Newsletter 52: September 2011

UP AND COMING FOR SUBMISSION

It was Monday, May 24, 1869, and the intrepid band of ten men–known officially as the Colorado River Exploring Expedition–had just launched four rowboats from the banks of the Green River in southern Wyoming. Heavily laden with enough food and supplies for ten months, these men aspired to be the first to probe the depths of the Green and Colorado Rivers.  Their intended destination was a thousand miles of unexplored river–a wildly ambitious proposition.  These ten adventurers, however, were inadequately prepared for the danger–and natural beauty–they were about to encounter.  Aside from the legendary exploits of Lewis and Clark, theirs was the most significant venture in the grandiose exploration of the American West.  Feelings among the crew eventually became so intense that four members would mutiny, walking off into the desert with nothing but the shirts on their backs.  THE MAJOR’S FOLLY, written by Cecil Kuhne, a former whitewater rafting guide in the Grand Canyon and the author of ten books on river running, will give Powell due credit for completing an endeavor of herculean proportions, but it will also reveal the entire story in all of its unvarnished reality.

In THE CURE FOR ANGER, fans of Mary Doria Russell’s brilliant Doc will be delighted to once again encounter the unforgettable Doc Holliday, now in constant pain as his tubercular spine crumbles, but as acerbic and wickedly smart as always; Wyatt Earp, the legendary lawman who is Doc’s fierce and unlikely friend; Kate Harony, Doc’s volatile Hungarian lover; and Mattie Blalock, Wyatt’s doomed common law wife. The new novel will also introduce Wyatt’s older brother Virgil, the real lawman in the family, as well as his far more intelligent political rival John Behan, and Josephine Marcus, the young and ambitious Jewish girl who becomes Helen in this American Iliad. In 1881, in an alley behind a boarding house in Tombstone, Arizona, a misdemeanor arrest goes very wrong.  The resulting shoot-out lasts just thirty seconds, but 130 years later, people the world over remember the names of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.  Set against the magnificent backdrop of the American West, with a cast of characters who have achieved mythical status but who are re-imagined as all too human, THE CURE FOR ANGER is the dazzling follow-up to the novel Kirkus called “a magnificent read.”

In 2010, during a trip to China, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner  addressed a group of state economists. When he gravely assured them that the United States was serious about its deficit, the audience broke into laughter.  Clearly, over the past decade, trust in the United States has eroded. A QUESTION OF TRUST analyzes the declining standards and increasing greed that have brought the American super-power to its knees. According to Michael K. Farr regular guest host on CNBC’s Squawk Box, the home of the world’s most democratic and sophisticated financial system has become suspect. Now it is time for American leaders and investors to take bold steps to restore the respect of the American people–as well as other nations of the world–in a financial system that has the proven potential to provide the greatest level of prosperity for the greatest number of people. To do this, says Farr, we must go beyond disciplining Wall Street’s extravagance and imposing restrictive measures based solely on fear and suspicion. Rather, Farr challenges us all to take on a shared responsibility, from America’s entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders to the nation’s largest multinational corporations. With the trademark wit and wisdom that has made Farr one of CNBC’s most popular commentators A QUESTION OF TRUST provides a blueprint for a future that reasserts America’s leadership position, economically, politically, and morally, in the increasingly complex world of intertwined global economies.

Twenty-year-old Laura Dixon arrives at New York’s Grand Central Station in July 1955, fresh from her native Greenwich, Connecticut, and anxious to begin both her summer apprenticeship in the editorial department at the fashion magazine Mademoiselle and the New York adventure she hopes will come with it. So is the stage set for SEARCHING FOR GRACE KELLY, Michael Callahan’s literary homage to the films of Douglas Sirk and the novels of Mary McCarthy and Grace Metalious.  The novel explores the glittering, glamorous world of the famed Barbizon Hotel for Women at the corner of East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue, where girls from around the country came to be discovered, romanced, and most of all, realized. As Laura struggles to find her footing in the fashionable but formidable world of Manhattan publishing, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will take her from the penthouse salons of Park Avenue to Atlantic City’s famed Steel Pier and into the arms of two very different men, who will force her to make a choice that will alter her life forever.

