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Debut Fiction
Children's author Jean Pendziwol's adult debut THE LIGHT KEEPER'S DAUGHTERS, about the relationship between a troubled teenager and an elderly woman reflecting on her own secret-filled childhood on an island in Lake Superior, to Emily Griffin at Harper, and Iris Tupholme at Harper Canada, in a good deal, at auction, by Jenny Bent.
UK/Commonwealth rights to Weidenfeld & Nicholson. 
German rights to Penguin Germany, at auction.
Spanish rights to Harper Iberica.
Dutch rights to Harper Holland, at auction
Norwegian rights to Cappelen Damm
Italian rights to Garzanti, in a pre-empt
Chinese rights to Citic.
Brazilian rights to HarperCollins Brasil.
Slovak and Czech rights to Fortuna Libri.
Polish rights to Swiat Ksiaqzki.
Russian rights to Family Leisure Club.

Meredith Jaeger's THE DRESSMAKER'S DOWRY, in which a woman delves into the secrets of her husband's wealthy family while researching the disappearance of two immigrant dressmakers in 19th-century San Francisco, discovering in the process that she and one of the missing women might be connected in unexpected ways, to Lucia Macro at William Morrow, by Jenny Bent.

Cuyler Overholt's A DEADLY AFFECTION, the story of a female psychiatrist in early-twentieth century New York City trying to earn the respect of her peers and family however when one of her patients is arrested for murder—a murder she fears she may have unwittingly provoked—she is desperate to prove to herself and the authorities that her patient is innocent, to Anna Michels at Sourcebooks, in a two-book deal, by Victoria Lowes.

Alex Beecroft's GLASS FLOOR, an action-packed story of destruction, magic, chaos, and forgiveness wherein a Romanian nobleman who in the hopes of freeing his country from centuries of oppressive foreign rule, invades the Ottoman Empire as the head of an army of vampires, but when the vampires turn their attention to the rest of the world, he finds himself forced to team up with his erstwhile enemies to fight for the very survival of mankind, to Sarah Franzat Riptide Publishing, by Louise Fury.

S.L. Smith's category debut FOLLOW ME DOWN, in which a woman returns to her small North Dakotan town to find the connection between her recently disappeared twin and the murder of a high school student with whom he was rumored to have an affair, to Amy Stapp at Forge, in a two-book deal, by Beth Phelan.
Polish rights to HarperCollins Polska.
Estonian rights to Paikese Kirjastus.

Rita Herron's ALL THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDES, in which a ruthless serial killer looking for the perfect wife dresses his victims as brides; can a Special Agent stop him before he destroys the small town of Graveyard Falls—and before he kills the only woman the agent ever loved, to Maria Gomez and Irene Billing at Montlake Romance, in a three-book deal, by Jenny Bent.

Amanda Ashby's FALLING FOR THE BEST MAN and the next two books in the Sisters of Wishing Bridge Farm series, pitched as Gilmore Girls meets Hart of Dixie, about three sisters who long ago made a wish under the eaves of a covered bridge, and now find that wishes do come true, in the most unexpected of ways, to Candace Havens at Entangled Bliss, in a three-book deal, by Susan Hawk.

Alex Beecroft's LABYRINTH, set in the peace-loving, matriarchal society of Minoan Crete, wherein a genius inventor must avert war with Greece, while reconciling hir sacred nature - neither man nor woman - with hir very secular love for the handsome ship owner whose daughter the Greeks have kidnapped to start the conflict, to Sarah Franz at Riptide Publishing, by Louise Fury.

RITA Award double-finalist Scarlett Cole's LOVE OVER DUTY, giving a glimpse into the world of three ex-Navy SEALs bound by a brotherhood that goes beyond the insignias they've earned, finally learning to put love before duty, toElizabeth Poteet at St. Martin's, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Beth Phelan.

RITA Award double-finalist Scarlett Cole's PRELOAD, about rock band members who have come far from their group home, but whose fame has done little to bury the traumas of their pasts, to Elizabeth Poteet at SMP Swerve, in a four-book deal, by Beth Phelan.

Keri Ford's EXES AND EMOTIONS, the third book in the TURTLE PINE series, again to Heidi Moore at Samhain Publishing, by Louise Fury and Victoria Lowes.

