Sep 122023

Author of TINDERBOX and TAROTMANCER, WA Simpson’s THE HATTER’S DAUGHTER, the third in the Riven Isles Series, which follows a magical woman as she teams up with the Prince of Hearts in Wonderland against the infamous Rot, to Don D’Auria at Flame Tree Press, by Anne Tibbets. (world English)

Sep 082023

Jim Butcher sold novella WARRIORBORN, in which Benedict Sorellin-Lancaster is sent on a secret mission to the Colony Spire known as Dependence. This new installment marks a return to the world of the Cinder Spires and will be released in September ahead of November’s THE OLYMPIAN AFFAIR (PRH/Ace). VP of Acquisitions at Podium Kate Runde acquired World English rights in a significant deal negotiated via Jennifer Jackson.

Aug 042023

Nebula, Aurora, and World Fantasy award-winning author Premee Mohamed’s ONE MESSAGE REMAINS, a novella about one man’s mission to recover the remains and souls of enemy soldiers after the latest round of a seemingly neverending war, to E. Catherine Tobler at Psychopomp by Michael Curry.

Jul 212023

Newbery Honor-winning Darcie Little Badger’s SHEINE LENDE, a prequel to the Locus Award-winning ELATSOE, in which a young girl searches for her mother and a lost child – spirited away by a mysterious faery ring – as well as a return to her family’s homeland, again illustrated by Rovina Cai, to Nick Thomas at Levine Querido in an exclusive submission by Michael Curry for publication in spring 2024.

Jun 282023
Author photo of Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley.

Photo credit: Sue Grubman

Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s HEIRESS TAKES ALL, pitched as The Inheritance Games meets Ocean’s 11, in which a teen plots revenge against her father, after she’s cheated out of her rightful inheritance, by staging the perfect heist—in the midst of his latest wedding, to Caitlyn Averett while at Little, Brown Children’s, with Samantha Gentry editing, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2024, by Katie Shea Boutillier. Film/TV: Mary Pender at United Talent Agency

Jun 142023
Author photo of Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley.

Photo credit: Sue Grubman

Authors Bridget Morrissey, Emily Wibberley, and Austin Siegemund-Broka writing as E.B. Asher’s THIS WILL BE FUN, pitched as THE PRINCESS BRIDE meets PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION, about a group of friends who once saved their magical land together but haven’t spoken in 10 years, reuniting to attend a royal wedding then ending up on a new quest to defend the realm, pitched for readers of LEGENDS AND LATTES and lovers of Shrek, to Sylvan Creekmore at Avon, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in fall 2024, by Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary for Morrissey and by Katie Boutillier for Wibberley and Siegemund-Broka (world).

Mar 282023

Author photo of Carissa Ann Lynch.Carissa Ann Lynch’s THE TRAITORS, a locked-room thriller in which six outcasts are invited to spend the night in an abandoned manor in order to win a share of $1 million; the only catch is it was once the location of a mass murder, and every guest has their own agenda, to Jennie Rothwell at One More Chapter, in an exclusive submission, for publication in winter 2024, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Feb 022023

Rebekah Faubion’s THE LOVERS, pitched as Nora Ephron-style, queer rom-com about a tarot card mystic who seems fated to fall for a wedding planner she has a past with, to Kristine Swartz at Berkley, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Jan 182023
photo of Martha Wells

Photo By Lisa Blaschke

Last year Martha Wells, author of the bestselling and beloved Murderbot Diaries, which has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards, announced her return to fantasy with WITCH KING, forthcoming in May of this year. Now, she invites readers to rediscover her classic works with the sale of world English rights for six of her backlist fantasy novels to Tordotcom. Each of the six books will be revised and updated by the author and these Tordotcom reissues will be the author’s preferred edition. The first of these is CITY OF BONES, which will be published in trade paperback and ebook in early Fall 2023. Executive editor Lee Harris acquired the rights in a deal negotiated with Jennifer Jackson.

Dec 162022
ANYONE, and the forthcoming I DIDN’T DO IT, Jaime Lynn Hendricks fourth domestic thriller, EVERYONE IS LYING, about a woman who marries and builds a perfect life with her best friend’s boyfriend until the friend’s adult daughter arrives questioning her paternity, and implicates the woman in a decades old murder, to Luisa Cruz Smith at Scarlet, in a nice deal, by Anne Tibbets.