In the wake of the recently averted debt ceiling crisis, Americans are wondering if our country’s political discourse is permanently broken.  Speechwriter Dan Conley has found hope in an unusual source: the essays of Michel de Montaigne.  MONTAIGNE’S GHOST WRITER examines each of Montaigne’s essays and finds that the world’s first essayist was more than a charming, honest innovator–he was a philosopher ahead of his time who proposed an intuitive way of examining the world. In companion essays on each of Montaigne’s original 107 subjects, Conley suggests that our compulsion to find rationality in things is to accept a false conception of life.  Our lives are not orderly and understandable, and to place everything but ourselves into rational order, we lose the ability to understand how profoundly change governs our existence. Montaigne applied this approach to more than just philosophy.  He was also an astute social critic with a unique view of social relationships and a religious moderate who understood the horror of zealotry. MONTAIGNE’S GHOST WRITER offers the radical suggestion that a more civil society might require a more open-minded style of writing, talking, and thinking.

As emergency crews battled to control the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the days after the huge tsunami of March 11, one man challenged the direct orders of his bosses and the Japanese government. His defiance of the ethos of a rigidly conformist society averted what would surely have been a full nuclear meltdown. In FUKUSHIMA, author Gavin Blair will take you inside the chaos of the Dai-ichi plant and the man whose strength of character prevented a nuclear nightmare that would have made Chernobyl look benign. The book will be based on in-depth research and interviews with insiders from TEPCO (the formerly all-powerful operator of Fukushima), workers who went into the plant to battle the meltdown, and politicians at the heart of the government’s response team.  Reporting from the scene for newspapers, radio and TV in Japan, the US and Europe for months after the disaster, Blair traveled up and down the battered northeast coast of Japan, interviewing victims, evacuees and officials. He will draw on these unique insights, experience and knowledge to deliver a definitive account of the heroism of a remarkable individual amidst unimaginable pressure.

If you have faith in a supreme being–God, Christ, Allah, YHWH, Jehovah, Brahmā, or any other–nearly 9 out of every 10 people on this planet are with you. Yet, our yearning for the divine, and whatever it promises, involves a curious divergence in practice. Some of us tend toward adhering to doctrine, supplication and fastidious religious practices. Others, though, behave somewhat differently. They spend time reflecting on and sensing themselves as an intimate part of some greater identity. Both paths, however, involve complex networks that are based in the most sophisticated organ in our body: the brain. Most of what has been written about how the brain determines our religiosity and spirituality comes from functional imaging studies. But this research can reveal only part of the story. Humans search for causes and for order. We set goals, have obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors, and often suffer with addiction and depression. We also are able to abandon disbelief. BORN TO BELIEVE reveals how these activities share something with our yearnings for God. BORN TO BELIEVE takes a significant step beyond this singular methodology. Adding converging evidence from a variety of study methods, authors Russell Donda and Kenneth Heilman show how a variety of our brain’s networks, influenced by both inheritance and learning, determine our faithful behaviors in surprising ways.

Like everyone else, William McKeen grew up knowing that famous quote attributed to Mark Twain: “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” People are fascinated, frightened and frustrated by the weather. It is the one element of modern life that we can’t control, and no matter what new breakthrough or staggering work of genius humanity brings before society, that society can still be brought to its knees by wind and rain, heat and humidity.  McKeen’s next book, THE POLITICS OF WEATHER, will use a gonzo cast of daredevil hurricane hunters, tornado chasers, emergency-management workers and obsessive scientists to tell stories about this inescapable fact of life. The book will be a serial narrative rich in history, much like McKeen’s Hunter Thompson bio, OUTLAW JOURNALIST, and his new book about intermingling lives in Key West, MILE MARKER ZERO. McKeen vows he will treat his subject seriously, but the book will also be as much fun as a weenie roast on the Fourth of July.

