Newsletter 53: January 2012

UP AND COMING FOR SUBMISSION

She looked like a baby bird, fallen from the nest. Delivered four months early in an emergency C-section, she weighed only one pound and four ounces. Inside the artificial womb of her isolette, with wires and tubes snaking under her skin and into her mouth, she lingered between life and death. She had been born so early, her parents had not yet chosen a name. Her doctor, a neonatologist who had cared for thousands of micro-preemies over the decades, was sure this one would not survive, but kept her opinion to herself. The baby’s eyes were still fused shut. Her lungs worked only with the aid of a respirator. Having had time to grow only one layer of skin, her body was dark and mottled, her heart hammering visibly inside her chest. In that first hour of her life, her father stood terrified beside the isolette, wondering how to connect with the alien creature before him. Then the nurses encouraged him to reach inside and gently place his finger inside his tiny daughter’s outstretched palm. The baby’s thin fingers gripped back at once, and in that instant, the father’s doubts vanished. This was his little girl. He would do anything, give anything, to save her. JUNIPER, a heart-wrenching true story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas French, chronicles his wife’s delivery in a Florida hospital and their child’s journey into a level three NICU. For the next six months, as an army of doctors and nurses and respiratory techs worked on their daughter, French and his wife found themselves burrowed day and night inside a secret world where anything is possible and nothing is guaranteed–a place where 15-year-olds give birth to drug addicted babies, where nurses debate how much of themselves they should give to infants who may not survive, where parents are asked to make impossible choices at three in the morning. JUNIPER takes the reader inside the story of a mother and father fighting for their child at the frontier between what is medically possible and what is morally advisable.

A top physician and a leading beauty/health editor team up to help you stay younger than your years–no matter how old you are. The key to maintaining or regaining a youthful appearance and physical vitality well beyond midlife is to learn the secrets of extending what the authors call your “healthspan.” The authors are Boomers themselves so they rely not only on professional expertise but also on personal experience in creating their ten-point program for staving off the ravages of the passing years. In this book, the fourth one they have written together, they break new ground with advice that debunks myths, sets the record straight on conflicting research reports, exposes false promises that abound in the media, and provides real ways to unleash “vigor power”–their elixir for a life that is both long and well worth living. In HOW TO DEFY THE LIMITS OF AGE, Dr. Marie Savard, Medical Contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America” and an internationally sought-after speaker, brings to the project over three decades as a physician and an advocate for patient involvement. Sondra Forsyth, an award-winning journalist and senior editor at ThirdAge.com, is a former ballerina who continues to take rigorous professional ballet classes in New York City.

Carmine’s and Virgil’s are legendary New York City restaurants operated by the Alicart Group. Now, in association with Alicart, two cookbooks will deliver the wonder of these two restaurants: CARMINE’S COOKBOOK and VIRGIL’S REAL BARBECUE. If you’re one of the literally millions of people that have been lucky enough to snare a seat at Virgil’s BBQ in New York City’s Times Square, then you know just how good New York barbecue can be, and if you’ve dined at Carmine’s, you know that it’s always an authentic family-style Italian feast–with extra-large platters designed for sharing. Following the huge success of the first Carmine’s book, CARMINE’S COOKBOOK channels Carmine’s large portions and wow factor and will have you celebrating in your home the wonders of cooking for large parties with the famous recipes that have made Carmine’s legendary over the last 22 years. VIRGIL’S REAL BARBECUE will teach you the secrets to smoking meats, including Virgil’s secret recipes for amazing southern side dishes. Virgil’s is all about multi-regional BBQ–from Memphis ribs to Texas brisket–this cookbook will teach you the tricks of the trade.