Shana Gray's HER HAWAIIAN COWBOY, about a woman who travels to Hawaii for a friend's wedding, but when everything seems to go wrong she learns that going with the flow can lead to unexpectedly sinful delights, like winding up in the arms of a handsome man, to Dana Hopkins at Harlequin Blaze, by Louise Fury.

Scarlett Cole's untitled fourth book in Second Circle Tattoos series, following THE STRONGEST STEEL, THE FRACTURED HEART and the upcoming THE PUREST HOOK, to Elizabeth Poteet at SMP Swerve, by Beth Phelan.
Italian rights to Fabbri.
French rights to J-C Lattes.

NYT and USA Today-bestselling author Jen McLaughlin's LUST IS THE THORN, about forbidden desires that lead to happily ever after, to Sue Grimshaw at Loveswept, in a three-book deal, by Louise Fury.

USA Today bestselling author Jamie Schmidt's NECESSARY EVIL, book one in her new SENTINELS OF BABYLON series about an outlaw vigilante motorcycle club, to Sue Grimshaw at Loveswept, in a four-book deal, by Louise Fury.

Liz Rosenberg's PORTRAIT, pitched as a re-casting of Henry James' Portrait of a Lady; set in the restrictive 1950s, from upstate NY to Ireland to Italy, a story of a young woman who is given unheard-of freedom to make her own choices--and finds herself trapped in a web of lies and deception from which only she can free herself, to Jodi Warshaw at Lake Union Publishing, for publication in October 2016, by Jenny Bent.

Keri Ford's TEQUILA AND TINGLES, the second book in the Turtle Pine series, about a woman who must guard her heart, and her family, after her supposed one-night-stand becomes her daughter's new swim coach, to Heidi Moore at Samhain Publishing, in a nice deal, by Louise Fury and Victoria Lowes.

Fantasy/Science Fiction
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's OF THE ABYSS, the author's first adult fantasy work in a trilogy titled MANCER, set in a world where anyone suspected of sorcery faces indiscriminate execution, about a disparate group's risky journey into the accursed Abyss realm to find magic solutions to save their loved ones and themselves, to Rebecca Lucash at Voyager, in a three-book deal, by Beth Phelan .

Masks and Shadows author Stephanie Burgis's CONGRESS OF SECRETS, in which a lady arrives at the 1814 Congress of Vienna with a supernatural secret and finds dark alchemy, old enemies, and an unexpected chance at love awaiting her, to Rene Sears at Pyr, for publication in fall 2016, by Molly Ker Hawn.

New Adult
Marie Meyers's ALL YOU NEED, about a nurse looking for Mr. Right and an ex-Marine with a big secret and no time for romance, and LOVE OUT LOUD, wherein a pharmacy student who has lost her hearing meets a rock musician from the wrong side of the tracks, to Megha Parekh at Grand Central, by Louise Fury .

Rebecca Yarros' International Waters series, about three viral internet stars who take their extreme stunts abroad during the Semester-at-sea program and discover that love is the biggest risk of all, to Karen Grove at Entangled, in a three-book deal, by Louise Fury.

Gina Gordon's BURN, introducing a woman anxious to leave her life as an escort behind, but not the sex, never that; the Body and Soul series: NAKED; SEDUCED; and INKED, centered on a full service wellness salon, complete with tattoos, designed to inspire confidence in women, to Sue Grimshaw at Loveswept, by Victoria Lowes.

Young Adult
Sarah Tolcser's debut fantasy, SONG OF THE CURRENT, set along the waterways of a magical world where a seventeen-year old dreams of fulfilling her destiny as a captain on the river; but when her father is arrested and the river god remains silent, she takes her fate into her own hands to smuggle a dangerous cargo with shocking results, to Catherine Onder at Bloomsbury Children's, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2017, by Susan Hawk at The Bent Agency (World English).
Brazilian rights to V&R.
Latin American rights to V&R.

Julie Israel's debut JUNIPER LEMON'S HAPPINESS INDEX, the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who vows to deliver a love letter that her older sister wrote on the day she dies and addressed only to "You" -- as soon as she figures out who "You" is, to Kathy Dawson at Kathy Dawson Books, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2017, by Susan Hawk (World English).
French rights to Casterman in France, and Editions AdA in Canada, both at auction.
Polish rights to IUVI.
Italian rights to Mondadori.

