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HARPERCOLLINSPUBLISHERS

FOREIGN RIGHTS GUIDE


William Morrow

HarperBusiness

Avon

!t Books

Frankfurt 2011



Sales catalogs now available at www.harpercollinscatalogs.com


*Indicates a new addition to the list since BEA 2011.

Fiction
Cabot, Meg

*HAPPY FAT

#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot delivers the next installment in her incredibly funny and exciting Heather Wells mystery series. It’s summer break in New York College, and dorm director Heather Wells is watching over a bunch of 13-year-old girls attending “Tania Trace Rock Star” camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace who happens to be married to Heather’s ex-boyfriend. A reality TV show is filming Tania’s every move, but when Tania’s producer ends up dead, followed by a cameraman, Heather soon finds herself involved in a mystery that is rocking one of New York City’s best universities. William Morrow Trade Paperback

SIZE 12 IS NOT FAT sold in Brazil/Record; China (complex)/Taiten Electric; Czech/BBart; France/Albin Michel; Germany/Blanvalet; Holland/Arena; Hungary/Cicero; Indonesia/PT Gramedia; Japan/Tokyo Sogensha; Lithuania/Alma; Poland/Amber; Portugal/Aletheia; Russia/AST; Romania/Humanitas; Serbia/Alnari; Spain/Planeta; Sweden/Damm; Thailand/Amarin; Turkey/Artemis; UK/Macmillan; Vietnam/Phuong Nam
Publication: August 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 304 pages

Manuscript available: January 2012
Del Toro, Guillermo

Hogan, Chuck



THE NIGHT ETERNAL: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy

The most credible and frightening of all the vampire books of the past decade.” San Francisco Chronicle on THE FALL

Relentlessly paves the way for what promises to be an epic third book.”Kirkus Reviews on THE FALL

The third and final novel in the stunning New York Times bestselling trilogy about a vampire invasion and the band of men and women who must stop them, by one of Hollywood’s most popular and imaginative storytellers, the creator of the Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth. Following the horrific conclusion of events in THE FALL, Nuclear Winter blankets the land, darkening the Earth but for one hour of sunlight each day. And it is no coincidence that these conditions create a near-perfect environment for vampires. They have won, they have control of the planet, and humans have been entirely subjugated, interred in vast camps across the world, where, herded like livestock, they are farmed and harvested for the sustenance and pleasure of the Master Race. A ragtag network of free humans continues the desperate resistance and is made up of everyday people, among them Eph, head of the CDC’s team; Vasiliy, the colorful Russian exterminator; and Gus, the former gangbanger with a special talent for dispatching the undead. It’s their job to disrupt the devastating new world order and battle the Master and his minions at every turn. But to succeed, the humans will have to rely on the intervention of an unexpected race of beings—creatures that give new meaning to the phrase “angels”—in the ultimate battle to reclaim and rehabilitate the planet for all humanity. William Morrow

Rights sold: Catalan/Suma; Chinese (complex characters)/Crown Publishing; Croatian/Algoritam; Czech/Beta; Danish/Hr Ferdinand; Dutch/Flying Dutchman; Finnish/Tammi; French/Presses de la Cite; German/Heyne; Greek/Livanis; Hungarian/Konyvmolykepzo; Italian/Mondadori; Japanese/Hayakawa; Korean/Munhakdongne; Lithuanian/Media Incognito; Norwegian/Versal; Portuguese/Santillana Portugal; Polish/Nasza Ksiengarnia; Romanian/Litera Publishing; Russian/36.6 Book Club Publishers; Serbian/Carobna Knjiga; Slovak/Ikar; Spanish/Suma; Swedish/Bra Bocker; Portuguese in Brazil/Rocco; Turkish/Ithaki Yayinlari; UK/HarperCollins UK

Publication: November 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 368 pages

Manuscript available
Frank, Dorothea Benton

*UNTITLED NOVEL

A moving new tale from New York Times bestselling author, Dorothea Benton Frank. At once side-splittingly funny and incredibly heart-rending, this is a beautiful story about one woman’s struggle to maintain normalcy in the face of tremendous change. As a nurse serving in Iraq, she has seen everything. But nothing can prepare her for the challenges that face her when she learns her husband has been killed in a car accident. She moves back down to Sullivans Island where her grandmother can help take care of her son. Dorothea Benton Frank’s most recent novel, FOLLY BEACH, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at #4 and was in the top 10 for four weeks straight. Like Anne Rivers Siddons, Rebecca Wells, and Pat Conroy, Dorothea’s novels are wonderfully atmospheric. Their warm, vivid details bring the South to life, and make readers feel like they are part of the community. William Morrow

Publication: June 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 336 pages

Manuscript available: January 2012
Freveletti, Jamie

THE NINTH DAY

Jamie Freveletti shows once again why she is one of the top thriller writers working today. . . . crisp writing, clever plotting, and memorable characters . . . On every page you’ll find just the right blend of menace and normality—all of it written by a master.”

Steve Berry,
New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key 

In this sequel to RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL and RUNNING DARK, brilliant biochemist Emma Caldridge is caught in a drug cartel’s deadly plot. Emma Caldridge is hiking through the Arizona mountains when she stumbles upon a human trafficker smuggling illegal aliens into the United States. Chased across the border, she is caught by one of the deadliest drug cartels in Mexico and is taken to the marijuana fields outside Ciudad Juarez. There she discovers there is something horribly wrong with the plants. Covered with wart-like growths they, and anyone who touches them, contract a new and virulent form of leprosy that can kill humans within nine days. The cartel believes that the fields are infected by herbicide sprayed by the US, and it transports the diseased shipment along the North route into the U.S. in retaliation. Emma knows that the best chance to find a cure is in her own laboratory, but the cartel refuses to let her go. However, they agree to let her ride with the shipment, and she convinces them to break into any lab they can along the way. Time is running short, and Emma herself becomes infected. She begins a race against time to save not only her own life, but the lives of everyone who touches the shipment. Jamie Freveletti is a trial lawyer who practices in Chicago. After attending law school, she lived in Geneva, Switzerland while obtaining a diploma in International Studies. She’s also a runner who both practices and teaches Akido, a Japanese martial

art. RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL was the winner of the Thriller Award, the Berry Award, and the Crimespree

