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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.


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