RIVERKEEP author Martin Stewart's THE SACRIFICE BOX, the story of an unlikely group of friends whose long-ago summer adventures come back to haunt them—literally, to Shannon Cullen at Puffin UK, by Molly Ker Hawn. 

Beth Garrod's SUPER AWKWARD, pitched as Bridget Jones' Diary for teens, in which a 15-year-old tries to track down a boy using his favorite secret-sharing app, but soon ends up spilling her friends' most embarrassing secrets on the web, and not as anonymously as she thinks, to Lucy Rogers at Scholastic UK, in a two-book deal, by Gemma Cooper. 

Biographer of L.M. Montgomery Liz Rosenberg's untitled Louisa May Alcott biography, about the brave, mercurial, generous and forward-thinking Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic LITTLE WOMEN, to Liz Bicknell at Candlewick, by Jenny Bent. 

Katherine Locke's THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON, about a teen who is yanked back in time by a red balloon and lands in 1988 East Berlin in the middle of a Cold War conspiracy of history and magic that is tied to her grandfather's miraculous escape from a death camp in 1943, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Louise Fury.

Ashley Woodfolk's debut UNRAVELING LOVELY, revealed in alternating voices, and in part through interactions on social media, in which three diverse teens experience life and love in the wake of tragedy, to Rebecca Weston at Delacorte, in a significant deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Beth Phelan.

LOVE, LIES & LEMON PIES author Katy Cannon's AND THEN WE RAN, in which two best friends embark on a road trip that changes their lives —and their idea of love, to Ruth Bennett at Stripes, in a two-book deal,  by Gemma Cooper.

Kathryn Ormsbee's TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY, about a teen dealing with sudden internet fame after her web series adaptation of Anna Karenina is nominated for an amateur web series award, bringing out the critics and her own self-doubt, while she better acquaints herself and those around her with her asexuality and prepares for the award ceremony where she'll meet her long-term internet crush, to Zareen Jaffery at Simon & Schuster Children's, by Beth Phelan.
Polish rights to Wydawnictwo Otwarte,
Brazilian rights to Companhia das Letras.

Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient Angie Thomas's debut THE HATE U GIVE, about a 16-year-old girl navigating between the poverty-stricken slum she has grown up in and her upper-crust suburban prep school, whose life is upended when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend by a police officer, and when she is called to testify in court what she does or doesn't say could destroy her community or even get her killed, to Donna Bray at Balzer + Bray, in a significant deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Brooks Sherman.
UK rights to Walker, in a good deal, at auction, by Molly Ker Hawn.
German rights to CBT, at auction.
French rights to Nathan, at auction.
Spanish rights to Oceano.
Swedish rights to Natur & Kultur.
Finnish rights to Otava.
Norwegian rights to Gyldendal Norsk.
Danish rights to Gyldendal.
Brazilian rights to Galera/Record.
Italian rights to Giunti.
Catalan rights to Grup Editorial 62.
Hungarian rights to GABO.
Israeli rights to Kinneret Zmora.
Dutch rights to Moon.
Polish rights to Papierowy.
Bosnian rights to Sahinpasic.
Serbian rights to Urban Reads.
Portuguese rights to Presenca.
Turkish rights to Penguen Kitap Kaset.
Chinese rights to Pioneer.
Taiwanese rights to Global.
Indonesian rights to Gramedia.
Japanese rights to Iwasaki.
Georgian rights to Books in Batumi.
Czech rights to Euromedia.
Slovakian rights to Albatros Media. 

Author of More Happy than Not and the forthcoming History Is All You Left Me Adam Silvera's THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END, set in a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, about two teens who meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day, to Andrew Harwell at Harper Children's, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Brooks Sherman.
Danish rights to Gyldendal.
Spanish rights to Urano.
UK rights to Simon & Schuster.
Turkish rights to Pegasus.
Polish rights to Czwarta Strona.
Dutch rights to Clavis.