Award. Morrow Avon Mass Market Original

Rights sold: German/Ullstein
RUNNING DARK sold: Finnish/Paasilinna; German/Ullstein

Publication: October 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Book available


Gottlieb, Eli


THE FACE THIEF

THE FACE THIEF is psychological suspense at its best—the story of two men who are obsessed with one damaged, yet very charismatic woman—and how she cons each of them. As the book opens, a beautiful woman named Margot is in the midst of falling down a seemingly endless staircase. Was she pushed or did she fall? She lies in a hospital bed coming out of a coma and slowly remembering her past, while the novel moves fluidly back and forth between the people whose lives intersected—damagingly—with her own. Lawrence Billings, an instructor in the Chinese art of face reading, taught her the skills she used to gain unfair advantage in business transactions and with whom she attempted, compulsively, to have an affair. John Potash is a newly married 40-something who Margot defrauded out of most of his—and his elderly mother’s—life’s savings. As this brilliant, damaged woman dazzles and defrauds each of these men in a different way, the book builds to a shattering climax. Written with the literary flair and power of Ian McEwan and rich in portraits of marriages under siege, THE FACE THIEF is a novel that probes the sources of human greed and of loyalty beset by temptation. Eli Gottlieb is the author of two previous novels. His first novel, The Boy Who Went Away, received extraordinary notices and was a New York Times Notable Book. It also won the prestigious Rome Prize and the 1998 McKitterick Prize by the British Society of Aughtos. His second novel, Now You See Him, was published in 2008 to great acclaim (“a hypnotic read” The LA Times; “a gorgeous, surprising novel” USA Today). It hit the Denver Post list and was #1 on the Rocky Mountain News bestseller list. It was also a #1 Book Sense pick. William Morrrow

UK rights: Betsy Lerner (betsy@dclagency.com); Translation rights: William Morrow

NOW YOU SEE HIM sold:  Chinese, simplified characters/Read 99; Czech/Euromedia; Danish/HR Ferdinand; French/10/18; German/Droemer; Hebrew/Kinneret; Italian/Piemme; Portuguese In Brazil/Rocco; Romanian/SC Leda; Serbian/Dereta; Spanish/Tusquets
Publication: January 2012                                                                                  (JS)

Estimated length: 256 pages

Manuscript available
Gray, Shelley Shepard

*MISSING: The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book One (March 2012)

*SEARCH: The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book Two (June 2012)

*FOUND: The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book Three (October 2012)

Beloved author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers another page-turning romance series set in the Amish country. In MISSING, the serenity of the quiet community of Crittenden Kentucky is disrupted when Amelia Anderson discovers the body of Perry Borntrager in an abandoned well. When a homicide detective arrives to help solve the crime, two suspects, Perry’s former girlfriend Lydia Plank and Englisher Walter Anderson, are drawn together forming a surprising companionship during this time of hardship. With SEARCH, we meet Fannie who struggles to tell everyone about the secrets Perry told her before his death. Drawn to the police officer assigned to the case, Luke Reynolds, she reveals all to him and a new and complicated bond presents itself. William Morrow Paperbacks

Publication: March, June, October 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 272 pages

Manuscript available: November 2011

Gross, Andrew

*15 SECONDS

From the bestselling author of The Blue Zone and Eyes Wide Open,15 SECONDS is a thrilling, fast-paced story of a man, on the run, desperate to prove his innocence and to save his family’s lives. Henry Steadman didn’t have a care in the world as he sped through Jacksonville, Florida, but suddenly his life was turned upside down in 15 seconds... He was there to deliver a talk at a medical convention and was stopped by a local policeman for a minor traffic violation. While the ticket is being written, a blue sedan appears and the driver shoots the policeman dead, speeding away quickly enough that Henry is instantly seen as a cop killer. An all-points bulletin is put out for his arrest, and Henry must figure out whom he can trust. He calls his friend Mike who urges him to come over right away, but he finds Mike dead and more evidence links Henry to this death as well. The stakes get even higher as Henry’s family is drawn into this web of increasing suspense and terror, and he must untangle the clues and figure out who is out to get him. Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers Reckless, The Blue Zone, Don’t Look Twice, and The Dark Tide, which was nominated for the Best Thriller of the Year award by the International Thriller Writers. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. William Morrow


EYES WIDE OPEN sold in Hungarian/Geopen

Publication: July 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Manuscript available: October 2011


Harrison, Kim

PERFECT BLOOD

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the Hollows with the electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed PALE DEMON. Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to investigate by the FBI, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth—others want to create their own demons, but to do so, they need her blood. She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be Rachel’s toughest challenge. This is the tenth installment in Harrison’s highly successful Hollows series. Harper Voyager
DEAD WITCH WALKING sold: China (simplified)/Shanghai 99; China(complex)/King-In; Czech/Fantom Press; France/Bragelonne; Germany/Heyne; Holland/Luitingh; Hungary/Beholder; Italy/Fanucci; Japan/Hayakawa; Poland/Mag Josek Rodek; Norway/Schibsted; Portugal/Saida de Emergencia; Russia/AST; Spain/Factoria de Ideas; Serbia/Laguna; Turkey/Artemis
Publication: March 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 448 pages

Manuscript available
Hickman, Tracy

WAYNE OF GOTHAM

From New York Times bestselling fantasy writer Tracy Hickman comes an original story featuring Batman as he investigates the events surrounding his parent’s murder and the darkest secrets of his family’s past. Written in noir-style, WAYNE OF GOTHAM is set both in the present and in the turbulent decades of the 1950s and 1960s. It is the story of two men separated by a generation of tragedy: Thomas, the rebellious heir to the vast Wayne Empire fortune and Bruce, his son, whose life is forever altered by witnessing Thomas’s death. The murder of his parents is the tortuous point on which Bruce turns to become Batman. The murder case has long been closed, but when disturbing information shows up, Batman re-opens the case file, and discovers a father and mother he never knew and the burden of a dark legacy he must now bear. This is the first time this story has been told, and we have the full promotional support from DC Comics. !t Books

Publication: January 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 336 pages

Manuscript available: October 2011
Jance, J.A.

