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As usual, the handy key to our Lunch deal categories. While all reports are always welcome, those that include a category will generally receive a higher listing when it comes time to put them all together.
“nice deal” $1 – $49,000
“very nice deal” $50,000 – $99,000
“good deal” $100,000 – $250,000
“significant deal” $251,000 – $499,000
“major deal” $500,000 and up
NYT bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s eight-book deal, to Chelsey Emmelhainz at Harper, by Mary Sue Seymour at The Seymour Agency.
Brian McClellan’s three untitled epic fantasy novels, a new trilogy set in the same world as THE POWDER MAGE series, to Devi Pillai at Orbit, by Caitlin Blasdell at Liza Dawson Associates (World English).
Children’s: Middle grade
Go the F*ck to Sleep author Adam Mansbach and Lunatics author Alan Zweibel’s BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Huge Pain in My……, about a boy trying to navigate junior high and woo the popular girl with the help of Ben Franklin, with whom he can communicate via letters from 1776, to Emily Meehan at Disney-Hyperion, in a two-book deal, by Richard Abate at 3 Arts Entertainment for Mansbach and Laura Nolan at Paradigm for Zweibel (World English).
Children’s: Young Adult
Debut author Heather Petty’s LOCK & MORI trilogy, in which a female Moriarty teams up with classmate Sherlock Holmes to solve a mystery in modern-day London, until the answers lead him too close to all that she’s been hiding, to Christian Trimmer of Simon & Schuster Children’s, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2015, 2016, 2017, by Laurie McLean at Foreword Literary. Dramatic rights: Brandy Rivers at The Gersh Agency.
T.R. Ragan’s fourth, fifth and sixth book in the LIZZY GARDNER series, featuring a Sacramento PI and her two young assistants, to Alan Turkus of Thomas & Mercer.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Steve Twomey’s FROM THE VACANT SEA, detailing the ten days before Pearl Harbor, to Priscilla Painton at Simon & Schuster (World).
Former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Michael J. Morell with Bill Harlow’s THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME: An Insider’s Account of the CIA’s Fight Against al Qa’ida, from the only person with both President Bush on 9/11/01 and President Obama on 5/1/11 during the capture and killing of Osama Bin Ladin, promising an unprecedented look into our nation’s war against al Qa’ida during the period he calls the “most remarkable in the history of the CIA”, to Sean Desmond at Twelve, for publication in Spring 2015, by Andrew Wylie at The Wylie Agency (NA).
Decorated War Hero and Clemson football player Daniel Rodriguez’s RISE: A Soldier, His Dream, and a Promise Kept, with NYT bestselling author Joe Layden, chronicling his role in the bloody battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan on October 3, 2009, his personal battle with PTSD, and how a promise he made to a friend who died on the battlefield drove him to relentlessly pursue his dream of playing Division 1 football, to Susan Canavan at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, at auction, by Scott Waxman at the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency for Rodriguez and Frank Weimann at Folio Literary Management for Layden.
Film: Joe Veltre at Gersh Agency
Comic, mental health advocate, youth lecturer, and TEDx speaker Kevin Breel’s HANG ON TO HOPE, his short, inspirational and motivational narrative on depression, to Heather Jackson at Crown, by Brilliant Partners (World).
Recently enshrined Pro Football Hall of Famer and legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells’ memoir PARCELLS: A Football Life, co-written with sports journalist, Nunyo Demasio, a look back at his long, storied and influential career, offering a nuanced portrayal of the complex man behind the coach, and examining the inner workings of the NFL, to Mauro DiPreta at Crown Archetype, for publication in September 2014, by David Black and David Larabell at the David Black Literary Agency (world).