New Deals for April 20, 2018
International rights: Non-fiction
German rights to Social Media sensation Chalkfulloflove aka Sarah Klein's HAND LETTERING 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF CREATIVE HAND LETTERING, to Annely Tiedemann at Fischer, by Terrie Wolf at AKA on behalf of Blue Star Press.
New Deals for March 5, 2018
Darlene Franklin's NUTS FOR COFFEE, about a simple, tasty birthday gift that becomes a murder weapon - part of the Coffee Club Mysteries, to Rebecca Germany at Barbour, for publication in February 2019, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
New Deals for January 16, 2018
Donna Schlachter's DETOURS OF THE HEART, about a tour guide who wants to move on and an unsettled young man who's never had a place to call home - part of THE MISSadventure Brides Collection, to Rebecca Germany at Barbour Books, by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary.
New Deals for November 30, 2017
International rights: Non-fiction
Polish rights to Geralyn Gendreau's JUNGLE JEAN, the authorized biography of a socialite who journeyed into the Amazon rainforest and returned to write The Continuum Concept, which gave birth to the "attachment parenting" movement of the 70s, to Grupa Ralacja, in a nice deal, in a pre-empt, by Magda Cabajewska at Macadamia Literary Agency on behalf of Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
Released: February 1, 2018
What kind of woman would answer an advertisement and marry a stranger?
Escape into the history of the American West along with nine couples whose relationships begin with advertisements for mail-order brides. Placing their dreams for new beginnings in the hands of a stranger, will each bride be disappointed, or will some find true love?
Train Ride to Heartbreak by Donna Schlachter
1895, Train to California
John Stewart needs a wife. Mary Johannson needs a home. On her way west, Mary falls in love with another. Now both must choose between commitment and true love.
The collection also includes:
New Deals for November 29, 2017
CJ Dunham's THE CASTLE MADE OF SAND, one f seven authors taking part in THE BAREFOOT BRIDES COLLECTION, which follows seven country women who walk varying roads to find the man of their dreams, to Rebecca Germana Germany at Barbour Books, for publication in July 2018, by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary.
HUNTING HOUR: A TIMBER CREEK K-9 MYSTERY
By Margaret Mizushima
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Crooked Lane Books
Featuring Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo, Burning Ridge by critically acclaimed author Margaret Mizushima is just the
treat for fans of Alex Kava.
On a rugged Colorado mountain ridge, Mattie Cobb and her police dog partner Robo make a grisly discovery—and become the targets of a ruthless killer.
Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on the ridge, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called in to spearhead the investigation. But this is no ordinary crime—and it soon becomes clear that Mattie has a close personal connection to the dead man.
Joined by local veterinarian Cole Walker, the pair scours the mountaintop for evidence and makes another gruesome discovery: the skeletonized remains of two adults and a child. And then, the unthinkable happens. Could Mattie become the next victim in the murderer’s deadly game?
A deranged killer torments Mattie with a litany of dark secrets that call into question her very identity. As a towering blazeraces across the ridge, Cole and Robo search desperately for her—but time is running out in Margaret Mizushima’s fourth spine-tingling Timber Creek K-9 mystery, Burning Ridge.
New Deals for June 1, 2017
Megan Besing, Noelle Marchand, Sherrie Shackelford, Donna Schlachter, Michelle Shocklee, Anne Shorey, Liz Tolsma, Jennifer Uhlarik, and Kathleen Y'Barbo's MAIL-ORDER BRIDES COLLECTION, which follows stories set between 1800 and 1912 about brides who find themselves accepting a mail-order proposal of marriage, to Rebecca Germany at Barbour, for publication in January 2018, by Jessica Kirkland of Kirkland Media Management for Besing, Steve Laube of the Steve Laube Agency for Marchand, Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds for Shackelford, Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary for Schlachter, Leslie Stobbe of Leslie H. Stobbe Agency for Shocklee, Tamela Hancock Murray for Shory and Tolsma, Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency for Uhlarik, and Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency for Y'Barbo.
Join the race from Missouri, across the plains and mountains to California and back again as brave Pony Express riders and their supporters along the route work to get mail cross-country in just ten days. It is an outstanding task in the years 1860 to 1861, and only a few are up to the job. Faced with challenges of terrain, weather, hostile natives, sickness, and more, can these adventurous pioneers hold fast, and can they also find lasting love in the midst of daily trials?