*UNTITLED JOANNA BRADY MYSTERY

From New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance comes the next exciting mystery featuring Sheriff Joanna Brady. Last seen with J.P. Beaumont in FIRE AND ICE (2009) and solo in DAMAGE CONTROL (2008), Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady returns to solve a crime set against the rugged backdrop of the American Southwest. When her daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her murdered high school principal, Joanna is caught in the difficult middle ground of being both a sheriff and a mother. In the process she’s forced to face the possibility that her perfect daughter, Jennifer Ann Brady, may not be so perfect anymore. William Morrow


DAMAGE CONTROL sold in the UK/HarperCollins UK
Publication: July 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available: December 2011
Jepson, Duncan

ALL THE FLOWERS IN SHANGHAI

This story is breathtaking. Like a poem or a painting, it reveals the old Shanghai. It’s a great work that will move its readers.”   Hong Ying, international bestselling author of Daughter of the River

The life of this novel’s main character is splintered into thousands of pieces, each of them reflecting the changes of Chinese history, yet all of them coming out in Duncan Jepson’s poetic, passionate writing.”   Qiu Xiaolong, author of the Inspector Chen mysteries

In the tradition of Memoirs of a Geisha comes this sweeping debut novel set in 1930s Shanghai. Following the path of duty takes precedence over personal desires for young Feng, who finds herself in an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. In the enclosed world of the Sang household—a place of public ceremony and private cruelty—she learns that, above all else, she must bear a male heir. Ruthless and embittered by the life that has been forced upon her, Feng seeks revenge by doing the unthinkable: she gives away her firstborn, a daughter. But years later, she must come to terms with the sacrifices she has made to assure her place in family and society, before the entire country is caught up in the fast-flowing tide of revolution. Duncan Jepson is the award-winning producer of three feature films and documentaries that have been shown on the Discovery Channel Asia and National Geographic Channel. He has also edited two Asia-based magazines, West East Magazine and the Asia Literary Review. A lawyer by profession, he lives in Hong Kong. The author’s family background—his mother is Chinese and his father is British—lends authenticity to the storytelling. The novel was inspired by Jepson’s family history on his mother’s side of the family. William Morrow Trade Paperback

Rights sold: Norwegian/Juritzen
Publication: January 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 320 pages

Galley available
Kaplan, Andrew

SCORPION BETRAYAL

"SCORPION BETRAYAL is an action-packed, highly-charged, fast-paced novel with the ring of authenticity. Andrew Kaplan has a masterful grasp of the inner workings of intelligence agencies and their fight against terror that he weaves through this suspenseful tale of espionage."—Reza Kahlili, author of A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran 
In this gripping international espionage thriller ala Robert Ludlum, we follow Scorpion, a former CIA agent who is now working freelance in Europe and the Middle East, as he hunts for a terrorist who goes by the name “the Palestinian.” No one knows who the Palestinian is or what he looks like, and it’s a long, thrilling manhunt as we see Scorpion track him across Europe. There is a complicated and alluring woman in the middle of the drama, and the chase ends with a shocking and impressive conclusion—the completely unpredictable reasoning behind all that the Palestinian has done. This is the first book in a series that promises to develop into a major publishing franchise. Avon
Publication: April 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Manuscript available
Kargman, Jill

*SEAT 7A

Jill Kargman, New York Times bestselling author of THE EX-MRS. HEDGEFUND and MOMZILLAS, returns with this lively novel about a down-to-earth New York City girl who suddenly finds herself in a rock ‘n’ roll Cinderella fantasy. It’s Hazel’s 30th birthday and she has everything she’s ever wanted: a kickass job at a video-game company, a dream New York City apartment, and the perfect boyfriend—who also happens to be a personal chef, and has just proposed in the most romantic way. With good food, video games and love, Hazel thinks she’s happy—but not ready to get married. The morning after her birthday, Hazel leaves for a business trip and receives a surprise upgrade to first class, boards the plane, and sees the person in seat 7B: it’s her celebrity crush, rock star Finn Schiller. Just the night before, she had confessed her infatuation with Finn at her birthday party, and her boyfriend joked that she had a free pass if she ever met him. Hazel can’t believe fate has actually thrown them together. Even more unbelievable is the flight that follows, as they genuinely connect—even after he sees her vomit due to plane turbulence. Finn likes her uncensored cursing, wicked sense of humor, and that she’s not like all his groupies; Hazel likes his killer looks, ripped physique and soulful music. What started as a fantasy quickly becomes a real attraction, and after a dream date and taste of the rock-star life with Finn in Los Angeles, Hazel is forced to examine the track her life is on. Could she ever forgive herself if she walked away from her wildest dreams coming true? Seasoned with her signature wit and hilarious dialogue, Jill Kargman presents a fairytale romance with a twist. Jill Kargman is the author of the book of essays, SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A NUT and novels including WOLVES IN CHIC CLOTHING and THE EX-MRS. HEDGEFUND. In addition to her bestselling books, the author’s work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Elle, and more. William Morrow

ARM CANDY sold: Dutch/Sijthoff

MOMZILLAS sold: Croatian/Algoritam; Dutch/Sijthoff; German/Ullstein; French/Fleuve Noir; Italian/Sonzogno; Polish/Nasza Ksiegarnia; Portuguese (Brazil)/Editora Planeta do Brasil; Russian/AST; UK/HarperCollins UK
Publication: June 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 208 pages

