Erika Robuck’s CODE NAME: ARTEMIS, a historical novel based on the story of real-life World War II secret agent Virginia Hall—an American woman working as a wireless operator for U.S. and British covert war organizations—who hid in plain sight in Occupied France, helping to train and arm French Resistance fighters to rise up after D-Day and liberate a secluded mountain region harboring a precious secret, to Amanda Bergeron at Berkley, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal.
Author of THE KENNEDY DEBUTANTE and the forthcoming THE GIRL IN WHITE GLOVES: A NOVEL OF GRACE KELLY Kerri Maher’s THE PARIS BOOKSELLER, based on the life of Sylvia Beach, founder of the bookstore Shakespeare & Co. in Paris, who risked her reputation and fortune to publish and distribute James Joyce’s controversial literary masterpiece ULYSSES, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, in a significant deal, in a two-book deal.
RITA finalist Patience Griffin’s SWEET HOME ALASKA, the kickoff to a new series, in which a woman whose life was forever altered by a tragic accident is now struggling to raise her daughter alone in a small Alaska town, and finds her simple existence upended when the father of her child returns, to Tracy Bernstein at Berkley, in an exclusive submission, in a three-book deal.
Kristin Beck’s RESISTANCE, set in Rome during World War II, in which two very different women—an upper-class single mother and a fearless rebel from a poor, rural town—become friends when they join the Italian resistance, fighting against the Nazi occupation as couriers, spies, and saboteurs, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal.
Elizabeth Heiter’s next book in her K-9 Alaska series, in which a series of kidnappings force a woman to confront her own abduction as well as the rookie cop willing to do whatever it takes to solve the case—even using her as bait, to Denise Zaza at Harlequin Intrigue, in a four-book deal.
Jane Igharo’s TIES THAT TETHER, an #OwnVoices story in which an unexpected romance between a Nigerian woman and her white colleague blossoms, and she must choose between love and fulfilling a deathbed promise to honor her culture while also trying to find a balance between her identity as a Nigerian and an immigrant in Canada, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, in a two-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.