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).
Jenn Bennett’s KINDLING THE MOON, SUMMONING THE NIGHT, BINDING THE SHADOWS, and BANISHING THE DARK, to Alter Real (France), in a four-book deal, by Pauline Cuchet at La Nouvelle Agence, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Author of THE LAST BOOKSHOP IN LONDON Madeline Martin’s next untitled novel, pitched as inspired by World War II history, in which an American woman makes an unexpected connection with a French resistance fighter and finds a chance to help her escape from occupied France, to Peter Joseph at Hanover Square Press, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
J. Elle’s WINGS OF EBONY, to Ren Kitap (Turkey), by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.
Rachel Lynn Solomon’s THE EX TALK and TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW, to Ithaki (Turkey), by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Mike Allegra’s SLEEPY HAPPY CAPY CUDDLES, in which a charismatic capybara calms the rainforest rumpus with personalized cuddles for all consenting animals, illustrated by Jaimie Whitbread, to Kayla Tostevin at Page Street Kids, for publication in fall 2022, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Jamie Weiss Chilton at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).
Zaire Lanier’s THE BONE HERDER, an Afropunk fantasy horror about the first bone herder to break an ancient pact with the flesh folk by vowing to end the practice of punishing wrong doers by flaying their bones and burying them, risking war and death for thousands, illustrated by Tumo Mere, to Katie Gould at Andrews McMeel, for publication in fall 2022, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
Physician, geriatrician, and former assistant clinical professor at Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk’s LIVING IN THE MOMENT, pitched as What to Expect When You’re Expecting dementia, a step-by-step guide to managing this perplexing disease and its complications, including issues regarding pain, pills, irritability, and whether to keep a loved one at home, to Denise Silvestro at Kensington, for publication in 2022, by Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
Keka Novales’s ¡HOLA LOLA!, a new chapter book series that follows a second-generation Hispanic American girl as she navigates the “firsts” of growing up, to Alison Deering at Capstone, in a four-book deal, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world).