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.

Dec 312016
 

photo of the earth from spaceGerman rights to Lynda S. Robinson’s first four books in the LORD MEREN MYSTERIES, to Weltbild, by Kathrin Nehm at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Nov 302016
 

photo of the worldFrench rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s MARKED IN FLESH, Book 4 of the Others series, to Bragelonne, by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

German rights to Jim Butcher’s ACADEM’S FURY, Book 2 of the Codex Alera series, renewed by Blanvalet, via Bastian Schlueck at the Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Japanese rights to NYT bestselling author Emily Brightwell’s MRS. JEFFRIES TAKES STOCK, to Tokyo Sogensha, by Kohei Hattori at The English Agency, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Thai rights to Shaun David Hutchinson’s WE ARE THE ANTS, to The Reading Room,  by Itzel Hsu at The Grayhawk Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Amy Boggs.

Czech rights to Brent Weeks’s THE BLOOD MIRROR, Book 4 in the Lightbrigher series, to Fantom Print, by Nada Cipranic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Russian rights to Jo Walton’s AMONG OTHERS, to AST, by Alexander Korzhenevski Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

German rights to the Nebula and Hugo Award winner for Best Novella, Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI novella series, to Michael Schuster at Cross Cult, in a three-book deal, for ebook and omnibus publication, by Julia Aumuller at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Nov 302016
 

a pair of black ear budsLeena Likitalo’s THE FIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON plus sequel, to Haila Williams at Blackstone, in a two-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier, on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Nov 102016
 

Photo of author Lynn Slaughter. photo credit joy bauerAlyssa Raymond and William Kiester at Page Street have bought Lynn Slaughter’s It Should Have Been You, in which a cyberstalked high-school advice columnist takes matters into her own hands to figure out the secrets behind her twin sister’s murder, putting herself in grave danger. Publication is slated for winter 2018; Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

Oct 312016
 

photo of the EarthGeorgian rights to Robert McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE, to Books In Batumi, by Nada Cipranic at Prava I Prevodi, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Bulgarian rights to Robert Jackson Bennett’s CITY OF BLADES, Book 2 of the Divine Cities series, to Bard, by Tamara Vukicevic at Prava I Prevodi, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Polish rights to Robert Jackson’s Bennett’s CITY OF BLADES, Book 2 of the Divine Cities series, to Papierowy Ksiezyc, by Nada Cipranic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.