THE PONY EXPRESS ROMANCE COLLECTION
Echoes of the Heart by Donna Schlachter
A mail-order bride. A crippled stationmaster. No way out for either of them—except with each other. Can they surrender their hearts and find true love?
The collection also includes:
Declaring one’s love can be hard—even risky—especially when faced with some of life’s greatest challenges. Separated by class, time, distance, and more, some loves must remain secret until the time is right. Instead, notes of affection, acts of kindness, gifts of admiration, and lots of prayers find a way into circulation. From New England mansions to homestead hovels, love is quietly being nourished and waiting for the right time to be revealed. But when love can finally find expression, expressed, will it be returned?
THE SECRET ADMIRER ROMANCE COLLECTION
The Last Letter by CJ Dunham - Kansas 1865
The Civil War has taken everyone Emilia Davis loves. When she receives her dead fiancé’s last letter, she embarks on a journey into the Kansas frontier to fulfill his last wish. So who is sending her anonymous gifts?
The collection also includes:
New Deals for March 21, 2017
Mary Davis, Kathleen Kovach, Paula Moldenhauer, Suzanne Norquist, Donita Paul, Donna Schlachter and Pegg Thomas's A BOUQUET OF BRIDES COLLECTION, which follows brides, each named after a different flower, and their gallant bachelors toward happily ever after, to Rebecca Germany at Barbour, for publication in January 2018, by Sarah Joy Freese of WordServe Literary Group for Davis and Norquist, Rachelle Gardiner of Books & Such for Moldenhauer, Linda J. Glaz at Hartline Literary Agency for Thomas, Wendy Lawton at Books & Such for Paul, and Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary for Schlachter.
January 17, 2017
Arabic rights to Blue Star Coloring's ADULT COLORING BOOK: STRESS RELIEVING PATTERNS - VOLUME TWO and STRESS RELIEVING ANIMAL DESIGNS - VOLUME TWO, to Nahdetmisr, in a nice deal, for publication to coincide with Cairo Book Fair in February 2017, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
New Deals for December 16, 2016
THE GRAND TOUR: MY 30 YEARS ON STEEL WITH GEORGE JONES
Tom Killen's THE GRAND TOUR: My 30 Years on Steel with George Jones, the soaring highs and devastating lows of life on the road with one of country music's greatest and most self-destructive stars, to Bernadette Malavarca at Backbeat, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
A PRIMARY DECISION
By Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit
Forces Conspire to Take the Worthington Family Down
Sarah Worthington never expected to become the US attorney general--at least not this early in her career. Plunged into the vicious vetting process, with all sides digging for secrets in her family closet, she steels herself for the path forward. Nothing will deter her from making her mark on the world in the biggest way possible--even if that means prosecuting the current president of the United States. Powerful forces conspire behind the scenes to take the Worthington family down, and the president orders her to close the investigation. Will she comply? Or turn the tables to pursue her ultimate dream--the US presidency?
This exciting conclusion to The Worthington Destiny series will have readers on the edge of their seats--just in time for the 2016 presidential race.
New deals for July 28, 2016
THE SECRET ADMIRER ROMANCE COLLECTION
Amanda Barratt, Lorraine Beatty, Molly Noble Bull, Anita Mae Draper, CJ Dunham, Jennifer Uhlark, Becca Whitam, Kathleen Y'Barbo, and Penny Zeller's THE SECRET ADMIRER ROMANCE COLLECTION, an historical anthology, which follows nine stories of concealed and revealed love that take place throughout America between 1852 and 1912, to Rebecca Germany at Barbour, for publication in May 2017, by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Agency for Barratt, Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency for Beatty and Noble Bull, Mary Keeley of Books & Such Literary Agency for Draper, Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary for Dunham, Julie Gwinn at The Seymour Agency for Uhlark, Wendy Lawton of Books & Such for Y'Barbo, and Tamela Hancock Murray at Steve Laube Agency for Zeller.
