deals

Announced in Publishers Weekly:


Pegasus Gets ‘Murderous’ with Haycock
Jessica Case, senior editor at Pegasus Books, bought world rights to Dean Haycock’s Murderous Minds, which she described as a book about “the biology of evil.” Carrie Pestritto at the Prospect Agency represented Haycock, a neuroscientist and Ph.D. The book, Case elaborated, relies on behavioral studies and neurological imaging, among other things, to show “what it means for society when psychopaths are discovered among us.”

The Shadow in the Moon
Julie Bliven at Charlesbridge has bought world rights to The Shadow in the Moon by Christina Matula-Hakli (l.), to be illustrated by Pearl Law, about a modern-day family celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival while Ah-ma (grandma) retells the ancient Chinese legend. This is a debut project for both author and illustrator; publication is slated for fall 2017. Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency represented the author and Teresa Kietlinski at Prospect Agency represented the illustrator in the deal for world rights. 

The Art of Holding On and Letting Go
Jotham Burrello at Elephant Rock Books has acquired world rights to The Art of Holding On and Letting Go, a YA novel by Kristin Bartley Lenz. Set in Ecuador,Michigan, and California, the book is about the transformative power of nature, love and loss, and the discovery that home can be somewhere very different from where you started. The author won the Elephant Rocks Sheehan YA Book Prize. Publication is slated for September 2016; Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency did the deal.


Announced in Publishers Marketplace:


Children's:
Middle grade 
Shauna Holyoak's MY PAPER ROUTE AND OTHER DEADLY THINGS, about a spunky detective who is determined to solve the dognappings happening around her neighborhood before her beloved Genki gets taken, as well as a follow up book, to Laura Schreiber and Hannah Allaman at Disney-Hyperion, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
Today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern
 
Fiction:
Thriller 
Taylor Zajonc's THE MAW, about a disgraced professor who joins a mysterious mission into an ancient supercave to discover what befell a long lost expedition—only for his team to suffer a catastrophic loss and face their own demise in the dark, to Chelsey Emmelhainz at Skyhorse, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency (World).
Posted:
April 18, 2017 at 3:24 p.m. Eastern
 
Non-fiction:
History/Politics/Current Affairs 
Dean Haycock's TYRANTS AND TERRORISTS, about the psychological make up of tyrannical rulers and how government agencies of many nations hire psychiatrists and psychologists to study foreign leaders and to prepare psychological profiles of their opponents and look for specific traits, again to Jessica Case at Pegasus, by Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency (World).
Posted:
April 17, 2017 at 10:02 p.m. Eastern
 
Fiction:
Inspirational 
Janice Broyles's THE SECRET HEIR, about David, anointed to be king at a young age, who struggles against overwhelming odds to see the secret prophecy fulfilled, even though he is in love with King Saul's daughter and destined to usurp his throne, to Ann Tatlock at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
April 7, 2017 at 9:02 p.m. Eastern
 
Children's:
Middle grade 
Erin Peabody's books 5 and 6 in the nonfiction series Behind the Legend, about mythical creatures and their "appearances" throughout history, these two concerning Dragons and Unicorns, to be illustrated by Victor Rivas, to Charlie Ilgunas at Little Bee Books, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency for the author and Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates for the illustrator (World).
Posted:
November 16, 2016 at 4:10 p.m. Eastern
 
Non-fiction:
Advice/Relationships 
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun's START, LOVE, REPEAT, helping new and long-term entrepreneurial partners understand exactly how a startup will affect their own lives—and what they can do to build a happy and healthy relationship in the midst of the madness—based on interviews and advice from entrepreneurs, executive coaches, marriage family therapists, venture capitalists, and startup authorities, as well as anecdotes from Dorcas's own marriage to one of the creators of d.light design, to Christina Boys at Center Street, in a pre-empt, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
October 7, 2016 at 7:36 a.m. Eastern
 
