From Publishers Lunch Weekly...
Catherine Ryan Hyde's LOVE IN THE PRESENT TENSE, about a teenage mother who drops off her asthmatic son with a twenty-five-year-old guy with commitment issues and never returns, to Phyllis Grann at Doubleday, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world). email@example.com
(Phyllis Grann--one of the great ones)
Journalist Tucker Malarkey's RESURRECTION, based on the real-life drama surrounding the findings of the Gnostic Gospels at Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in the wake of World War II, to Cindy Spiegel at Riverhead, for publication in June 2006, in a pre-empt, by Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit (world English).
Actor, writer, comedian Harry Shearer's NOT ENOUGH INDIANS, about a down-and-out town that applies for Native American tribal status and the misadventures when they open a casino, to Stephen Hull of Justin, Charles, by Scott Miller at Trident Media Group.
AUDIO:Matthew Braun's BRANNOCKS, three books in this western saga, plus two others, DAKOTA and TENBOW, to Troy Juliar of Recorded Books by Richard Curtis of Richard Curtis Associates.firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison Smartt Bell's A WALK IN BALTIMORE, illuminating the city's history and identity through the author's personal reflections on his home town, to Caroline Sincerbeaux at Crown, for their "Journeys" series, by Jane Gelfman at Gelfman Schneider.
Bill Minutaglio's BEYOND HUMBLE, a biography of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, to Rene Alegria at Harper, for publication in English and Spanish in summer 2006, by David Hale Smith of DHS Literary (world).email@example.com
(interesting title, considering...)
Dr. Paul Harch with Virginia McCullough's THE OXYGEN REVOLUTION, in which an expert on hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) reveals how this groundbreaking treatment can help those with brain injuries, learning disabilities, stroke and more, to Andrea Au at Hatherleigh Press, in a nice deal, by Linda Konner at Linda Konner Literary Agency (NA and UK).firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nathaniel L. Tindel and Tamar Haspel's I'VE GOT YOUR BACK: The Truth About Back Surgery, Straight from a Surgeon, telling patients what they need to know before they consult a surgeon, to Tracy Bernstein at NAL, by Neeti Madan at Sterling Lord Literistic (NA). email@example.com
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's next two books, THE MIGHTY AND THE ALMIGHTY, for publication in spring 2006, about "the complexities of foreign policy in an age of religious extremism," and an untitled book on "her collection of decorative pins of historical and personal significance," to Jonathan Burnham at Harper, by Robert Barnett at Williams & Connolly.
Journalist Dan Gilgoff's THE HOLY ROLLER REVOLUTION, exploring the political and cultural ascendancy of evangelical America, to George Witte at St. Martin's, by Penny Nelson at Manus & Associates (NA).firstname.lastname@example.org
(St Martin's--good publishing house, good editors, good PR people, treats writers well)
Julia Child's executive chef and book collaborator Nancy Verde Barr's DIDN'T WE HAVE FUN?: My Years with Julia Child, a fond and humorous appreciation of the culinary maven, to Justin Schwartz at Wiley by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (world).
(Dystel..an excellent agent with great taste. This book should be fun indeed.)
David Sloan Wilson's HOW TO BE A GOOD EVOLUTIONIST, which shows how evolutionary theory is increasingly being used to explain the pageant of human life, to Bill Massey at Bantam, by Michelle Tessler at Tessler Literary Agency (NA). email@example.com
Journalist Russ Hodge's THE MOLECULES OF LIFE, which traces the history of life on earth through The Human Genome Project into the future of genetics, to Frank Darmstadt at Facts On File, in a very nice deal, by Jodie Rhodes at Jodie Rhodes Literary Agency (world).
(Rhodes can be tough on writers, but gets the job done)