Manuscript available: October 2011
Kellerman, Faye

GUN GAMES

From New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman comes the next exciting installment in her series starring Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus and featuring psychopath Chris Donatti and his son Gabe. LAPD Lieutenant Detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have agreed to take in fifteen year-old Gabriel Whitman after his parents unceremoniously dump the boy into their care. Gabe is a brilliant piano prodigy—an enigmatic teen who is both gifted and secretive—who seems to have adapted well to his new environment. But Decker knows only too well what secret lives teenagers live. This point is brought home when Decker learns of another tragedy, the suicide of fifteen year-old Gregory Hesse, whose mother is convinced that her son’s death was no impulsive act. Decker decides to look into Gregory’s file and discovers that the gun used in the tragedy was stolen. He launches an inquiry which takes on a more nefarious tone when another suicide—this time a sixteen-year-old girl—occurs just weeks later. Both teens were enrolled at the same elite prep school. As the detectives probe, they uncover a particular group of nasty high-school students with a predilection for guns and violence. The situation becomes especially frightening when Decker realizes he knows almost nothing about the boy living under his roof. Having been home schooled, Gabe is basically on his own, keeping odd hours, coming and going as he pleases. This is especially unnerving since Gabe’s father, Christopher Donatti, is a former hit man who is now living the good life as the proprietor of several bordellos in Nevada. The case and all its terrifying ramifications take Decker and his detectives down a dark alley of twisted allegiances and unholy alliances, culminating into a heart-stopping point of no-return. William Morrow

Rights sold: German/btb (an imprint of Random House Germany); UK/HarperCollins UK

HANGMAN sold: German/btb (an imprint of Random House Germany); German/btb (an imprint of Random House Germany)

Publication: January 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Klise, Kate

*IN THE BAG

Parent Trap meets You’ve Got Mail in this 21st century romantic tale. Told from the perspectives of two single parents and their two teenage children, IN THE BAG explores the old-fashioned art of flirtation in a modern world, where falling in love can be as risky as checking a bag on an international flight. A successful chef and single mother, Daisy Sprinkle is on vacation with her teenage daughter, Coco, who picks up the wrong duffle bag at the airport. That situation is not improved by the note Daisy finds tucked into her own carry-on, apparently from the man in 13-C. Daisy is in no mood for secret admirer notes or dinner dates. Or even men, for that matter. Andrew doesn’t know what possessed him to do something like that. Hitting on strange women on airplanes is definitely not his typical style. But there was something about the woman in 6-B that could not be ignored. Of course, now he has no time to think about her, since his son Webb seems to have made off with a budding fashionista’s luggage. Determined to make the best of a bad situation, Daisy cooks up a plan to calm her daughter’s panic over the lost bag with a week of fabulous food, shopping, and museum hopping. Andrew is busy working on his latest project and hoping Webb finds enough to entertain himself. Little do they know the teens are making their own plan. . . one that will ultimately reunite Ms. 6-B and Mr. 13-C. Kate Klise is the author of such bestselling children’s books as Regarding the Fountain, Dying to Meet You, and Grounded. IN THE BAG is her first novel for adults. William Morrow Trade Paperback

Publication: May 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 320 pages

Manuscript available: October 2011
Lee, Patrick

*DEEP SKY

Settle back and savor this one. Patrick Lee has an intense brand of storytelling. He’s a most welcome addition to the genre.” —Steve Berry on GHOST COUNTRY

From New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lee, the third and final book in a stunning trilogy, in which Travis Chase finally comes face to face with the decision that could determine the fate of the world. As the U.S. President addresses the nation from the Oval Office, a missile screams toward the White House, and in a flash, the Chief Executive is dead, the White House is in ruins, and two cryptic words are the clue to the assassins’ motives: “See Scalar.” Travis Chase of the covert agency Tangent—caretakers of the Breach and all its grim wonders—along with partner and lover Paige Campbell and technology expert Bethany Stewart, have twenty-four hours to unearth a decades-old mystery. This is relentless non-stop action from page one to the final, shocking conclusion. Harper Mass Market
THE BREACH sold: Bulgaria/Bard; France/L’Atalante; Germany/Rowohlt; Japan/Shogakukan; Poland/Albatros; Russia/AST
GHOST COUNTRYsold: France/L’Atalante; Germany/Rowohlt; Japan/Shogakukan
Publication: January 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 400 pages

Manuscript available
Lowell, Elizabeth

*BEAUTIFUL SACRIFICE

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell delivers a thrilling new novel that is heavy on romance. The study of Mayan artifacts is the life work for Dr. Lina Taylor. This normally quiet life for a professor and archeologist quickly shifts gear when Hunter Johnson crosses her path. He is as fascinating as he is exasperating. A former immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, Hunter has more secrets than he wants Lina to know. They are the only people who can solve the mystery of what happened to some very important Mayan artifacts, but it’s more dangerous than either of them realizes. William Morrow

BLUE SMOKE AND MURDER sold in Bulgaria/Hermes; China (simplified)/Shanghai 99; Estonia/Eram; Greece/George Dragounis; Israel/Schalgi; Poland/Amber
Publication: June 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available: November 2011

Noble, Shelley


BEACH COLORS

While Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised M Atelier collection at New York City’s Fashion Week, her husband of thirteen years cleaned out their bank account and disappeared.  A week later the bank foreclosed on her apartment and business.  Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux returns to her hometown, the small, coastal town of Crescent Cove, CT. Margaux just wants to be left alone, but friends and family have different plans. Encouraged by her widowed mother and challenged by her childhood friends, Margaux begins to design a new line of clothes, gradually regaining her place in the world of fashion. Meanwhile, Nick Prescott left his job as a college professor to return home to care for his nephew Connor, taking the role of interim police chief in Crescent Cove while he tries to sort out Connor’s troubles after the loss of Nick’s brother in Iraq.  Just when he is finally settling in to his new role in the town he never thought he would come back to, he stops Margaux for speeding. Nick recognizes her immediately; she was the beautiful girl who summered at the beach and never noticed the “townie” boy.  But he’s no longer a boy, and he’s no longer content to love her from afar. A chance to return to New York as a top designer threatens Margaux’s new-found happiness, and Margaux must make the most important decision of her life.  Similar to Jane Green’s The Beach House or Kristin Hannah’s The Things We Do for Love, Shelley Noble’s debut novel is a story about broken dreams, new beginnings, and the power of love to transform what we might have been into what we can become. William Morrow Trade Paperback

