New Deals

June 17, 2013: Rose Pressey’s IF YOU’VE GOT IT, HAUNT IT, the first in the southern-set Haunted Vintage Mystery series, where the owner of a vintage clothing store comes face-to-face with the ghost of a recently deceased town socialite, to Michaela Hamilton at Kensington, in a three-book deal, by Becky Vinter at FinePrint Literary Management.

June 5, 2013: Scott LeRette with NYT bestselling writer Susy Flory’s THE UNBREAKABLE BOY, about an ordinary man and his extraordinary son based on the blog Austintistic, a father’s story of raising his son Austin who was born with a rare brittle bone disease, multiple heart defects, and autism, to Brian Hampton at Thomas Nelson, with Kristen Parrish editing, in a very nice deal, by Becky Vinter at FinePrint Literary Management for LeRette and Chip MacGregor at MacGregor Literary for Flory.

May 24, 2013: THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, an anthology of short fiction based on the blog of the same name, featuring short stories by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, and Emma Trevayne, plus new material, to Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow, for publication in July 2014, by Sara Megibow at Nelson Literary Agency for Bachmann, David Dunton at Harvey Klinger for Catmull, Diana Fox at Fox Literary for Legrand, and Brooks Sherman at FinePrint Literary Management for Trevayne (World).

May 18, 2013: Collette Yvonne’s QUEEN OF CUPS, about a female army veteran whose midlife crisis is precipitated by a pink slip arriving hot on the heels of losing her sergeant major father to a heart attack, not to mention her daughter from her first marriage moving back in with her new girlfriend and enormous dog, and a handsome poetry professor distracting her at every turn, to Robert Astle and Tony Viardo at Astor + Blue Editions, byStephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management (World English).

May 17, 2013: Susan Boyer’s LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD and LOWCOUNTRY BORDELLO, the third and fourth books in her Agatha award winning southern-set Liz Talbot mystery series, to Kendel Flaum at Henery Press by Stephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management (World English).

May 17, 2013: Author of SPIRIT WALKING Evelyn Rysdyk’s THE SPIRIT WALKER’S GUIDE TO SHAMANIC TOOLS, supporting readers who have learned how to access the spirit realms through the shaman’s journey and want to add spiritual implements to their shamanic tool kit, illustrated with the author’s original artwork and photographs of authentic shamanic implements and traditional shamans, to Caroline Pincus at Red Wheel/Weiser/Conari, by Stephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management (World).

May 17, 2013: Waverly Curtis’s THE CHIHUAHUA ALWAYS SNIFFS TWICE, the fourth book in the Barking Detective cozy mystery series, and one more book in the series as well as a linked short story, to Michaela Hamilton at Kensington, by Stephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management (World).

May 17, 2013: Maia Chance’s FAIRY TALE FATAL, the first in a series of Victorian-era mysteries featuring twists on traditional fairy tales, in which a plucky variety hall actress is whisked away into a storybook castle in the heart of Grimm territory where she discovers a dwarf’s remains in Snow White’s cottage and must unravel a tale of blackmail, gold, and priceless relics that’s as thorny as the brambles of the Black Forest, to Leis Pederson at Berkley, in a three-book deal, by Stephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management (World English).

May 15, 2013: Jeff Somers’s CHUM, to Ben Leroy at Tyrus Books, in a nice deal, for publication in 2013, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management (NA).

May 7, 2013: Ric Gentry’s THE PATH TO LIGHT: Vittorio Storaro and the Transformation of Modern Film, the authorized biography of “the Caravaggio of film,” the man behind the camera for masterworks like Apocalypse Now, Last Tango in Paris, Dick Tracy, and The Last Emperor, tracing his history from a child prodigy in war-torn Italy to world-renowned auteur, with a foreword by Francis Ford Coppola, to Jennifer Crewe at Columbia University Press, by Becky Vinter at FinePrint Literary Management.

April 13, 2013: Karen Rivers’ THE MYSTERIOUS MESSAGES OF RUTH AND RUBY, when Ruth Quayle finds pictures of herself online, tagged with the name “Ruby Starling,” she has a lot of questions: Who is this imposter? Why does she look exactly like Ruth? Why does she also have a bird name? — a humorous and poignant look at friendship and family, online and IRL, again to Cheryl Klein at Arthur A. Levine Books, by Marissa Walsh at FinePrint Literary Management (world).

April 15, 2013: Lisa Marie Perry’s INTO THE GAME, about a female athletic trainer whose new job working for the Las Vegas Slayers, the NFL team owned by her parents, gets complicated when she falls for a man in a nightclub before finding out he’s her colleague and co-trainer, in the first in this Sports-themed contemporary romance series featuring the dynasty that owns the Slayers, to Tara Gavin at Kimani, in a three-book deal, by Stephany Evans at FinePrint Literary Management.

April 15, 2013: Jennifer Snow’s THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE, about a high-powered business woman who returns to her hometown to complete an acquisitions deal, and finds the owner of the store she’s there to buy out is her high school boyfriend and former fiance, who she left at the altar years ago, the first in a contemporary “small town” romance series, to Victoria Curran at Harlequin Heartwarming, in a two-book deal, by Stephany Evans at FinePrint Literary Management.

April 15, 2013: Isla Bennet’s NIGHT SKY TEXAS, a small-town contemporary Western about a doctor who returns home after years of humanitarian work abroad, to find the girl he left behind was pregnant and he’s now father to a teenage daughter, for a 10-episode Kindle Serial, to Eleni Caminis at Montlake Romance, by Stephany Evans at FinePrint Literary Management.

March 13, 2013: Spanish rights to Laird Barron’s short story THE MAN FROM PORLOCK, to Silvia Schettin at Fata Libelli, in a nice deal, for publication in 2013, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management.

