Author of OVER AND OUT Jenni L. Walsh’s OPERATION: HAPPY, a middle grade novel inspired by the experiences of a young Pearl Harbor survivor, in which a brave girl copes with wartime and family upheaval by completing a bucket list with her dog, to Katherine Easter at Zonderkidz, for publication in 2024.
Author of THE INVINCIBLE MISS CUST and the forthcoming THE WOMAN AT THE WHEEL Penny Haw’s WHEN THE DUST SETTLES, about paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey, and THE STARGAZER’S SISTER, about astronomer Caroline Herschel, the next two works of biographical fiction about trailblazing women of history.
USA Today bestselling author Lynn Cahoon’s next two books in the SURVIVOR’S BOOK CLUB MYSTERY series, following a Sedona, AZ, bookstore owner rebuilding her life after cancer in a two-book deal.
Beth Merlin and Danielle Modafferi’s THE LAST PHONE BOOTH, loosely based on A Christmas Carol with light elements of magical realism and nods to pop culture, witty humor, Broadway, and sweet romance, is the story of what happens when the “ghosts of the past” help one woman finally overcome her mistakes in order to reclaim her future.
Eli Greenbaum’s VENOMOUS RIVER, the story of a biodiversity scientist’s successful quest to discover several new amphibian and reptile species in the most remote heart of Africa, a wilderness where he encounters friendly indigenous people, highly venomous snakes and scorpions, deadly tropical diseases, and troubling echoes of Congo’s colonial history, including the expedition’s cook, who is an extremely dangerous fugitive.
Codirector of the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) Hongbin Li, codirector of the UC San Diego China Data Lab (UCSD CDL) Ruixue Jia, and SCCEI researcher Claire Cousineau’s EXAM EMPIRE, an analysis of China’s education system, its emphasis on high-stakes testing, and the effects this has on both China and the United States, drawing on the authors’ personal stories as well as historical archives, extensive surveys, and economic data.
Ilana Jacqueline’s MEDICAL GASLIGHTING: A GUIDE TO HELP YOU RECOGNIZE IT, PREVENT IT, AND FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE, a guidebook that teaches women how to be heard in the exam room, where they are often at a dangerous disadvantage due to medical bias.
Schneider Family Book Award honoree Alison Gervais’s untitled YA mystery, in which an aspiring teen writer adjusting to hearing loss finds herself caught up in an uncanny mystery in London—one that may involve the most famous detective duo of all time, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, and one that will put her awakening powers of observation to the test, to Katherine Jacobs at Blink, for publication in summer 2024.
A.D. Rhine’s DAUGHTERS OF BRONZE, the sequel to their Bronze Age epic HORSES OF FIRE, an historical novel of Troy, following Andromache, Rhea, Helen, and Cassandra as these fierce, unsung women and their band of unlikely allies work together to save the city’s greatest hope, to Cassidy Sachs at Dutton.
NYT and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Cahoon’s next three books in the TOURIST TRAP MYSTERY series, about a bookstore owner and set in central coastal California, in a 3-book deal.