The blood red sunrise on June 9, 2010, was a fitting stage for the five hundred federal agents blockading the tiny city of Blanding, UT. Unprecedented in U.S. history, the raid codenamed Cerberus Action topped off a two-year investigation into a shameful industry most Americans know nothing about: The Native American antiquities trade. It has been illegal to obtain Indian antiquities for more than a century, but this has not deterred Blanding’s citizens from slinking onto public reservations, plunging shovels into the graves of ancient men, women and children, and scattering the shattered bones to a host of ancient artifacts–many of which are coveted on an international market of collectors, art galleries and museums as prestigious as the Smithsonian. Buyers pay top dollar for artifacts desired not only for historical interest, but for the existential magic they are believed to possess. THE GRAVE ROBBERS is the mesmerizing story of the treacherous antiquities trade and the 2010 raid which shredded the code of silence protecting it for centuries. For Native Americans, the desecration of their ancestral graves is evidence that five centuries of genocidal wars were never ended by any treaty. For tribes like the Navajo the wars go on. Within six months of the raid, there was an epidemic of suicides amongst the grave robbers caught in its net–a sobering development that spooked everyone but Native Americans. After living with the Navajo Nation for thirty years, award winning author Debra Weyermann is uniquely qualified to envelop readers in an ancient world existing within our borders, a beguiling land where the past is still very much alive.

In 1979, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird clashed in the infamous NCAA final between Michigan State and Indiana State. But what nobody remembers is the University of Pennsylvania squad that made it all the way to that very same Final Four–An Ivy League team in the Final Four. Before there was Gonzaga, George Mason, Butler and VCU, the Quakers were college basketball’s original–and most improbable–Cinderella story. Bob Weinhauer’s squad came from a bookworm conference that forbids athletic scholarships. In a forty-team-field that featured ten schools in each region, they were an afterthought. But in the first round, Penn beat higher-seeded Iona. In the second round, they stunned top seed North Carolina, one of the greatest upsets in tourney history. In the third and fourth rounds, the Quakers toppled Syracuse and St. John’s to advance to the Final Four. SLEEPING IVY: THE TRUE STORY OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL’S ORIGINAL CINDERELLA, by ESPN The Magazine senior writer Eddie Matz, is about much more than a two-week hot streak. It’s about Weinhauer, an intense leader fueled by past failures. It’s about Tony Price, a hardscrabble baller from the South Bronx who majored in How to Trust a White Person. It’s about a team that somehow became a team despite a mishmash that included an orphan from West Philly and a concert pianist from Choate Academy. Most of all, SLEEPING IVY is about faith and friendship, believing in yourself and each other when nobody else does. A classic underdog tale set against one of the most wildly popular sporting events in the world.

Chuck White is one of the top private chefs in the country and, most recently, Sheryl Crow’s co-author on If It Makes You Healthy. Chuck’s new cookbook, TOUR CHEF follows him through the ins and outs of a hectic touring schedule and gives readers an inside look at how an exquisite and healthy meal is prepared on a whim.   TOUR CHEF will capture what it’s like creating five-star meals on the road in random locations such as amphitheaters, zamboni rooms, under bleachers, in concession stands, and even in hotel rooms, and gives readers the tools to recreate these dazzling dishes in the comfort of their own kitchens.  Chuck will offer practical tips on how to shop and where, describing how he finds the best grocery stores, fish markets, farmer’s markets and butcher shops for the finest possible product he can get his hands on.  TOUR CHEF, written with Lisa Weiss, will capture the true challenge of “cooking on the road” and inspire home cooks to create these dishes at home using Chuck’s ingenious tricks and taking inspiration from the sense of fun and adventure that pervades the narrative. If Chuck can do a three-course dinner with limited resources, just think what you can do in your kitchen!

For 200 years, America’s drinking culture was dominated by brown spirits–think of Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail, Jack Daniel’s, and the Whiskey Rebellion. But in 1975, vodka suddenly overtook both bourbon and whiskey as the nation’s most popular spirit. By 2010, Americans were spending more than $19 billion on vodka–about 30 percent of all liquor expenditures. According to some estimates, that comes to about one out of every three cocktails ordered. And yet the federal government defines vodka as “without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color.” If so, why are there currently more than a thousand brands of vodka currently on the market? How on earth did we arrive at such marketing absurdities as vodka dispensed from a glass skull, or from a replica tommy gun, or quintuple distilled by Donald Trump? VODKA NATION: HOW A FLAVORLESS, ODORLESS, COLORLESS SPIRIT CONQUERED AMERICA tells this story. Author Victorino Matus bases this book on a recent cover piece he did for The Weekly Standard, and takes the reader on a journey through time–from vodka’s humble origins in 1934 (when the Smirnoff factory first opened in Connecticut) to its popularization through the Moscow Mule and the Bloody Mary, to the arrival of Absolut and the dawn of the vodka boom in the late 1990s–and across the states where craft distilleries are turning vodka into an art form. Not every maker of vodka wants to become the next Grey Goose, but for many of the risk-takers and entrepreneurs, it’s worth a try: After all, rapper P. Diddy himself partnered with Ciroc Vodka, which has earned him at least $100 million. And despite the sagging economy, Americans continue to spend more on vodka than ever. Because in good times and bad, we can all use a drink. VODKA NATION will be the first book that chronicles the vodka boom, how we got here, and where we are headed. (Please note: This project is represented by Stacey Glick.)