March 12, 2013: Lee Goodman’s debut INDEFENSIBLE pitched as “evocative of Scott Turow” to Emily Bestler at Emily Bestler Books, in a very nice deal, for publication in 2013, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management (world).

March 11, 2013: Phillip DePoy’s THE TAO AND THE BARD, a union of the two great poetical traditions — each verse of the Tao paired with lines of dialogue from the plays of Shakespeare, to Cal Barksdale at Skyhorse for publication in 2013, in a nice deal, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management (world).

March 10, 2013: Gary Corby’s SACRED GAMES, the next book in the Athenian Series featuring an investigator who walks the mean streets of Classical Athens, toJuliet Grames at Soho Press, in a nice deal, for publication in 2013, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management

March 6, 2013: Author of the adult novels NUMB and MAN IN THE EMPTY SUIT Sean Ferrell’s picture book debut I DON’T LIKE KOALA, pitched as combining the wicked humor of Jon Klassen with the imagination of Calvin and Hobbes, and addressing the universal dilemma of what to do about that one creepy stuffed animal that keeps staring at you, to Emma Ledbetter at Atheneum, in a pre-empt, by Brooks Sherman at FinePrint Literary Management(World).

February 25, 2013: Stoker Award-winning author Laird Barron’s THE BEAUTIFUL THING THAT AWAITS US ALL, a collection of short stories, to Ross Lockhart at Night Shade Books, in a nice deal, for publication in 2013 (World English).

February 22, 2013: Golden Heart finalist Susan Boyer’s LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL, the second in her humorous southern-set mystery series a featuring PI, in which her latest client is a dead ringer for Marilyn Monroe, to Kendel Flaum at Henery Press, by Stephany Evans at FinePrint Literary Management.

February 22, 2013: Author of the forthcoming YA novels CODA and CHORUS, Emma Trevayne’s middle grade debut, GEARWING, in which a boy accidentally travels from his home in Victorian London to a fairy-populated, steam-clogged version of the city, only to be caught in a web of dangerous politics, to Zareen Jaffery at Simon & Schuster Children’s, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Brooks Sherman at FinePrint Literary Management (NA).

February 20, 2013: Jeff Somers’s TRICKSTER, first in a new urban fantasy series featuring a cadre of mages operating just under the radar of human society, to Adam Wilson at Pocket, in a very nice deal, at auction, for publication in 2013, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management (World English).

February 13, 2013: NYT bestselling author of The Breach, Patrick Lee’s new high-octane thriller series featuring ex-special forces operative Sam Dryden, to Keith Kahlaat Minotaur, in a major deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in early 2014, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management (world).

February 2, 2013: Derek Rydall’s EMERGENCE, outlining the missing link in personal development through the seven stages of the Law of Emergence, the most basic life principle for personal growth and a purposeful life that people miss and that no one is teaching, to Anna Noak and Cynthia Black at Beyond Words, in a nice deal, for publication in January 2014, by Stephany Evans at FinePrint Literary Management (World).

February 2, 2013: David Thurlo & Aimee Thurlo’s THE PAWNBROKER, a new mystery series set in New Mexico and starring a Navajo and ex-special ops who is drawn into a larger plot of kidnapping and revenge, to Hannah Braaten at Minotaur, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2014, byPeter Rubie at FinePrint Literary Management (NA).

January 30, 2013: Richard Gilbert’s MARCHING UP MADISON AVENUE, the behind-the-scenes look at a one of the real life Mad Men who pushed the boundaries of print advertising, and led the fight to protect commercial free speech, and creator of the iconic Some Toys Hate War ad, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management.

January 30, 2013: Expert psychiatrist on A&E Network’s Hoarders, Dr. Melva Green and coauthor Lauren Rosenfeld’s BREATHING ROOM: The Spiritual Guide to Decluttering Your Home and Your Heart, a book of spirituality through home decluttering, speaking directly to everyone and anyone who feels the burden of clutter in their lives, whether it is clothes that no longer fit or relationships that have been outgrown, to Anna Noak at Beyond Words, in a preempt, by Becky Vinter of FinePrint Literary Management.

January 30, 2013: Sherri Browning’s THORNBROOK PARK trilogy, set in Edwardian England on the Yorkshire estate where the Earl of Aberford resides, to Deb Werksman at Sourcebooks, in a three-book deal, for publication in Fall 2013, by Stephany Evans at FinePrint Literary Management (World).

January 23, 2013: Lindsay Cummings’s THE BALANCE KEEPERS, in which an 11-year-old is trained to balance five hidden earthly realms that have fallen into chaos and threaten to destroy the world, to Katie Bignell at Katherine Tegen Books, in a good deal, in a three-book deal, by Louise Fury at L. Perkins Agency for Lindsay Cummings; Peter Rubie at FinePrint Literary Management for PC Studio. (world).

January 18, 2013: LA Times reporter and author Sam Quinones’ DOPED UP, on how two marketing strategies, one from a pharmaceutical company and the other from heroin dealers, have created an opiate epidemic in the US, to Pete Beatty at Bloomsbury, by Stephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management (world).

January 7, 2013: Travel, wine and spirits journalist Chantal Martineau’s TEQUILA!: The Rise (and Rise!) of Mexico’s National Spirit, the definitive history of one of the only spirits than can truly be said to have terroir, tracing its evolution from frat-house firewater to luxury good, to Yuval Taylor at Chicago Review Press, by Becky Vinter at FinePrint Literary Management.

January 7, 2013: Philip Siegel’s THE BREAK-UP ARTIST, pitched as Mean Girls meets My Best Friend’s Wedding, in which one girl’s mission to even the dating playing field will turn her whole high school upside down, to Annie Stone at Harlequin Teen, in a two-book deal, by Becky Vinter at FinePrint Literary Management.