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agent : ksparks@lgrliterary.com
Kerry Sparks
Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency
307 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2407, New York, NY 10001
http://www.lgrliterary.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Kerry_Sparks

Since joining Levine Greenberg Rostan in 2008, Kerry Sparks has worked to build up the kid’s lit department and more recently the digital initiative at the agency. A few of her clients include NYT and International Bestselling author Jennifer Niven, National Book Award Finalist Carrie Arcos, bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert, illustrator and author Mark Pett, novelist Camille Perri, and a robust list of Jennifers— Jennifer Mathieu, Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jenny Lundquist, Jennifer Mann, Jennifer Bass, Jenny Manzer, and Jennifer Gray Olson to name a few. While Kerry’s primary focus is on fiction for young readers, she represents fiction for adults as well and (very rarely) non-fiction projects. She is looking for fiction that is commercial and literary, with the perfect combination of a great hook and solid writing.


years experience: 10
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Juvenile fiction, Children's books, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Picture Books, General Fiction
LEADING CLIENTS
Jennifer Niven
Camille Perri
Jennifer Mathieu
Mark Pett
Susan Wittig Albert
Jenny Torres Sanchez
Carrie Arcos
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES
THE ASSISTANTS
MOXIE
OUT OF REACH
THE GIRL WHO NEVER MADE MISTAKES
NINJA BUNNY
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
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Children's:
Middle grade
Jenny Lundquist's THE CARNIVAL OF WISHES & DREAMS, which follows three former friends in a changing factory town who each receive a note to meet the anonymous sender at midnight at the Carnival's ferris wheel, the place where their friendship began years ago, pitched as in the vein of The Night Circus for younger readers, again to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, for publication in Spring 2019, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).

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April 21, 2017 at 9:57 p.m. Eastern

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Fiction:
General/Other
Former high school English teacher JM Farkas's debut blackout poem, BE BRAVE, the first in a series of erasures in which the author spins a feminist and revisionist twist on the canon and recreates stories with a focus on female characters by carving out the male-dominated classics, beginning with the transformation of Beowulf into an unlikely manual for erasing heartbreak, to Patty Rice at Andrews McMeel, in a two-book deal, with the first book slated for publication in 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).

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April 3, 2017 at 8:18 p.m. Eastern

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Children's:
Picture book
School librarian and children's book reviewer at School Library Journal, Travis Jonker's THE VERY LAST CASTLE, about a girl who wonders what goes on inside her town's lone remaining castle, until she receives an invitation to visit from the mysterious stranger who lives within its walls, with This Is My Book, Lizard from the Park illustrator Mark Pett illustrating, to Tamar Brazis at Abrams Children's, at auction, for publication in Fall 2018, by Stephen Barbara at Inkwell Management for the author, and Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan for the illustrator.

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March 3, 2017 at 9:10 p.m. Eastern

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Children's:
Young Adult
NYT bestselling author of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES and HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE, Jennifer Niven's next book which will be in the vein of her previous books, again to Allison Wortche at Knopf Children's, in a major deal, in a two-book deal, with the first book slated for 2018 publication, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
Film: sjrabineau@wmeentertainment.com

Posted:
December 14, 2016 at 3:42 p.m. Eastern

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Children's:
Young Adult
Designer Angelo Surmelis's debut THE ART OF BLENDING IN, a coming-of-age novel about an immigrant teen boy whose religious mother does not approve of his growing attraction to another boy or his artistic endeavors—and becomes increasingly abusive, to Alessandra Balzer at Balzer & Bray, for publication Winter 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
Foreign: efisher@lgrliterary.com

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October 28, 2016 at 11:09 p.m. Eastern

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Children's:
Young Adult
Mia Garcia's THE YEAR OF EVERYTHING, about four friends who assign each other New Year's resolutions to try to change the course of their disastrous lives, to Alex Arnold at Katherine Tegen Books, for publication in Winter 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).

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July 28, 2016 at 10:29 p.m. Eastern

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Children's:
Young Adult
Former film and television executive Marit Weisenberg's debut SELECT, in which an elite teenager from a secret race of people with extraordinary abilities goes against her family to fall in love with a human, to Monica Perez at Charlesbridge, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, with the first book in the series to publish in Fall 2017 and second to follow in Fall 2018, by Kerry Sparks and Shelby Boyer of Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
Film/Television: PenderM@unitedtalent.com

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July 12, 2016 at 10:30 p.m. Eastern

Publication: Hardcover: ISBN 9781580898065
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Children's:
Young Adult
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski's AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER, which follows a girl who flees to her aunt's place at the Jersey Shore to escape a romantic scandal that lands her in hot water, and where she searches for a way to heal from the death of her best friend, again to Annette Pollert-Morgan at Sourcebooks Fire, for publication in Spring 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).

