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Welcome to my deals announcement page! I realize that not everyone has the access to subscribe to Publisher's Marketplace, so here you will find my latest deals and projects I'm incredibly excited for. You can also find a list of all published work with my authors on their pages.

Recent Deal Announcements

Children's: Middle Grade Fiction

Layla Hersch's YOUNG BLOOD, embedded with Jewish lore, the murder mystery follows adopted vampire brothers who play opposite roles in tracking down a killer, but little do they know the bodies are bait to hunt their own kind, to Peter Phillips at Tundra Books (PRH Canada), in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2023 and summer 2024, by Emily Forney at BookEnds (world).

 

Children's: Middle Grade Fiction

Michelle Mohrweis's THE TROUBLE WITH ROBOTS, in which two girls are thrust together in a robotics class, requiring them to not only prepare for their competition, but also find common ground while battling grief and feelings of otherness, to Jonah Heller at Peachtree, for publication in the fall 2022, by Emily Forney at BookEnds Literary (world).

 

Children's: Young Adult

OwnVoices cerebral palsy author Melissa See's YOU, ME, AND OUR HEARTSTRINGS, in which a violinist with cerebral palsy and a cellist with a need for perfection find one another through their shared love of music, while their talent takes them to stages that offer both opportunities and unwanted viral fame for all the wrong reasons, to Tiffany Colon at Scholastic, for publication in summer 2022, by Emily Forney at BookEnds (world English).

 

Children's: Middle Grade Non-fiction 

Kailei Pew's KID MADE, an illustrated nonfiction round up of 40 kid inventors from across the globe, whose inventions are still used today, in an ode to the ingenuity, curiosity, and brilliance of young minds, to Holly West at Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan), in a nice deal, for publication in summer 2023, by Emily Forney at BookEnds Literary (world English).

Children's: Picture book 

Kimberly Lee's BOYS DON'T FRY, a picture book about a Malaysian boy who enthusiastically helps his grandmother prepare their family's New Year's dinner, all the while learning about the history of their traditional cuisine, illustrated by Charlene Chua, to Trisha de Guzman at FSG (Macmillan), at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in the spring of 2023, by Emily Forney at BookEnds Literary and by Tracy Marchini at BookEnds Literary for the illustrator (world).

Children's: Young Adult

Stephanie Cohen at Inkyard (HarperCollins) has bought world and audio rights to THE WRONG KIND OF WEIRD and a second book by debut author James Ramos. This YA contemporary love story celebrates a multicultural nerd culture club, and follows a Black teen on his journey to recognizing his own value and also his messiness in relationships that may not serve him anymore. The story explores geek humor, frenemy and clique culture, and a lighthearted yet introspective take on the identities and lives we live and shed in high school. Publication is slated for winter 2023; Emily Forney at BookEnds Literary brokered the deal.

Children's: Young Adult

Sophie Kim's LAST OF THE TALONS, an #OwnVoices fantasy, pitched as inspired by Korean mythology, in which a teen assassin has to kill a Dokkaebi emperor to save her sister, but falls for him instead, to Jen Bouvier at Entangled Teen, in a three-book deal, for publication in winter 2023, by Emily Forney at BookEnds (world).