The latest from DGLM

So what’s the scoop since we last updated you on happenings Chez DGLM?  The weather did not really improve, I’m afraid to report, though there were a couple quite nice days in the middle there, including a Friday so beautiful that the next day’s dreary weather seemed a massive insult.  The storm clouds are currently gathering, so we’ll just have to look forward to the flowers in May that these showers are supposedly bringing us.  In non-weather news, a few other developments:  Jane got an incredibly gorgeous and adorable new dog, Gilli.  Jim entered a contest to guess the outcome of the Tournament of Books, rode high atop the chart for a while, and then crashed out spectacularly at the last minute.  Better luck next time, Jim!  And I moved in to a new apartment and am currently contemplating just how to organize my books on my bookcases—I’m thinking new home means new rationale—but I still don’t have a library with rolling ladders.

In deal news, we’ve had a pretty productive month around these parts!

Jane started us off with a new Jacqueline Carey trilogy, beginning with Siren Summer, in which Daisy Johanssen, who may or may not be the devil’s spawn, is charged with the responsibility of liaising between the small Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet and the hidden community of eldritch folk and their reclusive demigoddess who also live there.  Anne Sowards at Berkley/Ace bought World English rights to the trilogy.

Then Trish Todd at S&S bought Molly Wizenberg’s next memoir from Michael.  Delancey, by the originator of the award-winning, popular blog Orangette and author of A Homemade Life, will be about a very young marriage, the difficult birth of a wildly successful restaurant, trust, faith, and what we do for the people we love

Jane also sold Carter Oosterhouse with Chris Peterson’s Carter’s Way to Lara Asher at Globe Pequot.  HGTV personality Carter will help homeowners find the ideal design for their homes and instill in readers his “you can do it” approach to design and home improvement.

Daniel Marks’s YA debut Velveteen, about a serial killer’s victim’s attempts to get revenge from Purgatory, spinning her new world into chaos, was sold by Jim McCarthy to Krista Marino at Delacorte.  Think Jennifer’s Body meets Beetlejuice.

Jim also sold the delightful Twig Terrariums by Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow to Deborah Aaronson at Abrams—the book will be an instructional guide to building your own whimsical terrariums.  Check them out here.

Abby Zidle at Pocket bought from Jane the next two as-yet-untitled books in Anne Stuart writing as Kristina Douglas’s The Fallen series, which began with Raziel in January.

Another from Jane—this time William G. Hyland’s Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson, the first and only biography of the distinguished scholar Dumas Malone who spent nearly forty years researching and writing the definitive biography of Thomas Jefferson—went to Elizabeth Demers at Potomac Books.

Then Stacey placed baker Abigail Johnson Dodge’s next cookbook, No Fork Desserts, with Carolyn Mandarano at Taunton.  It will offer 75 delicious recipes for desserts that can be eaten utensil-free.

And Jane wrapped it all up nicely with actor and author Michael Tucker’s debut novel, which she sold to Stephanie Gorton at Overlook.  Like Life is about love and loss between soulmates Herbie and Annie, set among a diverse cast of characters that support the couple with humor and guidance.

What about you?  Any big life changes?  Monumental decisions?  Fabulous victories or crushing defeats?  And has spring sprung yet near you?  If so, could you put in a good word for us?

22 Responses to The latest from DGLM

  1. “Midwestern resort town” = oxymoron? :)

  2. Bethany Neal says:

    “Jennifer’s Body meets Beetlejuice”? Um, I am so all over Velveteen. FYI: No springage in Michigan either. Boo. :/

  3. Helper says:

    Jessica Spotswood’s series in a pre-empt to Putnam, too — Jim’s work!

  4. Lisa Marie says:

    I found out there’s a Kindle app that runs on my MacBook Pro. Woo-hoo! I can download it and go shopping in eBook town!

    ::happy squeaking noises::

    It’s gorgeous here. It’s always green (can’t help it — live in a subtropical climate), but in spring, it’s a hot, electric shade of green that’s almost hard on the eyes. Wisteria is all over the courtyard veranda. Smells like grape Kool-Aid. Anybody remember that smell?

  5. Donna Hole says:

    Lots of wonderful happenings going on. Nice to see Authors and Publishers getting together :)

    I published my first short story in Bewildering Stories (issue #424). Made me smile very wide :)

    Northern CA isn’t sure what the weather wants to do. It was Very wet, the Very warm, and now it may rain. Again. Well, at least the resorts will have water to play in this summer :)

    Have a good week Lauren.


  6. Bill says:

    You write about arranging your books. Seen or read Hornby’s High Fidelity with Cusack? He attempts quite the organizational schemes to his record collection, one of which is autobiographical. You’ve probably decided on something by now?



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