InspirationalMary Hayes Grieco's THE NEW KITCHEN MYSTIC, a perennial inspirational"companion" book for those who are on a journey of hope, self-healing, personal illumination, and purposeful world service, to Cynthia Black at Beyond Words for publication in Summer 2013.
Mystery/CrimeJeanne Dams's next two books in the Dorothy Martin mystery series, where two mysteries deaths lead Dorothy and Alan to murder in Wales, to Edwin Buckhalter at Severn House, for publication in 2013, by Kimberley Cameron at Kimberley Cameron & Associates.
John Florio's SUGAR POP MOON, the first in the Jersey Leo series, in which a bi-racial albino bartender at a Hell's Kitchen speakeasy is out to settle scores and save his skin after a rum runner tricks him into purchasing counterfeit moonshine with money belonging to his boss, one of New York's most notorious gangsters, to Dan Mayer at Seventh Street Books, for publication in Spring 2013, by Elizabeth Evans at the Jean V.Naggar Literary Agency.
Edgar and Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee and winner of the Macavity Award for her ten mystery novels, Sujata Massey's THE SLEEPINGDICTIONARY, set in late Raj India, about a young Bengali woman torn between her love for an Englishman and the Indian independence movement, to Kathy Sagan at Gallery, by Vicky Bijur of the Vicky Bijur Literary Agency.
Sci-Fi/FantasyC.T. Adams's THE EXILE and sequels, a new urban fantasy series featuring a half-fae, half-human, who becomes embroiled in a war for control of the Faerie kingdom, not knowing that this struggle hides far worse dangers that threaten both the fae and human worlds, to Melissa Singer of Tor, by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.
Ann VanderMeer's STEAMPUNK REVOLUTION, an anthology including stories by Lev Grossman, Cherie Priest, Cat Valente, Bruce Sterling and Vandana Singh that goes beyond corsets and goggles, and looks to Steampunk's next direction, to Tachyon Publications, by Sally Harding at The Cooke Agency.
ThrillerNo. 1 NYT bestselling author Brad Thor's next three thrillers featuring former Navy SEAL Scot Harvath, again to Emily Bestler at Emily Bestler Books, by Heide Lange at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.
Alafair Burke's untitled suspense novel, featuring a woman who suspects that her husband has been hiding his past from her, and the fifth book in the Ellie Hatcher series, again to Jennifer Barth at Harper, for publication in 2013, by Philip Spitzer at Philip Spitzer Literary Agency.
Holder of a certificate in private investigation, Ingrid Thoft's debut LOYALTY, about a private investigator working with her three attorney brothers for her father's maybe-shady Boston law firm when her sister-in-law disappears, to Christine Pepe at Putnam (with paperbacks to Berkley), in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2013, by Helen Brann at the Helen Brann Agency.
General/OtherAuthor of Hemingway's Girl, Erika Robuck's THE POET AND THE SEAMSTRESS, set in Depression-era upstate New York, where a young seamstress who dreams of designing costumes for the New York theater finds herself bound by family duty to a small, judgmental town and its famed resident poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, in a story of betrayal and redemption, again to Ellen Edwards at NAL, in a two-book deal, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Author of Até o dia em que o cão morreu (Until the Day the Dog Died),Cordilheira, and the forthcoming Barba Ensopada de Sangue (Blood-Soaked Beard), recently selected by Granta magazine as one of their Best Young Brazilian Novelists, Daniel Galera's HORSE HANDS, which follows the life of one man over three defining moments, from a spectacular childhood bicycle accident to an unwise detour en route to climb an unconquered mountain peak, to Scott Moyers at Penguin Press and Simon Prosser at Hamish Hamilton, by Laurence Laluyaux at Rogers, Coleridge &White, representing Companhia das Letras, in which Penguin now owns a minority stake.
Analyst and the author of A Private Sorcery Lisa Gornick's TINDER BOX, about a therapist who opens her brownstone to her son's family as they struggle through a rough patch; the immigrant woman she hires to help with her grandchild adds an element to the mix that becomes combustible, and LOUISA MEETS BEAR, a collection of interconnected stories tracking a"perfect" college couple through meeting and breakup, their eventual marriages to others, and their chance encounter later in life, to Sarah Crichton at Sarah Crichton Books, for publication in 2014, by Geri Thoma at Markson Thoma.
Author of The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas and The Absolutist, John Boyne's THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE, about the fate of the Romanov family during the Russian Revolution, to Judith Gurewich at Other Press, by Bonnie Nadell at Frederick Hill Bonnie Nadell Agency.
Young AdultLee Bross's TANGLED WEBS, in which a 16-year-old survives life in18th-century London by masquerading as a mysterious Lady, a "fixer" who specializes in blackmail and extortion -- and when her partner in crime goes missing, she must expose the darkest secrets of London's aristocracy in order to unravel the truth about his disappearance, to Emily Meehan at Disney-Hyperion, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2014, by Mandy Hubbard at D4EOLiterary Agency.
FilmJamie McGuire's self-published ebook bestseller BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, in which a reinvented good girl meets bad boy who represents the past she's trying to escape, to Warner Brothers for Don de Line to produce, by Rebecca Watson at Valerie Hoskins Associates. (Atria is reissuing in mid-August.)
