From Publishers Lunch Weekly:
Lynn Bonasia's debut novel, WASHASHORES, about a technical writer in her 30s who decides it's time to stop writing about safety precautions and to start living a life of her own in a small town on Cape Cod, to Trish Grader at Touchstone Fireside, by Molly Lyons at Joelle Delbourgo Associates. email@example.com
Michael Genelin's LADY OF THE WATERS and BLACK DREAMS, featuring a female commander of the Slovak police force who has lived through great conflict -- including a regime change, and an ill-fated marriage to a revolutionary -- in order to become a legendeary homicide investigator, to Laura Hruska at Soho Press, by Rolph Blythe at The Blythe Agency (world).Luis Miguel Rocha's THE LAST POPE, about the suspicious death of Pope John Paul I and the many secrets of the Vatican, to Rachel Kahan at Putnam, in a pre-empt, by Laura Dail at Laura Dail Literary Agency (world English).
NYT bestselling author JoAnn Ross's SHATTERED, the first in a trilogy featuring military heroes in southern romantic suspense novels about reunion, redemption, and danger, to Kara Welsh and Laura Cifelli at NAL, in a three-book deal, by Robin Rue at Writers House (world).
S. Thomas Russell's THE BLIND IN HEAVEN, a naval adventure novel set during the Napoleonic Wars, to Alex Clarke at Penguin UK, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein, on behalf of Howard Morhaim.
Harvard neurologist and Director of The Women's Headache Center at Harvard's Cambridge Health Alliance Dr. Carolyn Bernstein and Boston Globe reporter Elaine McArdle's THE MIGRAINE BRAIN, helping migraine sufferers to develop a personalized wellness plan, to Leslie Meredith at Free Press, in a pre-empt, by Lane Zachary and Joanne Wyckoff of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency.
Popular and scholarly historian Mark Gardner's TO HELL ON A FAST HORSE: The True Story of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, a fast-paced chase narrative of Garrett's determination to capture the notorious bandit, making them both icons of the American West, and exploring the rest of Garrett's career, to Henry Ferris at William Morrow, by Jim Donovan at Jim Donovan Literary (world).
Creator, producer, and host of "The Rejection Show" Jon Friedman's REJECTED: Tales of the Failed, Dumped and Cancelled, a collection of humorous stories of rejection and rejected material, including pieces by writers and performers from Saturday Night Live, The New Yorker, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Onion, The Daily Show, and others, to Julia Cheiffetz for Villard, in a pre-empt, by Kate Lee at ICM (world).Rights: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tori Spelling's "humorous, self-deprecating" memoir, ranging from childhood privileges to tabloid misperceptions, success and regrets, and her quest to define herself on her own terms, to Jennifer Bergstrom and Patrick Price at Simon Spotlight Entertainment, in a pre-empt, for publication in spring 2008, by Dan Strone at Trident Media Group (world).
Richard Ellis's TUNA: A LOVE STORY, the history of a remarkable fish from antiquity to its endangered present, to Ashbel Green at Knopf, by Steve Wasserman at Kneerim & Williams (NA).
The next two books by John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize winner for BEASTS OF NO NATION, Uzodinma Iweala, LOVE IN THE TIME OF AIDS, for publication in spring 2008, and a new novel for publication in spring 2009, to Eleanor Birne at John Murray, by The Wylie Agency (UK/Commonwealth, excl. Canada and Nigeria).