Publication: July 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 320 pages

Manuscript available: October 2011

Saul, Jamie



THE FIRST WARM EVENING OF THE YEAR: A Novel

Critical acclaim for LIGHT OF DAY:

An intellectual thriller laced with subtle clues throughout its gracious prose.” Chicago Tribune Books

An exhilarating emotional roller-coaster ride. There’s some powerful writing at work here, the rare kind able to pull you smack-dab into somebody else’s damaged psyche. . . . Light of Day is one of those debut novels that delivers the goods with style and compassion.” Washington Post Book World

An emotional novel about a man whose future has been altered by an unthinkable tragedy.” Denver Post

From the author of the critically acclaimed LIGHT OF DAY, comes a compelling new novel that explores the complex, intricate relationships between siblings; the loss for the passions of life, and how those passions can be rekindled; and that true love can be discovered in the most unexpected places. When Geoffrey Tremont is asked to be the executor to the estate of Laura Wells, a college friend with whom he has not spoken for more than twenty years, he obliges even though Laura leaves no explanation for her request. But as he begins to sort through the remaining lose ends of his friend’s life in Shady Grove, NY, and encounters the people who were most influential in her life—particularly her best friend, Marian—he finds that he is learning more about himself than anyone else. William Morrow


LIGHT OF DAY sold: French/Calmann Levy; Polish/Muza; Portuguese in Brazil/Bertrand; Turkish/Salyangoz Publishers

Publication: May 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 304 pages

Manuscript available

Todd, Charles


THE CONFESSION: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd brings back Scotland Yard’s best detective, Ian Rutledge, to solve a dangerous case that reaches far into the past. Lee Child has called the Rutledge series “a masterpiece of imagination” and “an amazing piece of technical virtuosity.” A man confesses to a crime he didn’t commit. The name he gives to Scotland Yard is not his own, it’s another man’s. When he is found floating in the Thames, a murder victim himself, and is finally identified, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge must rethink all that he believed he knew about the case, and suddenly finds himself with three murders on his hands. There is no apparent motive for any of them, only a very tenuous connection with a village that will do anything to protect itself from notoriety. For notoriety brings the curious, and with the curious comes change and an unwelcome spotlight on one act of evil that even two centuries later will damn them all. Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Ian Rutledge mysteries, three Bess Crawford mysteries, and one stand-alone novel. A mother and son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina. William Morrow
Publication: January 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Manuscript available
Weisman, John

*KBL: Kill Bin Laden

Weisman is perhaps wired more tightly into the reclusive special operations community than any other writer, and his knowledge of weaponry and field techniques is staggering.” —Washington Times

The acclaimed military thriller writer and coauthor of the bestselling Rogue Warrior series goes beyond the news in this pulse-pounding novelization of the breathtaking hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Weisman takes readers into the heads and boots of the heroes who hunted and killed Osama Bin Laden, the men and women who sent them, and the anonymous intelligence operatives who made it all possible. Moving from the political battlefields of Washington, D.C. and CIA Headquarters to the dusty streets of Peshawar, Lahore, and Abbottabad Pakistan, KBL: KILL BIN LADEN is a riveting account of the drama and decisions that ultimately led SEAL Team 6 to the anonymous Abbottabad compound where Bin Laden met his fate. Weisman takes us inside the hearts and minds of the Navy SEALs who can never admit what unit they work for; the CIA paramilitary operators who must work under the enemy’s nose without a net—who put themselves in harm’s way and know that their existence will be denied if they are killed or captured. A thrill-a-minute story of intrigue, suspense, and the new face of warfare. Seven-time New York Times bestselling author John Weisman is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Rogue Warrior series. He has long-term, deep connections to the worlds of intelligence and special operations. In the spring of 2005, he was invited by the German Government to lecture on the state of the U.S. Intelligence Community. William Morrow

Publication: November 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 288 pages, with maps and illustrations

Manuscript available: October 2011



Avon
Brown, Jenny

LORD LIGHTNING (October 2010)

STAR CROSSED SEDUCTION (September 2011)

*PERILOUS PLEASURES #3 (April 2012)

In the third installment of Jenny Brown’s dark and sensual historical romance series where each hero is a different sign of the zodiac, we meet Lord Ramsay, a passionate Pisces. Lord Ramsay thirsts for revenge against the shallow courtesan who sent his beloved sister to her death during the Reign of Terror. There is something he wants even more: the mystical powers wielded by his mentor, a mysterious Scottish Laird who sent him on a long pilgrimage to atone for his failure to protect his sister. After years of exile, his teacher calls Lord Ramsay to a remote Scottish Isle promising to fulfill both his desires at last—but only if Adam brings him the courtesan’s virgin daughter, Zoe. He claims Zoe brutally, but soon realizes she is nothing like her devious mother. Avon


LORD LIGHTNING sold in Russia/AST; Turkey/Kirpi Yayinlari
Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Carlyle, Liz

ONE TOUCH OF SCANDAL (October 2010)

THE BRIDE WORE SCARLET (August 2011)

*THE BRIDE WORE PEARLS (July 2012)

Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant façade of Victorian London in New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle’s deliciously intriguing novel featuring the dangerous men of the mysterious St. James Club. Anais de Rohan poses as the new bride to one of the St. James Society’s most magnetic and ruthless leaders, Lord Bessett, to prove herself worthy of joining this secret all-male society. She daringly agrees to travel with the nobleman on a dangerous mission, and she quickly realizes that the intimacy of sharing Lord Bessett’s bedroom is proving a temptation impossible to resist. Bessett himself might be a soldier sworn to the Society, but he isn’t anyone’s saint. Avon