Digital: Fiction:
Women's/Romance 
Alana Delacroix's SHIFTING LOVE trilogy, about a half-shifter, who works at a supernatural PR firm, where she is drawn into the dangerous world of face shifters she has worked so hard to avoid when their sexy king becomes her client and the two of them become undeniably drawn to each other, to Esi Sogah at Lyrical Press, in a three-book deal, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
August 10, 2016 at 11:14 p.m. Eastern
 
Digital: Fiction:
Women's/Romance 
Lauren Smith's new paranormal trilogy, about three wealthy dragon shifter brothers who are the last of an ancient Russian bloodline and who face danger and betrayal as they fall for the virginal women who will change their lives and their family's destiny forever, to Elizabeth Poteet at SMP Swerve, in a three book deal, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
July 28, 2016 at 9:41 p.m. Eastern
 
Fiction:
General/Other 
Suzanne Kamata's THE MERMAIDS OF LAKE MICHIGAN, set in the 1980's, about a teenager who feels more at home in water than on land--where her beauty queen mom is constantly criticizing her and her sister is dating the boy of her dreams--until she is led to a mysterious carnival worker whose dark future has been predicted by a gypsy, to Nancy Cleary at Wyatt-MacKenzie, for publication in February 2017, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
June 13, 2016 at 3:06 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Paperback: ISBN 9781942545590
Fiction:
General/Other 
Meghan Masterson's THE WARDROBE MISTRESS, about a seventeen-year-old, one of Marie Antoinette's wardrobe women, who casually spies on the queen during the French Revolution, torn between her love for Marie Antoinette, her involvement with a dashing young patriot, and the growing unrest in the French countryside, to Lauren Jablonski at St. Martin's, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
April 20, 2016 at 9:38 p.m. Eastern
 
Children's:
Middle grade 
Erin Peabody's nonfiction series, about mythical creatures and their "appearances" throughout history, starting with the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot, illustrated by Victor Rivas, to Charlie Ilgunas and Jenna Pocius at Little Bee Books, in a four-book deal, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency for the author and Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates for the illustrator (World).
Posted:
March 29, 2016 at 11:07 p.m. Eastern
 
Children's:
Young Adult 
Winner of the 2015 Helen Sheehan Prize Kristin Bartley Lenz's THE ART OF HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO, about a 15-year-old competitive rock climber who is forced to leave her California home to live with her grandparents in Detroit after her parents are involved in an avalanche that sweeps one of their close friends away, to Jotham Burrelloat Elephant Rock Books, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
February 19, 2016 at 7:19 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Paperback: ISBN 9780996864916
eBook: ISBN 9780996864930  |  ASIN B01KIHPZAO
Children's:
Middle grade 
Brianna Dumont's WEIRD BUT TRUE EXTRA CREDIT: U.S. PRESIDENTS and another book about Greek mythology, a spin-off of National Geographic Kids' Weird-But-True franchise, to Ariane Szu-Tu at National Geographic Children's, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
December 18, 2015 at 11:48 p.m. Eastern
 
Fiction:
Thriller 
Taylor Zajonc's RED SUN ROGUE, a salvage diver turned smuggler and his unproven crew become the pawns of an enigmatic technology cult with roots in the clandestine weapons programs of the Second World War, again to Donna Essner at Blank Slate Press, by Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency.
Posted:
December 11, 2015 at 1:50 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Paperback: ISBN 9781943075263
eBook: ISBN 9781943075270  |  ASIN B01DXQM2CQ
Children's:
Picture book 
Christina Matula-Hakli's THE SHADOW IN THE MOON, about a modern-day family celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival while Ah-ma (grandma) retells the ancient Chinese legend that influenced the holiday, with illustrations by Pearl Law, to Julie Bliven at Charlesbridge, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency for the author and Teresa Kietlinski at Prospect Agency for the illustrator.
Posted:
September 18, 2015 at 7:08 p.m. Eastern
 