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July 8, 2016 at 10:24 p.m. Eastern

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Children's:
Young Adult
Kate Jarvik Birch's final book in her PERFECTED series, to Heather Howland at Entangled Teen, for publication in Winter 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).

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June 24, 2016 at 10:48 p.m. Eastern

Publication: Hardcover: ISBN 9781622662685
Paperback: ISBN 9781633753044
eBook: ISBN 9781622662692 | ASIN B00H0V0534
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Children's:
Young Adult
Sarah Lang's (writing as Sarah Lyu) debut TRUE ROMANTICS, pitched as Thelma and Louise for teens which captures the passion and obsession of a platonic female friendship, charting the rise and fall of two teen girls who find themselves at the center of a terrible crime, to Liesa Abrams at Simon Pulse, at auction, for publication in Summer 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).

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June 14, 2016 at 9:10 a.m. Eastern

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Children's:
Young Adult
Jenny Torres Sanchez's CROWS CRY EMILIA, the unravelling of a 16-year-old as she learns that the police arrested the wrong man for brutally attacking her seven years prior, that the real perpetrator is still out there, and that hope and beauty can be found in all lost things, pitched as The Lovely Bones meets ABC's The Family for teens, to Liza Kaplan at Philomel, for publication in Spring 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
Foreign: efisher@lgrliterary.com

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May 26, 2016 at 12:46 p.m. Eastern

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Fiction:
Women's/Romance
The Assistants and previously books editor at Cosmopolitan and Esquire magazines Camille Perri's WHEN KATIE MET CASSIDY, in which a perfection-seeking 28-year-old New York lawyer is dumped by her charming art curator fiancé; her devastation leads to an unlikely friendship with a sexually promiscuous lesbian she meets at work who propels her to question everything she thought she knew about love and sexuality—and herself, to Kerri Kolen at Putnam, by Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).

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May 6, 2016 at 7:51 a.m. Eastern

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Children's:
Middle grade
Patricia Bailey's debut THE TRAGICALLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF KIT DONOVAN, set in 1905 Nevada, which follows a tough-as-nails thirteen-year-old orphan on her quest to reveal the unfair practices at the local mine, go undercover as a boy at the local newspaper, and avenge the death of her father, all while keeping up the façade of a "proper lady," to Kristin Zelazko at Albert Whitman, for publication in Spring 2017, by Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).

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March 21, 2016 at 10:42 p.m. Eastern

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Children's:
Middle grade
Literary agent Danielle Svetcov's debut PARK, PLACE, set in San Francisco, about an unlikely friendship between a 12-year-old who's stuck living in a van with her wayward short-order cook mom and the ham-fisted young martyr who lives in the mansion across the street, to Jessica Garrison at Dial, in a pre-empt, for publication in Fall 2017, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
Posted:
September 28, 2015 at 8:19 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jennifer Mathieu's MOXIE, in which a girl takes inspiration from her mother's stories of the Riot Grrrl movement of the 90's to start her own anonymous zine that sparks a modern day feminist revolution at her small town Texas high school, to Katherine Jacobs at Roaring Brook Press, in two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2017 and Fall 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
Foreign: efisher@lgrliterary.com
Posted:
September 21, 2015 at 8:07 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jenny Torres Sanchez's BECAUSE OF THE SUN, which follows an emotionally detached teenager through ambiguous grief in the aftermath of a bear attack that kills her mother and then explores how she changes after she meets the aunt she never knew she had, pitched as inspired by Camus' The Stranger, to Beverly Horowitz at Delacorte, at auction, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
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June 25, 2015 at 6:14 p.m. Eastern

