Ane Mulligan‘s two books in her CHAPEL SPRINGS series, featuring the shenanigans of best friends who take on their seaside town’s need for renovations, and while they’re at it, attempt to revitalize their marriages, revive the outdated city council, and restore a few relationships along the way, to Eddie Jones at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, by Sandra Bishop.
World rights were sold to Marian Lizzi at Perigee, by Sandra Bishop.
Award-winning nonfiction writer Marni Jackson’s debut of linked stories called DON’T I KNOW YOU? exploring one woman’s life from 16 to 60, and what happens when certain celebrities – Neil Young, John Updike, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Adam Driver – start turning up in her private life, at the spa, in the middle of a break-up, even on the operating table; to Amy Einhorn at Flatiron Books by Samantha Haywood (NA, publication Fall 2016)
World Rights to Diane Schoemperlen’s WE ARE NOT LOST, a new collection of collage stories, and a piece of fiction tentatively titled FIRST THINGS FIRST, reissuing some of Diane’s best short fiction, to Biblioasis. Contact: Samantha at email@example.com
Canadian rights to bestselling author Marissa Stapley’s THINGS TO DO WHEN IT’S RAINING, two love stories wrapped in one, both connected to The Summers’ Inn, perched at the edge of the St. Lawrence River, to Nita Pronovost at Simon & Schuster Canada by Samantha Haywood.
Anton Mueller, Executive Editor of Bloomsbury USA, has acquired world rights to Geoff Dembicki’s first book. Are We Screwed? A Millennial’s Guide to Climate Change keys off 28-year-old Dembicki’s dispatches for Vice, Salon, The Tyee, and others to explain the massive societal shifts Millennials are creating in their response to global warming.
Vancouver-based Geoff Dembicki is a staff reporter for The Tyee, where he writes on energy, climate, and sustainability. His reporting has taken him to emerging 21st-century power centres like San Francisco, New York, Boston, Fort McMurray, South Dakota, Beijing, Calgary, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C. His work has been cited by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity, among others, and he’s been blogged about on the influential media site FishbowlNY. He was awarded a 2012–2013 media fellowship from the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada and received a grant from the New York-based Solutions Journalism Network to support the writing of this book.
Dembicki is represented by associate agent Trena White.
Leesa Dean’s debut short story collection, WAITING FOR THE CYCLONE, comprised of stories behaving like the weather phenomenon they were named for, raising important questions surrounding fidelity, domesticity and motherhood, to Taryn Boyd of Brindle & Glass for Fall 2016, by Samantha Haywood (World Rights).
From the winner of the 2014 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for best new collection of short fiction comes Paul Carlucci‘s sophomore collection of stories, A PLEA FOR CONSTANT MOTION–stories moving from the coast to the interior to the TransCanada across the ocean to Africa–World Rights to House of Anansi Press for Winter 2017 by Stephanie Sinclair.
Transatlantic is pleased to announce a groundbreaking new publishing deal. In an unprecedented agreement, digital reading company Kobo will partner with ECW Press to publish Jian Ghomeshi: Secret Life, a detailed exploration of the rise and downfall of the superstar radio personality by our client Kevin Donovan, the award-winning Toronto Star investigative journalist who has covered the story.
Jian Ghomeshi: Secret Life will reveal details and background about Ghomeshi, his tell-tale past, and ultimately how events and actions conspired to see him fired from his post as the star of the popular CBC Radio One show Q. After interviewing a number of women and former colleagues from Ghomeshi’s past, Donovan will tell the story of who the broadcaster with the winning touch really was behind the scenes.
In an industry first, the book will be published by Kobo, which will offer the digital version, and ECW Press, one of Canada’s most diversified independent publishers, which will offer the print version to the North American marketplace.
The official press release can be found here: http://cafe.kobo.com/press/releases/kobo-signs-deal-with-journalist-kevin-donovan-to-publish-jian-ghomeshi-book
US rights for THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING by Plum Johnson, published by Penguin Canada — winner of the 2015 RBC Charles Taylor Prize for literary nonfiction and nominated for the 2015 Leacock Medal for Humour — to Sara Minnich at G. P. Putnam’s Sons by Samantha Haywood. Publication is scheduled for Summer 2016. The book chronicles the author’s undertaking to sort and empty her beloved childhood home after the death of her elderly parents, a task that triggers difficult memories and unearths new facts, ultimately allowing her to reconcile her relationship with her mother and come to a richer understanding of her family history, and herself.
Plum Johnson is an award-winning author, artist, and entrepreneur living in Toronto. She was the founder of KidsCanada Publishing Corp., publisher of KidsToronto; and co-founder of Help’s Here! resource magazine for seniors & caregivers.