLY WITH ME, a 1960s story in which two women from disparate backgrounds earn coveted roles as Pan Am stewardesses, but as they travel to exotic destinations as the supermodels of the sky, they encounter love, friendship, and danger, while discovering secrets that will change their lives forever.
Dusti Bowling’s THE BEAT I DRUM, a story featuring Connor from the LIFE OF A CACTUS series, in which a 14-year-old boy with Tourette Syndrome navigates family changes and a new school where kids don’t understand his tics, finding solace in a pair of drumsticks and the power of forgiveness, to Ardyce Alspach at Union Square Kids, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2025.
Daryl Wood Gerber’s untitled book, in which a New Age spa owner has her head in the clouds but her feet on the ground in Carmel, CA, as she prepares to open her new business, but all the reiki, shiatsu, and massage in the world can’t help her relax when she’s accused of murdering a competitor, in a 3-book deal.
Lucy Connelly’s third book in the AN AMERICAN IN SCOTLAND series, in which it’s Christmas time in Sea Isle, Scotland, and the town doctor has her hands full with her holiday event responsibilities and the discovery of a dead body.
Author of DUST and the Life of a Cactus series Dusti Bowling’s SIR EDMUND OF THE WILD WEST, a humorous and mildly haunted chapter book series exploring ghost legends of the West and featuring a seizure alert dog who thinks he’s British, with the first book exploring the mystery and lore of the Grand Canyon, to Sally Morgridge at Holiday House, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2026 and spring 2027.
Emma Dues’s RETURN TO MIDNIGHT, in which a true-crime novelist, returns to the “Midnight House,” where several of her college friends were murdered to write the story she’s been too scared to tell, but as she dives into a case that many would like to keep closed, she starts receiving threats pushing her to reveal her well-guarded and deadly secrets.