Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Requiem Publisher's Lunch Announcement

And the news is officially out to the world about our acquisition of Christine Fonseca's Requiem series (the following excerpt is taken from the Publisher's Lunch, the deal announcement portion of Publisher's Weekly):

Lunch Weekly for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Some Deals

Here are 12 deals from last week's abbreviated holiday report of about 37 deals in all. We have added another 15 new ones again at our site since Monday. To see the complete deal flow (including entire categories generally omitted from this version) and get a complete deal round-up every week (with more pricing information) instead, sign up now for our full service.

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The Key
As usual, the handy key to our Lunch deal categories. While all reports are always welcome, those that include a category will generally receive a higher listing when it comes time to put them all together.
"nice deal" $1 - $49,000
"very nice deal" $50,000 - $99,000
"good deal" $100,000 - $250,000
"significant deal" $251,000 - $499,000
"major deal" $500,000 and up

Michelle Cohen Corasanti's THE ALMOND TREE, living on Israeli-occupied land, a young and uneducated Palestinian relies upon his brilliant mind to escape the Middle East and save his family, to Marie Hanson at Garnet, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2012, by Amanda Luedeke at MacGregor Literary.

Vince Zandri's MURDER BY MOONLIGHT, the latest in the series of Dick Moonlight novels, in which a private investigator is hired to dig into the case of a boy accused of taking an axe to his parents, to Andy Barlett for Thomas & Mercer, in a seven-book deal, for publication in Spring 2012, by Chip MacGregor at MacGregor Literary.

Dana Mentink's JUNGLE FIRE, when drug dealers in Guatemala seek to kidnap an American nurse, she turns to an ex-pat with a landmine-detection dog to help lead her through the jungle to freedom, to Deb Keiser at Moody, by Chip MacGregor at MacGregor Literary.

Lisa Watson's OFF THE MARKET, tired of navigating his mother's poor matchmaking skills, a real estate guru calls it quits, but when a beautiful woman walks in asking for a job, it's clear that mom won't go down without a fight, to Glenda Howard at Kimani, in a nice deal, for publication in 2013, by Amanda Luedeke at MacGregor Literary.

Frances Devine's WHISPERS OF THE WIND, in which love blooms for three teachers at a school for the deaf and blind in 1800s Georgia, to Rebecca Germany at Barbour, in a nice deal, by Amanda Luedeke at MacGregor Literary.

Carolyn Zane's BEYOND THE STORM, in which small-town friends, neighbors, and strangers find their way after a devastating tornado, in part, by coming together to create a memorial quilt made from remnants of their former lives, to Ramona Richards at Abingdon Press, launching the Quilts of Love series, debuting in Fall 2012, by Sandra Bishop of MacGregor Literary.

Children's: Young Adult
Christine Fonseca's DIES IRAE, and the Requiem series, in which the battle between good and evil just got a little more complicated, pitched as a Romeo-and-Juliet tale of demons and angels, to Compass Press, in a nice deal, in a four-book deal, for publication in February 2012 (US).

Two-time Christie award-winner Jill Williamson's THE NEW RECRUIT, forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, a skeptic young man signs on with the Bible geeks, but before he even boards the plane for Moscow, he realizes this is no Bible club...these guys are serious, to Jeff Gerke at Marcher Lord Press, in a nice deal, in a four-book deal, for publication in Fall 2012, by Amanda Luedeke at MacGregor Literary.

Mike Stavlund's FORCE OF WILL, about grief and its complicated relationship with faith which honestly explores the reality of loss, the experience of alienation, the feelings of suffocation at the hands of well-meaning friends, and the sense of being abandoned by God; revealing a side of grief our culture has grown accustomed to avoiding in lieu of safe platitudes and cultural euphemisms - and wrestling with the possibility of embracing life - and hope - after a devastating loss, to Jon Wilcox at Baker Books, for publication in Spring 2013, by Sandra Bishop at MacGregor Literary.

Director of forensic and investigative sciences at West Virginia University Suzanne Bell's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FORENSIC SCIENCE, to Tisse Takagi at Oxford University Press, by Jodie Rhodes.

Lorraine Lachs's FLOWERS FOR MEI-LING, a fictional account of a Chinese woman's relationships amid political turmoil, to Jay Hartman at Untreed Reads, for publication in Spring 2012, by Barbara Braun at Barbara Braun Associates.

Rhoda Brooks's BARRIOS OF MANTA, the history of the Peace Corps in Ecuador as recounted by the people who were there (originally published in 1965), to Jay Hartman at Untreed Reads, for publication in Spring 2012, by Joy Tutela at the David Black Literary Agency.

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