Digital: Non-fiction:
General
The authors of the #1 NYT bestseller He's Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt's HOW TO KEEP YOUR MARRIAGE FROM SUCKING, a serialized book focusing on the big moments in a marriage, from the engagement to the wedding, from sex to kids, in-laws to health, all told with humor and candor, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan.
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June 17, 2015 at 9:52 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Picture book
Author-Illustrator Jennifer Gray Olson's BUNNY VS. BUNNY, a sequel to the forthcoming NINJA BUNNY, which continues to follow the stubborn bunny as he navigates the rules of becoming a super-awesome-ninja-warrior, who this time around has to deal with the biggest obstacle of all...his little sister, again to Allison Wortche at Knopf Children's, for publication in Fall 2016, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
Posted:
May 19, 2015 at 10:58 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Picture book
Author/illustrator Mark Pett's THIS IS MY BOOK, which follows an increasingly disgruntled picture book author who loses control when an opinionated panda takes over the story, to Erin Clarke at Knopf Children's, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2016, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
Foreign: efisher@levinegreenberg.com
Film: dspector@paradigmagency.com
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March 25, 2015 at 11:45 p.m. Eastern

Fiction:
Debut
Newly appointed Cosmopolitan Books Editor at Large Camille Perri's THE ASSISTANTS, which follows a thirty-year-old assistant to a billionaire media mogul who unwittingly finds herself at the top of a high-profile embezzlement scheme that has her and her fellow assistants scheming to pay off their student-loan debt, pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets Office Space, to Kerri Kolen and Ivan Held at Putnam, for publication in Spring 2016, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
Film: dspector@paradigmagency.com
Posted:
March 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jennifer Ann Mann's WITH CLEAN HANDS AND STRAIGHT EYES: THE BATTLE OF MINISINK, which tells the story of two teen boys on different sides of the Minisink battle in the American Revolutionary War who find themselves forced together in dire conditions, to Carolyn Yoder at Calkins Creek, for publication in Fall 2016, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
Posted:
January 28, 2015 at 11:41 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jenny Lundquist's THE CHARMING LIFE OF IZZY MALONE, the first in a series, about an 11-year-old misfit whose parents enroll her in a unique at-home charm school that sets her off on a series of adventures, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, in a two-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
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January 23, 2015 at 11:08 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Kurt Dinan's debut THE WATER TOWER FIVE, about a high school nobody who, through a series of increasingly inventive heists that turn into an all-out prank war, finds his people and his voice, pitched as Ocean's Eleven for teens, to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks, for publication in Spring 2016, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World English).
Translation: efisher@lgrliterary.com
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December 15, 2014 at 11:19 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Mia Garcia's debut BLOWN AWAY, a whirlwind 24-hour romance in which two teens with questionable pasts fall in love just before a hurricane tears them apart, to Maria Barbo at Katherine Tegen Books, for publication in summer 2016, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
Posted:
December 9, 2014 at 7:38 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski's THE SUMMER AFTER YOU AND ME, which follows a New Jersey teen who struggles to mend her broken heart and rebuild her life in the devastating aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, to Annette Pollert at Sourcebooks Fire, for publication in Spring 2015, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
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October 1, 2014 at 7:24 p.m. Eastern

Digital: Fiction:
General
NYT bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert's originally self-published A WILDER ROSE, a fictionalized account of the hidden collaboration between Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane on the beloved Little House books, to Jodi Warshaw at Lake Union Publishing, for publication in February 2015, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World).
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September 17, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos's NERUDA IN LOVE, about an unlucky-in-love sixteen-year-old boy with a penchant for poetry but an inability to write his own, who falls harder than he ever thought possible for an elusive girl, and wonders if his luck may finally be changing, to Liza Kaplan at Philomel, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2016, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World English).
Translation: efisher@lgrliterary.com
Posted:
September 2, 2014 at 11:58 p.m. Eastern

Digital: Non-fiction:
General
Silicon Valley speaker, strategist, and entrepreneur, and former president of Singularity University, Salim Ismail's EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS, which shows how any company, from a startup to a multi-national, can become an ExO, streamline its performance, and grow ten times faster than its competition, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, by James Levine and Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan.
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August 18, 2014 at 10:12 p.m. Eastern

Digital: Non-fiction:
General
Captain of Moonshots at Google(X), Astro Teller, and his wife, Dr. Danielle Teller's SACRED COWS: THE TRUTH ABOUT DIVORCE AND MARRIAGE, which offers a fresh perspective on one of our most cherished and misunderstood institutions, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, by James Levine and Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan.
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June 20, 2014 at 9:01 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jenny Manzer's debut SAVE ME, KURT COBAIN, where a chance discovery makes a teenage girl believe that not only is Kurt Cobain alive, but that he might be her real father, pitched as Where'd You Go Bernadette for teens, to Wendy Loggia at Delacorte, for publication in 2016, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World English).
Translation: efisher@levinegreenberg.com
Posted:
May 8, 2014 at 12:31 a.m. Eastern

