DEAL NEWS: THINGS TO DO WHEN IT’S RAINING by Marissa Stapley

Norwegian rights to THINGS TO DO WHEN IT’S RAINING by bestselling author Marissa Stapley sold to Cappelen Damm by Jeanine Langenburg of Sebes & Bisseling Literary Agency on behalf of Samantha Haywood. Rights previously S&S Canada, Graydon House US, both editions publishing simultaneously in Spring 2018. And Rowohlt Verlag acquired at auction and published first in Germany in Nov 2017, while Italian rights were sold on a pre-empt to Sperling & Kupfer. For readers of Jojo Moyes, comes a poignant generational story about Mae Summers and Gabe Broadbent, childhood best friends and sweethearts who are reunited as adults at the idyllic Summers’ Inn and dealing with aging parents, heartbreak and secrets. For UK, translation and tv/film contact: samantha@transatlanticagency.com

And the CHRISTY AWARD for Historical Fiction goes to …

 

 

… Joanne Bischof, whose acclaimed historical romance novel, THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART, received yet another award — a CHRISTY, the highest honor in inspirational fiction.

 

 

The award was Presented by Karen Kingsbury at a gala in Nashville, Tennesee which also marked the 50th anniversary of the award’s namesake, the groundbreaking inspirational novel, Christy by Catherine Marshall.

Here’s what Romantic Times has to say in a rare 5-star review of this 2016 Inspirational Romance of the Year, and 2017 Christy Award winning historical romance: 

“The sights, sounds and people of a turn-of-the-century circus come alive in this novel that captivates from word one. Every sentence is pitch perfect, while the characters embed themselves soul deep. Charlie Lionheart is the hero of heroes and a reflection of the fairy tale “Beast.” He is so brilliantly multidimensional that he could easily live outside the pages. The romance between Charlie and Ella is heartachingly beautifuland the redemption organically sewn into the story’s tent flaps will linger with readers for years.”

 

 

Our warmest congratulations (again!) to Joanne. 

For rights inquiries, contact Sandra Bishop at sandra@transatlanticagency.com.

Deal News: Short for Chameleon by Vicki Grant

French rights to Vicki Grant’s SHORT FOR CHAMELEON have sold to Bayard by Lora Fountain of Lora Fountain & Associates, in a deal arranged by Fiona Kenshole. This YA caper follows a teenaged rent-a-relative, an elderly scam-buster and a beautiful girl with a devastating past as they find the meaning of family.

Deal News: 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant

Italian rights have sold for Vicki Grant’s 36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU to Simona Casonata at Mondadori, in a pre-empt, by Vanessa Maus of Berla & Griffini; Indonesian rights, at auction, have been sold by Nawara Hinkaran of Tuttle-Mori; and Korean rights, at auction, have sold to Frombooks by Sungwoo Ahn of EntersKorea Agency, all on behalf of Fiona Kenshole. The YA romance is about two strangers with heart-breaking secrets who answer 36 questions to see if they can fall in love, inspired by a “Modern Love” column in the New York Times.

Deal News – Emotional Promiscuity by Daniel Jones

JonesDaniel72Simplified Chinese rights to Daniel Jones‘s EMOTIONAL PROMISCUITY: The Science of Serial Romance have been sold to Beijing Standway Books Co. by Susie Li of Andrew Nurnberg Associates International Ltd., on behalf of Trena White. World English rights, excluding Canada, were previously sold to Oxford University Press.

Freehand Books hires Stephanie Sinclair for Foreign Rights

Stephanie SinclairFreehand Books has entered into agreement with Transatlantic Agency to be the exclusive representative of Freehand’s list for world rights excluding Canada.

Starting January 2016, Stephanie Sinclair will represent Freehand as a corporate client and will be responsible for the sale of international rights for the publisher. Freehand’s excellent roster of award-winning and original fiction and nonfiction dovetails seamlessly with Sinclair’s personal literary taste. She will represent them alongside her already existing list of award-winning personal writing clients.

Freehand Books was established in 2007 with a simple mandate: to publish excellent Canadian literature. They publish writing that exhibits outstanding craft, is stylistically creative and original, and has content that is both engaging and slightly quirky, a little outside the mainstream. The eclectic, purposeful mix illustrates the dual nature of the word freehand; drawing freehand may be expressive of both unfettered creativity and exquisite control. Freehand has published works by some of Canada’s most well-loved authors, including Saleema Nawaz, Ali Bryan, and Maurice Mierau.

For more information on titles available, please contact Stephanie Sinclair at stephanie@transatlanticagency.com