Canadian rights to BOY: Becoming a Man in the 21st Century by Chatelaine columnist and CBC Radio Q contributor Rachel Giese examining the myths and realities of boy culture and the challenges facing boys today through the author’s own experience as a mother, as well as her extensive research and interviews with educators, coaches, activists, parents, psychologists, sociologists and young men themselves, to Patrick Crean Editions at HarperCollins Canada by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency.
Oxford University Press United States senior editor Abby Gross has acquired World English rights, excluding Canada, to EMOTIONAL PROMISCUITY: THE SCIENCE OF SERIAL ROMANCE, by Dr. Daniel Jones, the world’s leading researcher into why some people tend to fall in love fast, easily, and often. The deal was arranged by Trena White of Transatlantic Agency.
Canadian rights to Kerry Clare’s debut novel MITZI BYTES, a grown-up Harriet the Spy for the digital age—a novel about the perils and pleasures of living a secret life online and the risk to friendships and family when that life is revealed—to Editorial Director Jennifer Lambert of HarperCollins Canada for early 2017 by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency.
Associate publisher Nancy Flight of Greystone Books has acquired world all-language rights to Louise Green’s Limitless, a fitness book for plus-size women that makes it clear you don’t need to be slim to be fit. Green is represented by Transatlantic Agency’s Jesse Finkelstein.
Daria Salamon’s and Rob Krause’s POSTCARDS FROM A GAP YEAR, a memoir about their current year-long travel, has been sold to Turnstone Books by Samantha Haywood! Daria, a teacher and writer of THE PRAIRIE BRIDESMAID, and Rob Krause, the co-founder of Smallman Records and Artist Management, are halfway through their international journey with their young children. The memoir will provide a he said-she said view of the trip. And don’t miss Daria’s blog at dariasalamon.com for a taste of her travel writing.
Lori McNulty’s story collection, LIFE ON MARS, capturing lives on the verge of crisis, transformation, despair and euphoria – sometimes all of these things at once- in the vivid language and emotional range of some of our favorite short story writers such as Zsuzsi Gartner, Douglas Glover, Cary Fagan, and Lynn Coady to Goose Lane Editions by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency (Canada English and French).
Award-nominated art director, cartoonist and author, Cinders McLeod’s new picture book series MONEYBUNNIES, teaching children how money works using bunnies and carrots, the first two books EARN! SPEND!, to Nancy Paulsen of Nancy Paulsen Books by Samantha Haywood.
World Rights to Five Roses, the newest novel from Alice Zorn (Arrhythmia (NeWest, 2011) and Ruins & Relics (NeWest, 2009)), have been sold to Shannon Whibbs at Dundurn Press for publication in 2016. Five Roses takes place in Montreal, and explores the lives of three women, each of whom has suffered a loss in her life. Their lives are intertwined in a variety of overt and tangential ways, unbeknownst to any of them. It is a brilliant testament to the power of love and forgiveness, by one of Canada’s rising literary talents. The deal was arranged by Transatlantic’s Shaun Bradley.
Ramona Richards‘s MY MOTHER’S QUILTS, a collection of stories inspired by twenty quilts passed down from mother to daughter, and the enduring legacy of faith and tradition they each represent, to Pamela Clements at Worthy Publishing, by Sandra Bishop.
Joanne Bischof‘s contribution to HEIRLOOM BRIDES, an historical four author anthology, about four brides-to-be who find joy and a deeper bond of love when they each receive a treasured heirloom, to Becky Germany at Barbour Publishing, releasing Fall 2015, by Sandra Bishop.