BiographyJournalist Lynn Sherr's biography of the late astronaut Sally Ride, a story told by "the people who knew her best" -- her family, friends, crew mates and commanders at NASA, and colleagues on a series of investigative commissions, with recollection from her partner of 27 years, Tam O'Shaughnessy, to Alice Mayhew at Simon & Schuster, for publication in 2013, by Esther Newberg at ICM.
NYT bestselling author of I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words, George Beahm's MARK ZUCKERBERG IN HIS OWN WORDS, again to Doug Seibold at Agate, by Scott Mendel at the Mendel Media Group .
Business/Investing/FinanceFounder and Chief Innovation Officer of Definity Partners, Ray Attiyah's THE FEARLESS FRONT LINE, introducing Attiyah's model that fosters an "I Run This Place" mindset among workers so that top-level leaders are able to focus on improving processes, strategy, and growth, to Erika Heilman at Bibliomotion, for publication in March 2013.
CookingAuthor of the 30 Minute Vegan series and award-winning chef, Mark Reinfeld's THE 30 MINUTE VEGAN'S SOUPS AND STEWS, to Renee Sedliar at Da Capo, for publication in fall 2013, by Marilyn Allen at Allen O'Shea Literary Agency.
Writer and editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, Gabrielle Langholtz, and Grow NYC/Greenmarket's BEHIND THE FARMSTANDS, a cookbook and "how-to-use-all-that-great-produce" guide from New York's famed Greenmarket, with 75 to 100 recipes, to Renee Sedliar at Da Capo, for publication in spring 2014, by Jennifer Unter at The Unter Agency.
How-ToCrafter and creator of the blog WiseCraft, Blair Stocker, and photographer E Jane Armstrong's WISE CRAFT, filled with 60 modern craft projects organized by seasonal color stories to Kristen Green Wiewora at Running Press, by Alison Fargis at Stonesong.
HumorAuthor of the bestselling Letters From A Nut series, comedian Barry Marder's TED L. NANCY'S FAMILY TREE, a journey through time as Ted researches his family history and finds that past relatives exchanged letters to everyone from Leonardo DaVinci to the Wright Brothers and the Earl of Sandwich, illustrated by Alan Marder, to Zachary Clark at Scholastic, by Dan Strone at Trident Media Group.
MemoirCarter Paysinger and Steven Fenton's BRAVING BEVERLY HILLS, which chronicles the unlikely friendship of a factory worker's son from south central LA and the son of the mayor of Beverly Hills as they tore down boundary lines, changed a community, and elected the first black principal in the most famous zip code in the world, to Jessica Wong at Howard Books, for publication in November 2013, by Lacy Lynch at DupreeMiller &Associates.
NarrativeSarah Wildman's EVERYONE IS MISSING HERE, based on her Slate series"Paper Love," chronicling her search for her grandfather's lost love whom he left when he fled Vienna in 1938, rescuing one woman's story from the many lost in the Holocaust and looking at family identity, myth, and memory, to Sarah Stein at Riverhead, by Sydelle Kramer at Susan Rabiner Literary Agency.
ParentingNYT bestselling author of CONFESSIONS OF A SCARY MOMMY, blogger Jill Smokler's THE SCARY MOMMY HANDBOOK, a guide to surviving motherhood with humor, along with helpful and humorous lists, essays, anecdotes and more anonymous mommy confessions, again to Lauren McKenna at Gallery, by Lisa Leshne at The Leshne Agency.
Pop CultureSisters Eve Epstein, former Daily Candy editor-in-chief, and Cosmopolitan.com blogger Leo Epstein's, X VS Y: A Culture War, a Love Story, a humorous, visually-driven ode to two generations, told by sisters who embody the great divide, pitched as Amy Sedaris meets The Hipster Handbook, to David Cashion at Abrams Image, by Brettne Bloom and Caroline Zimmerman at Kneerim& Williams.
ReferenceAuthor of A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses and Oberlin College professor Anne Trubek's THE HISTORY AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF HANDWRITING,a look at handwriting as a lens through which to view both history and future changes being wrought by the digital age, to George Gibson at Bloomsbury, for publication in 2014, by Andrew Blauner at Blauner Books Literary Agency.
ScienceBrian Burrell and Brigham and Women's Hospital neurologist Allan Ropper,M.D's DO HELICOPTERS EAT THEIR YOUNG?, showing through case studies and personal experience just why neurology claims the title "queen of medical specialties," to Charles Spicer at St. Martin's, in a very nice deal, for publication in 2014, by John Thornton at The Spieler Agency.
MIT Media Lab scientist and entrepreneur David Rose's ENCHANTED OBJECTS, an optimistic vision for the intuitive, effortless and human-centered technology of the future, to Paul Whitlatch at Scribner, by Todd Shuster at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency.
General/OtherShannon Ethridge's THE FANTASY FALLACY: Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts, a response to the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, to Debbie Wickwire at Thomas Nelson for nonfiction and Ami McConnell at Thomas Nelson for fiction, in a four-book deal that comprises two nonfiction titles and two works of fiction, for publication in October 2013, by Joel Kneedler at Alive Communications.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.Onward!