Children's:
Picture book
Heather Swain's ALL KINDS OF KISSES and HOW MANY HUGS?, which introduces kids to the various ways that unique animal mamas and papas kiss and hug their little ones, to Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends, with the first book publishing in Winter 2016, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World English).
Rights: efisher@levinegreenberg.com
Posted:
February 21, 2014 at 12:05 a.m. Eastern

Digital: Young Adult
Kate Birch's DELIVER ME, in a dystopian society governed by people who are determined to create the perfect race, for the first time in her life a girl has a choice to make: submit to the will of the Union, or find a way to save her best friend before she is lost forever, to Meredith Rich at Bloomsbury Spark, for publication in Spring 2014, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
September 6, 2013 at 9:29 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Author of The Ice Master and the Velva Jean series Jennifer Niven's young adult debut YOU MAKE ME LOVELY, told in alternating voices, a girl learns to live from a boy who intends to die - in an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teen's desperate desire to heal -- and to save one another, to Allison Wortche at Knopf Children's, in a preempt, in a two book deal, for publication in Spring 2015, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
August 20, 2013 at 9:26 a.m. Eastern

Children's:
Middle grade
Author-illustrator-cartoonist Mark Pett's THE SURVIVAL LOG OF JEREMY P. QUIGLEY, the first in an illustrated middle-grade series pitched as Wimpy Kid meets Lemony Snicket, which follows a 12-year-old secret genius and recently orphaned as he navigates middle school while growing up with less than ideal foster parents on a ferret farm, to Kristin Ostby at Simon & Schuster Children's, in a three-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World English).
Translation: efisher@levinegreenberg.com
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July 10, 2013 at 10:43 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Middle grade
Jennifer Ann Mann's next two books in the upcoming Fall 2013 Sunny Sweet series, SUNNY SWEET CAN SO GET LOST and SUNNY SWEET IS SO NOT SPOOKY, which continue to follow a girl as she gets herself out of the hijinks caused by her evil-genius little sister, the notorious Sunny Sweet, again to Caroline Abbey at Bloomsbury Children's, in a two-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
June 14, 2013 at 8:43 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Kris Dinnison's debut EMBRACEABLE YOU, about a Billie Holiday-loving, plus-sized oddball surviving in rural Washington state who reluctantly falls in love with the same guy as her gay best friend, to Kate O'Sullivan at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, at auction, for publication in Spring 2015, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World English).
Rights: efisher@levinegreenberg.com
Posted:
June 6, 2013 at 8:40 p.m. Eastern

Digital: Young Adult
Kate Birch's debut PET, set in a world where the government has passed legislation allowing people to be genetically engineered and raised as pets so the rich and powerful can own beautiful girls like sixteen-year-old Gigi as their new companions, to Heather Howland at Entangled digiTeen in a two-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
May 28, 2013 at 11:17 p.m. Eastern

Digital: Non-fiction:
General
NYT #1 bestselling authors Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt's IT'S JUST A F***ING DATE, which tackles the benefits and drawbacks of modern dating, with practical advice for men and women in the new dating landscape, in updated digital editions, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, by Kerry Sparks on behalf of Daniel Greenberg at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency.
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May 20, 2013 at 10:50 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Picture book
Author-Illustrator Jennifer Gray Olson's NINJA BUNNY, which follows a sometimes stubborn bunny as he navigates the rules of becoming a super-awesome-ninja-warrior, to Allison Wortche at Knopf Children's, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).
Posted:
April 16, 2013 at 11:26 a.m. Eastern

Children's:
Picture book
Jennifer Bass's EDIBLE COLORS, which introduces kids to heirloom fruits and vegetables and teaches simple concepts through full-color photographs taken at various farmers markets, to Nancy Mercado at Roaring Brook Press, in a two-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
April 3, 2013 at 12:08 a.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jenny Lundquist's THE PRINCESS IN THE OPAL MASK, about twin princesses who were separated at birth only to find each other as teens when their kingdom is on the brink of civil war, pitched as The Man In the Iron Mask from a teenage girl POV, to Marlo Scrimizzi at Running Press Teens, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (NA).
Rights: efisher@levinegreenberg.com
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December 11, 2012 at 10:40 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
2012 National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos's THERE WILL COME A TIME, about a teen boy's struggle with grief and guilt after of the death of his twin sister, to Annette Pollert at Simon Pulse, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
December 7, 2012 at 5:48 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Picture book
Author/illustrator Mark Pett's THE GIRL & THE BICYCLE, a companion book to his soon to be published THE BOY & THE AIRPLANE, about a young girl who scrimps and saves to buy a new bicycle, only to be surprised by the kindness of a neighbor who pitches in to help, again to Alexandra Cooper at Simon & Schuster Children's, in a two-book deal, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).
Posted:
September 5, 2012 at 6:34 a.m. Eastern

