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Coming to the Stacks: January 2017
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Coming to the Stacks: January 2017

NON – FICTION Viral personality who is frequently referred to as “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne’s story where she opens up about her journey through poverty, shame and depression and shares her secrets to maintaining joy and embracing freedom in the midst of life’s challenges, to Stephanie Smith at Zondervan, in a two-book deal, for publication […]

NON – FICTION

Viral personality who is frequently referred to as “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne’s story where she opens up about her journey through poverty, shame and depression and shares her secrets to maintaining joy and embracing freedom in the midst of life’s challenges, to Stephanie Smith at Zondervan, in a two-book deal, for publication November 7, 2017, by Jana Burson of Christopher Ferebee and Icon Management Group.

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NYT bestselling author Stephan Talty’s THE LOST AVIATOR, about one of the riskiest rescue missions in American history, in which eleven men lost their lives at the height of the Cold War racing to save the downed navigator “Gene” Hambleton before the North Vietnamese and the Soviets could capture him and his trove of highly-classified military secrets, to Bruce Nichols at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, by Scott Waxman at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency (NA).

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Winner of the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize, Jean Guerrero’s CRUX, an exploration of the author’s family history— born in California to a Mexican father and Puerto Rican mother— as she seeks to unravel the mysteries surrounding her charismatic and troubled immigrant father, who travels across continents fleeing real or imagined persecutors, unfolding into a memoir of crossings–between borders and languages, sanity and madness, the world of science and our mystical impulses–and explores the core enigmas of our world, our most intimate relationships, and the nature of truth, to Chris Jackson of One World, at auction, by David Patterson at Stuart Krichevsky Agency (NA).

 

DIGITAL

NYT bestselling author Cathryn Fox’s DEMOLISHED and LEVELED, the first titles in a new series about the Blue Bay Crew family construction business, where the employees are most well-known for the work they do in the bedroom, to Holly Ingraham at SMP Swerve, in a two-book deal, by Elaine Spencer at The Knight Agency.

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Cathy Yardley’s FANDOM HEARTS, an eight-book “geek girl” romantic comedy series that explores fans of TV shows, movies and video games falling in love, to Elizabeth Poteet at SMP Swerve, in a nice deal, for publication in 2017/2018, by Tricia Skinner at Fuse Literary (World English).

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Rosie Miles’s AFTER HOURS, in which a doctor’s life is threatened by her brother’s criminal activity and must accept the protection of the agent assigned to the case, to Tera Cuskaden at Entangled Ignite, for publication in Fall 2017 (World).

 

Fiction – Debut

Kurt Clopton’s SUPERGUY, an underpaid intern buried in a cubicle in the bureaucracy of city government in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is accidentally turned into the city’s (ridiculously generic) superhero, to Not a Pipe, in a nice deal, for publication in Spring 2017, (US).

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Winnie Li’s DARK CHAPTER, about a cosmopolitan 29-year-old Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure travel; on the other hand is a 15-year-old Irish illiterate teenager, defiant, living a violent, neglected life on the margins of society; their lives will change forever on a bright Spring afternoon after their paths cross in a park in Belfast and he rapes her; after the incident is reported, he runs from the police, while she struggles to rebuild her life after the trauma, to Jason Pinter at Polis (NA).

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Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate and Michener-Copernicus fellowship recipient James Han Mattson’s THE LOST PRAYERS OF RICKY GRAVES, which tells the story of a small-town high school shooting from the perspectives of six people with differing relations to the perpetrator, one of whom has only communicated with the shooter via a gay chat site, to Vivian Lee at Little A, at auction, by Christopher Rhodes at The Stuart Agency (World).

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VP of Programs of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and recipient of three unpublished-manuscript awards from the Romance Writers of America, Kerry Lonsdale’s EVERYTHING WE KEEP, about a chef investigating the suspicious death of her fiance in Mexico, to Danielle Marshall at Lake Union Publishing, at auction, for publication in August 2016, by Gordon Warnock at Fuse Literary (World).

 

Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy

Amy Snyder’s UNFINISHED, in which a woman’s life is turned upside down when her characters come to life to tell their untold stories or destroy everything, to Misty Williams at Fiery Seas, for publication in Summer 2017.

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Eileen Schnabel’s ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY…SUBMARINE, pitched as NATIONAL TREASURE meet BACK TO THE FUTURE, when Paul Revere is kidnapped by a time traveler determined to change the outcome of the American Revolution, a twelve-year-old is sent to Boston, 1775, to take his famous midnight ride; his four-person team has forty-eight hours to light the famous lanterns at Old North Church, warn Lexington and Concord that the British are coming, and rescue John Hancock and Samuel Adams from hanging as traitors to the crown, to Alisa Gus at Curiosity Quills Press, for publication in Winter 2018 (world).

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C.L. Polk’s debut WITCHMARK, in which a doctor returned from a recent war has faked his death to work at a cash-strapped veteran’s hospital, but when a fatally poisoned patient exposes his secret healing powers to a witness, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient’s murder, to Carl Engle-Laird at Tor.com, in a two-book deal, by Caitlin McDonald at Donald Maass Literary Agency (World English).

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Sarah Grimm’s WITCHER, when a 17-year old wishes to talk to her deceased mother, becoming a ghost is not what she has in mind, and PHOENIX FIRE, to Tera Cuskaden at Entangled, by Julie Gwinn at The Seymour Agency (World).