An American girl falling in love with a guy in Paris should have all the makings of a clichéd romance. But only if the girl didn’t dump his French ass on a platform at Gare de Lyon, never apologizing until twenty years later. Told partly in an epistolary format, along with laugh-out-loud humor and painstakingly honest prose, SEVEN LETTERS tells the true story of how seven old love letters written by a love-struck Frenchman in 1989, and one blog from the present, inspire Samantha Vérant to own up to regret, ultimately winning back the one guy who had ever held a place in her heart–the frog who got away: Jean-Luc. When Jean-Luc responds to Samantha’s “delayed” apology, she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for. One email response turns into hundreds and, letter after letter, the adventuress–who once-upon-a-time believed in herself–resurfaces. Samantha dares to follow her heart, understanding it’s better to pack light. She pulls the plug on her lifeless marriage, moves back home with her parents, and declares bankruptcy. Once the dust settles, Samantha takes fate for a five thousand mile plane ride, meeting Jean-Luc right where their romance began two decades earlier: Paris. It’s a good thing love doesn’t come with an expiration date. Written while the events took place, from her initial contact with Jean-Luc to their marriage exactly one year later, Samantha’s story carries a sense of urgency, the heart beating on every word. SEVEN LETTERS will appeal to readers who believe true love never has an ending, only new beginnings. (Please note: This project is represented by Stephanie DeVita.)

There’s a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 40 percent of Americans now die in hospice care, often at home, and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed, with suspicion, as a New Age indulgence or fringe religious practice, hospice is a $10 billion a year business and arguably the most successful segment of health care in America. Now, in CHANGING THE WAY WE DIE, award-winning journalists Sheila Himmel and Fran Smith capture this wave and what it means to Baby Boomers. It’s the first book to take a sweeping look at today’s hospice landscape, telling the stories of patients, caregivers and cutting-edge researchers as well as the corporate giants that increasingly own this market. Himmel and Smith examine the remarkable shift in attitudes and practices around dying, which hold so much hope, and look at the changes ahead if profits replace a dying-well philosophy as the main driver of hospice. The book examines the clash between hospice and assisted suicide, as well as the contrast between luxurious hospices, like the death palace that T. Boone Pickens is building in Texas, and more bare-bones programs. The authors visit the nation’s first “green” hospice, Jewish hospices, Catholic, Zen and more. Most importantly, CHANGING THE WAY WE DIE makes the case that you need to know what’s out there, because you get to choose only once. (Please note: this project is represented by John Rudolph.)

As the editor-in-chief of ManoftheHouse.com, an online magazine for men and dads with more than 1 million monthly readers as of June, 2011, Craig J. Heimbuch regularly explores the transitions men make as they go from living the single life to a more settled life of marriage, family, home ownership and long-term careers. With his memoir/travelogue/expose AND NOW WE SHALL DO MANLY THINGS, Heimbuch turns the camera on himself and recalls the year he spent learning to hunt after a lifetime of resisting the sport that the rest of his family–particularly his father–cherishes so dearly. In preparation for the big Heimbuch family pheasant hunt in the fall, Craig cheerfully dives headfirst into his project, learning as much as he can about hunting and hunting culture with a visit to the NRA convention in Pittsburgh, an outdoorsman course at L.L. Bean, and a riotous stab at deep-sea fishing. Along the way, Heimbuch considers the relationship between hunting and eating with Travel Channel hosts Steven Rinella and Andrew Zimmerman, and draws deeper connections between hunting and masculinity, particularly as they apply to his own large Midwest family. Like Bill Bryson or George Plimpton stumbling through the unfamiliar, AND NOW WE SHALL DO MANLY THINGS is both an uproarious examination of a classic American subculture, as well as a heartwarming journey to find one’s place in the world and figure out what it truly means to be a man. (Please note: this project is represented by John Rudolph.)