ONE TOUCH OF SCANDAL sold: Japanese/Hayakawa; Russia/AST; UK (large print)/AudioGo
Category: Victorian Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Cooper, Karina

BLOOD OF THE WICKED (June 2011)

LURE OF THE WICKED (July 2011)

*ALL THINGS WICKED (February 2012)

In this richly drawn and atmospheric debut paranormal romance series sworn enemies must join forces as they race toward a goal that may mean death for one of them, set in an alternate Earth forever changed by mass catastrophes. In ALL THINGS WICKED we meet Caleb Leigh, suspected murderer and one of the most powerful magicians on the planet, who seeks redemption from the one woman he’s ever loved. Juliette Carpenter seeks revenge when a massacre from the darker side of the witching world claims her sister’s life. Aware of the true nature of those around her, especially Caleb Leigh, she’s left on the run with a man she hates. Caleb can’t reveal the truth about her sister’s death, and with both the Coven and the Mission hard on their heels, he must get Juliet to trust him long enough to save their lives. Avon


Category: Paranormal Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available: October 2011

Frost, Jeaniene



ONE GRAVE AT A TIME

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jeaniene Frost delivers the latest installment in the enormously popular Night Huntress series, in which Cat grapples with her temporary ability to commune with the dead and takes on a phantom murder. With the crisis of an (under)World War recently averted, Cat is feeling a little relief as her life with Bones goes back to “normal.” But soon enough a new operations consultant is assigned to her old team, and he sets off warning bells as she discovers he has a prejudice against the undead. A phantom warns her that an angry spirit, an infamous historical witch-hunter, has the ability to become solid each Halloween night and burn three innocent women. As Cat waits for him to take form, she wonders how she can kill someone who is already dead. Avon

Rights sold: German/Blanvalet
HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE sold: Brazil/Nova Seculo; Bulgarian/IBIS; Chinese (complex)/King-In; Czech/Fantom Press; French/Bragelonne; German/Blanvalet; Hungarian/Ulpius-Haz; Indonesian/Pustaka Zahra; Italian/Fanucci; Norwegian/Schibsted; Polish/Mag Josek Rodek; Russian/Azbooka; Spanish/Ed. B; Thai/Nokhook; Turkish/Artemis; UK/Orion
Category: Paranormal Romance (CB)

Publication: September 2011

Estimated length: 384 pages

Book available


Frost, Jeaniene

*ONCE BURNED: A Night Prince Novel

New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost launches a brand new series featuring a beloved character from her Cat & Bones books, in which the Night Prince, Vlad Tespesh, takes on evil with the help of a beautiful mortal with terrifying powers of her own. Unmatched in his pyrokinetic and mindreading abilities, Vlad has protected his line and his realm since long before he was turned into a vampire. Ever since the only woman he loved perished, he focuses his energy on crushing those who threaten his people….until he encounters a beautiful mortal with power to match his own. Leila was struck by lightning, and emerged with a power she doesn’t understand. With a single touch she can channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets. She refuses to use her abilities until she discovers a plan for murder. Captured by rogue vampires who want to use her against Vlad, Leila knows he is the only one who can save her. Avon
Category: Paranormal Romance

Publication: April 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available


Grace, Sable

ASCENSION: A Dark Breed Novel (May 2011)


BEDEVILED: A Dark Breed Novel (January 2012)

Fans of Jeaniene Frost will love this exciting new dark paranormal series in which the Dark Breeds (Vampyre, demons, shape-shifters) war with mortals, and one woman stands between them in a fight for survival. The darkest god ever to exist has found a way to rise from the dead, and he’s using Kyana Aslan’s best friend, Haven, to do it. Kyana must stop him before he can destroy Haven and this world, but the powers she relies on are fading and she doesn’t have a lot of time to learn the new ones that come with being the enw Goddess of the Hunt. Ryker, a demigod who’s become the new Zeus, joins her in hunting her best friend, and her feelings towards him suddenly change. As Haven gathers the conduits of the gods to create her resurrection spell, the list of crimes against her mounts. Kyana is forced to choose between her friend’s salvation and the survivial of mankind. Avon


Category: Paranormal Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Guhrke, Laura Lee

Abandoned at the Altar series

WEDDING OF THE SEASON (December 2010)

SCANDAL OF THE YEAR (January 2011)

*TROUBLE AT THE WEDDING (January 2012)

From New York Times bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke, a delicious series featuring three sexy dukes and the ladies who capture their hearts. In the final installment, TROUBLE AT THE WEDDING, Annabel Wheaton, one of society’s wealthiest heiresses is shunned by the society of Old Money. She decides to wed the Earl of Rumsford, bringing the respect of a title into the family. When Christian Du Quesne, Duke of Scarborough meets the fiery beautiful Annabel, he sees the life of pain that awaits her because he knows the ton will never accept her. After a long night of drinking, and overcome by the grief of losing his wife, Christian decides to halt Annabel’s dream wedding. Annabel tells the disconcertingly handsome nobleman he’s ruined her life, and she won’t let him rest until he helps her land her earl. Avon

Option publishers: French/J’ai Lu; Dutch/DeVrijbuiter; Italian/Mondadori; Japanese/Ta-Ke Shobo; Russian/AST; Spanish/Planeta

Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Heath, Lorraine

*SHE TEMPTS THE DUKE

From New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath, a passionate new series about three dark and dangerous men determined to reclaim their birthright. One is raised on the streets, one is hardened by a life at sea, and one is toughened by regimental service…but each will discover that nothing they endured prepared them to be brought to their knees by love. They are the Lost Lords of Pembrook. Upon his father’s sudden death, Sebastian Easton’s uncle locks him and his two brothers away in order for the uncle to claim the family wealth. Each escapes, but they do not return until they are old enough to reclaim what belongs to them. Hardened by years at sea, Sebastian cannot forget the debt he owes to the girl who helped him and his brothers escape so long ago. When he learns she is being forced to marry a wretched older man, he is determined to help her. When danger mounts from his uncle, he has to choose between the title that has obsessed him and Mary, whose love has the power to set him free. Avon