Non-fiction:
Parenting
Sesame Street puppeteer and author of TEN-MINUTE PUPPET, Noel MacNeal's BOX! CASTLES, KITCHENS, COSTUMES AND OTHER CARDBOARD CREATIONS, a book for parents that takes a regular old cardboard box to the next level teaching readers how to design a savings bank, a desk, a sword, and a computer, to Lara Asher at Lyons Press, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
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July 17, 2012 at 10:03 p.m. Eastern

Non-fiction:
Business/Investing/Finance
Executive coach and brand strategist, Libby Gill's CAPTURE THE MINDSHARE AND THE MARKET SHARE WILL FOLLOW, which reveals how great companies succeed by first creating authentic connections with their customers, clients, colleagues, as well as their own workforce, to Laurie Harting at Palgrave, at auction, by Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World English).
Rights: efisher@levinegreenberg.com
Posted:
June 27, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jenny Torres Sanchez's DEATH, DICKINSON, AND THE DEMENTED LIFE OF FRENCHIE GARCIA, about a 17-year-old girl who after the death of her high school crush uses Emily Dickinson, her neighborhood cemetery and an unlikely friendship to figure out how to piece together her broken past and uncertain future, again to Marlo Scrimizzi at Running Press Teens, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
December 5, 2011 at 1:21 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski's GETAWAY, about a feisty, heartbroken teen who sets out on a cross-country road trip to find herself -- and heal her heart, to Annette Pollert at Simon Pulse, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
November 30, 2011 at 5:58 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Picture book
Mark Pett's wordless picture book THE BOY & THE AIRPLANE, in which the young protagonist comes up with an inventive solution for getting his toy airplane down from the roof, culminating in an act of surprising kindness, to Alexandra Cooper at Simon & Schuster Children's, at auction, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
September 15, 2011 at 11:53 a.m. Eastern

Children's:
Middle grade
Author of SEEING CINDERELLA, Jenny Lundquist's PLASTIC POLLY, about the ins-and-outs of middle school popularity -- and what really happens when former BFFs find themselves on different rungs of the social ladder, again to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
September 7, 2011 at 10:50 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Middle grade
Jennifer Mann's debut SUNNY SWEET IS GOING TO BE SO SORRY, about a young girl and her impossible little sister who just happens to be an evil genius, pitched as in the vein of Beezus and Ramona, to Caroline Abbey at Bloomsbury Children's, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2013, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
September 7, 2011 at 9:54 a.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Carrie Arcos's SEARCHING FOR MICAH, which chronicles a girl's search for her missing meth-addict brother, to Emilia Rhodes at Simon Pulse, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
March 17, 2011 at 10:47 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Carrie Arcos's SEARCHING FOR MICAH, which chronicles a girl's search for her missing meth-addict brother, to Emilia Rhodes at Simon Pulse, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
March 17, 2011 at 1:51 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Young Adult
Jenny Torres Sanchez's debut GOODBYE, CHARLIE, pitched as John Green's Paper Towns meets Sasha Paley's Huge about a former fatboy's struggles with food, an unattainable girl, and a falling-apart family, to Marlo Scrimizzi at Running Press Teens, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
February 16, 2011 at 6:45 p.m. Eastern

Children's:
Middle grade
Jenny Lundquist's debut THE SUPER FREAKY MAGIC GLASSES, about a seventh-grade girl who receives a pair of magic glasses from her fairy godfather optometrist that enable her to read people's thoughts and make some surprising discoveries, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
October 19, 2010 at 12:21 a.m. Eastern

Children's:
Picture book
Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein's THE GIRL WHO NEVER MADE MISTAKES, illustrated by Mark Pett, about a young perfectionist who learns that making mistakes can be a wonderful thing, to Rebecca Frazer at Jabberwocky, for publication in 2011, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (World).
Posted:
May 5, 2010 at 6:37 p.m. Eastern

