Author of THE PRETTY ONE, journalist, and creator of #DisabledAndCute Keah Brown's THE SECRET SUMMER PROMISE, in which a Black girl with cerebral palsy tries to have the #BestSummerEver—movie marathons, amusement parks, art shows—all while navigating her romantic feelings for her best friend without losing their friendship, to Nick Thomas at Levine Querido, for publication in spring 2023, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (world English).
Kara H.L. Chen's debut LOVE & RESISTANCE, in which a Taiwanese American teen joins forces with a secret society of students intent on ending the school's culture around bullying, all while making friends and falling in love along the way, to Jennifer Ung at Quill Tree, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2023, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Clive Hawken's WALKER, a graphic novel in which a transgender teenager hits the road in search of a Sasquatch-esque monster in this debut that explores the complexities of otherness and connection, to Mark Podesta at Holt Children's, for publication in 2024, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (world).
New Yorker artist and author of DRAWN TO BERLIN Ali Fitzgerald's untitled graphic novel debut, pitched as West World meets The Wild Thornberrys, in which an 11-year-old animal linguist and fierce protector of nature is on a mission to find her scientist parents in the gigantic experimental biome where they disappeared, to Gary Groth at Fantagraphics, for publication in 2023, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group.
Grayson Bear's graphic novel debut SUPERFUN, pitched as Over the Garden Wall meets The Matrix, about a jaded and brilliant teenage hacker living in a surreal theme park that's grown into a sprawling dystopian city, who meets the theme park's bioengineered mascot, who is not only completely oblivious to the pain and suffering of this chaotic world, but who also unknowingly holds the answers to the hacker's own mysterious past, to Eric Reynolds at Fantagraphics, for publication in 2023, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group.
Molly Horton Booth and Stephanie Kate Strohm's graphic novels TWELFTH GRADE NIGHT and KING CHEER, the first two books in the Arden High series, set at a modern-day high school where magic and fairies are real, the LGBTQ themes of the original plays are more than subtext, and the drama is quite literally Shakespearean, illustrated by Jamie Green, to Kieran Viola at Disney-Hyperion, with Rachel Stark editing, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2022, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group for Booth, Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency for Strohm, and Chad Beckerman at The CAT Agency for the illustrator (world).
SCBWI 2017 Emerging Voices Award-winning author Anuradha Rajurkar's AMERICAN BETIYA, about a teenage artist grappling with forbidden love, family boundaries, and her boyfriend's exoticization of her Indian heritage, to Katherine Harrison at Knopf Children's, for publication in spring 2020, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Author of CARNIVAL MAGIC, Amy Ephron's companion THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL, in which Tess and Max travel over a holiday break to meet their eccentric aunt in a London hotel, and when Tess sees a boy who seems to disappear, she questions if it was just her imagination, or is the hotel haunted; again to Jill Santopolo at Philomel, for publication in Fall 2019, by Scott Miller and Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group, and Bob Myman and Jennifer Grega at Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light (world English).
Janae Marks' debut FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON, in which a girl, unaware that her incarcerated father has been writing her letters every year on her birthday, intercepts the mail upon turning 12, and after beginning a secret correspondence with the help of her grandmother, realizes that not only is the man she's never met kind and caring, but he may also be innocent of his crime, to Alex Arnold at Katherine Tegen Books, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2020,, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA). UK rights to Barry Cunningham at Chicken House, by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye at Trident Media Group, on behalf of Alexander Slater.
Twenty-six year-old contributor to Teen Vogue, Lenny Letter, Harper's Bazaar, and Catapult, and creator of the viral hashtag #DisabledAndCute, essayist Keah Brown's THE PRETTY ONE, a collection of personal essays that explore what it means to be a black woman with cerebral palsy living in an able-bodied, white-centric society, to Jhanteigh Kupihea at Atria, at auction, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World).
