Headliners & Titles
Marieke Nijkamp, author of THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS, will be the opening keynote speaker at the upcoming SCBWI Europolitan Conference in Amsterdam. She’ll talk about diversity, medieval maps, and the worlds we build.
THE GIRL WHO FELL is Shannon M. Parker’s new title for her YA debut in which a high school senior mistakes her boyfriend’s physical and mental manipulations for devotion, only to discover the truth when it may be too late. Publication is set for Spring 2016.
Agent sisters Jenny Moyer and Lindsay Eagar braved the February cold to meet in NYC with agent Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary.
Jenny Moyer’s is excited to announce that FLASHFALL is the official new title of her YA sci-fi/ fantasy (formerly ASHES FOR STARS)! A stunning debut that crosses genres of fantasy, sci-fi, speculative fiction and horror with a unique spritz of magic.
Amy Allgeyer’s YA novel, WATER FOR STARFISH (which previously sold to Egmont USA) has been picked up by Albert Whitman & Company. When 17-year-old Liberty is sent to live with her grandmother deep in Kentucky coal country, she realizes the mine is poisoning the water, and sets out on an Erin Brockovich-type mission to find proof, plunging her into a world of secrets, lies and danger. Publication is set for Spring 2016.
UK Children’s Marisa Reichardt‘s UNDERWATER, in the aftermath of a deadly high school shooting, a 17-year-old is an agoraphobic trapped in the apartment she shares with her mother and brother; when a surfer boy moves in next door, she has to face the life she’s been missing, to Venetia Gosling at Macmillan UK Children’s, in a nice deal, for publication in Winter 2016, by Rebecca Mancini at RightsMix on behalf of KT Literary.
Meg Leder’s agency sold rights to THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK to Scholastic in the UK, Pegasus in Turkey, and cbj Verlag in Germany. Pitched as Eleanor & Park meets Why We Broke Up, the YA novel tells the story of 17-year-old Penelope Marx, whose first love ends their relationship unceremoniously. She decides to curate the artifacts of their time together to help tell her story and heal her broken heart.
Worldwide Spanish Rights to Jeff Garvin’s debut, SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN have been sold to V&R Editoras. Riley, a 16-year-old gender fluid teen, starts an anonymous blog to deal with hostility from classmates and tension at home. But when the blog goes viral, a storm of media attention threatens Riley’s anonymity.
Shea Olsen’s FLOWER sold to three more territories: Romania, Israel and Lithuania. That makes sixteen and counting! Charlotte made a promise. Charlotte will be Valedictorian. Charlotte will get into college and escape the temptation that has plagued every woman in her family: boys.
Until the night Tate Collins—bad boy and pop icon—walks into the flower shop where Charlotte works, and everything she thought she wanted, begins to break apart.
Tate Collins is famous, gorgeous, and desired by every high school girl across the country.
Tate Collins has a secret.
Tate Collins only wants one thing: Charlotte.
And desire will unravel them both.