Latest deal announcements from Publishers Weekly :
- Law & Order: SVU Executive Producer Neal Baer’s Kill Switch, “a series featuring a female forensic psychiatrist who joins with a former police officer to look for a former patient turned serial killer, written with co-executive producer Jonathan Greene,” to Kensington, in a three-book deal
- The follow-up to the debut novel How To Be an American Housewife, Margaret Dilloway’s The Rose of Galilee, “about a solitary amateur botanist who’s on the path to perfecting a new breed of rose” who has “her world turned upside down by . . . her wayward niece,” to Putnam, for publication in 2012
- Author of The Writing On My Forehead and finalist for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award, Nafisa Haji’s The Sweetness of Tears, “in which a young Christian woman uncovers the secret her mother has been keeping from her: that her biological father is Muslim,” to William Morrow
- Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek’s Barefoot Stories, “a memoir told in stories, spanning her childhood in Texas, her arrival in New York City with only a small suitcase and a guitar, and her adult life and distinguished acting career,” to Hyperion for publication in 2012
There were other fascinating deal announcements, such as former Cantor Fitzgerald partner Lauren Manning’s Every Day, A Choice, a “memoir of survival and self-renewal” about how she “survived terrible burns on 9/11, as documented in husband Greg Manning’s 2002 book Love, Greg & Lauren,” but, alas, self has many many things to do today, many relatives to visit and many jeepney rides to take and more adventures to embark on.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.