Lianne Oelke's debut HOUSE OF ORANGE, pitched as It's Kind of a Funny Story meets MTV's "Daria," in which a recently expelled high school senior attends a diploma program at the local community college college, creatively solving her housing woes by joining a student-produced Big Brother-esque web series, but when she is also expelled from the house she decides to prove she has what it takes to win, to Anne Hoppe at Clarion, by Brooks Sherman.

Fifteen-year-old Emily Trunko's DEAR MY BLANK and THE LAST MESSAGE RECEIVED, curated collections from the popular Tumblrs of the same name, the first is anonymous letters that people never intend to, or don't have the courage to, send and the second is last messages people received from someone significant in their lives, to Emily Easton at Crown Children's, in a good deal, to be published in 2016, by Heather Flaherty.
German rights to Loewe.
Russian rights to AST Publishers.
Turkish rights to Pegasus.
Italian rights to DeAgostini.
Finnish rights to Otava.
Brazilian rights to Companhia das Letras.
French rights to Bayard Presse.
Dutch rights to Blossom.

Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink author Stephanie Kate Strohm's IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU, in which a high school senior is dumped just before prom and uses an oral-history assignment to interview her exes, friends, and family for clues to why her relationships never work out, to Matt Ringler at Scholastic, by Molly Ker Hawn.

Fred Aceves's debut THE CLOSEST I'VE COME, about an introspective Puerto Rican teen living in the Tampa projects where gangs, drugs, and gunfire are common but hope, compassion, and affection are rare, whose two new friendships change the way he sees the world, and give him hope that he can escape an abusive home life, excel at school, and avoid becoming an inner city statistic, to Annie Berger at Harper Children's, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Louise Fury.

NYT bestselling author A. G. Howard's ROSEBLOOD, pitched as a Phantom of the Opera retelling in which a high school senior is sent to a boarding school for music and arts inside a French opera house rumored to have ties to the classic opera, only to discover that a very real danger lurks within the academy and has awaited her for over a century, to Tamar Brazis at Abrams Children's, with Anne Heltzel editing, in a good deal, for publication in January 2017, by Jenny Bent.
Czech rights to CooBoo/Albatros Media.
Spanish rights to Oz Editorial.
Hungarian rights to Maxim.
Italian rights to Newton Compton.

Cecilia Vinesse’s debut SEVEN DAYS OF YOU, in which 17-year-old expat Sophia’s last days in Tokyo overlap with Jamie’s first days back, and what Sophia thought would be a week of saying good-bye to friends and karaoke and konbinis turns into a week of falling in love, pitched as Before Sunrise meets Anna and the French Kiss, to Bethany Strout at Little, Brown Children’s and Karen Ball at Little, Brown Children’s UK, in a two-book deal, at auction, by Molly Ker Hawn.
German rights to DTV Junior, at auction.
Italian rights to Piemme, at auction.
French rights to Pocket Jeunesse.
Spanish rights to Urano.
Brazilian rights to Globo.

Stephanie Garber's debut CARAVAL, the first in a series about two sisters bound by love and a father they fear, who escape their tiny, secluded island for the wondrous performance of Caraval, where the audience plays along in a deadly game of determining what's real and what's fantasy, and where only one sister might be brave enough to take the chance to forever escape their dark pasts, pitched as The Night Circus meets Sleep No More, to Sarah Barley at Flatiron Books, at auction, by Jenny Bent. 
UK rights to Hodder & Stoughton, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Molly Ker Hawn.
Spanish rights to Planeta. 
French rights to Bayard Jeunesee. 
Italian rights to RCS Libri. 
German rights to Piper.
Dutch rights to Luitingh-Sijthoff. 
Brazilian rights to Novo Conceito.
Norwegian rights to Aschehoug.
Finnish rights to WSOY. 
Chinese rights to Booky.
Turkish rights to Dogan Egmont.
Hungarian rights to Libri. 
Bulgarian rights to BARD.
Russian rights to Atticus-Azbooka.
Taiwanese rights to Faces.
Israeli rights to Miskal.
Polish rights to ZNAK.
Romanian rights to RAO.
Portuguese rights to Presenca. 
Korean rights to Sam & Parkers.
Czech rights to Egmont.
Indonesian rights to Noura.
Japanese rights to Kino Books.
Serbian rights to Laguna.
Slovakian rights to Egmont.
Ukrainian rights to Krajina Mriy.
Danish rights to Turbine.
Iranian rights to Behdad Publications.
Lithuanian rights to Balto Trader.
Swedish rights to B. Wahlstroms.
Azerbaijani rights to Teas.
Film rights to Twentieth Century Fox, in a major deal, in a pre-empt, by Pouya Shahbazian of New Leaf Literary & Media, on behalf of Jenny Bent.