In 1955, Emma Gatewood, a 65-year-old grandmother, told her family she was going on a walk. She left her home in a small Ohio town and made her way to Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, where she set off without a map, carrying just a journal and what few supplies would fit inside a denim drawstring sack. More than 2,000 miles later–having faced down a black bear, moccasins, and a growing gaggle of newspaper reporters–the “Hiking Granny” stood atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin, sang a verse of “America, the Beautiful,” and said to herself: “I did it. I said I’d do it and I’ve done it.” She appeared on television with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter and her story ran in Sports Illustrated and in newspapers around the world, reviving interest in the overgrown and forgotten footpath. She told them all she had hiked the trail “on a lark.” Only her family knew the truth. Her husband was an oppressive, abusive, hard-fisted man, protected by a town that kept secrets. She did it to spite him. In WOMAN WALKING, Ben Montgomery, an enterprising reporter and Pulitzer Prize-finalist from the St. Petersburg Times, tells the powerful story of an unlikely grandmother who became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail.

A serial killer “makes” perfect women by amputating their legs. A troubled girl walks knowingly into the killer’s arms. An ambitious college president spirals toward madness. Set in the Berkshires against the backdrop of an abandoned 19th Century mental asylum, Karelia Stetz-Waters‘s STUMPED does what few thrillers do; it delivers a totally original look at the mind gone wrong. This atmospheric, darkly comic thriller begins when Helen Ivers, still reeling from her sister’s recent suicide, takes a position as the president of Pittock College. The isolated campus seems like a good place to recover, but shortly after she arrives, two severed human legs are found bound to nearby train tracks. The local police explain away the gruesome occurrence, but when other bodies–and body parts–start piling up, each with a supposedly innocent explanation, Helen becomes convinced the police chief, and maybe the whole town, is covering for a killer. She embarks on her own investigation, but begins to doubt herself as nightmares of her sister’s suicide become waking hallucinations and everyone discounts her fears. The only person who shares her apprehensions is a young professor whose aggressive sexual advances are as frightening and alluring as impending madness–a woman who is either Helen’s only ally or the killer. STUMPED is both a sexually charged page-turner and a fascinating exploration of the disordered mind. From the victim who suffers from a condition that leads her to amputate her own limbs to the killer’s passion for reshaping women, STUMPED takes the reader on a journey as terrifying as Helen’s final descent into the abandoned mental asylum. This chilling page-turner will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Take eight rowdy middle-aged women and send them on an annual girlfriend getaway to a remote northern Michigan island. Add in a couple of oversized coolers stocked with beer, Jell-O shots, and liquor. Of course their perfumed, peri-menopausal posse will pack their hiking boots, as well as a set of cuddle duds, their favorite jeans, a big stack of classic rock CDs and, oh yes, their secrets. Mix them well into two SUVs capable of tackling the rickety car ferry and the two tracks that pass for roads linking the island’s two backwoods bars. Repeat this ritual every year without fail for twenty years and what do you have? MEMORY IS AN ISLAND, Mardi Link‘s memoir of the fierce twenty-year friendship between eight unlikely women whose annual wild weekend away from marriage, motherhood, and management strengthens them all, year after year. Strengthens them enough even to tackle their biggest challenges back home–the death of a parent, the end of a marriage, corporate downsizing, breast cancer, and just about anything else life can toss into the lap of an American woman. Now, though, the oldest member of The Drummond girls, as they call themselves, is battling memory loss. At 65, she has even forgotten some of the island hijinks and is soon diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, sometimes a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. And so they concoct their own remedy: tell her their twenty-year story, so she can re-live every silly, secret, risky and irreverent moment of it. Marriages may end, parents die, and children grow up, but their friendship is the relationship that has lasted. Probably because they are a lot like the island they love–tight knit, rugged, capable, and despite their advancing age, open to a good party.