Set during a bleak Portland winter, THE VIOLATORS takes a fiercely contemporary spin on the literary horror novel. Eric knows something’s wrong with his sister when she returns home from an internet blind date, and when Eric asks her about the wealthy doctor she met, she flips out, accusing him of taking a perverse interest in her sex life. Meanwhile, across town, 18-year-old Dawn is similarly unnerved when her mother comes back from an on-line date with a psychiatric nurse—there’s an eerie coldness in her manner, a newfound cruelty. Within a month, both women meet violent, self-inflicted ends after sliding into madness and despair. Convinced the blind dates were to blame, as well as the dating site where they met, Eric and Dawn join forces to bring the doctor and nurse to justice. They discover the doctor and nurse both have shadowy links to Ivan Leach, a chemistry professor who was jailed for performing bizarre experiments on his students. Eric and Dawn are soon drawn into Leach’s tangled web and toward the secluded cabin that promises to reveal the secrets of their relatives’ deadly transformations. But just when they’ve prepared themselves for the worst, Eric and Dawn uncover a final truth that brings new meaning to the term “deviant behavior.” Using the depressed economy as a dread-laden backdrop, Nathan Field creates a pulse-racing psychosexual drama full of nasty twists and turns. You’ll definitely want to read this one with the lights on and the doors locked!  (Please note: this project is represented by John Rudolph.)

An inspirational book for any kind of reader, CIRCLE OF HOPE: A NASCAR JOURNEY follows fascinating lesser-known NASCAR drivers as they experience triumph and suffer defeat, yet ultimately prevail over life’s difficulties. For three years, journalist Deann Alford embedded herself with NASCAR drivers to create unique, behind-the-scenes intimate portraits of heroes like rising Sprint Cup driver David Reutimann; NASCAR legend Morgan Shepherd; Eric McClure, son of a prominent racing family and full-time NASCAR Nationwide driver; and David Gilliland, who was propelled into the Cup Series by a spectacular nationwide win. Additionally, the book features celebrated short-track dirt racer Buzzie Reutimann, well-known NASCAR journalists, and appearances by stars such as Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson. The final chapter, “Believe in Your Dreams,” includes five-time Cup champion Johnson and 2011 Daytona 500 upset winner Trevor Bayne, both of whom responded to the author’s questions seeking encouragement for those needing hope, no matter their walk. Fans will find they hold much in common with these drivers–struggling, fearful, giving their all to make the race, placing oft-shaky confidence in keeping their desperate hopes alive, that against all odds they, too, can succeed. The book will deliver a much-needed measure of hope that amid hard times, it is still possible to achieve your dreams. (Please note: this project is represented by John Rudolph.)

RIGHTS ROUNDUP

John Locke’s LETHAL PEOPLE, LETHAL EXPERIMENT, and SAVING RACHEL, from his Donovan Creed series, sold to Ediciones B for Spanish and Catalan rights, Rizzoli for Italian rights, and Buchmann for Polish rights.  Metodika bought Lithuanian rights to SAVING RACHEL. Italian rights to Jacqueline Carey’s KUSHIEL’S MERCY sold to Nord, Czech rights to KUSHIEL’S AVATAR sold to Triton, and Polish rights to SANTA OLIVIA sold to Jaguar.  James Dashner’s THE MAZE RUNNER, THE SCORCH TRIALS, and THE DEATH CURE will be published in Romanian by Editura Litera International, in Indonesian by PT Bentang Pustaka, and in simplified Chinese by Hubei Children’s Press. Rights for THE DEATH CURE in Spain went to Nocturna.  MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS by Rhoda Janzen will be published in German by Piper.  ORIGIN and THE LIST by J. A. Konrath will be published in Bulgarian by AlexSoft. German rights to ENDURANCE by Jack Kilborn sold to Heyne.  Richelle Mead’s VAMPIRE ACADEMY, FROSTBITE, and SHADOW KISS will be published in Macedonian by Prosvetno Delo Publishing House. Her LAST SACRIFICE will be published in Brazil by Nova Fronteira and in Hungary by Agave.  BLOODLINES, the first book in her spin-off series, will be published in Czech by Domino, in Polish by Nasza Ksiegarnia (who also bought book 2), and in Bulgarian by IBIS (who also bought books 2 and 3). TWELVE BY TWELVE by William Powers will be published in complex Chinese by Commonwealth Publishing.  Nova Ren Suma’s IMAGINARY GIRLS will be published in Australia and New Zealand by Murdoch Books.  MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH and its sequel by Bethany Griffin will be published in the UK by Indigo/Orion and in Germany by Goldmann. Dori Jones Yang’s DAUGHTER OF XANADU will be published in Mongolian by Monsudar and in Turkish by BigBang Yayinlari. THINGS TO DO IN A RETIREMENT HOME TRAILER PARK by Nye Wright will be published in the UK & Commonwealth by Myriad Editions. Italian rights to PROFESSOR HANAA by Reem Bassiouney were sold to Ghena.

