Bravest girl in the world coming to you from Bernard Mensah

BCHQ #BlackCreatorsInKidLit co-founder Bernard Mensah’s I AM NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING, about the bravest girl in the world whose courage is tested at the Ghanaian festival of monsters, the Kakamatobi Festival, illustrated by Raissa Figueroa, to Dana Chidiac at Dial, with Michelle Lee editing, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2024, by Natalie Lakosil at Irene Goodman Literary Agency while at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Natascha Morris at The Tobias Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).

THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL STATEMENT from Tracy Badua

Tracy Badua’s THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL STATEMENT, about a teen who leaves home for the college of her dreams that she wasn’t actually accepted to, breaking into dorm rooms, dodging security, crashing classes, and figuring out how to actually get in next semester before she’s caught, to Jennifer Ung at Quill Tree, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in winter 2023, by Natalie Lakosil at Irene Goodman Literary Agency while at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).

Pamela Harris set THIS TOWN ON FIRE

Pamela Harris’s THIS TOWN IS ON FIRE, pitched as LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE meets I’M NOT DYING WITH YOU TONIGHT, a mystery about a Black girl whose best friend becomes the latest “Becky” on the internet, unraveling her past and culminating in another teen’s death, to Karen Chaplin at Quill Tree, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in winter 2023, by Natalie Lakosil at Irene Goodman Literary Agency while at Bradford Literary Agency (NA).

Lisa Bentley’s debut will take you with it

Author-illustrator Lisa Bentley’s debut TAKE ME WITH YOU, in which a girl who uses her and her father’s shared love of building things to heal after his sudden passing, to Catherine Laudone at Paula Wiseman Books, for publication in summer 2023, by Katherine Wessbecher at Bradford Literary Agency (NA).

Kristen Kiesling’s new book is HARROWING

Kristen Kiesling’s THE HARROWING, set in the near future about a psychic teen girl who is forced to use her powers to track down killers, until she discovers her boyfriend is her next target, pitched as MINORITY REPORT meets I HUNT KILLERS, illustrated by Jen Hickman, to Charlotte Greenbaum at Amulet, in a very nice deal, for publication in spring 2024, by Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Dara Hyde at Hill Nadell Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).

Danish rights for BEND TOWARD THE SUN

Danish rights for BEND TOWARD THE SUN

Jen Devon’s BEND TOWARD THE SUN, to Palatium (Denmark), by Monique Oosterhof at Mo Literary Services, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.

Finnish rights for MURDER DRAMA WITH YOUR LLAMA

Finnish rights for MURDER DRAMA WITH YOUR LLAMA

Erin McCarthy and Kathy Love’s MURDER DRAMA WITH YOUR LLAMA, to Art House (Finland), by Monique Oosterhof at Mo Literary Services, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.

Hebrew rights for EX TALK

Hebrew rights for EX TALK

Rachel Lynn Solomon’s THE EX TALK, to Venus (Israel), by Beverley Levit at The Israeli Association of Book Publishers, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.

Bulgarian rights for DARK OLYMPUS 1-3

Bulgarian rights for DARK OLYMPUS 1-3

Katee Robert’s NEON GODS, ELECTRIC IDOL, and WICKED BEAUTY, to Egmont Bulgaria (Bulgaria), in a three-book deal, by Zlatka Mironova at Anthea Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.

Hebrew rights for IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER

Hebrew rights for IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER

Tessa Bailey’s IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER, to Ahavot (Israel), by Beverley Levit at The Israeli Association of Book Publishers, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.

New thriller from Darby Kane

New thriller from Darby Kane

Author of PRETTY LITTLE WIFE Darby Kane’s THE REPLACEMENT WIFE, in which a man with a suspicious history with women who have turned up dead or missing introduces his new girlfriend to his family, which drives his sister-in-law to search for answers, igniting a cat-and-mouse game that will unravel buried family secrets and threaten more lives, again to May Chen at William Morrow, for publication in December 2021, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world).