Apr 202017
 

Publishers Weekly: A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.

Read the rest of the review here!

Apr 112017
 

A chilling psychological suspense novel, The Grave Tender explores the dark boundaries people cross to save loved ones, and the limits of family bonds tested by the deepest of betrayals.

Endless questions from a shadow-filled East Texas childhood haunt Hadley Dixon. People said her mother, Winnie, was never quite right, but with one single, irreparable act, life as Hadley knew it was shattered. The aftershocks of that moonlit night left her reeling, but the secrets and lies had started long before.

When a widowed and pregnant Hadley returns years later, it’s not the safe harbor she expects. The mysteries surrounding a local boy’s disappearance remain, and the townspeople still whisper about Hadley’s strange and reclusive Uncle Eli—whispers about a monster in their midst.

But Hadley’s father and grandmother, the cornerstones of everything safe in her world, avoid her questions. If Hadley stays here, will she be giving her children the family they need, or putting their lives in danger?

The hunt for answers takes a determined Hadley deep into the pine forests, in search of sunlight that will break through the canopy of lies long enough to reveal the truth

 

Apr 102017
 

Kristen Pettit at Harper Teen, with Catherine Wallace editing, has bought Reel One Entertainment and screenwriter Christine Conradt’s MISSING AT 17, the first novelization of the “at 17” TV movie series executive produced by Pierre David and Tom Berry released on Lifetime, about a teen who runs away after finding out she is adopted and right into the arms of an irresistible bad boy who draws her into his dangerous world. Publication is set for trade paperback release during the Summer 2018 season; Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency and Ken Sherman at Ken Sherman & Associates negotiated the six-figure, three-book deal for North American rights.

Apr 032017
 

Cover for Kate Brandes' The Promise of Pierson Orchard.Kirkus: Brandes checks off all the boxes for quality fiction: the characters are well-rounded, the settings, such as the apple orchards, the crisp Silver Creek, and the rocky outcrops, are vividly described,and the plot is well-organized and crisply paced. … An expertly paced, moving exploration of grief and responsibility and an eloquent portrait of a small town struggling with compromise.

Read Kirkus’ full review of The Promise of Pierson Orchard here.

Mar 312017
 

Spanish rights to Ada Palmer’s TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING and SEVEN SURRENDERS, Books 1 and 2 of the Terra Ignota series, to Insolita, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

French renewal rights to NYT bestselling author Jim Butcher’s FURIES OF CALDERON and ACADEM’S FURY, the 1st and 2nd books in the Codex Alera series, to Bragelonne, by David Camus at the Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

German rights to Robert McCammon’s THE BORDER, to Luzifer, by Kathrin Nehm at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency, on behalf of Cameron McClure.

German rights to NYT bestselling author, Skye Warren’s Endgame series, as well as stand-alone WANDERLUST, to Festa, in a four-book deal, by Julia Aumuller at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Turkish rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Sis Yayincilik, by Nazli Cokdu at ONK Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

German rights to USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda’s forthcoming BEST DAY EVER, to Lubbe, by Julia Aumuller at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Georgian rights to Brent Weeks’s THE BLACK PRISM, Book 1 in the Lightbrigher series, to Palitra, by Nada Cipranic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Mar 082017
 

Cover for At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson.School Library Connection: Shaun David Hutchinson has a real knack for devising a quirky, intriguing premise and crafting vivid characters to populate his stories. The universe is shrinking rapidly, but Ozzie is the only one who has noticed. He’s also the only one to notice the unexplainable disappearance of his boyfriend, Tommy. Ozzie has theories for how this has happened, but his family, friends, and psychiatrists all believe he is out of his mind. Only Calvin, Ozzie’s assigned partner for a physics project, believes him. Ozzie must cope with the complexities of navigating strained relationships, making postsecondary plans, and dealing with his guilt for beginning to forget Tommy. The large cast of characters allows for representation of many topics—including gender fluidity, sexual identity, and abuse—though at times the narrative feels a bit crowded. Despite anticipation of a true science fiction resolution, many events reveal themselves as mere figments of Ozzie’s emotionally-addled imagination. Regardless, the myriad of diverse characters and suspense of the universe’s impending collapse lend momentum to the twisting narrative, while Hutchinson’s indulgent prose perfectly captures the essence of a coming-of-age tale.

Feb 282017
 

Hungarian rights to NYT bestselling author Emily Brightwell’s MRS. JEFFRIES ON THE BALL, to Kulinaria, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

German audio rights to NYT bestselling author Jim Butcher’s FURIES OF CALDERON, ACADEM’S FURY, CURSOR’S FURY, CAPTAIN’S FURY, PRINCEPS’ FURY and FIRST LORD’S FURY, to Blanvalet, by Sarah Knofius at the Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

French rights to NYT bestselling author Jim Butcher’s PRINCEPS’ FURY and FIRST LORD’S FURY, the 5th and 6th books in the Codex Alera series, to Bragelonne, by David Camus at the Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

German rights to Robert McCammon’s THE QUEEN OF BEDLAM, Book 2 of the Matthew Corbett series, to Luzifer, by Kathrin Nehm at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Italian rights to Thea Harrison’s Books 5-9 in the Elder Races series, to Triskell, in a five-book deal, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

French rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to ActuSF, by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Feb 012017
 

Photo of authors Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily WibberleyDana Leydig at Puffin has acquired Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley’s UPSTAGED, pitched as a modern-day retelling of Romeo & Juliet, about a teen girl who always winds up playing the Rosaline in her off-stage relationships—the girl before he finds “the one”—but when cast as Juliet in her school play she begins to notice the Romeo she never expected. Publication is scheduled for Summer 2018; Katie Shea Boutillier of Donald Maass Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

Jan 312017
 

photo of the earth from spaceSpanish renewal rights to Brent Weeks’ Night Angel series, to Debolsillo, in a three-book deal, by Maru de Montserrat of International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Japanese translation rights to Yoon Ha Lee’s Hexarchate series, including NINEFOX GAMBIT, RAVEN STRATEGEM, and REVENANT GUN, to Tokyo Sogensha, in a three-book deal, by Kohei Hattori at the English Agency (Japan) Ltd. in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Dec 312016
 

a pair of black ear budsMolly Tanzer’s CREATURES OF WILL AND TEMPER, in which an epee-fencing enthusiast and her younger sister are drawn into a secret London underworld of pleasure-seeking demons and bloodthirsty diabolists, with only her skill with a blade standing between them and certain death, to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, in a two-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.