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A.R. Kahler’s The Immortal Circus: Final Act to Amazon 47North

It is fitting that this deal is announced on March 20th, the International Day of Happiness, because A.R. Kahler’s series, The Immortal Circus, makes me very, very happy. It’s a fast-paced, fun read, filled with magic and terror and great writing. This is the third book in the series that, like the other two, starts […]

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Iron King Comic/Graphic Novel series to debut!

Yes, this is Julie Kagawa’s year so far. A seven-figure publishing deal. An even larger seven-figure movie deal. And now her first blockbuster novel, The Iron King, is going to be made into a comic book series and graphic novel by Bluewater Productions. Julie and Bluewater have decided to take a novel approach to funding […]

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Berkley Buys Olivia Mayfield Mystery at Auction!

A big WHOOP-WHOOP goes out to my client Olivia Mayfield (aka writer/editor Rhonda Helms) for her new Berkley/Penguin contemporary romantic mystery THE INHERITANCE in serial format. We sold it at auction to Leis Pederson of Berkley, an imprint of Penguin, for release later this year. Here’s the Publishers Marketplace listing: THE INHERITANCE by Olivia Mayfield […]

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Sorenson Scores Starred Review for Aftershock

Congratulations to my client, Jill Sorenson, for a rare and jewel-like starred review in Publisher’s Weekly for her forthcoming romantic thriller AFTERSHOCK. Here’s a snippet from the review and a link to the entire review here. “Sorenson (The Edge of Night) fuels this fast-paced romantic thriller with nonstop adrenaline. Paramedic Lauren Boyer is headed to […]

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Disney Channel Options Awkward by Marni Bates

Here’s the press release: For Immediate Release                    Disney Channel Options Awkward by Kensington Author Marni Bates Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY – October 23, 2012 – The Gersh Agency in Los Angeles today announced that The Disney Channel has optioned the teen novel Awkward by Marni Bates to be made into a television […]

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Fun video of Julie Kagawa on television

Oh my. Look at the masquerade-ball-throwing YA authors from Louisville, Kentucky! www.whas11.com/great-day-live/video/Local-women-authors–174588971.html  

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Spencer Hill Press Buys Alex Kahler YA UF

I am so pleased to finally be able to announce that fast-growing Spencer Hill Press has bought the rights to publish the first two books in my client Alex Kahler’s series: The Hunted. MARTYR and MENDED follow gay teen protagonist, Tenn, as he uses his chakra magic to fight an assortment of new and horrible […]

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Iron’s Prophecy Cover Reveal

Coming this fall…in Iron Legends…a brand new novella in the Iron Fey universe. And it finally answers the question…will Meghan and Ash have a happily ever after! Iron’s Prophecy, by New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa. Here’s the cover that was revealed today in all its glory:

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Yee Haw, DFW Conference!

I just returned from an action-packed weekend at the DFW Writers’ Conference in Dallas and boy-howdy did I have a great time. The writers were friendly and excited. The agent guests were a perfect blend of pros and newbies from big and boutique agencies (something for everyone!) and the weather was absolutely perfect (even though […]

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Congratulations, Pam vHv!

I am very happy to report the first sale of my assistant-turned-agent Pam van Hylckama Vlieg (who you may know as the powerhouse behind Bookalicious.org…the premier YA book review blogsite)! In a three-book deal to Entangled Publishing, Pam sold Cecily White’s Prophecy Girl series starting with the first book: Angel Academy. Angel Academy has already […]

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