IN BED WITH THE DEVIL sold in Holland/DeVrijbuiter; Indonesia/Pustaka Zahra; Japan/Ohzora; Norway/Schibsted; Spain/Planeta; Turkey/Pegasus Yayincilik
Category: Victorian Romance (CB)

Publication: February 2012

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available


Heath, Lorraine

PASSIONS OF A WICKED EARL (November 2011)

PLEASURES OF A NOTORIOUS GENTLEMAN (December 2011)

WAKING UP WITH THE DUKE (November 2012)

New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath wraps up her series about London’s Greatest Lovers, the titled and rakish sons of a scandalous Dowager Duchess and their tales of passion, pleasure and love with WAKING UP WITH THE DUKE. The Duke of Ainsley, known for his talents in the bedchamber, is stunned when his long-time friend, the Marquess of Walfort, asks him to get his wife with child. During a night of debauchery with Ainsley, Wolfort was paralyzed in an accident and his wife, Jane, has never forgiven him for his role in the accident. Very much wanting a child, she reluctantly agrees to spend one month with Ainsley under her own terms. As the days and nights follow, she discovers a man with the ability to make her feel alive again and comes to realize a love far greater than any she has ever known. Avon

Rights sold: Norwegian/Schibsted
PASSIONS OF A WICKED EARL sold in Holland/DeVrijbuiter; Indonesia/Pustaka Zahara; Norway/Schibsted
Category: Victorian Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Laurens, Stephanie

VISCOUNT BRECKENRIDGE TO THE RESCUE (September 2011)

IN PURSUIT OF MISS ELIZA CYNSTER (October 2011)

THE CAPTURE OF THE EARL OF GLENCRAE (July 2012)

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Stephanie Laurens delivers a new stand-alone series about three Cynster sisters who have been holding out for their heroes, but those heroes have yet to present themselves. The eldest sister decides to actively search in places she hasn’t yet ventured. Her first excursion precipitates the action that runs through all three books, culminating in a huge triple wedding. Set in the wilds of Scotland, these promise to be three irresistible stories of romance played out against the dramatic and emotionally-rich background of the Regency. Avon
Rights sold: Australian/HC-Australia; UK/Piatkus
THE UNTAMED BRIDE sold in ANZ/HC-ANZ; Czech/Baronet; Germany/Blanvalet; Indonesia/PT Gramedia; Italy/Mondadori; Japan/Gentosha; Poland/BIS; Norway/Schibsted; Russia/AST; Thailand/Crystal Pub; UK/Piatkus
Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Book available for first two titles
Linden, Caroline

*ONE NIGHT IN LONDON (September 2011)

*BLAME IT ON BATH (March 2012)

*UNTITLED #3 (September 2012)

A breathtaking new historical romance series about three brothers on a quest to restore their family name, seek their fortunes—and find love. After their father dies, the Duke of Durham’s three sons discover that he had a young first wife—before he married their mother—whom he never divorced. This could make all three sons bastards, and disinherit them permanently. In ONE NIGHT IN LONDON, middle brother Lord Edward de Lacey decides to hire the best solicitor in town. His strategy veers off track almost immediately when he runs up against a woman scorned. In BLAME IT ON BATH, Gerard de Lacey seeks to find the man who blackmailed his late father, and to discover—and dispose of—any evidence the villain has about his father’s clandestine first marriage. He meets a young rich widow who has nursed a secret affection for him for years, but was trapped in an arranged marriage. She’s being pressured to marry her late husband’s heir, and is desperately in search for a better option. Avon

Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
MacLean, Sarah

*A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME

The first book in New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean’s Fallen Angels series featuring four dark heroes that will steal the hearts of their heroines and readers alike! With one careless turn of the cards, the Marquess of Bourne lost his ancestral manor house and nearly everything except his title. Immediately cast from society for his poverty, a disillusioned Bourne disappeared to the underworld. He became a ruthless partner in The Fallen Angel, and worked with singular purpose to restore his estate to its former glory. Penelope Marbury, daughter of the Marquess of Needham & Dolby, has loved Bourne since childhood. When she calls off her engagement to the Duke of Leighton, and suffers a terrible blow to her reputation, she seeks out Bourne but only to find a hard marquess, who pushes her away. She puts her heart on the line and gambles with this new, wicked Bourne, not realizing he only plays to win. Avon


Rights sold in UK/Piatkus
Category: Regency Romance

Publication: February 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available


O’Hara, Tracey

NIGHT’S COLD KISS (September 2009)

DEATH’S SWEET EMBRACE (September 2010)

SIN’S DARK CARESS (February 2012)

In the bestselling vein of J.R. Ward and Patricia Briggs comes a fast-paced supernatural debut series where a young vampire hunter seeks to avenge the deaths of her parents. Since witnessing the murder of her mother, Antoinette Petrescu has burned with fiery hatred for the vampire race—even for Christian Laroque, the noble, dangerously handsome Aeternus who rescued her. Now an elite Venator, Antoinette must reluctantly accept Christian’s help to achieve her vengeance—even as he plots to use the beautiful, unsuspecting warrior as bait to draw out the bloodthirsty Necrodreniacs. Harper Voyager

Category: Urban Fantasy / Vampire (CB)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Manuscript available
Pettersson, Vicki

