David Nix’s DEAD MAN’S HAND, in which a man condemned to die must rally a band of settlers to fend off repeated attacks by brutal bandits in the remote wilderness of the Oregon Trail, in a 3-book deal.
Alana Viramontes Albertson’s RAMON AND JULIETA, an #OwnVoices contemporary romance, pitched as a Latinx Crazy Rich Asians meets You Got Mail, in which two star-crossed lovers who meet on Day of Dead realize that they are the children of bitter rivals, when wealthy business man Ramón shows up to take over star chef Julieta’s award winning sea-to-table taco shop, in a 3-book deal.
Keynote speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneur Heather Monahan’s LEAPFROGGING VILLAINS: AND OTHER BADASS MOVES ANYONE CAN MASTER TO BUILD CONFIDENCE AND SUCCESS NOW, offering a simple, but powerful playbook for helping readers create the unshakable confidence needed to achieve unlimited success in career, business, and life.
Amazon Charts bestselling author Jess Lourey’s LITANI, a true crime-inspired suspense novel set in 1984, exploring the panic unleashed on a small Minnesota community by a mysterious game and featuring a 14 year-old protagonist forced to move in with her county prosecutor mother after the mysterious death of her father; pitched as Megan Abbott’s Fever meets William Landay’s Defending Jacob.
Author and musician Rob Rufus’s PARADISE, WV, a crime thriller in which teenage siblings risk everything to prove the innocence of their father, a convicted serial killer, when a true-crime podcast stirs up new interest in the case and another woman goes missing in their poor, opioid-blighted town, to Stephanie Beard at Keylight, for publication in summer 2021.
Author of THOSE WHO PREY Jennifer Moffett’s untitled YA thriller, in which a reluctant teen psychic and an aspiring journalist search for the connection between a missing girl and the supernatural events upending their small Ozark town, pitched as I KILLED ZOE SPANOS meets BONE GAP, to Alex Borbolla at Atheneum, for publication in summer 2022.
Candace Havens’s next book in the Ainsley McGregory cozy mystery series, in which an Artisan market shop owner is busier than ever preparing for holiday shoppers when her Great Dane, George Clooney, sniffs out a dead body in the Santa House at the Christmas festival, and she must solve the crime before she’s next, in a 3-book deal.
NYT bestselling author Lynn Cahoon’s next book in her Farm to Fork mystery series, set in agricultural southwestern Idaho, the story of a restaurant owner’s need to not only find the best fresh ingredients for the upscale County Seat, but also clear her friends of unfounded murder charges.
Author of PUNISHMENT and THE STONEFLY series Scott J. Holliday’s LATE RAINS, the first novel in the PORT DIGGS MYSTERIES, about a former homicide detective turned victim services volunteer unearthing secrets his hometown has hidden for years while a new killer emerges from the shadows of the past, in a 3-book deal.
USA Today bestselling author Ginny Baird’s FIRST BRIDE TO FALL, in which three sisters, desperate to avoid the arranged match their mom believes will save the family business, race against the clock to find last-minute husbands of their own first.