TAKE ME HOME by Nancy Herkness explores the pain and joy of going back to the roots you thought you were glad to leave behind. After an ugly divorce, Claire Parker returns to Sanctuary, her hometown in the mountains of West Virginia, hoping to nurse her sister back to health and mend the rift between them. But Sanctuary offers more complications than she expected. Claire finds her “whisper horse,” an abused former racehorse whom she feels an immediate bond with and who makes the perfect sympathetic listener for sharing her troubles. She also meets Tim Arbuckle, the veterinarian who is caring for the mistreated thoroughbred. Tim has come home to Sanctuary to escape the dark memories of his wife’s suicide, but Claire stirs up emotions he thought he had successfully buried. When Claire offers to give up her dream job in New York City for him, Tim has an agonizing decision to make. Award-winning novelist Nancy Herkness, a native West Virginian and an avid horsewoman, builds a world of down-home, small-town warmth, enhanced by the romance and beauty of the horses she knows so well. USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton calls Ms. Herkness’s work “smart, sexy, witty, and warm.” TAKE ME HOME is the first book in a series set in Sanctuary, WV, with the slightly mystical touch of the whisper horse.

In 1961, a young American bride’s plane landed in Kabul. An airport official demanded her passport. She never saw that passport again. As the wife of an Afghan man, she was now subject to Afghan laws and customs. Her Westernized husband, who was her long-time college sweetheart, had never mentioned that his father had three wives and twenty-one children, or that she would be living in polite, captive seclusion with many members of her father-in-law’s polygamous family. She experienced for herself the harsh realities that Afghan women face on a day-to-day basis. Secretly pregnant, and infected with hepatitis, the American bride finally escaped and, upon her return, she bent and kissed the ground at Idlewild Airport. Phyllis Chesler, the American bride, would become an American feminist icon. In this memoir, she shares the tale of her marriage to an Afghan aristocrat–a relationship that has endured for more than fifty years in spite of their divorce and their many cultural differences. She depicts a lost time and a lost place, one now only to be found in living memory–life in Afghanistan before the Soviet Invasion and the Taliban. It also discusses her ex-husband’s post-Soviet exile in America. AMERICAN WOMAN, AFGHAN MAN is Dr. Phyllis Chesler’s fifteenth book and gives a dramatic account of her long relationship with Afghanistan, with her ex-husband and his family, and with the Islamic world.

In 1907, America stood at the edge of calamity. Overextended banks operating without a safety net threatened to crack the brittle economy. Soaring prices brought profits to industrialists and hardship to farmers and laborers, fueling a vast income gap. The environment was polluted, the food supply was tainted, the government was corrupt. President Teddy Roosevelt struggled against a recalcitrant Congress to reform the system, but conservative Republicans backed by bankers and industrialists shut him down. Roosevelt’s successor, the amicable William Taft, proved even more helpless. As the two presidents faltered, a cluster of determined Republican reformers led by Senator Bob La Follette took up the charge. Their bold insurgency against their own party’s leaders shook the Capitol from its long slumber and propelled America into the 20th century, ushering in such institutions as the income tax, the Federal Reserve, and the direct election of U.S. senators. Political analyst and regular CNN.com contributor Michael Wolraich tells the riveting, resonant story behind the first great battle between progressives and conservatives in WHEN THE WAR BEGAN: TEDDY ROOSEVELT, REPUBLICAN PROGRESSIVES, AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN POLITICS.

Adam Becklund’s world was humming along nicely. Drawn from his small western Michigan hometown to Detroit, Becklund was writing a popular street-oriented column for a Detroit newspaper, had a beautiful girlfriend, an apartment with a killer view, and a life defined by daily routines that left him deeply satisfied. And then his world blew up. In this debut crime novel, BURIED, critically acclaimed nonfiction author Scott Martelle weaves overlapping stories of murder and suspicion against the backdrop of the streets of Detroit. In a matter of days, Becklund finds himself the leading suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, struggling with a sense of grief and guilt over her killing and retaliatory journalism by his rivals, and serving as the best hope his bar-owning friend Tanker has for eluding an elaborate frame job for a second killing rooted in Detroit’s criminal past. The contemporary tale of fear, intimidation and mystery merges Martelle’s gifts as a storyteller, his eye for dramatic details and his grasp of the nuances of history. BURIED is the first in a new series starring reluctant detective Adam Becklund, who finds the balm for his grief in helping others.

