Rachel Lynn Solomon’s THE EX TALK, her adult debut, a romantic comedy in which rival coworkers pose as exes to host a public radio show about dating in order to save their station, only to fall for each other as the show gains popularity, to Kristine Swartz at Berkley, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
Author of VOX Christina Dalcher’s FEMLANDIA, about an America in utter chaos after a complete economic and social breakdown, where the last refuge for a woman and her teen daughter is a women-only community that may not be the utopia it seems, to Cindy Hwang at Berkley, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
Joss Wood, Karen Booth, and Reese Ryan’s The Holloway Heirs trilogy, in which three foster brothers are reunited to aid their ailing father figure in restoring his luxury hotel empire, and must deal with the aftermath of a long-ago accident as they each find a place in the family and fall in love, to Stacy Boyd at Harlequin Desire, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2021, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency, Melissa Jeglinski at The Knight Agency, and Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency, respectively.
Christina Dalcher’s MASTER CLASS, to Nord (Italy), by Mariavittoria Puccetti at The Italian Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Tessa Bailey’s GETAWAY GIRL and RUNAWAY GIRL, to Booktopia (Australia), in a two-book deal, by Vanessa Kerr at Abner Stein, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
Joss Wood’s untitled books, including a new four-book series, in which a family struggles under the iron fist of a problem patriarch determined to hone his children to perfection while undermining their success, who will do anything to make sure his heirs marry well, to Stacy Boyd at Harlequin Desire, in a multi-book deal, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Author-illustrator Peter Stein’s A TREE FOR MR. FISH, about a stubborn and standoffish fish who lives in a tree and learns to share, to John Morgan at Imprint, for publication in spring 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
Pamela Harris’s WHEN YOU LOOK LIKE US, in which an African-American teen living in Newport News, Virginia realizes his older sister has disappeared and goes to the police only to be told that girls like her, who “roll with trouble,” go missing all the time; he knows what they really mean—they don’t care about another missing black girl—and if he wants to find her, he’ll have to do it himself, to Andrew Eliopulos at Harper Children’s, for publication in winter 2021, by Viana Siniscalchi, Sara Shandler, and Josh Bank at Alloy Entertainment, on behalf of Sarah LaPolla at Bradford Literary Agency (NA).
Sara Johnson’s books two and three in the Alexa Glock crime novel series, about a forensic odontologist working in small towns throughout the New Zealand countryside, to Barbara Peters at Sourcebooks, with Anna Michels editing, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
Petrell Ozbay and Tess LaBella’s MERRY WITCHMAS, a twist on the holiday’s traditional “believe” concept, about a witch who believes in Santa, who doesn’t deliver to her home because he doesn’t believe in witches, illustrated by Sonya Abby Soekarno, to Jes Negron at Boyds Mills Press, for publication in fall 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Alexandra Gehringer at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).