Congratulations to Tiffany Jackson and her second novel! The Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award is established to affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year.
These books affirm new talent and offer visibility to excellence in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published book creator.
LET THE CHILDREN MARCH, written by Monica Clark-Robinson and illustrated by Frank Morrison, has been named a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. This award recognizes the works of outstanding African American authors and illustrators, and upholds the vital importance of children’s literature that celebrates African American life and culture. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Rachel Lynn Solomon and her debut, YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE. This award recognizes the best in Jewish literature. Medals are awarded to outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience and we are so proud that one of our authors earned this achievement!
Tiffany Jackson’s gripping novel about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth has received the We Need Diverse Books Walter Award for the Teen Category. The award recognizes titles by diverse authors that “feature diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way”.
From the author of YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE comes a stunning contemporary novel that examines the complicated aftermath of a kidney transplant between best friends. Rachel Lynn Solomon’s new release, OUR YEAR OF MAYBE, was released January 15, 2019. Published by Simon & Schuster, OYOM is an aching, heartbreaking, and excellent follow up to her first book.
Layla Reyne’s DINE WITH ME, following a dying chef on a last tour of meals, and the travel companion who must convince him to fight for his future, and VARIABLE ONSET, a new romantic suspense trilogy, featuring a prickly FBI instructor and hot-shot special agent working together to solve forensic mysteries, to Angela James at Carina Press, in a four-book deal, for publication in 2019 and 2020, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
Christina Dalcher’s VOX, to Panama (Turkey), by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
HelenKay Dimon’s THE ENFORCER, to Futami Shobo (Japan), by Corinne Shioji at The English Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
Jenn Bennett’s STARRY EYES and SERIOUS MOONLIGHT, to Ripol (Russian Federation), by Anastasya Markova at Synopsis Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
Joss Wood’s untitled installment in the latest arc of the Texas Cattleman’s Club series, in which scandal erupts among the elite of Texas, to Stacy Boyd at Harlequin Desire, in a nice deal, for publication in early 2019, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world).