New deals for May 27, 2016
ECHOES OF THE HEART by Donna Schlachter
(THE PONY EXPRESS ROMANCE COLLECTION)
Barbara Tifft Blakely, Debby Lee, Connie Stevens, Mary Davis, Donna Schlachter, Pegg Thomas, Darlene Franklin, Cynthia Hickey, and Maureen Lang's THE PONY EXPRESS ROMANCE COLLECTION, an historical anthology, which follows nine Pony Express employees from its start in April 1860 to its end in November 1861 and the loves that heal their wounded hearts, to Rebecca Germany at Barbour, for publication in April 2017, by Tamela Hancock Murray at Steve Laube Agency for Blakely, Lee and Stevens, Sarah Joy Freese of WordServe Literary Group for Davis, Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary for Schlachter and Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency for Thomas.
May 2nd, 2016
Croatian rights to NYT bestselling PCG/Blue Star Coloring's Adult Coloring Book: STRESS RELIEVING ANIMAL DESIGNS, to 24 Sata, by Kristin Olson at the Kristin Olson Literary Agency on behalf of Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
New deals for April 28, 2016
Margaret Mizushima's TIMBER CREEK K-9 series, in which a deputy, her four-legged partner, and a DVM investigate Colorado high country murders and discover deeper bonds with each other, to Matt Martz at Crooked Lane, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2017 and Fall 2018 respectively, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary .
A POWERFUL SECRET
By Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit
Sean Worthington is shocked when he hears his older brother Will announce that he will not run for New York's Senate seat. In fact, he's
angry. All of his efforts as Will's campaign manager are now for nothing--and Sean is left to handle questions from the press while Will walks away without a backward glance. Throughout his life,
Sean has felt like an outsider in his own family. And not being told about his brother's plans is just one more piece of evidence that he's right.
Tired of being the odd one out, Sean is determined to forge his own path. Little does he know that it's not easy to escape your family--especially when a powerful secret from the past threatens to explode everything Sean ever believed.
January 8, 2016
International - Russian rights to Blue Star Coloring's STRESS RELIEVING ANIMALS - VOLUME ONE, STRESS RELIEVING PATTERNS - VOLUME ONE, OCEAN ANIMAL PATTERNS, AND STRESS RELIEVING DOLPHIN PATTERNS to Eksmo, for publication in 2016, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
December 16, 2015
International - Czech rights to Suzy Joyner and Blue Star Coloring's SOUL OF THE WOODLAND: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book, to Jota, by Kristin Olson Literary Agency in association with Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management.
December 15, 2015
Margaret Mizushima's STALKING GROUND, second in the Timber Creek K-9 series, taking readers deeper into the Colorado high country where mayhem, mystery and a brush with something that looks a little like romance await a Deputy and her canine partner, to Matt Martz at Crooked Lane, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2016, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary (World).
December 8, 2015
International - Greek rights to Blue Star Coloring's STRESS RELIEVING ANIMALS - VOLUME 1 - The Kiosk Edition, to Ioannidis Giannis at Compupress Anubis by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary Management on behalf of PCG Publishing.
October 11, 2015 - THE CURSED DAGGER
by Alyson Peterson
Format: Hardcover, Digital
Author of IAN QUICKSILVER: THE WARRIOR'S RETURN, Alyson Peterson's THE CURSED DAGGER, about the continued escapades of the exiled warrior prince who must court a cursed princess and kill a dragon, or likely lose the galaxy forever - which is no way to celebrate a sixteenth birthday, to Emma Parker at Cedar Fort, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2016, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary Management (world).
April 4, 2015 - HOLLY HEARTS HEADLINES and HOLLY HEARTS HAPPINESS by Kenley Conrad
HOLLY HEARTS HOLLYWOOD author Kenley Conrad's HOLLY HEARTS HEARTBREAK and HOLLY HEARTS HEADLINES, following the protagonist's moment in the spotlight, more than fifteen minutes of fame, and budding romance again, to Georgia McBride at Swoon Romance for publication in Fall 2015 and Summer 2016, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary Management (World).
