Ted Anderson’s novel, featuring a STEM-obsessed fourth-grader who builds and take things apart with the power of her mind and who fights crime alongside The Starlights, a motley crew of teen superheroes, in modern-day San Francisco, pitched as inspired by the viral tumblr blog Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You, to Andrea Colvin at Lion Forge, in a three-book deal, for their young reader CubHouse imprint, for publication in early 2019, by Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary, while at Fuse Literary.
German rights to Tessa Bailey’s DISORDERLY CONDUCT, INDECENT EXPOSURE, and DISTURBING HIS PEACE, to Rowohlt, by Agence Hoffman, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
Mike Allegra’s SCAMPERS AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, about a little mouse who uses the scientific method to figure out if the new owl guarding the vegetable garden is real or not, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel, to Carol Malnor at Dawn, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for both the author and the illustrator (World).
Dea Poirier’s NEXT GIRL TO DIE, in which a detective confronts her past as she hunts a serial killer with the same MO as the one who murdered her sister a decade ago, to Megha Parekh at Thomas & Mercer, in a two-book deal, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (World).
Former litigator turned chef and founder of Austin’s The Peached Tortilla, Eric Silverstein’s cookbook GET PEACHED: Recipes and Stories from the Peached Tortilla; raised in Japan and Atlanta, the author’s bi-racial background and cultural roots influenced the creation of Asian comfort food dishes with a southern twist, such as Pearl Meatballs, Hainanese Chicken and Rice, Banh Mi Taco and the JapaJam Burger, to Jennifer Williams at Sterling Epicure, by Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary, while at Fuse Literary.
Kelly Coon’s YA fantasy debut, about a kingdom where girls are selected to join fallen Kings as Queens in the Netherworld—a dark tradition that is seen as an honor but is, in actuality, a death sentence— and where one girl is determined to save her sister from this fate, to Kelsey Horton at Delacorte, in a six-figure deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2019, by Kari Sutherland at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
Spanish rights to Rachel Lynn Solomon’s YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE, to Libros de Seda, by Sandra Bruna Literary Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
RITA award-winning author Jenn Bennett’s SERIOUS MOONLIGHT, about a mystery aficionado who spends the summer before college knee-deep in both intrigue and a burgeoning romance with her charismatic coworker while working the night shift at a downtown Seattle hotel, again to Nicole Ellul at Simon Pulse, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2019/2020, by Laura Bradford of the Bradford Literary Agency (NA).
NYT bestselling author Erin McCarthy’s THE HOOK UP, in which a genius PhD student convinces a Maine lobster fisherman, who is locked in a paternity battle with his identical twin brother over a baby, to strip her of her virgin status in this opposites- attract romance, to Junessa Viloria at Loveswept, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2018, by Laura Bradford of the Bradford Literary Agency (World English).
Joss Wood’s contribution to the next Texas Cattleman’s Club series, where a bachelor auction and matchmaking go awry and lead to love, to Stacy Boyd at Harlequin Desire, in a nice deal, for publication in February 2019, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (World).