New Deals

March 14, 2016 – THE INVASIVE by Michael Hodges
Author of THE PULLER, Michael Hodges’s THE INVASIVE, in which a couple discovers that invasive species from another planet are taking over their beloved Apex Mountains and with the help of a mountain man, a dog, and native grizzlies and eagles, fight to defend their turf, to Gary Lucas at Severed Press, by Laura Wood. (World English and German). Translation except German: jacqueline@fineprintlit.com. Film/TV: susan@schulmanagency.com
 
March 9, 2016 – AYURVEDA LIFESTYLE MEDICINE by Acharya Shunya
Founder and Director of Vedika International and President of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Acharya Shunya’s AYURVEDA LIFESTYLE MEDICINE, the complete bible for India’s ancient art and science of health and wellbeing, including morning and evening self-care, spiritual rituals, self-massage, beauty and cooking, as well as ways to access inner peace and mental clarity, to Jennifer Brown at Sounds True, by Stephany Evans. (World English and Audio). Translation: jacqueline@fineprintlit.com
 
March 9, 2016 – ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS by Sujatha Gidla
Sujatha Gidla’s ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India, which traces the stories of the author’s mother and her uncle, founder of an Indian Maoist guerrilla organization, shedding a personal light on the caste system, the condition of women in traditional societies and the history of modern India, to Laird Gallagher at Farrar, Straus, for publication Spring 2017, by Stephany Evans.

March 8, 2016 – STARFISH by Akemi Bowman
Akemi Bowman’s debut STARFISH, in which a half Japanese teen fails to get into art school away from home, leaving her to navigate through social anxiety and micro-aggressions in a small town, as she reconnects with her childhood crush and learns to stand up to her self-centered mother – all while growing to love the part of her heritage she was never taught to appreciate, to Jennifer Ung at Simon Pulse, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2017 & 2018, by Penny Moore. (World English).

February 22, 2016 – SOARING by Jassy Mackenzie
Author of Drowning, Jassy Mackenzie’s SOARING, in which a high-profile athlete flies to a small town in Ireland to escape a media scandal and a crumbling marriage, but comes face to face with an old flame and is drawn into a passionate affair, leaving her to choose whether following her heart will mean a one-way ticket to disaster, or a second chance at happiness, to Jillian Ports at Astor + Blue Editions, by Stephany Evans. (World English). Translation: jacqueline@fineprintlit.com.

February 22, 2016 – MEN CHASE, WOMEN CHOOSE by Dawn Maslar
Biologist Dawn Maslar’s MEN CHASE, WOMEN CHOOSE: The Neuroscience of Meeting, Dating, Losing Your Mind, and Finding True Love, explores the science behind how we mate – exploding the myth of “love at first sight” and explaining how our brains are wired to bring us from instant lust to lasting love, to Allison Janse at HCI, by Stephany Evans.

February 8, 2016 – John Shivik
Author of PREDATOR PARADOX John Shivik’s untitled book on animal personalities, detailing the latest scientific research showing innate personality traits in not only mammals but even fish and how personality is a force in evolution, to Will Myers at Beacon Press, by Laura Wood. (World English). Translation: Jacqueline@fineprintlit.com.

February 4, 2016 – EASY, DEAD EASY and DANCING IS EASY by Phillip DePoy
Phillip DePoy’s EASY, TOO EASY, EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE, DEAD EASY, and DANCING IS EASY, to Endeavour Press, in a nice deal, by Janet Reid. (World English). Film: Pouya Shahbazian at New Leaf. Rights: Janet@FinePrintLit.com.

January 28, 2016 – GIN AND PANIC and NAUGHTY ON ICE by Maia Chance
Come Hell or Highball’s Maia Chance’s next two books in her Discreet Retrieval Agency series set in New York City during Prohibition, GIN AND PANIC, and NAUGHTY ON ICE, again to Elizabeth Lacks at Minotaur, by Stephany Evans.

January 28, 2016 – ONCE AND FOR ALL by Cheryl Etchison
Debut author Cheryl Etchison’s ONCE AND FOR ALL, a second chance at first love story in which an Army Ranger home on leave convinces the girl he left behind to enter into an arranged marriage that will benefit them both, the first book in The Brotherhood series, featuring Army Ranger heroes, to Rebecca Lucash at Avon Impulse, in a three-book deal, by Stephany Evans.