Hollywood movie-studio consultant Aditi Khorana's MIRROR IN THE SKY, the story of a 16-year-old high school junior at an exclusive Connecticut private school whose life is transformed by the discovery of an alternate Earth, pitched as Prep meets The Age of Miracles for teens, to Jessica Almon at Razorbill, in a significant deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Jenny Bent.

Stephanie Kate Strohm's PRINCE IN DISGUISE, a romantic comedy in which a Mississippi teen finds herself in front of the cameras as her beauty-queen big sister prepares for a reality-TV wedding to a Scottish aristocrat, to Kieran Viola at Disney-Hyperion, at auction, for publication in 2017, by Molly Ker Hawn.
German rights to CBJ.

Julia Walton's debut WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS, a teen boy's humorous journal to his therapist as he starts an experimental drug trial to treat his schizophrenia, to Chelsea Eberly at Random House Children's, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2017, by Heather Flaherty.

The third book following The Devil's Intern, one of the ALA and Kirkus "Best Books," Donna Hosie's THE DEVIL'S BANSHEE, in which a long-dead Viking Prince must lead his friends through the circles of hell to save the girl he loves from a terrible fate while confronting the darkness this domain brings out in each other and themselves, to Kelly Loughman at Holiday House, by Beth Phelan.
Turkish rights to Marti.

Dustin Hansen's nonfiction debut GAME ON!: VIDEO GAME HISTORY FROM PONG AND PAC-MAN TO MARIO, MINECRAFT AND MORE, charting the growth and evolution of video games by focusing on some of the most popular, innovative, and influential games ever made, to Holly West at Feiwel and Friends, by Gemma Cooper.

Sarah Cannon's debut ODDITY, pitched as a middle-grade Welcome to Night Vale, featuring an 11-year-old girl searching for her missing twin sister throughout their small New Mexico hometown, where dumpsters can be carnivorous, aliens big and small walk the streets, and the local Protection Committee defends citizens from the Blurmonster that roams the town outskirts, to Holly West at Feiwel and Friends, in a two-book deal, by Brooks Sherman.

THE GRAHAM CRACKER PLOT and FINDERS KEEPERS author Shelley Tougas's A PATRON SAINT FOR JUNIOR BRIDESMAIDS, in which a 13-year-old girl needs heavenly assistance to navigate her first crush and a family wedding in which she's the reluctant co-star, to Katherine Jacobs at Roaring Brook Press, in a two-book deal, by Susan Hawk.

WITCH WARS author Sibeal Pounder's new series BAD MERMAIDS, pitched as The Little Mermaid meets Ghostbusters, where three young mermaids returning from a gap year on land discover their lagoon has been taken over by some seriously sinister characters, to Ellen Holgate at Bloomsbury UK Children's, in a three-book deal, by Gemma Cooper.

Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester's debut THE LOST CAUSES, pitched as The Dark Is Rising set in the Old West, in which the dead are rising, a villainous desperado is terrorizing the countryside as he hunts for a mystical totem, and it's up to a ragtag gang of orphan riders to foil his schemes, to Lauren Bisom at Holt Children's, in a good deal, in a four-book deal, by Brooks Sherman.

Robin Stevens' books 6 and 7 in the MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE mystery series, featuring further murder investigations by 1930s schoolgirls, pitched as a middle-grade Agatha Christie, to Natalie Doherty at Random House UK Children's, by Gemma Cooper.

WITCH WARS author Sibeal Pounder's WITCH GLITCH, book 4 in the series continuing Tiga Whicabim's witchy adventures, this time involving a 50-foot fairy, a coven of Karens and one sinister jelly castle, to Ellen Holgate at Bloomsbury UK Children's, by Gemma Cooper.

