May 312022
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to Emily Childs’s THE VEGAS KINGS series, to Kate Runde at Podium Audio, in a three-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Audio rights to Iori Kusano’s debut novella HYBRID HEART, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Apr 192022
 

From critically acclaimed Shaun David Hutchinson comes a gritty and raw portrayal of the oftentimes traumatic experience of growing up.

Virgil Knox was attacked by a monster.

Of course, no one in Merritt believes him. Not even after he stumbled into the busy town center, bleeding, battered, and bruised, for everyone to see. He’d been drinking, they said. He was hanging out where he wasn’t supposed to, they said. It must’ve been a bear, or a badger, or a gator—definitely no monster.

Virgil doesn’t think it was any of those things. He’s positive it was a monster. But being the new kid in a town where everybody knows everybody is hard enough as it is without being the kid who’s afraid of monsters, so he tries to keep a low profile.

Except he knows the monster is still out there. And if he isn’t careful, Virgil’s afraid it’ll come back to finish him off, or worse—that he’ll become one himself.

Apr 192022
 

If high school seniors Siena and Patrick were a superlative, they’d be Couple Most Likely to Marry. Three solid years of dating, and everyone agrees they’re perfect for each other. But with college on the horizon, Siena begins to wonder whether staying together is the best idea. Does she really want to be tied down during the most transformative years of her life? So she makes a decision to break up with Patrick, convincing herself it’s for the best. Though, before she can get the words out, he beats her to the punch: his family is moving. He’ll be spending senior year in Austin. A thousand miles away. Caught off guard by the news, Siena agrees to stay with Patrick, believing their relationship will naturally fizzle out with time and distance. But over a series of visits throughout the school year, Siena begins to see a different side of Patrick–one that has her falling in love with him all over again.

Mar 152022
 

Tara Weikum at HarperTeen has preempted Ellen O’Clover’s debut novel Seven Percent of Ro Devereux. When her senior project—a future-predicting app based on the game MASH—goes viral, 18-year-old Ro and her app-selected match/ex-best friend Miller become the public faces of a phenomenon that spirals out of control. Publication is set for winter 2023; Katie Shea Boutillier did the six-figure, two-book deal for world English rights.

Mar 022022
 

Victoria Fulton (left) and Faith McClaren (right)

Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren’s ELLIE IS COOL NOW, in which a TV writer who didn’t peak in high school is given the ultimatum by her boss to go to her 10-year reunion or lose her big break, and takes the bait to (hopefully) prove once and for all, she is cool now, originally published via Wattpad, to Madeleine Colavita at Forever, in a very nice deal for publication in winter 2023, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Feb 282022
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to New York Times bestseller Jim Butcher’s new novella THE LAW, with the author to narrate, to Kate Runde at Podium Publishing, in a six-figure deal, at auction, by Michael Curry and Jennifer Jackson. Limited edition rights to Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press.

Audio rights to USA Today bestselling author LJ Andrews’s THE BROKEN KINGDOM SERIES, to Kate Runde at Podium Audio, at auction, in a four-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier

Audio rights to Mia Tsai’s BITTER MEDICINE, to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, at auction, by Katie Shea Boutillier, on behalf of Anne Tibbets.

Feb 012022
 

This addictive YA horror about a group of teen ghost hunters who spend the night in a haunted LA hotel is The Blair Witch Project for the TikTok generation.

Enjoy your stay…

When the YouTube-famous Ghost Gang—Chrissy, Chase, Emma, and Kiki—visit a haunted LA hotel notorious for tragedy to secretly film after dark, they expect it to be just like their previous paranormal huntings. Spooky enough to attract subscribers—and ultimately harmless.

But when they stumble upon something unexpected in the former room of a gruesome serial killer, they quickly realize that they’re in over their heads.

Sometimes, it’s the dead who need our help—and the living we should fear.

Jan 292022
 

Behind every family is a story.
But some stories are darker than others. 

Norah Campbell was an addict. The loss of her fiancé drove her to despair; she lost custody of her daughter, Gemma, and control of her life.

Now Norah is in recovery and she wants Gemma back. But to do so she must move in with her eccentric aunt and uncle, and they refuse to give up control without a fight. When strange occurrences keep happening at the farm and Norah makes a gruesome discovery, she soon realises she’s living with a monster.

As her mental health spirals out of control and she is tempted to relapse, she begins to wonder if she is also a monster.

This is a novel about addiction and recovery, and the strength of a mother who must fight in order to save herself and her child.