From Publishers Lunch Weekly:
Grant Ginder's THIS IS HOW IT STARTS, following one post-collegiate idealist on his quest to fit in with - and then separate himself from - D.C.'s political and social elite, to Colin Fox at Simon & Schuster, by Richard Pine and Libby O'Neill at Inkwell Management (NA).
Peter Neofotis's CONCORD, VIRGINIA, a Southern gothic novella concerning the residents of a fictional town in the Shenandoah Vally and the sometimes dark goings on there, brought to life through the author's downtown New York one-man show, to Michael Flamini at St. Martin's, in a nice deal, by Michael Murphy at Max & Company (world).
Jaye Wells' RED-HEADED STEPCHILD, the story of a half-mage/half-vampire assassin with divided loyalties, to Devi Pillai at Orbit, for three books, for publication in Summer 2009, by Jonathan Lyons at Lyons Literary (world English).
Vince Flynn's next four novels, again to Emily Bestler at Atria, for publication beginning in 2010, by Sloan Harris at ICM (world).Film rights to his eight novels featuring "postmodern franchise action thriller hero" CIA operative Mitch Rapp to CBS Films, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler negotiating to produce, by Ron Bernstein at ICM.
Author of The Book of Air and Shadows, New York Times bestseller Michael Gruber's untitled novel about a kidnapped Jungian psychologist and expert in the Islamic mystical traditions who uses all her therapeutic skills and knowledge to engage her captor while her son, who works for the National Security Agency, tries to rescue her, to Marjorie Braman at William Morrow, by Simon Lipskar at Writers House (NA).
NYT bestselling author Stephen Cannell's AT FIRST SIGHT, to Roger Cooper at Vanguard Press, by Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group (NA).
O.J. Simpson's long-time sports agent Michael Gilbert HOW I HELPED O.J. GET AWAY WITH MURDER, promising to "detail O.J.'s late-night confession" and provide "shocking new proof that O.J. Simpson did indeed murder Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman" along with information on Gilbert's crucial role in obtaining the not guilty verdict and why he stayed silent for so long, to Regnery, with a portion of his royalties pledged to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
One of the first graduates in Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and medical director of Beth Israel Hospital's Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Roberta Lee, M.D.'s book presenting a paradigm-shifting approach to stress and the extensive health problems it can cause, with tools to stop and reverse it, to Caroline Sutton at Random House, in a pre-empt, by Richard Pine at Inkwell Management (NA).
Reporter from Pakistan for Slate, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and elsewhere, Nicholas Schmidle's TO LIVE OR TO PERISH FOREVER, about the last two years in Pakistan, where he was expelled by the Pakistani government after his article Next-Gen Taliban ran in The New York Times Magazine, to David Patterson at Holt, by Rafe Sagalyn of The Sagalyn Agency (world).
Boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya's AMERICAN SON, a "frank and touching" memoir about his pursuit and achievement of the American Dream, to Rene Alegria at Harper Entertainment, in a pre-empt, for publication in May 2008, by Luke Janklow of Janklow & Nesbit (world).