March 16, 2015 - I BELIEVE ABC'S by Ami Hendrickson
Ami Hendrickson's I BELIEVE ABC's, to Eden Plantz at Anaiah, in a nice deal, for publication in 2016, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
March 16, 2015 - WILSON THE DALMATION: VICTORIAN CARRIAGE DOG
Children's/Middle Grade - Chapter Book
Ami Hendrickson's WILSON THE DALMATION: VICTORIAN CARRIAGE DOG, when a robber threatens, a dog must prove he is more than just a fashion statement, to Eden Plantz at Anaiah, in a nice deal, for publication in 2016, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
March 16, 2015 - CAROL OF THE HORSE by Ami Hendrickson
Ami Hendrickson's CAROL OF THE HORSE, in which a warhorse finds peace in a Bethlehem stable on the night of the first Christmas, to Eden Plantz at Anaiah, in a nice deal, for publication in November 2015, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
MARCH 10, 2015 - A PERFECT AMBITION: A NOVEL by Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit
Fiction: Inspirational Thriller
A PERFECT AMBITION: A NOVEL, Book 1 in The Worthington Destiny by Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit about Will, a man who is ready to forge his own path But the force that drives him to greatness could also destroy him – and his family. In conjunction with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Release Date: June 2, 2015.
February 17, 2015 - DEAR ALDERONE by Ami Hendrickson
Ami Hendrickson's DEAR ALDERONE, journals chronicling the life of a high school freshman in 1985 later help her daughter weather a crisis and reach a clearer understanding of her mother, her family, and herself, to Eden Plantz at Anaiah, in a nice deal, for publication in July 2015, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
January 19, 2015 - KILLING TRAIL by Margaret Mizushima
Format: Hardcover, Trade Paperback and Digital
Margaret Mizushima's debut KILLING TRAIL, in which a deputy and her four-legged partner must track down a killer who threatens their Colorado high country community, to Nike Power at Crooked Lane, in a nice deal, for publication in 2016, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
PRE-ORDER available April 15th, 2015
December 2, 2014 - OUT OF CHARACTER by Molly Zenk
Molly Zenk's OUT OF CHARACTER, in which a young starlet gets the role of a lifetime when she lands the lead on a popular reality show, "1700s Life", to Kara Leigh Miller at Anaiah, for publication in Fall 2015, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary (World).
October 10, 2013 - HOLLY HEARTS HOLLYWOOD by Kenley Conrad
Kenley Conrad's debut HOLLY HEARTS HOLLYWOOD, in which a girl is forced to hide more than her identity as the real voice behind a string of hit records until she falls for a boy who challenges her to step out of the shadows and into his heart, to Georgia McBride at Swoon Romance, in a nice deal, for publication in 2014, by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary.
September 10, 2013 - JUDE by Jeff Nesbit
Format: Trade Paperback, Hardcover and Digital
Two brothers must decide which path they'll follow in this contemporary tale of good versus evil by Jeff Nesbit, to Renada Arens at David C. Cook for release Fall 2013. by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary.
January 20, 2012 - THE TREE WITH NO BRANCHES, THE NO FUZZY BUNNY and I KNOW A NOSE by Johnny Knew
Children's Picture Book
Format: Hardcover and Digital
Johnny Knew's THE TREE WITH NO BRANCHES, pitched as reminiscent to the likes of Neil Gaiman, Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, about the making of a hero and the likable little sapling who shows the big leaf throwers in the forest what's really important, PHOEBE THE SWIMLAZY FISH, MOBY THE UNQUIET MOUSE, THE MAKING OF THE ROO, THE NO FUZZY BUNNY, and I KNOW A NOSE, to MJ Saltz at Cutie Pie, in a nice deal, for publication in Spring 2012, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary (NA).
July 7, 2011 - PREGMANCY by Christian Piatt
Format: Trade and Digital
Christian Piatt's PREGMANCY: A Dad, A Little Dude and A Due Date, about parenting, faith, marriage and childbirth, which chronicles the Piatt family's second pregnancy and the birth of daughter Zoe, to Cyrus White at Chalice Press, for publication in Spring 2012, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary (NA).
May 10, 2010 - 101 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON HEALTH CARE by Dr. Cynthia Koelker
Format: Trade Paperback and Digital
Ohio-based family physician for over twenty years Cynthia Koelker, M.D's 101 Ways To Save Money On Health Care, insider information on how to save on health care expenses and dozens of resources for trustworthy ways to stay healthy and hold onto your hard-earned dollars, to Becky Cole at Plume, for publication in September 2010, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary (world).