Here’s a blog post that introduces the structure and nature of book deals. Below you will find an archived list of the deals which I have negotiated for my clients.
August 20, 2019 | Writer and illustrator Caryn Schafer’s FAYE’S FANTASTIC FINDING DAY, about a little girl who spends her entire fantastic day finding objects and imagining their ideal, dreamy homes, to Christian Trimmer at Holt Children’s, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, in a five-book deal, for publication in fall 2020, by Weronika Janczuk at Janklow & Nesbit (world).
August 20, 2019 | Researcher and two-time Grammy-nominated screenwriter Michelle Daniel’s SEVA: THE DJ WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE USSR, a musical and cultural iconography funded by the U.S. Department of Education, exploring the life and impact of Russian musical icon DJ Seva Novgorodsev, who introduced forbidden popular western music and culture into Soviet Russia through the BBC, to Ben Schrank at Holt, with Ruby Rose Lee editing, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in spring 2022, by Weronika Janczuk at Janklow & Nesbit (NA).
April 24, 2019 | Freshman at the University of Washington-Seattle Zoe Hana Mikuta’s GEARBREAKERS, about two groups-at-war and the two girls whose loyalties collide, pitched as Cinder meets the Hunger Games, to Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021, by Weronika Janczuk at D4EO Literary Agency (world).
December 20, 2018 | Author of MACHINATIONS and MAKE ME NO GRAVE Hayley Stone’s RENDER UP THE GHOST, the sequel to the second, which follows an outlaw queen’s partnership with a gentleman marshal as they do battle with the devil for the soul of an old Texas cowtown, to Aethon, for publication in fall 2019, by Weronika Janczuk at D4EO Literary Agency (world English).
June 8, 2012 | Lindsay Smith’s debut SEKRET, a thriller set in 1960s Russia, in which a seventeen-year-old girl with the ability to “fall into” others’ memories must assist a KGB leader in removing traitors to the Soviet Union, or suffer the consequences, to Katherine Jacobs at Roaring Brook Press, for publication in Winter 2014, by Weronika Janczuk at Lynn Franklin Associates, in association with D4EO Literary Agency (NA).
June 1, 2012 | Author of the forthcoming Three Parts Dead and its companion Two Serpents Rise Max Gladstone’s A WALKER IN THE GYRE, in which an indifferent sci-fi writer must employ his gift — the ability to chart a course through the cauldron of the multiverse — to stop a family of necromancers set on remaking time in their image, to David Hartwell and Marco Palmieri at Tor, in a two-book deal, by Weronika Janczuk at Lynn Franklin Associates, in association with D4EO Literary (World English).
July 29, 2011 | Max Gladstone’s debut THREE PARTS DEAD, set in an urban world of steam and soul trading, in which a first-year associate at an international necromantic firm must bring a recently deceased god back to life before His city falls apart, her only help a chain-smoking priest undergoing an understandable crisis of faith; when the two discover that the god was murdered, their quest for the truth will endanger their partnership, their lives, and the city’s slim hope of survival, to David Hartwell at Tor, in a two-book deal, by Weronika Janczuk at Lynn Franklin Associates, in association with D4EO Literary Agency (World English).
July 5, 2011 | International hypertension expert, professor of clinical medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and author of Healing Hypertension Dr. Samuel Mann’s MEDICATING HYPERTENSION, both an in-depth look at the medications prescribed for high blood pressure as well as a guide for patients, sifting through questions of self-medication and coordinating with one’s physician, to Suzanne Staszak-Silva at Rowman & Littlefield, by Weronika Janczuk at Lynn Franklin Associates, in association with D4EO Literary Agency (World).
March 27, 2011 | Australian author Robyn Bavati’s DANCING IN THE DARK, in which the daughter of ultra-orthodox Jews develops a passion for ballet and begins to dance in secret when her parents refuse lessons, only to face unexpected consequences, pitched as contemporary Chaim Potok and Billy Elliot for girls, to Brian Farrey at Flux, in a two-book deal, for publication Winter 2013, by Weronika Janczuk at D4EO Literary Agency, on behalf of Debbie Golvan at Golvan Arts and Literary Management (NA).
Dec. 6, 2010 | Teresa Frohock’s debut MISERERE: AN AUTUMN TALE, in which an exiled exorcist who, having once abandoned his lover in Hell in exchange for saving his twin sister’s soul, must now save that lover from a demonic possession before his sister leads the Fallen Angel’s hordes out of Hell and into the parallel dimension of Woerld, Heaven’s frontline of defense between Earth and Hell, to Jeremy Lassen at Night Shade Books, for publication in July 2011, by Weronika Janczuk at D4EO Literary Agency (World English).
Oct. 26, 2010 | Annie Wilder’s TRUCKER GHOST STORIES: Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters & Legends of the Road, a collection of true ghost stories, unexplained / paranormal encounters, legends, and lore of the road, primarily from truckers or those associated with truckers and the transportation industry, to James Frenkel at Tor, in a nice deal, for publication in 2012, by Weronika Janczuk and Bob Diforio at D4EO Literary Agency (NA).