Author of THE ACCIDENTAL AFTERLIFE OF THOMAS MARSDEN Emma Trevayne's THE HOUSE OF MONTHS AND YEARS, in which a girl moves into a strange kind of house, a calendar house, so her parents can care for her orphaned cousins, but behind the home's architectural oddities something else is lurking, again to Zareen Jaffery at Simon & Schuster Children's, in a two-book deal, by Brooks Sherman.

Rebecca Donnelly's THE SWIZ, in which an aspiring young director hatches a plan to save his local children's theatre company that starts with door-to-door sales and turns quickly to extortion, pitched as Jack Gantos meets Noel Streatfield, to Eliza Leahy at Capstone, by Molly Ker Hawn.

Kat, Incorrigible author Stephanie Burgis's THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART, in which an impetuous young dragon is transformed into an equally impetuous 12-year-old girl by means of enchanted hot chocolate, finds herself apprenticed to an irascible chocolate-maker, and is called upon by the royal family to broker a truce between humans and dragons, to Rebecca McNally at Bloomsbury UK Children's and Sarah Shumway at Bloomsbury Children's, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Molly Ker Hawn.
German rights to Fischer.
French rights to Gallimard.
Romanian rights to Storia Books.
Polish rights to Nasza Ksiegarnia.
Turkish rights to Marti.
Russian rights to AST.

J.M.M. Nuanez's debut MY PERFECT ME, about a 12 year-old girl and her little brother who move in with a stern uncle after their mother's suicide, then worry they'll lose the only home they've ever really known now that the brother insists on wearing girl's clothes, to Kathy Dawson at Kathy Dawson Books, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Susan Hawk.
Israeli rights to Miskal.

Katrina Charman's POPPY'S PLACE, when an eleven-year old convinces her mum to let them adopt a cat, it sets off a crazy chain of events which lead to them opening a cat cafe, to Jane Harris at Stripes, in a two-book deal, by Gemma Cooper.

Casey Lyall's debut HOWARD WALLACE, P.I., in which a lonely middle-school gumshoe reluctantly takes on the new girl in town as his assistant as they hunt down the stolen student council treasury and foil a would-be blackmailer, to Christina Pulles at Sterling Children's, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Molly Ker Hawn.

Dana Middleton's debut THE INFINITY YEAR OF AVALON JAMES, about a girl and her best friend, in the year they turn ten and search for the particular magic that a tenth year brings, all while juggling spelling bees, secrets and more, to Anna Roberto at Feiwel and Friends, in a two-book deal, by Susan Hawk.

Author of I Kill the Mockingbird Paul Acampora's HOW TO AVOID EXTINCTION, about a boy, his cousin, sometimes forgetful grandmother, and a dog who hit the road in search of dinosaurs and the answers to what it means to grow up, get old, and figure out the things we can—and can't—leave behind, to Nancy Mercado at Scholastic, by Susan Hawk.

Early Readers/Chapter Books
Marcie Colleen's SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS books 4-8, the chapter book series about a group of Bears that always save the day in the Grumpy Woods, to Erin Stein at Imprint, in a four-book deal, by Susan Hawk..

Sam Watkins's THE FINTASTIC DIARY OF DARCY DOLPHIN, a highly illustrated chapter book series, in which we join a dolphin and her friends for some fintastic underwater adventures, including her search for a new pet, auditions for the school production of Finderella, and an investigation into a mystery on the reef, to Sarah Hughes at Egmont UK, in a three-book deal, for publication in Jan 2017, by Gemma Cooper.

Debut author-illustrator Dustin Hansen's chapter book series MICROSAURS, pitched as Jurassic Park meets Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, in which a science-loving boy and his thrill-seeking best friend discover that dinosaurs didn't go extinct, they just got smaller, to Holly West at Feiwel and Friends, in a pre-empt, in a six-book deal, for publication in January 2017, by Gemma Cooper .

Sam Watkins's DON'T GET IN A MESS!, in which two children decide to do some painting, but their little brother has his own way of getting creative, to Jackie Hamley at Hachette Children's, by Gemma Cooper.

Marcie Colleen's SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS, illustrated by Steve James, a chapter book series about a group of bears that always manage to save the day, much to the consternation of the other animals in the forest, to Erin Stein at Imprint,in a four-book deal, by Susan Hawk.

