Author of the bestselling Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford's THE PRIZE, inspired by the true story of a boy who was raffled off during the 1909 World's Fair in Seattle, envisioned here as a half-Chinese boy who is won by a Madam and put to work as a valet in one of her bordellos -- where he falls in love with her adopted daughter, to Jennifer Hershey at Ballantine Bantam Dell, for publication in 2015, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).
Feministfiction.com author Rhiannon Thomas's debut fantasy AFTER, where after one hundred years, Sleeping Beauty wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom on the verge of revolution and as her wedding day draws near, she must uncover what has happened while she slept and make the ultimate decision on how to save her inherited kingdom: marry the prince or run, to Sarah Landis at Harper Teen, in a very nice two-book deal, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).
Pitched as a young adult western Thelma & Louise, Stacey Lee's debut historical novel GOLDEN BOYS, in which a Chinese girl and a house slave disguise themselves as cowboys to run from the law, seek revenge for a murder, and find freedom in the California Gold Rush frontier, in a nice deal, to Jennifer Besser at Putnam Children's by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).
Author of the Enchanted Inc. series, Shanna Swendson's debut YA REBEL MECHANICS in which a young governess in an alternate 19th century New York finds herself caught up in a budding revolution when she's recruited by a group of mechanically minded rebels to spy on her employers in the magical ruling class, in a nice deal, to Margaret Ferguson at Margaret Ferguson Books, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency. (World English)
The self-published NYT and USA Today ebook bestseller, said to have sold over 300,000 units, Hugh Howey's WOOL to Karyn Marcus at Simon & Schuster, in a significant deal, for print publication in March 2013 (the author retains ebook rights), by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency (NA).
Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan's THE BANE CHRONICLES, a cycle of ten linked short stories about an immortal warlock featured in Clare's "Shadowhunters" novels, to Karen Wojtyla at Simon & Schuster Children's in a significant deal, for ebook publication of one story per month in 2013, followed by a print edition in 2014, by Russell Galen for Clare; Kristin Nelson for Rees Brennan; Kate Schafer Testerman for Johnson (NA).
The lead singer/songwriter of the rock band The High Strung Josh Malerman's debut BIRD BOX, in which a woman blindfolds herself and two small children and flees in a rowboat down a river while the story unfolds in a series of chilling questions: where are they going, what are they afraid of seeing, what is happening in this world and why is she all alone, to Lee Boudreaux at Ecco in the US and to Emma Coode of Voyager UK in a significant deal, at auction, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency (NA).
Two-time RITA-award winning author Sherry Thomas's debut young adult fantasy trilogy starting with THE BURNING SKY, about a girl prophesied to be the greatest elemental mage of her time, and a prince compelled by duty and destiny to train her to defeat the greatest tyrant their world has ever known, to Donna Bray at Balzer + Bray, at auction, in a significant deal, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency (NA).
Author of IndieNext Notable book The Life You’ve Imagined, Kristina Riggle’s novel THE WHOLE GOLDEN WORLD, which follows the parents of a teenage girl who has an affair with her teacher and then, following his arrest, supports him through his trial. Riggle was inspired to write the novel after reading a newspaper story about a Michigan teen who sat in the court room on her teacher’s side while he was being tried for his relationship with her, to Lucia Macro at Harpercollins in a very nice deal, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency (NA).
Author of the Blood Coven Vampire series, Mari Mancusi's trilogy starting with DRAGONBOUND, pitched as Terminator meets Daenerys' Dragons from Game of Thrones and centers on a teen girl whom twin brothers claim is the owner of the last dragon egg, and the only one who can stop a future apocalypse wrought by a fiery dragon war, to Leah Hultenschmidt at Sourcebooks Fire in a very nice deal, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency (NA).
David Ramirez's MINCEMEAT, all that is left of humanity is on a thousand-year journey to a new home aboard one ship, The Noah, and this ship is carrying a dangerous serial killer, to Pete Wolverton at Thomas Dunne Books, in a nice deal, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency (NA).