Coming to the Stacks: June 2018

Paranormal/Sci Fi

NYT bestselling author of the Hollows series Kim Harrison‘s PERFUNCTORY AFFECTION, to Yanni Kuznia at Subterranean Press, for publication in spring 2019, by Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary Agency (world English).

Author of AMATKA, a finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel Karin Tidbeck‘s TIME, about two adopted siblings trying to escape a timeless garden ruled by malevolent beings, encountering trolls, smugglers, and an extradimensional theatre troupe as they travel from an oasis between worlds to World War II Europe and beyond, to Tim O’Connell at Pantheon, by Renee Zuckerbrot at Massie & McQuilkin (NA).

Julie Czerneda‘s MIRAGE and SPECTRUM, the sequels to October 2018’s SEARCH IMAGE of the Web Shifter’s Library series, to Sheila Gilbert at Daw, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2020, by Sara Megibow at kt literary(world).

NYT bestselling author of THE THREE BODY PROBLEM Cixin Liu‘s SUPERNOVA ERA and a collection of short stories, to Lindsey Hall at Tor, in a two-book deal, by Seth Fishman at The Gernert Company (NA).

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Mystery/Crime

Ian Snowball and Pete McKenna‘s IN THE BLOOD: THE 45 CLUB, in 1969, a former London East gangland enforcer, debt collector, and drug dealer, who also runs the coolest underground night club in the city, tries to put his amoral lifestyle behind him, to Teddie Dahlin at Phoenix Press, in a nice deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in September 2018, by Jeff Schmidt at NY Creative Management (world).

Tom Threadgill‘s ONE FOR SORROW, in which a police detective grows suspicious of an incident that occurred three years earlier when the hysterical mother of the deceased child swears she received a text from him, to Vicki Crumpton at Revell, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in February 2020, by Linda Glaz at Hartline Literary Agency.

Eve Calder‘s AND THEN THERE WERE CRUMBS, the first in the Cookie Shop Mystery series, set in Coral Cay, Florida, a featuring newcomer resident who is a cookie baker extraordinaire, to Alexandra Sehulster at St. Martin’s, in a three-book deal, by Erin Niumata at Folio Literary Management.

Amanda McCabe (writing as Eliza Casey)’s two installments in a Downton Abbey-inspired historical mystery series, following amateur sleuth Lady Cecilia as she solves mysteries with the help of an American maid and her intuitive cat, to Grace House at Berkley, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2019 and 2020, by Gail Fortune at Talbot Fortune Agency (world).

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Woman’s Fiction/Romance

2018 RITA-nominee HelenKay Dimon‘s untitled book, in which a dead stranger washes up on the shore of a secluded island that is home to a small population of residents with hidden and not-so-charming pasts, who will do anything to keep their various secrets from being revealed, again to May Chen at Avon, in a two-book deal, for publication in early 2019, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).

Nicole Helm‘s WYOMING COWBOY MARINE, in which a former Marine rescues a woman from a burning cabin and helps her search for her missing father, and her true identity, to Denise Zaza at Harlequin Intrigue, in a four-book deal, for publication in 2019, by Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Literary (world).

NYT bestselling author Jill Shalvis‘s three new Heartbreaker Bay contemporary romances, as well as a women’s fiction trade paperback to be published by Morrow, to May Chen at Avon, in a major deal, in a seven figure deal, in a four-book deal, by Robin Rue at Writers House (world).

NYT bestselling author Lucinda Riley‘s next three books in the Seven Sisters series, which follows the adopted daughters of an enigmatic and reclusive billionaire, each of whom seeks to discover the truth about her origins, taking the reader back in time to meet one of their female ancestors, to Sarah Cantin at Atria, in a six-figure deal, in a three-book deal, by Stephen Riley (NA).

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Audio

Kenneth Womack‘s SOUND PICTURES: THE LIFE OF BEATLES PRODUCER GEORGE MARTIN, THE LATER YEARS, 1966-2016, to Tantor, by Linda Migalti at Susan Schulman Literary Agency on behalf of Chicago Review Press.

Nathaniel Nyok‘s DAYS OF A REFUGEE: ONE OF THE WORLD’S KNOWN LOST BOYS OF SUDAN, to Tantor, by Linda Migalti at Susan Schulman Literary Agency on behalf of Waldorf Publishing.

V.C. Andrews and Andrew Neiderman‘s HEAVEN, in which a teenage girl’s father sells off her siblings after their mother dies and the girl sets out to bring her family back together, only to travel a convoluted route to the truth of her own birth, to Jennifer Bergstrom for Simon & Schuster Audio, for publication in 2019, by Al Zuckerman at Writers House, on behalf of Vanda Productions for Neiderman

Sara Ney‘s JOCK HARD series, to Rena Ayer at Audible, in a three-book deal, by Kimberly Brower at Brower Literary & Management.

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Film/Television

NYT bestselling author Katherine Center‘s THE LOST HUSBAND, in which a young widow with two small children, forced to sell her home and live with her overly critical mother after her husband’s death, accepts an invitation from her eccentric aunt to work on her goat farm in Texas Hill country, optioned to Instant Pictures, with Vicky Wight and Bridget Stokes producing and Vicky Wight adapting and set to direct, by Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Literary.

Film and TV rights to Lisa Moore‘s debut young adult novel FLANNERY, to Take the Shot Productions and Cameron Pictures (Take the Shot recently produced the television series Caught for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, based on Lisa Moore’s adult novel of the same name), by Barbara Howson at Groundwood Books.

Ghostwriter for 31 years V.C. Andrews/Andrew Neiderman‘s THE SWANGARDEN OF SHADOWS, and FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, tracing the history of the famous Foxworth family (Flowers in the Attic), to Dan Angel producer at Dan Angel Productions, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2019, by Al Zuckerman at Writers House on behalf of Vanda Productions and Andrew Neiderman (world).

Stephen Frey‘s JURY TOWN, a legal thriller about 200 citizens who become full-time jurors living in a luxuriously refurbished prison for two-year terms, to CBS Television Studios with Tribeca Productions (WIZARD OF LIES) producing, by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates, on behalf of Cynthia Manson at the Cynthia Manson Literary Agency.

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