Non-fiction:
History/Politics/Current Affairs 
Journalist Greg Bruno's BLESSINGS FROM BEIJING: INSIDE CHINA'S SOFT POWER WAR ON LITTLE LHASA, detailing the uncertainties facing the Tibetan diaspora, drawing from his own experiences and interactions with exiles, militants, the Chinese government, and the Dalai Lama, to Stephen Hull at ForeEdge, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
September 10, 2015 at 10:47 a.m. Eastern
 
Digital: Fiction:
Women's/Romance 
Shana Figueroa's RED RAVEN, about a PI whose visions of the future inadvertently leads to her fiance's death, and who soon discovers that she may be at the center of a conspiracy bigger than she thought possible, to Madeleine Colavita at Forever Yours, in a three-book deal, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
September 2, 2015 at 4:04 p.m. Eastern
 
Fiction:
Thriller 
Taylor Zajonc's THE WRECKING CREW, when in exchange for his freedom from a secret prison, a deep-water salvage diver agrees to lead a covert search for a lost marine biologist in the pirate-infested waters of the Arabian Sea, his expedition threatens the ambitions of a clandestine organization and more than the mission is at stake, to Donna Essner at Blank Slate Press, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
July 23, 2015 at 3:10 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Paperback: ISBN 9781943075164
eBook: ISBN 9781943075171  |  ASIN B0163AQFL8
Digital: Young Adult Beth Ellyn Summer's debut AT FIRST BLUSH, about an online teen makeup guru who lands an internship at a fashion magazine and, as a result, her YouTube channel skyrockets, but when the editor wants to use her, she has to decide if selling out is worth the fame, to Meredith Rich at Bloomsbury Spark, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
May 21, 2015 at 10:47 p.m. Eastern
 
Digital: Young Adult Katherine Fleet's debut about high-school senior whose future plans don't include the eccentric, homeless new girl in town, yet he can't stop himself from coming to her rescue, and the girl who is looking to rewrite her tragic life's story, but can't keep her past hidden forever, to Karen Grove at Entangled, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
April 17, 2015 at 1:34 p.m. Eastern
 
Children's:
Middle grade 
Brianna DuMont's THIEVES WHO CHANGED HISTORY, about little-known thieves who changed the world in unexpected ways, the third book in her Changed History series, again to Julie Matysik at Sky Pony Press, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
February 4, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Hardcover: ISBN 9781632204127
eBook: ISBN 9781634509329  |  ASIN B017WS31IU
Digital: Fiction:
Thriller 
Dan Newman's THE CLEARING, about a night in the jungle that leads to the mysterious death of a young boy and a pact of silence that haunts one of his friends, forcing him to return to the Caribbean island where it happened as an adult to make things right, moving to Randall Klein at Diversion Books, in a two-book deal, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
February 3, 2015 at 12:26 a.m. Eastern
Publication:Paperback: ISBN 9781909223523
eBook: ISBN 9781682300497  |  ASIN B01AB3A7OO
Non-fiction:
Pop Culture 
Dean Haycock's CHARACTERS ON THE COUCH: Exploring Psychology through Literature and Film, about the longstanding connection between psychology and literature/film and how fiction can be used to learn about the human condition and explore psychological concepts, to Maxine Taylor at ABC-CLIO, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
September 4, 2014 at 10:39 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Hardcover: ISBN 9781440836985
eBook: ISBN 9781440836992  |  ASIN B01JHA0KNU
Fiction:
Women's/Romance 
Nicole Trilivas's GIRLS WHO TRAVEL, in which a free-spirited backpacker-turned-international au pair tries to reconnect with the object of her last holiday "roadmance" and maintain her carefree lifestyle, but gets detoured when a stuffy English aristocrat is thrown in her path, to Jackie Cantor at Berkley, in a pre-empt, by Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency.
Posted:
July 21, 2014 at 8:49 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Hardcover: ISBN 9780425281444
Paperback: ISBN 9780425281444
eBook: ISBN 9780698196650  |  ASIN B00U5L7SZE
Children's:
Middle grade 
Erin Peabody's A WEIRD AND WILD BEAUTY: THE STORY OF YELLOWSTONE, THE WORLD'S FIRST NATIONAL PARK, a tale of discovery, adventure, railroad barons, and the politics of the Gilded Age, to Julie Matysik at Sky Pony Press, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
May 20, 2014 at 3:43 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Hardcover: ISBN 9781634502047
eBook: ISBN 9781634509350  |  ASIN B017WS31P8
Non-fiction:
How-To 
Jeffrey Cole and Johnathon Robson's GHOST HUNTERS, an amateurs' guide to ghost hunting, filled with tips about discerning genuine ghost hunters from fraudsters; honest recommendations of sites to visit and equipment to use; and lots of paranormal anecdotes accompanied by audio and visual clips of their adventures, to Nicole Frailat Skyhorse, for publication in Spring 2015, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
March 12, 2014 at 2:48 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Hardcover: ISBN 9781632205841
eBook: ISBN 9781634500111  |  ASIN B013CS9QEW
Children's:
Middle grade 
Sara Joiner's UNNATURAL SELECTION, about a Charles Darwin-loving girl of the Dutch East Indies, and what happens after volcano Krakatoa erupts and the only person who agrees to her plan of following the animals to safety in the island's jungle is her prim-and-proper nemesis, to Kelly Loughman at Holiday House, by Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency.
Posted:
February 4, 2014 at 10:40 p.m. Eastern
 
