QUEEN ELIZABETH II and ELIZABETH & MARGARET, by Andrew Morton
Historical biographer and author of WALLIS IN LOVE and MEGHAN Andrew Morton's QUEEN ELIZABETH II, a biography of the queen's life and rule; and ELIZABETH & MARGARET, delving into the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and her sister Margaret, to Gretchen Young at Grand Centra.
THE CULT OF TRUMP, by Steven Hassan
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Cult expert Steven Hassan's THE CULT OF TRUMP, an analysis of Trump and the mind control tactics he uses to build a fanatical devotion in his supporters, and how those techniques have been used by dangerous cult leaders throughout history such as Jim Jones and David Koresh, to Natasha Simons at Free Press, at auction, for publication in August 2019.
JAMES BEARD by John Birdsall
John Birdsall's JAMES BEARD: THE MAN WHO ATE TOO MUCH, a reassessment of James Beard's life, chronicling how the failed actor turned caterer became such a widely-read food personality and author, tracing how Beard's personal call for a return to America's natural bounty and an embrace of pleasure in cooking and eating brought cuisine into culture, and in the process constructed what we understand as "American Food," to Maria Guarnaschelli at Norton, in a significant deal, at auction).
YOUR LIFE IN MOTION and LETTERS TO MISTY, by Misty Copeland
Children's: Middle Grade Fiction
Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland's YOUR LIFE IN MOTION, a guided journal filled with prompts, quizzes, and tips for young readers, and LETTERS TO MISTY, a non-fiction collection of advice from Misty from letters she has received over the years, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin.
A NEW ETHICS FOR MONEY, by Doug Lynam
Benedictine monk-turned-financial advisor Doug Lynam's A NEW ETHICS FOR MONEY, a plan to address debt, manage money, and build wealth, through a spiritual lens that argues that financial security isn't at odds with morality but in fact is an important part of it, to Debbie Wickwire at W Publishing, in a two-book deal, in an exclusive submission, by Jamie Chambliss and Steve Troha at Folio Literary Management (world).
WHY WILL NO ONE PLAY WITH ME?, by Caroline Maguire
Child development specialist Caroline Maguire's WHY WILL NO ONE PLAY WITH ME?, a practical guide for parents to help any child to overcome chronic social exclusion or disruption using the author's Play Better Plan, an executive function skills coaching guide that targets specific social skills deficits (difficulty taking turns, trouble listening to others, inability to say hello first), to Leah Miller at Grand Central Life & Style, at auction, by Dado Derviskadic and Steve Troha at Folio Literary Management (NA).
DIETS ARE FOR QUITTERS, by Jaclyn London
Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director and former Senior Clinical Dietitian at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Jaclyn London's DIETS ARE FOR QUITTERS, an 11-step science-based program that takes the panic out of managing weight, health, and "the stress of wellness," pitched in the vein of Jen Sincero—a chat with your best friend, who just so happens to be an R.D., to Leah Miller at Grand Central, in an exclusive submission, by Dado Derviskadic and Steve Troha at Folio Literary Management (World).
THE HARDER TO KILL HANDBOOK, by Stephanie Gaudreau
Creator of StupidEasyPaleo.com, The Women's Strength Summit, and The Harder to Kill podcast, Stephanie Gaudreau's THE HARDER TO KILL HANDBOOK, featuring a 30-day challenge to jumpstart lasting health, fitness, strength, and energy while busting the self-limiting beliefs that get in the way of success, to Julia Pastore at Harper One, in a good deal, at auction, by Dado Derviskadic and SteveTroha at Folio Literary Management (NA).
BLOOD, SWEAT, AND HONEY, by Andrew Cote
Fourth generation urban bee keeper Andrew Cote's BLOOD, SWEAT, AND HONEY, a personal exploration and literary celebration of the romance and mystery of honeybees, their honey, and the beekeepers whose lives revolve around them - from the rooftops of Manhattan to the beaches of Fiji, jungles of Nigeria and war-torn Iraq - revealing the world of global apiculture, to Pamela Cannon at Ballantine, in a pre-empt, by Steve Troha at Folio Literary Management (NA).
HE SAID, SHE SAID, by Gigi Gorgeous
Internet personality Gigi Gorgeous's story of how bullying and personal tragedy led her to YouTube fame, becoming a hero of the trans community and an icon of living life on your own terms—part memoir and part outrageous guidebook to staying true to yourself and living a life less ordinary, to Donna Loffredo at Harmony, at auction, by Steve Troha at Folio Literary Management (world English).
MILLENNIAL MOMS, by Mindy McKnight
YouTube mom Mindy McKnight's guide to raising responsible, safe, and communicative kids in the digital world, pitched as a cross between Jen Hatmaker and Rosalind Wiseman, the author shares wisdom and practical tools for taking the drama out of parenting, to Leah Miller at Grand Central Life & Style.
THE ALTER EGO EFFECT, by Todd Herman
Mental game coach to Olympians and executives Todd Herman's THE ALTER EGO EFFECT, based on his five-part process for building a powerful 'secret identity' to help you channel the mindset of someone who's unstoppable, to Eric Nelson at Harper Business, in a major deal.
Naturopathic physician and homeopaths, GOOP contributor and referral-only doctor to celebrity clients including Marina Abramovic and Miranda Kerr, Dr. Linda Lancaster's SUBTLE MEDICINE, an introduction to energetic medicine, along with the integrative paradigm that unlocks the body's natural ability to heal and thrive, based on Dr. Lancaster's four decades of clinical practice and traveling the globe to learn from the legends of the world's healing traditions, to Marisa Vigilante at Rodale, at auction.
BORN JUST RIGHT, by Jordan Reeves
Children's: Middle Grade Fiction
Jordan Reeves's BORN JUST RIGHT, the inspirational memoir explores the 11-year-old inventor's experience with limb difference and designing her own glitter-shooting prosthesis, and is penned with her mother Jen Lee Reeves, to Alyson Heller at Jeter Publishing, for publication in Summer 2019.
ROCKING TOWARD A FREE WORLD, by Andras Simonyi
Former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States and Managing Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University Andras Simonyi's ROCKING TOWARD A FREE WORLD, about growing up in Communist Hungary in the 1960s and 70s, and how rock and roll helped bring down the Iron Curtain, to Katherine Stopa at Grand Central.