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.
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their seaside town’s need for renovations, and while they’re at it, attempt to revitalize their marriages, revive the outdated city council, and restore a few relationships along the way, to Eddie Jones at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, by Sandra Bishop.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).