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Poet, performer, and professor Shayla Lawson's essay collection, LIVE TONIGHT, MS DIANA ROSS: Notes from the Black Girl Resistance—Young, Unscripted, & Dope AF, about the richness and resilience of black girl culture, pitched as Samantha Irby meets Chuck Klosterman, to Emily Griffin and Amber Oliver at Harper Perennial, at auction, for publication in early 2020, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
Foreign: efisher@lgrliterary.com

Posted:
April 24, 2018 at 11:28 p.m. Eastern

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Children's: Picture book
NINJA BUNNY author-illustrator Jennifer Gray Olson's SOME SPACE, about a girl who lives a very crowded life and must look to the sky for some extra space, to Connie Hsu at Roaring Brook Press, in a two-book deal, with the first for publication in Spring 2020, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (world).

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April 9, 2018 at 11:31 p.m. Eastern

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Children's: Young Adult Fiction
Jenny Torres Sanchez's BY THE WATER, which charts the relationship between two vastly different and disconnected sisters struggling in the aftermath of a car accident that lands them at the bottom of a lake, and which may or may not have been intentional, again to Liza Kaplan at Philomel, for publication in Summer 2020, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
Foreign: efisher@lgrliterary.com

Posted:
March 9, 2018 at 10:26 p.m. Eastern

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Children's: Young Adult Fiction
National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos's fifth YA novel, SKYWATCHERS, which follows a group of teens in 1952 Monterrey, California, as they volunteer to help keep round-the-clock eyes on the sky under President Harry Truman's program Operation Skywatch, and look for signs of atomic weapons and maybe even something else, pitched as IN THE WOODS meets STRANGER THINGS for teens, again to Liza Kaplan at Philomel, for publication in Summer 2020, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (world English).
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March 7, 2018 at 12:26 a.m. Eastern

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Children's: Young Adult Fiction
Kate Williams's debut THE BABYSITTERS COVEN, which follows a coven of witchy babysitters as they protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil, pitched as Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to Krista Marino at Delacorte, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication beginning in fall 2019, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
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Film: Dana Spector

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February 21, 2018 at 9:40 p.m. Eastern

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Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Founder and executive director of PERIOD. The Menstrual Movement. and current sophomore at Harvard, Nadya Okamoto's manifesto POWER TO THE PERIOD, about how young people can change the conversation around periods to make the world a more just place for gender equality, ending poverty, intersectional feminism, and the environment, to Liz Kossnar at Simon & Schuster Children's, at auction, for publication in Fall 2018, by Lindsay Edgecombe and Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (NA).
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November 16, 2017 at 7:44 a.m. Eastern

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Hardcover: ISBN 9781534430211 (Simon & Schuster, Oct. 2018)
Paperback: ISBN 9781534430204 (Simon & Schuster, Oct. 2018)
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Children's: Young Adult Fiction
NYU MFA Shannon Dunlap's debut IZZY + TRISTAN, a modern retelling of the Tristan and Iseult romantic epic set in contemporary Brooklyn, to Farrin Jacobs at Poppy, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, with the first publication slated in Fall 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World English).
UK/Commonwealth rights to Hachette Children's, German rights to Sauerlander,at auction, Dutch rights to Luitingh-Sijthoff, in a pre-empt, Spanish rights to Oceano, Italian rights to Giunti, French rights to Laffont, and Danish rights to Carlsen.

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November 13, 2017 at 1:03 p.m. Eastern

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Children's: Young Adult Fiction
Emily Roberson's debut LIFESTYLES OF GODS AND MONSTERS, in which a seventeen-year-old girl fights to save her brother, unexpectedly falls in love, and makes her own destiny in a world where celebrity, surveillance, and manufactured "reality" play out in a landscape of gods and monsters, pitched as Keeping Up With The Kardashians meets The Hunger Games, to Janine O'Malley at Farrar, Straus Children's, for publication Fall 2019, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan (World English).
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October 19, 2017 at 11:20 p.m. Eastern

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International rights: Canada Children's
Author of Save Me, Kurt Cobain, Jenny Manzer's MY LIFE AS A DIAMOND, which follows a 10-year-old baseball star who has a great arm and a big secret as he navigates the choppy waters of being the new kid in town, to Andrew Wooldridge at Orca Books, for publication in 2018, by Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan.

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September 12, 2017 at 11:56 p.m. Eastern

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