It is with delight that we announce the sale of World rights to Hillary Manton Lodge’s next novel, JANE OF AUSTIN, about a young woman who is pursuing her dream of running a San Francisco tea shop with the help of her sister, but is forced by financial circumstances to relocate to Austin, Texas in order to secure their future, with parallels to Jane Austen’s titles.
Sold on exclusive submission to Shannon Marchese at WaterbrookMultnomah/Random House, with limited Performance and Audio Rights grants.
2017 release. Agent: Sandra Bishop
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.
RITA Award-winning author Wendy Warren‘s THE MEN OF THUNDER RIDGE, a three book mini-series featuring rugged men and resilient women who discover that their very own small town is the best place to rekindle love, mend hearts, and realize dreams, to Susan Litman for Harlequin Special Edition, 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their seaside town’s need for renovations, and while they’re at it, attempt to revitalize their marriages, revive the outdated city council, and restore a few relationships along the way, to Eddie Jones at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, by Sandra Bishop.
Parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes’s POSITIVE PARENTING is an upbeat and hands-on guide to encouraging connection and creating lasting, meaningful family bonds.
World rights were sold to Marian Lizzi at Perigee, by Sandra Bishop.
The Transatlantic Agency’s Shaun Bradley has been accredited by the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR). The AAR is the professional organization for literary agents in the USA (Canada does not currently possess a similar organization). Authors can be confident that member agents pledge to follow the highest standards of professional conduct in serving the needs of their clients. Bradley joins her US-based colleagues, Sandra Bishop and Fiona Kenshole, both of whom are also proud AAR members.
US-based Transatlantic agents Sandra Bishop and Fiona Kenshole are proud to now both be accredited by the Association of Authors’ Representatives. This is the professional organization for literary agents in the USA, and members agree to abide by its canon of ethics. Authors can be confident that our agents pledge to follow the highest standards of professional conduct in serving the needs of their clients.
The Transatlantic Agency is pleased to announce that SANDRA BISHOP has joined the company as its newest literary agent. Bishop has been an agent for six years in the U.S., where she was a Vice President with MacGregor Literary. While there she was named 2010 “Agent of the Year” by ACFW, an international organization of inspirational authors, an area in which she specializes.
Sandra represents writers of both fiction and non-fiction across a variety of categories – from serious narrative to inspirational romance. Among her most noted books are HANDS FREE MAMA by Rachel Macy Stafford; GUNNY’S RULES by R. Lee. Ermey; 100 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU TO YOUR KIDS by Jay K. Payleitner; THE MEASURE OF KATIE CALLAWAY by Serena B. Miller; BEYOND THE DOOR by Maureen Doyle McQuerry; and SWEETHAVEN SUMMER by Courtney Walsh.
“Sandra’s considerable experience as an agent and the range of authors she represents dovetails perfectly with Transatlantic’s already-existing offerings. We now have four agents on the west coast – two each in Canada and the U.S. — giving us substantial representation in the region. We’re thrilled to welcome her aboard,” said Transatlantic’s President, David Bennett.
“I’m very pleased that Transatlantic recognizes the value my current clients will bring to the agency,” said Bishop. “I couldn’t be happier about the invitation to join a group of such diversely talented and experienced agents. It’s humbling and exciting, and I’m eager to get to work!”
Sandra Bishop lives in Portland, Oregon, where she will work alongside fellow Transatlantic agent Fiona Kenshole, who joined the agency in 2013.