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Happy Book Birthday to Heather Smith’s A PLAN FOR POPS!

Happiest of book birthdays to Heather Smith for the publication of her new picture book A PLAN FOR POPS, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan, just published in English and French by Orca Book Publishers!

Lou spends every Saturday with Grandad and Pops. They walk to the library hand in hand, like a chain of paper dolls. Grandad reads books about science and design, Pops listens to rock and roll, and Lou bounces from lap to lap. But everything changes one Saturday. Pops has a fall. That night there is terrible news: Pops will be confined to a wheelchair, not just for now, but for always. Unable to cope with his new circumstances, he becomes withdrawn and shuts himself in his room. Hearing Grandad trying to cheer up Pops inspires Lou to make a plan. Using skills learned from Grandad, and with a little help from their neighbors, Lou comes up with a plan for Pops.

School Library Journal has praised it as “A beautiful and uplifting book to help children learn how to handle challenges and help others; a great choice for intergenerational picture book shelves.”


North American English rights to I OVERCAME MY AUTISM AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ANXIETY DISORDER by Sarah Kurchak — an examination of all of the steps the author took to become an autistic “success story”, how it almost ruined her life, and how she is now trying to recover; tackling everything from autism parenting culture, to love, sex, alcohol, obsessions, and professional pillow fighting, Kurchak challenges current perceptions about autism and asks what can really make the lives of autistic people healthier, happier, and more fulfilling — to Douglas & McIntyre for Spring 2020 by Stephanie Sinclair.


DEAL NEWS: Canada English rights to Harriet Alida Lye’s NATURAL KILLER – an intimate and gripping memoir examining the interconnectedness of life and death, what it means for your body to turn against itself, self-destructing from within; and how to reconcile that with the magical banality of creating a life; with the searing honesty of A Life’s Work by Rachel Cusk and lyricism of On Immunity by Eula Biss, weaving in source material from the year the author lived in the hospital, this memoir is told in narrative, snapshots, and raw observations turned inward and out – to Jared Bland at McClelland & Stewart for Spring 2020 by Stephanie Sinclair.

Welcoming Meg Mahoney

Welcome debut author Meg Mahoney!

Meg Mahoney is a Pediatric Intensive Care doctor in Calgary, Alberta, where she lives with her husband and three children. An avid reader and writer of stories, Meg’s writing was pushed aside as she completed medical school, residency and fellowship. As she began to see her children swept away by the same words, poetry and imagination that had captivated her, she rediscovered her passion for writing. Meg is a member of SCBWI and CANSCAIP and is currently working on her debut middle grade novel.

Meg is represented by Elizabeth Bennett.


Deal news for Iain Reid‘s bestselling novels:
Portuguese rights to FOE to 20/20 Editora by The Foreign Office. Previous rights sold, U.S., Scout Press S&S; Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada; Scribner, UK; Germany, Droemer; Brazil, Rocco; Italy, Rizzoli; Turkey, Teas; Czech, Leda; French, Presses de la Cité. All in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.
Japanese rights to I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS to Hayakawa Publishing Inc by The English Agency Ltd. Previous rights sold U.S., Scout Press; Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada; U.K. & A.N.Z., Text Publishing; The Netherlands, Prometheus; Brazil, Rocco; France, Presses de la Cite; Israel, HaKursa; Denmark, Lindhardt og Ringhof; Germany, Droemer; Turkey, Teas; Poland, Prosznski; Thailand, WeLearn; China, United Sky; Korea, Arumdri Media Publishing; Centrepolygraph Publishers, Russia; Iceland, Bjartur & Verold; Spain, Alianza; Hungary, Athenaeum; Macedonia, Ili-Ili; Patakis, Greece; Rizzoli, Italy. All in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.