A former State Hospital for the insane is an apt setting for this look into the lengths that otherwise-sensible people will go to in pursuit of THAT CRAZY LITTLE THING. Kate Bracy, veteran nurse practitioner and co-author of The Everything Health Guide to Menopause and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sexual Health and Fitness, tackles the complex terrain of the human heart in this touching and funny debut novel about love in all its guises–from motherhood and friendship to grand, life-altering passion, and all the stops in-between. The story revolves around Melanie Davis, cranky solo parent, and Jessie, her rebellious Goth daughter. Melanie finds distraction from her own romantic disappointments via surreptitious dips into her boss’ florid email correspondence with an old flame. Meanwhile, Melanie’s best friend Donna, a tough ex-Catholic school bad girl with her own share of emotional baggage, is blindsided by a serious illness. As the tale unfolds, Melanie becomes a most unlikely Scheherazade, regaling Donna and the other patients at Upstate Regional Medical Center with the latest installments in the boss’s electronic love affair, while daughter Jessie assumes the equally unlikely role of Nancy Drew, struggling to solve a mystery from Donna’s past. THAT CRAZY LITTLE THING pieces together the broken lives and transcendent loves of a cast of tragicomic characters into one satisfying and singular creation.

At nineteen years old, Nicole Caccavo Kear‘s biggest concern was which half-priced bra she should buy at Victoria’s Secret, until the day she walked into an eye doctor’s office and was diagnosed with an incurable, degenerative eye disease, one that would likely make her blind by age 30. Her initial response was to keep the disease a secret and carpe diem. Raised to be a careful girl with a good head on her shoulders, she started living like there was no tomorrow, a coping strategy involving booze, sex tapes, and circus school, as well as almost accidentally stepping out a fourth-floor window in her skivvies. But when she falls in love and gets pregnant just a few years shy of her vision’s expiration date, Nicole abandons her regimen of recklessness in favor of trying to pass as a normal mom. As the aperture of her vision closes and the focus gets fuzzier, though, she is forced into a painful reckoning. No matter how she rages, she will lose the battle against blindness. But if she comes clean with her secret and faces the bad news she’s been running from, she can still win her happy ending. BLINDSIDED: A MEMOIR is the true story of the author’s struggle to come to terms with the fickle hand of Fate, in this case taking the form of a disease that is slowly erasing her vision. Candid and uplifting, told with humor and irreverence, in the vein of Geralyn Lucas’ Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy and Mary Karr’s Lit, it’s a story about refusing to cower at life’s curveballs, about the power of love to triumph over loss. Please note, Michael Bourret is the agent on this project.

Sam Osterhout is about to have a daughter. She will be called Ruby, and she will come out of Sam’s wife’s business end knowing surprisingly little about the world. This isn’t just true of Ruby–as a rule of thumb, babies don’t know anything when they’re born. Did you know that Aborigines have been living continuously in Australia for 60,000 years? Babies don’t. Do you know what kind of shoes to wear to a wedding? Babies don’t. Babies don’t even know what a lamp is. They have so much to learn! But there’s more. Ruby can learn about Aborigines from Wikipedia. Her mother will someday tell her about wedding shoes. She will learn about lamps whether or not Sam tells her about them. But there are things that only he can inform her of. There are things he wants to protect her from, warn her about. Things about her very own family that she needs to know. Things with names like Divorce. Like Suicide. Like Addiction and Abuse and Poverty and Murder. Things he addresses in ATTENTION: RUBY, a collection of memos about things like postmodernism, and about the trials and tribulations of sleeping, and about body hair and going topless and cars, and about popular physics. It’s the story of her family, of her dad’s family and how it fell apart. It’s everything Sam knows and that his baby, Ruby, simply must know, too. It’s her story and it’s the story of all of us. Osterhout’s memoir-cum-humor book will be a warm-hearted, gut-busting look at family, parenthood, and the truly important things in life. Like armpits. Please note, Jim McCarthy is the agent on this project.

