Maggie Robinson’s FAREWELL BLUES, the final book in the Lady Adelaide Mystery series, in which a lady thought she’d said goodbye to a detective inspector, as well as the meddling ghost of her late and unlamented husband, but when her prim and proper mother is accused of murdering her secret lover, there can’t be enough ghosts and gentlemen detectives on hand to find the truth, to Anna Michels at Poisoned Pen Press, for publication in September 2021, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
Jen Devon’s BEND TOWARD THE SUN, in which a guarded, self-reliant botanist undertaking the ambitious restoration of an abandoned vineyard in Pennsylvania wine country and a doctor struggling after the loss of a patient learn to heal together despite deeply different views on love, to Alexandra Sehulster at Griffin, in a six-figure deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring/summer 2022, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (NA).
Alechia Dow’s AN ENCHANTED MATCH, following two young enchanters who team up to save their small town from a love spell gone wrong, to Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends, for publication in winter 2023, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
“Aster’s brisk, lyrical prose weaves rich, intriguing worldbuilding details and wrinkles into this engrossing series that encompasses tales indebted to Latin American myths… A mighty marvelous sequel.” ~ Kirkus, starred review.
Isabel Canas’ THE HACIENDA, pitched as MEXICAN GOTHIC meets REBECCA, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, in which a young woman accepts a marriage proposal and moves into her new husband’s remote countryside estate, only to discover that the house is not the safe haven she envisioned and she must seek the help of a local priest to rid the place of evil, to Jen Monroe at Berkley, in a major deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Kari Sutherland at Bradford Literary Agency.
Rachel Lynn Solomon’s THE EX TALK, to Dobrovsky (Czech Republic), by Martina Knapkova at Kristin Olson Literary Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Joanna Shupe’s THE DEVIL OF DOWNTOWN, to Editura Litera (Romania), by Jill Hughes at Jill Hughes Foreign Rights, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Tiffany D. Jackson’s GROWN, to Hugo (France), by Michele Kanonidis at La Nouvelle Agence, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.
Contributing cartoonist for The New Yorker and BuzzFeed, artist Natalya Lobanova’s debut collection of darkly humorous comics and activity pages that tackle feelings of inadequacy in relationships, work, and life, acknowledging that everyone sucks sometimes and that it’s okay—even healthy—to feel insecure from time to time, to Lauren Appleton at Tarcher Perigee, in a very nice deal, for publication in 2022, by Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
Tonya Abari’s LOCS, NOT DREADS, about a girl and her family who celebrate and take pride in wearing locs, because there is nothing “dreadful” about their hair, illustrated by Chasity Hampton, to Asia Citro at Innovation Press, for publication in fall 2023, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
Alicia Thompson’s LOVE IN THE TIME OF SERIAL KILLERS, a rom-com about a PhD candidate working on a true crime dissertation, who can’t decide if her attractive neighbor is a potential serial killer or boyfriend, to Kristine Swartz at Berkley, in a two-book deal, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).