Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Hooray for BABY LOVES SCIENCE!  These genius books explain complicated science in the simplest of terms, perfect for baby and young readers (Moms and Dads may learn a thing or two as well).  The first two books in the series, pictured below, tackle Aerospace Engineering and Quarks.  I'm happy to announce the sale of the next two titles, BABY LOVES THERMODYNAMICS! and BABY LOVES QUANTUM PHYSICS!, also illustrated by Irene Chan, coming next Fall.

Please join me in congratulating author Ruth Spiro and Alyssa Pusey at Charlesbridge!

You'll find Ruth here, and Charlesbridge here.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Announcing a Deal - JUNIPER LEMON'S HAPPINESS INDEX by Julie Israel

I'm happy to announce the sale of Julie Israel's YA novel, JUNIPER LEMON'S HAPPINESS INDEX, in a two book deal to Kathy Dawson at Penguin Books for Young Readers!  This is a novel that made me cry as often as it made me laugh, and I can't wait for it to be out in the world for everyone to read -- that should be next summer.

Please join me in congratulating Julie and Kathy!

You can find Julie here, and Kathy here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

TBA Monthly Wishlist - July 2016

It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here's the ONE project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!

Craving some twisted epic YA Fantasy - Heather Flaherty

I want high concept suspense novels like THINK OF A NUMBER or BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP - Jenny Bent

I’m craving female-led domestic suspense. Something creepy and twisted and atmospheric, inspired by true crime and/or with a family full of secrets at its center - Beth Phelan 

A literary collection of love stories like the ones found in the Modern Love podcast. Aziz's MODERN ROMANCE meets Emma Straub's OTHER PEOPLE WE MARRIED - Victoria Cappello

I’m still very interested in fantasy novels (for any age) with epic and/or intricate world-building. Think THE BOOK OF THREE by Lloyd Alexander, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Adieh, the LOCKWOOD & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud, JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL by Susanna Clarke, SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo, or THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman - Brooks Sherman**

I'd like a MG or YA novel that deals with scoliosis, main character can be a boy or a girl.  Think Judy Blume's DEENIE, for the 21st Century!  - Susan Hawk**
**Brooks and Susan are currently closed to queries, but if you have something that matches this wishlist, please send and add #TBAwishlist to your subject header

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Subsidiary Rights Deal Announcements

Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals! 

Jean Pendziwol’s THE LIGHT KEEPER’S DAUGHTERS sold in Italy to Garzanti in a pre-empt, in the Czech and Slovak Republics to Fortuna Libri, in China to Citic in a pre-empt, in Norway to Cappelen Damm, in the Netherlands to HarperCollins Holland at auction, in Spain to HarperCollins Iberica, in the UK to Weidenfeld & Nicolson, in Germany to Penguin Germany at auction, and in Brazil to HarperCollins Brasil.

A.C. Thomas’s THE HATE U GIVE sold in Sweden to Natur & Kultur in a pre-empt, in Finland to Otava in a pre-empt, in Norway to Gyldendal Norsk in a pre-empt, in Denmark to Gyldendal in a pre-empt, in Brazil to Galera/Record in a pre-empt, in Italy to Giunti Editore at auction, in Spain for Catalan rights to Grup Editorial 62, in Hungary to GABO, and in Israel to Kinneret.

Goldy Moldavsky’s KILL THE BOY BAND sold in the Netherlands to Leopold in a pre-empt, and in Italy to DeAgostini.

Becky Albertalli’s THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED sold in France to Hachette Romans, and in the Netherlands to Blossom Books. Albertalli’s SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA sold in Estonia to Pikoprint.

Alwyn Hamilton’s REBEL OF THE SANDS sold in the Czech Republic to CooBoo, in Poland to Wydawnictwo PoznaƄskie/Czwarta Strona at auction in a two-book deal, and in Hungary to Maxim.

Francesca Zappia’s MADE YOU UP sold in Estonia to Pikes Kirjastus, and in Poland to JK Jacek Kaszyk at auction.

Lisa Renee Jones’s DEEP UNDER sold in Germany to Lubbe. Audio rights to Jones's TALL, DARK AND DEADLY SERIES as well as her new WALKER SECURITY SERIES, plus the short story ONE DANGEROUS NIGHT to Audible.

A.G. Howard’s ROSEBLOOD sold in the Czech Republic to CooBoo/Albatros.  Audio rights to A.G. Howard’s ROSEBLOOD and ARCHITECT OF SONG sold to Audible at auction.

Kathryn Ormsbee’s TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY sold in Poland to Wydawnictwo Otwarte, and in Brazil to Companhia das Letras.

Jessica Cluess’s A SHADOW BRIGHT & BURNING sold in Turkey to Pegasus.

Emily Trunko’s DEAR MY BLANK and LAST MESSAGE RECEIVED sold in Turkey to Pegasus.

Tilli Schulze’s MY THOUGHTS ARE FREE sold in the Netherlands to BBNC at auction.

Robin Steven’s MUDER MOST UNLADYLIKE and ARSENIC FOR TEA sold in Poland to Grupa MAC S.A.

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock’s THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES sold in Spain to Maeva Young.

H.M. Ward’s DAMAGED sold in Poland to Helion at auction.

Geneva Lee’s COMPLETE ME, THE SINS THAT BIND US and The Gilt Trilogy sold in Germany to Blanvalet in a six-figure deal. Lee’s COMMAND ME, CONQUER ME and CROWN ME sold in Slovenia to Ucila International.

Audio Rights to Lee's CRAVE ME, COVET ME, CAPTURE ME and COMPLETE ME as well as 3 books in THE GILT series sold to Audible.