Tantor Media bought audio rights to NIGHTSHADE and BLOODLUST by Michelle Rowen, as well as RAZIEL AND DEMON by Kristina Douglas. Recorded Books secured rights to the first eight books in John Locke’s Donovan Creed series.

RECENT SALES

Abigail Johnson Dodge’s NO FORK DESSERTS sold in a World rights deal to Carolyn Mandarano at Taunton by Stacey Glick.

World rights to LIKE LIFE by Michael Tucker sold to Stephanie Gorton at Overlook.

ISLAND APART by Steven Raichlen sold in a North American deal to Bob Gleason at Tor.

Jim McCarthy sold World rights to Jackie Barrett’s THE DEVIL I KNOW to Shannon Jamieson-Vazquez at Berkley.

Debra Ponzek’s THE MODERN COOK’S SURVIVAL GUIDE sold to Kristen Wiewora at Running Press in a World rights deal.

North American rights to LOOP by Shandy Lawson sold to Emily Meehan at Disney Hyperion in a deal by John Rudolph.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO ADULTHOOD by Marion Grodin sold to Kate Hartson at Center Street in a World deal.

Lauren Abramo sold World rights to an as-yet-untitled vampire historical novella by Erica Ridley to John Scognamiglio at Kensington.

North American rights to FRESH FROM THE VEGAN SLOW COOKER by Robin Robertson sold to Dan Rosenberg at Harvard Common Press by in a deal by Stacey Glick.

World English rights to I AM INTLGENT by Peyton Goddard and Diane Goddard with Carol Cujec sold to Mary Norris at Globe Pequot in a deal by Stacey Glick.

Stephanie DeVita sold IN THE CROSSHAIRS: A FORT HOOD MASSACRE by Anita Belles Porterfield with Marie Sprague sold to Hilary Claggett at Potomac Books in a World rights deal.

World English rights to Suzanne Young’s two-book series entitled The Program sold to Jennifer Klonsky at Simon Pulse in a deal by Jim McCarthy.

HOW TO WRITE SHORT by Roy Peter Clark sold to Tracy Behar at Little Brown in a World rights deal.

Saundra Mitchell’s DEFY THE DARK anthology sold to Anne Hoppe at HarperTeen in a World rights deal by Jim McCarthy.

North American rights to THE PIOUS ONES by Joseph Berger sold to Claire Wachtel at HarperCollins.

BAD GLASS by Richard Gropp sold to David Pomerico at Del Rey in a World rights deal by Jim McCarthy.

Tayari Jones’s DEAR HISTORY sold to Andra Miller at Algonquin in a World rights deal.

World English rights to THE LEAGUE OF THE BLACK SWAN and the second and third books in the series by Alesia Holliday sold to Cindy Hwang at Berkley in a deal by Jim McCarthy.

An update to Ellie Krieger’s SMALL CHANGES BIG RESULTS sold to Emily Takoudes at Clarkson Potter.

Saundra Mitchell’s THE AETHERBORNE and MISTWALKTER sold to Julie Tibbott at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in a World rights deal by Jim McCarthy.

World rights to FATHOMLESS by Jackson Pearce sold to Julie Scheina at Little Brown in a deal by Jim McCarthy.

Rachel Saunders’s as-yet-untitled cookbook, a follow-up to her popular BLUE CHAIR JAM COOKBOOK, sold to Kirsty Melville at Andrews McMeel in a World rights deal.