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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
Author of THE EMBROIDERED BOOK Kate Heartfield’s THE VALKYRIE, pitched as retelling of the myth about the valkyrie Brynhild and her love for a Burgundian princess; THE CHATELAINE, a revised edition of the Aurora Award-winning ARMED IN HER FASHION; and THE SHARP SISTERS, about four sisters with the second sight during World War II, to Jane Johnson at Voyager UK, in a three-book deal, for publication in March 2023, May 2023, and 2025, by Jennie Goloboy.
Finley Turner’s debut THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY, when a woman becomes the primary suspect of a murder at her very own engagement party, she must come to terms with her secrets in order to prove her innocence, to Holly Ingraham at Crooked Lane, for publication in November 2023, by Katie Shea Boutillier.