Children's:
Middle grade 
The first two books in Brianna DuMont's CHANGED HISTORY series, about the quirky, little-known people, events, and other phenomena that altered the course of the future, to Julie Matysik at Sky Pony Press, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency (World).
Posted:
August 22, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Hardcover: ISBN 9781629146454
eBook: ISBN 9781632202079  |  ASIN B00NS40U32
Non-fiction:
Memoir 
Susan Blumberg-Kason's GOOD CHINESE WIFE, a look at the author's tumultuous five-year marriage to a man from central China and the serious cross-cultural issues she faced as she struggled to adapt to traditional Chinese culture and to her husband's increasingly abusive temperament, to Stephanie Bowen at Sourcebooks, in a pre-empt, for publication in Spring 2014, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency.
Posted:
March 15, 2013 at 11:24 a.m. Eastern
Publication:Paperback: ISBN 9781402293344
eBook: ISBN 9781402293351  |  ASIN B00J8QDJIM
International rights: UK Fiction Dan Newman's THE CLEARING, set over 40 years, which weaves a terrifying mystery around how four boys walked into a Caribbean jungle in 1971, but only three came back alive, to Emlyn Rees at Exhibit A, in a nice deal, for publication in November 2013, by Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency (World English).
Posted:
December 18, 2012 at 5:08 p.m. Eastern
 
Non-fiction:
Science 
Neuroscientist Dean Haycock, Ph.D,'s MURDEROUS MINDS: Exploring the Psychopathic Brain, exploring what the brain look like when it lacks a conscience; revealing the biology of evil, from neurological imaging to behavioral studies, true crime, and what it means for society when psychopaths are discovered among us, before a crime has been committed, or who are not committing crimes at all, to Jessica Case at Pegasus, on behalf of Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency (World).
Posted:
November 13, 2012 at 2:36 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Hardcover: ISBN 9781605984988
Paperback: ISBN 9781605986951
eBook: ISBN 9781480448001  |  ASIN B00IDTADTI
Children's:
Young Adult 
Jessica Arnold's debut THE LOOKING GLASS, in which fifteen-year-old becomes trapped in a 19th-century version of the hotel her family is vacationing in, and must figure out a way to break the curse that killed a rumored witch in that same hotel, before she becomes its next victim, to Georgia McBride at Month9Books, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in January 2014, by Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency (World English). Georgia@month9books.com
Posted:
July 5, 2012 at 10:04 p.m. Eastern
Publication:Paperback: ISBN 9781939765901
eBook: ISBN 9781939765253  |  ASIN B00HXZN0TS

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