Sam Watkins's next two books in the CREATURE TEACHER series, pitched as a twist on Jekyll and Hyde, where a boy's teacher transforms into a naughty, mayhem-creating creature whenever he becomes upset, to Jasmine Richards at Oxford University Press, by Gemma Cooper.

Picture Books
Illustrator of the Baby Lit books Alison Oliver's MOON, about a little girl who has a full life that is maybe a little too busy, until one night when she meets a wolf who teaches her to howl, to play, to be still, and to be wild, to Jennifer Greene at Clarion, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication Spring 2018, by Susan Hawk.

Ruth Spiro's MAXINE AND MILTON, with illustrations by Holly Hatam. Inspired by her trusty companion and muse, a pet goldfish, a girl is determined to make the world a better place, one crazy contraption at a time, to Kate Harrison at Dial, in a good deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, for publication in Spring 2018, by Susan Hawk for the author.

Ruth Spiro's BABY LOVES THERMODYNAMICS! and BABY LOVES QUANTUM PHYSICS!, the next two books in the BABY LOVES SCIENCE series of picture books that connect our everyday world to the science that underlies everything, with illustrations again by Irene Chan, to Alyssa Pusey at Charlesbridge, for publication in Fall 2017, by Susan Hawk for the author.

Kristen Fischer and illustrator Susi Schaefer's ZOO ZEN COUNT TO TEN: A Yoga Story for Kids, in which a little girl learns basic yoga poses from animals at a day at the zoo, to Jennifer Adams at Sounds True, by Brooks Sherman representing the illustrator.

EN New England Children's Book Discovery Award-winning Rebecca Roan's DRAGONS GET COLDS TOO, a step-by-step guide to help anxious dragon owners through the challenges of caring for their pet's very first cold, with Charles Santoso illustrating, to Mary Kate Castellani at Bloomsbury Children's, by Brooks Sherman representing the author.

UNDEAD PETS author Sam Hay's debut picture book, DO NOT WASH THIS BEAR, in which a smelly teddy comes alive after being washed, causing havoc around the house, to Emma Dods at Egmont, by Gemma Cooper.

Sam Watkins's PUSS IN FOOTBALL BOOTS, in which a football-mad boy plays the game of his life, helped by a clever cat with a bit of an itch, to Melanie Palmer at Hachette Children's, by Gemma Cooper.

Sam Hay's TOO MANY NIGHTINGALES!, when a kingdom becomes over run with clockwork nightingales, the noise drives the King mad, but a mysterious stranger has a plan to solve the nightingale nightmare...forever, to Melanie Palmer at Hachette Children's, by Gemma Cooper.

Sam Hay's TOM'S TOOTH, in which a young boy loses his tooth and has to race to find it before the tooth fairy arrives, to Jackie Hamley at Hachette Children's, by Gemma Cooper.

Hawaiian artist Diana Hansen-Young's CATS IN HATS, an original coloring book for adults, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, by Louise Fury.

Pastry chef graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris/London and blogger behind Shaheen Peerbhai, and CHOWbella owner and private chef Jennie Levitt's PARIS PICNIC CLUB, based on their pop-up restaurant that speaks to the cultural diversity of modern Paris and focuses on the joy of community eating, along with Levitt's whimsical watercolors that illustrate their simple approach to fresh ingredients, to Diana Ventimiglia at Sterling Epicure, by Beth Phelan.

Sam Hay's TOM'S TOOTH, in which a young boy loses his tooth and has to race to find it before the tooth fairy arrives, to Jackie Hamley at Hachette Children's, by Gemma Cooper.

Hawaiian artist Diana Hansen-Young's CATS IN HATS, an original coloring book for adults, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, by Louise Fury.

Pastry chef graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris/London and blogger behind Shaheen Peerbhai, and CHOWbella owner and private chef Jennie Levitt's PARIS PICNIC CLUB, based on their pop-up restaurant that speaks to the cultural diversity of modern Paris and focuses on the joy of community eating, along with Levitt's whimsical watercolors that illustrate their simple approach to fresh ingredients, to Diana Ventimiglia at Sterling Epicure, by Beth Phelan.


  1. Congrats to all the great agents at the Bent Agency!

  2. Wonderful news! Congratulations and Happy Holidays to everyone at TBA!