Amelia Cardone has spent her entire life under the guardianship of The Building, a group of believers who made a pact with her father–the Devil. In exchange for protecting his only child, Lucifer promised The Building’s leader untold power upon the date of his daughter’s ceremony–a ceremony that will permanently raise him. But the half-breed child of Satan has power of her own and a secret that threatens to destroy them all. Betrothed since birth, Amelia defied The Building’s prophecy by marking another as her mate when she was a child. The boy–long-thought dead–has grown in captivity and has returned to kill the girl who cursed him. But, bearing her mark, Pascal Bodine finds himself unable to harm her. The passion that ignites between them will bring on the wrath of everyone in Amelia’s life, including her soulless half-brother (the only person she’s ever truly trusted) and a demon from the underworld who is determined to make Amelia his own. Amelia knows that to survive she’ll either have to kill her mate or go against The Building, against her father’s pact, and against everything she was brought up to believe. In the end, her only way out might be to embrace the demon she was meant to become–and face the Devil’s consequences. In her adult fiction debut, THE WILLING, YA novelist Suzanne Young asks the question: What happens when Rosemary’s Baby grows up? Please note, Jim McCarthy is the agent on this project.

In PEOPLE, EXPLAINED: THE SCIENCE OF WHAT MAKES US TICK, social psychologist and Harvard researcher Christine Ma-Kellams uncovers what science has to say about you, the people you like and the people you hate–in other words, everyone. Using hard empirical data, and her own original research into how money God and race changes psychological tendencies, Ma-Kellams explores compelling questions about human nature that range from the serious (What makes someone fall in love? What makes ostensibly good people do some very bad things?) to the merely curious (Why is having sex with a frozen chicken wrong? Why are celebrities always hot?) Combining hard science, cutting edge psychological studies, and a healthy sense of the absurd, Ma Kellams explores the unexpected underpinnings of everyday issues to illuminate that most fascinating of subjects, ourselves. Please note, Jessica Papin is the agent on this project.

Egypt–The Valley of the Kings–1905: An American millionaire peers through the hole he has cut in an ancient tomb wall and discovers the richest trove of golden treasure ever seen in Egypt. At the start of the 20th century Theodore Davis was the most famous archaeologist in the world; the tycoon-turned Egyptologist transformed tomb-robbing and treasure-hunting into a science. John M. Adams‘ THE MAN WHO FOUND THE MUMMIES: HOW THEODORE DAVIS STOLE A FORTUNE, GAVE AWAY A TREASURE AND TRANSFORMED ARCHAEOLOGY tells the story of a poor country preacher’s son who, through corruption and fraud amassed tremendous wealth in Gilded Age New York and then atoned for his misdeeds in Egypt. Pioneering new standards for systematic excavation, he found a record eighteen tombs and, in an unexpected break with precedent, gave his finds to museums. A confederate of Boss Tweed, friend of Teddy Roosevelt ,and rival of J.P. Morgan, the “American Lord Carnarvon” shared his Newport mansion with his Rembrandts, his wife, and his mistress. The first biography of Davis ever written illuminates his colorful life and enduring legacy through a thrilling tale of crime, adventure, and ancient tombs. Please note, Jessica Papin is the agent on this project.

Breastfeeding. The mere mention of it has many expecting and experienced mothers wracked with anxiety about doing it (how will I manage with work, other kids, what if I don’t make enough milk?) or guilt about not doing it (will I be hurting my child if I choose not to breastfeed?). This hot-button issue is one we’ve talked about repeatedly in the media and in celebrity culture. Remember when Angelina Jolie posed for the cover of W nursing her newborn? Oh, the controversy! Or what about when supermodel Gisele Bundchen declared that there should be a worldwide law that mothers be required to breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life? All hell broke loose. This topic gets people riled up, and there has never been a narrative account that explores the breastfeeding big picture for parents and their children in today’s world. THE BIG LET DOWN by author, journalist, and breastfeeding advocate Kimberly Seals Allers will change that for the better and open up a candid conversation on the cultural, sociological, and economic forces that shape the breastfeeding culture and how it undermines women in the process, in a book that is sure to be interesting, informative, and controversial too. Please note, Stacey Glick is the agent on this project.

