LALANI AND THE DISTANT SEA by Erin Entrada Kelly, Greenwillow, May 2019
I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE by Kristina Forest, Roaring Brook, July 2019
THE BRILLIANT DEATH by Amy Rose Capetta, Viking, October 2018
THE FOREST QUEEN by Betsy Cornwell, HMH, summer 2018
ON THIN ICE by Michael Northrop, Scholastic, fall 2019
SPEAK POEM by Alison McGhee, Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2019
THE STORY WEB by Megan Frazer Blakemore, Bloomsbury, 2019
THE MIRACULOUS by Jessica Redman, FSG, 2019
Kate Pentecost's debut ELYSIUM GIRLS, pitched as Mad Max: Fury Road meets Caraval, set in an alternate history American Dust Bowl, where a girl gang of witches and a wildcard demon are the most valuable players in a deadly game between the Goddesses of Life and Death--one with possibly apocalyptic consequences, to Laura Schreiber and Hannah Allaman at Disney-Hyperion, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2020.
Author of the forthcoming THE PARKER INHERITANCE Varian Johnson's TWINS, illustrated by Shannon Wright, about twin sisters who struggle to find their new, true, selves when forced to attend separate classes and join different clubs for the first time in middle school, largely inspired by Johnson's childhood as a twin, to Nick Thomas at Arthur A. Levine Books, for publication in fall 2019, by Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties for the author.
2017 Emily Dickinson First Book Award winner Kristen Tracy's debut A CUB STORY and A KIT STORY, about a bear and a fox adorably encountering the world on their own terms, illustrated by recipient of SCBWI's Portfolio Prize Alison Farrell, to Taylor Norman at Chronicle Children's, for publication in spring and fall 2020, by Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties for the author and by Elena Giovinazzo at Pippin Properties for the illustrator (world).
NYT bestselling author of the Joe Ledger thrillers and the upcoming standalone suspense novel, GLIMPSE, Jonathan Maberry's INK, about haunted tattoos and a memory thief that feeds on the most precious of dreams, and RAGE: JOE LEDGER: ROGUE TEAM INTERNATIONAL #1, which will kick off a new series of international weird science thrillers after the original Joe Ledger series wraps this fall with book #10: DEEP SILENCE, again to Michael Homler at St. Martin's, in a good deal, for publication in spring 2019 and fall 2019, respectively.
THE INCONCEIVABLE LIFE OF QUINN author Marianna Baer's WOLFWOOD, in which a desperate teenage girl begins secretly forging paintings by her once-famous mother to avoid becoming homeless, plunging her into both the glamour of the NYC art world and the danger of a dark imaginary world, again to Maggie Lehrman at Abrams.
Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy's duology ONCE AND FUTURE, pitched as an inclusive retelling of the Arthurian cycle; in a galaxy where corporation is king, an illegal immigrant crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls Excalibur, sealing her fate as the 42nd reincarnation of King Arthur, and awakening Merlin, who has aged backwards into a teenager; together they spark galactic revolution, to Aubrey Poole at Jimmy Patterson, in a very nice deal, at auction, for publication in Summer 2019, by Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties for Capetta and Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency for McCarthy (NA).
KEYS TO THE CITY author Lisa Schroeder's SEE YOU ON A STARRY NIGHT, the story of an artistic eleven-year-old girl, who sends a message in a bottle out to sea and is surprised when someone responds and invites her to join a secret wish-granting club, again to Amanda Maciel at Scholastic, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2018.
Jessica Redman's debut THE MIRACULOUS, which follows an 11-year-old who loses his faith in miracles after the death of his newborn sister; but when a mysterious old woman appears on the day of the funeral to ask for his help, he begins a journey that will connect the living to the dead and bring himself and his town face-to-face with the miraculous, to Janine O'Malley at Farrar, Straus Children's, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication Spring 2019.
Creator of the Pussyhat Project, which represents the Women's March and is the symbol of the Resistance, Krista Suh's DIY RULES FOR A WTF WORLD, a manifesto for every woman to create her own distinct & original path to joy and success and impact, to Gretchen Young at Grand Central, with Katherine Stopa editing, at auction, to be published in winter 2018.
NYT bestselling author Alison McGhee's BABY BE, with illustrations by Coretta Scott King and Schneider Family Book Award-winning illustrator Sean Qualls, a universal story of how babies and their dads connect through the freedom and joy of dance, celebrating the profound, unconditional love between parent and child, to Caitlyn Dlouhy at Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, by Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties on behalf of the author and Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties on behalf of the artist.