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NO MAN'S GHOST by Jason Powell, June 2023 (Agora)
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ONE SUMMER IN SAVANNAH by Terah Shelton Harris, July 2023 (Sourcebooks)
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Abby Saul
AFTER ANNE by Logan Steiner, May 2023 (William Morrow)

Let's talk books.

The Lark Group is your publishing partner, an agile and editorially focused agency with an eye towards publishing innovation. The Lark Group is committed to providing individual and proactive representation to debut and established authors, as well as creating an agile space for publishing experimentation. We are seeking literary and commercial fiction, particularly mysteries/thrillers, women's fiction, and historical fiction.

Find out more about what we're looking for on our website, or on MSWL:

General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction
Author of the forthcoming THE WILD BETWEEN US Amy Hagstrom's SMOKE SEASON, pitched as in the vein of CHASING FIRE and WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG, set during wildfire season in rural Oregon, about two women dealing with secrets riskier than the currently raging fire, to Erin Adair-Hodges at Lake Union Publishing, in an exclusive submission, by Abby Saul at The Lark Group.

Author of the forthcoming THE LIGHT ON FARALLON ISLAND Jen Wheeler's TENDERHEARTED EXECUTIONER, a historical gothic novel pitched in the vein of THE WINTER PEOPLE and A RELIABLE WIFE, in which a woman marries her dead fiance's brother and moves to his seemingly bucolic Hudson Valley farm only to find mysterious terrors that threaten to haunt her in this world and the next, to Erin Adair-Hodges at Lake Union Publishing, in an exclusive submission, by Abby Saul at The Lark Group.

Stacie Grey's THE LAST WEEKEND, pitched as for fans of Agatha Christie and Lucy Foley, where, on the anniversary of a murder, ten guests with connections to the crime are invited to a remote cliffside house and one of them will stop at nothing to protect the secret of what happened long ago, to Anna Michels at Sourcebooks, in a two-book deal, by Abby Saul at The Lark Group.

Tony Wirt's JUST STAY AWAY, in which a stay-at-home dad is terrorized by his daughter's new friend, to Liz Pearsons at Thomas & Mercer, by Abby Saul at The Lark Group.

Author of NOWHERE FOR VERY LONG Brianna Madia's NEVER LEAVE THE DOGS BEHIND, continuing her story about living a life of intention - this time through the lens of how you start over when the dream life you thought you were living has collapsed around your feet, and living with, and sometimes for, your dogs, to Sydney Rogers at Harper One, in a good deal, in an exclusive submission, by Abby Saul at The Lark Group (world).

Host of the podcast ALL ABOUT AGATHA Kemper Donovan's THAT WOMAN, the first in a new mystery series pitched as Richard Osman meets Agatha Christie, about a ghostwriter who plays a sidekick role to a changing detective, first with a female politician who experiences a very public defeat and chooses to throw herself into a murder investigation in the aftermath, to John Scognamiglio at Kensington, in a three-book deal, by Abby Saul at The Lark Group (world).

Founding editor of literary journal Cheap Pop Robert James Russell's HARD BODY: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF MY FORM ON DISPLAY, a graphic memoir recounting the author's experience navigating a society obsessed with rigid representations of masculinity while dealing with body dysmorphia, to Yahdon Israel at Simon & Schuster, by Abby Saul at The Lark Group (world English).

AUDIO: Nicole Meier's CITY OF BOOKS, in which a bookseller moves into her bookstore to stop it from closing, an action that throws her life choices into sharp relief, to Michael Olah at Dreamscape Media, for publication in spring 2024, by Abby Saul at The Lark Group.

ESTONIAN rights: Melinda Mullet's DEATH DISTILLED, to Tauno Vahter at Tanapaev (Estonia), by Tatjana Zoldnere at Andrew Nurnberg Associates, on behalf of Abby Saul at The Lark Group.

AUDIO rights: Kris Calvin's ONE MURDER MORE, a murder mystery set in California's capital about a young woman investigating a harrowing trail of clues through big money and power all the way to the governor's mansion, to Addi Wright at Blackstone Audio, by Abby Saul at The Lark Group.

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Abby Saul (Agent) is an editorial expert with a passion for fantastic reads. She founded The Lark Group after a decade in publishing at John Wiley & Sons, Sourcebooks, and Browne & Miller Literary Associates. She's worked with and edited bestselling and award-winning authors as well as major brands. At each publishing group she's been a part of, Abby also has helped to establish ebook standards, led company-wide forums to explore new digital possibilities for books, and created and managed numerous digital initiatives. A zealous reader who loves her iPad and the ebooks on it, she still can’t resist the lure of a print book. Abby’s personal library of beloved titles runs the gamut from literary newbies and classics, to cozy mysteries, to sappy women’s fiction, to dark and twisted thrillers. She’s looking for great and engrossing adult commercial and literary fiction. A magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, Abby spends her weekends—when she’s not reading—cooking and hiking with her husband and son. Find her @BookySaul on Twitter.
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