One of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, Herman J. Russell‘s story is the story of Atlanta and vice-versa–neither would be the same without the other. For more than fifty years, Russell was a key figure in Atlanta’s peaceful progression from racially-divided Jim Crow capital of the Old South to the financial center of the New South and modern Mecca for ambitious African Americans. And as Russell helped save the city from racial division, he literally built much of it, too, becoming one of the twenty wealthiest black Americans in the process. With BUILDING ATLANTA, Russell finally shares his own life story, revealing a humble boy who overcame a debilitating speech impediment to succeed as a star college athlete, a school leader, and a millionaire builder and developer even before the Civil Rights movement took hold. Hence, he was not allowed to participate in demonstrations–instead, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. asked Russell to stay away from the action so that he could come in after demonstrators were arrested and bail them out. And when Rev. King, Andrew Young, and other civil rights warriors needed to relax or talk in private, they often retreated to Russell’s home, which featured the only indoor pool in Atlanta’s black community. Hence, in sharing his memories, Russell sheds new light on key members of the Civil Rights movement, and he will also reveal for the first time the secretive and private group of twelve black and twelve white business and community leaders who quietly guided Atlanta for twenty years and helped establish it as the economic hub of the South. Unassuming, warm, down-to-earth and yet steely in his resolve, Herman J. Russell is a character worthy of a Toni Morrison novel, and BUILDING ATLANTA sings with the voice of a man with a lifetime of experiences that must be heard. Please note, John Rudolph in the agent on this project.

At the age of eighteen, while working as an international model in Paris, August McLaughlin nearly died after a brutal battle with anorexia. Now, with a successful career as a health writer and nutritionist whose work is regularly featured by LIVESTRONG.com, EHow Foods, Healthy Aging magazine, CitySmart magazine and IAmThat Girl.com, McLaughlin turns to fiction with IN HER SHADOW, a harrowing suspense novel loosely based on her own experiences. Nearing the tenth anniversary of her mother’s death in a car accident, psychologist Claire Fiksen finds she is suddenly nauseated by foods she has always loved. Her discomfort soon devolves further into the bizarre symptoms of a powerful eating disorder that threatens her career, her relationships, and her very life. When her beloved grandfather reveals that there may be more to her mother’s death than she knows, Claire’s pursuit of healing becomes a desperate search for answers as she delves into her family’s sordid past and discovers her illness may actually have been spurred on by another–a twin sister she never knew she had. And at the same time, someone is watching her every move, waiting to draw Claire into his own twisted web of misery. Like Mary Higgins Clark with a dose of Stephen King, IN HER SHADOW is a riveting psychological thriller that takes an all-too-common problem to truly terrifying heights. Please note John Rudolph is the agent on this project.

RIGHTS ROUNDUP

Audible bought North American audio rights to GHOULS GONE WILD by Victoria Laurie. Tantor bought North American audio rights to NAPOLEON’S BUTTONS byPenny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson. World audio rights to Scott Martelle‘s DETROIT were bought by Blackstone Audio. Audio rights to James Dashner‘s THE KILL ORDER were bought by Listening Library for North America.

CONTEMPT OF COURT by Mark Curriden and LeRoy Phillips was optioned for film by Fixed Point Films. HBO optioned the TV rights to Mary Doria Russell‘s DOC.

