Wow, a second blog post in two days! Must be a record.
Some friends and family have been wondering what other types of books my agent/agency takes on, so I thought I would share.
Aside from a just-released, very cool Victorian/Gothic fantasy by fellow agency-mate Michael Boccacino, Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling, which I will be reviewing shortly, there are some upcoming releases of my agent’s that I’m really looking forward to! (Excuse the one-sentence-that-makes-you-blue-in-the-face format of the announcements. It’s just the standard practice.)
Chelsea Pitcher’s THE S-WORD, pitched as The Scarlet Letter meets Veronica Mars, about a high school girl who found her best friend in a compromising position with her own boyfriend on prom night and cut off their friendship, then was plagued by guilt and decided to find out who was responsible after her best friend was branded Queen of Sluts and committed suicide, to Adam Wilson at Gallery Books, in a nice deal, for publication in May 2013, by Sandy Lu at the L. Perkins Agency (World).
Dot Hutchison’s ELSINORE DROWNING, a contemporary Hamlet adaptation, wherein Ophelia narrates and the roots of her madness are intertwined with modern pharmacology, Celtic and Breton faerie mythology, and her own promise to her parents, to Andrew Karre at Carolrhoda Lab, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2013, by Sandy Lu at the L. Perkins Agency (World).
Elizabeth Todd Doyle writing as Robin Riopelle’s debut DEADROADS, the first book in a bayou gothic/supernatural thriller series, pitched as Supernatural meets Six Feet Under, about three siblings torn apart by their parents’ separation – their father was a Cajun traiteur who laid ghosts to rest, while their mother secretly kept a pet ghost that eventually drove her mad – and grown up haunted by ghosts and demons, struggle to overcome the past and become a family again, to Jeremy Lassen at Night Shade Books, in a nice deal, for publication in Summer 2013, by Sandy Lu at the L. Perkins Agency (World English).
Kimberley Foster’s CROOKED, pitched as Covert Affairs meets White Collar, featuring a lovably imperfect heroine with the best qualities of Irene Adler, Stephanie Plum, and Bridget Jones — a modern day Robin Hood who works for a secret agency that commissions her for high-stakes heists — who is always looking for that one last job that will be her redemption from her haunted past and hopes one day to rekindle the flame with her ex-boyfriend, an FBI agent, to Peter Senftleben at e-Kensington, in a three-book-deal for publication in Spring 2013, by Sandy Lu at the L. Perkins Agency (World).
Also, Sandy’s fellow agent at the L. Perkins Agency, Louise Fury, recently made an exciting young adult deal and a (very) adult deal. (Usually when I say “adult” I mean for an adult audience as opposed to a teen audience, not “naughty” books, but in this case they’re one and the same):
Twenty-year-old Lindsay Cummings’s debut THE MURDER COMPLEX, set in a future world where the murder rate exceeds the birth rate and no one is safe, not even a 15-year-old trained by her father to fight, kill and survive against all odds, whose life changes forever when she falls in love with a boy harboring a terrible secret that could uncover the haunting truth about her family and put them both in mortal danger, to Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Louise Fury at L. Perkins Agency (World).
Indie books phenom Lisa Renee Jones’s INSIDE OUT trilogy, pitched as 50 Shades of Grey meets Basic Instinct, to Micki Nuding at Gallery, in a major deal, in a three-book deal, with Gallery re-issuing the first book in the series as an ebook on September 13, 2012, by Louise Fury at L. Perkins Agency (World).
Obviously, there’s a lot of variety! So keep a lookout for whatever strikes your fancy.