Adam Perry's debut THE MAGICIANS OF ELEPHANT COUNTY, in which two middle-grade, amateur magicians get in over their heads with real magic, pitched as a Now You See Me meets Hocus Pocus-style debut, to Chris Hernandez at Harper Children's, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World English).
Author of First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race, and a 2016 YALSA Award Finalist for Excellence in Nonfiction, Tim Grove's STAR SPANGLED: THE STORY OF A SONG, A FLAG, AND THE WAR OF 1812, a narrative illustrated history told from different character's perspectives, to Howard Reeves at Abrams Children's, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World English).
Jennifer Blecher's debut THE MATH OF ME, about how a twelve year-old girl copes when her best friend suddenly moves to New York City, and the plan she devises to visit her and leave Martha's Vineyard once and for all, to Martha Mihalick at Greenwillow, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Jessika Coker's popular Instagram creation Juniper the Fox's JUNIPER: THE HAPPIEST FOX, a heartwarming photo book about a happy-go-lucky fox and the amazing life she leads, including her real life Fox-and-the-Hound relationship with a dog named Moose, as well as her artistic adventures (she paints with her paws!), to Pippa White at Chronicle, for publication in Spring 2018, including a 2019 wall calendar, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (world English).
Michael Laurence's THE EXTINCTION AGENDA, in which a federal agent is drawn into a 100-year conspiracy involving a mass murderer seemingly photographed at the site of every historical pandemic since the Spanish Flu, to Peter Wolverton at St. Martin's, in a good deal, in a three-book deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World English).
McSweeney's and New York Magazine's first comic columnist, Ali Fitzgerald's untitled debut graphic novel, based in part on her time living and working in Berlin, and volunteering at an emergency shelter for Syrian refugees, to Gary Groth at Fantagraphics, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World).
Kelly Yang's debut FRONT DESK, based on the author's real life, in which a ten year-old daughter of recent Chinese immigrants helps her parents manage a motel, and keeps many secrets from her classmates and the motel's mean owner—including the truth about the fellow immigrants her father's hiding, to Cheryl Klein at Arthur A. Levine Books, for publication in 2018, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Jodi Kendall's THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY, a debut in which an eleven year-old makes it her mission to save the piglet named Hamlet her brother brings home from college, but as she and Hamlet each struggle to find their place in a crowded, chaotic family, she realizes that life with a pig in the city is harder than she thought it would be, pitched as The Penderwicks meets Charlotte's Web, to Jocelyn Davies at Harper Children's, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2017, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Laura Young's PUMPKIN: THE RACCOON WHO THOUGHT SHE WAS A DOG, based on her Instagram account "Pumpkin The Raccoon," which chronicles the life of a rescued Bahamian raccoon and her two "moms," the dogs Toffee and Oreo, with new photos, to Alicia Clancy at St. Martin's, in a pre-empt, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Ali Novak's next two books in her Heartbreak Chronicles series, again to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks Fire, in a very nice deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group.
Dana Langer's THE SIRENS OF STARBRIDGE COVE, about a twelve-year-old girl in present-day Maine who dreads becoming a siren like her three older sisters until she witnesses their kidnapping and must use her powers to save them, to Fiona Simpson at Aladdin, in a two-book deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Author of MY LIFE WITH THE WALTER BOYS Ali Novak's untitled novella, to be set in the world of her upcoming THE HEARTBREAKERS series, to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks Casablanca, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group.
Molly Booth's SAVING HAMLET, in which a high school theatre techie falls through her stage's trapdoor and lands in the basement of the Globe Theatre in 1601, to Kieran Viola at Disney-Hyperion, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (NA).
Jesse Jordan's THIS IS NOT THE END, a debut featuring a teen who, rather than being chosen as the hero, is charged by a mysterious new teacher to be the world's ultimate villain: an anti-Christ figure meant to bring on the Apocalypse, to Emily Steele at Medallion Press, for publication in Summer 2016, by Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group (World English).