Turkish rights to Jacqueline Carey‘s KUSHIEL’S DART, CHOSEN, and AVATAR sold to Pegasus. ARTISAN BREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY by Jeffrey Hertzberg and Zoë François will be published in Japanese by Rakkousha, Inc. Simplified Chinese rights to Bill Vlasic’s ONCE UPON A CAR sold to China Citic Press. EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton was sold to Livanis for publication in Greece and Astrel for publication in Russia. EIGHTH GRADE BITES and NINTH GRADE SLAYS by Heather Brewer will be published in Spanish by La Factoria de Ideas. Brewer‘s FIRST KILL, SECOND CHANCE, and THIRD STRIKE will be published in Australia by Puffin Australia. Chicken House bought UK and German rights to THE DEATH CURE byJames Dashner. THE DEATH CURE will also be published in Latin America by V&R. Hebrew language rights toDashner‘s THE MAZE RUNNER were bought by HaKibbutz Hameuchad-Sifriat Poalim. THE MAZE RUNNER, THE SCORCH TRIALS, and THE DEATH CURE will also be published in Hungarian by Cartaphilus. Polish language rights for the DIE FOR ME trilogy by Amy Plum were bought by Weltbild. UNTIL I DIE will also be published in Norway by Cappelen DammJ.A. Konrath’s ORIGIN will be published in traditional Chinese characters by Global Group Holdings. German language rights to SERIAL UNCUT, also by Konrath, writing as Jack Kilborn, andBlake Crouch, were bought by Heyne. The first three books in the BLOODLINES series by Richelle Mead will be published in the German language by Lyx and in the Russian language by Exmo. BLOODLINES and THE GOLDEN LILY will be also be published in Turkish by Alfa/Artemis. Additionally, BLOODLINES will be published in Hungary by Agave Konyek and in Slovenia by Mladinska Knjiga. Mead‘s SHADOW KISS and BLOOD PROMISE will be published in Lithuania by Alma Littera, and her SPIRIT BOUND and LAST SACRIFICE will be published in Serbia by Laguna. MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH and its sequel, by Bethany Griffin will be published in French by Editions Bragelonne. A STRANGE TRIBE by John Hemingway will be published in Spanish by Planeta. RESTAURANT MAN by Joe Bastianich will be published in Italian by Rizzoli. German language rights toSuzanne Young‘s THE PROGRAM were bought by Blanvalet. Reem Bassiouney‘s PROFESSOR HANAA will be published in Spanish by Alba Editorial.

RECENT SALES

North American rights to DANDELION HUNTER byRebecca Lerner sold to Mary Norris at Globe Pequot.

PEDESTRIANISM by Matthew Algeo sold in a World rights deal to Jerry Pohlen at Chicago Review Press.

Stacey Glick sold World rights to Lori Lange‘s THE RECIPE GIRL COOKBOOK to Justin Schwartz at Wiley.

Paul Linde‘s WHEN QUEER WAS CRAZY to Naomi Schneider at University of California Press in a World rights deal.

World English language rights to DOES THIS PLUG INTO THAT? by Eric Taub sold to Chris Schillig at Andrews McMeel.

World rights to A SCREAM AT MIDNIGHT by Shirley Damsgaard, writing as Jess McConkey, sold by Stacey Glick to Emily Krump at Morrow/Harper.

World rights to CROSS CUT and three sequels by Jude Hardin sold to Andrew Bartlett at Amazon/Thomas & Mercer.

World rights to MURDER AS A FINE ART by David Morrell, sold to John Schoenfelder at Little, Brown & Co.

THE CURE FOR ANGER by Mary Doria Russell sold to Libby Edelson at Ecco/Harper Collins in a North American deal.

World rights to Steve McDonagh‘s DRINKING LIKE A MAD MAN sold to Eileen Johnson at Agate.

YOGALOSOPHY by Mandy Ingber sold to Krista Lyons at Seal Press in a North American deal.

World rights to WHAT WOULD BRIAN BOITANO MAKE? byBrian Boitano sold to Lara Asher at Globe Pequot.

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

A revision to ARTISAN BREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY and the fourth book in the ARTISAN BREAD series byJeffrey Hertzberg and Zoë François sold to Pete Wolverton at St. Martin’s Press in a North American rights deal.