*THE TAKEN: Celestial Blues

New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson begins a new supernatural noir mystery series featuring a fallen angel and a reporter. Fallen angel Griffin Shaw is a Centurion, and he assists other murdered souls into the afterlife. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to seek out his own vengeance when he is sent to witness the murder of Katherine Craig. Together, the pair investigate a series of murders in Las Vegas and uncover a conspiracy, but Griffin is finding Katherine’s mortal charms hard to resist. Mixing mystery, urban fantasy, and sizzling romance between a tough reporter and a fallen angel, this is sure to appeal to fans of Jeaniene Frost and Danielle Trussoni. Harper Voyager
THE TASTE OF NIGHT sold: French/Interdite; German/Blanvalet; Turkish; Pegasus; UK/HarperCollins
Category: Paranormal Romance (CB)

Publication: July 2012

Estimated length: 400 pages

Manuscript available


Ranney, Karen

*A SCOTTISH LOVE

The first book in a brand new series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Ranney. Known for her wildly romantic and deeply emotional stories, Ranney’s new book in Avon’s Superleader position features Shona Imrie who loved Gordon McDermond long before he’d gone off to war and returned a national hero. Rather than take his offer of marriage seven years ago, she married a wealthy earl. When she was reduced to poverty upon her husband’s death, she sold the family’s castle to wealthy Americans. Her situation is confounded by the Americans’ idiosyncrasies, her brother’s refusal to cooperate, a mystery, a ghost story, the poorhouse, and the fact that she is falling in love again. Avon

SOLD TO A LAIRD sold in Holland/DeVrijbuiter; Italy/Mondadori; Norway/Schibsted; Russia/AST; Thailand/Crystal
Category: Historical Fiction

Publication: December 2011 (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available

Rodale, Maya

A GROOM OF ONE’S OWN (June 2010)

A TALE OF TWO LOVERS (April 2011)

UNTITLED #3 (April 2012)

With one delicious plot twist after another, Rodale’s latest will keep readers guessing until the last bud is plucked.”—starred Publishers Weekly

New to the Avon list, Maya Rodale displays a wonderfully fresh and vibrant voice in her exciting Writing Girls Regency series. In A GROOM OF ONE’S OWN Miss Sophie Harlow, a bride jilted at the altar, is assigned to cover the wedding of the Double Duke of Hamilton and Brandon for The London Weekly. He’s contracted an advantageous match with Lady Isabelle Richmond, yet his wicked thoughts stray to the beguiling Miss Harlow. Torn between duty and love, honor and passion, the duke must decide who will be his bride. In A TALE OF TWO LOVERS, Lady Julianna Somerset reports for the gossipy Fashionable Intelligence column for The London Weekly. When she writes that Lord Simon Roxbury, who is reluctant to wed, has been caught in a very compromising position, his rage is unleashed. His revenge leaves their reputations in tatters, with only one thing to do: marry. Avon
A GROOM OF ONE’S OWN sold: Germany/Blanvalet; Japanese/Oakla
Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Sparks, Kerrelyn

*SEXIEST VAMPIRE ALIVE (October 2011)


*WANTED: UNDEAD OR ALIVE (May 2012)

New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks delivers the next two installments in her witty Love at Stake series about a band of good vampires who find true love while fighting the Malcontents. In SEXIEST VAMPIRE ALIVE, playboy vampire Gregori is given the first assignment he’s not sure he can handle…the president’s daughter, Abigail Tucker. Asked to secretly transport Abigail to China to find a lifesaving plant for her research, Gregori struggles to keep Abigail safe. Dangers are lurking abroad, and he subjects her to the worst danger of all—falling in love. In WANTED: UNDEAD OR ALIVE, a vamp and a werewolf go undercover at a dude ranch…with sizzling results. Avon
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE VAMPIRE sold in Brazil (audio)/ Book Records; Canada (French)/Editions ADA; China (complex)/Treetype; Germany/Cora; Italy/Delos; Indonesia/Pustaka Zahra; Japan/Hara Shobo; Poland/Amber; Russia/AST; Thailand/Crystal; Turkey/Artemis
Category: Paranormal Fiction (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available





Biography / Memoir

Allmann, Gregg


*UNTITLED MEMOIR

One of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman will discuss for the first time the unflinching story of his life in music—from the Allman Brothers, to his solo career, to his string of failed marriages, the most publicized one to the entertainer Cher, to his struggles with drugs and alcohol, detailing his rocky path to becoming a member of classic rock royalty. From Gregg’s rough n’ tumble youth with his older brother Duane, to the formation of the band that would go on to change the sound of rock and roll, this music legend’s stories will be shared in the authentic and unforgettable voice of the man who lived them. From the beginning the Allman Brothers received nearly universal praise from fans and critics alike, and yet at almost every turn, the band’s success was met by tragedy. What began with Duane Allman’s tragic death in a motorcycle accident continued when, a year later, bassist Berry Oakley was also killed on a motorcycle.  Allman will open up about his decades plagued by substance abuse, his illness with Hepatitis C, and his life-saving liver transplant in 2010. Allman has been making music for almost fifty years and during that time he has recorded some of the most iconic songs in American rock. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, Gregg Allman continues to make music as a solo artist and tour with the Allman Brothers Band.  This year, Allman released his first solo effort in 14 years, Low Country Blues, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at number 5. William Morrow

Publication: March 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 320 pages, with 70-80 color & b&w illustrations

Manuscript available: October 2011

Cannon, Dyan


DEAR CARY, A Memoir

For the first time, with heartrending honesty and emotion, actress Dyan Cannon tells the story of her relationship and marriage to Hollywood legend Cary Grant. They were a glamorous and popular pair, the epicenter of chic and swinging 1960s Hollywood, and for a few brief years their romance flourished and played out like one of Grant’s movies: bold, witty, full of dramatic gestures and equally tender moments. Cary Grant pursued her relentlessly, they married and had a daughter, but when the love ended, it ended dramatically—on the courthouse steps and on the front page of every newspaper in the world. It has taken Cannon two decades to reconcile herself to the death of Cary, and forgive both him and herself. DEAR CARY is the end result of that acceptance, and her final love letter to her one true love. It gives us an insider’s privileged look inside Hollywood’s inner circles, and reveals another side of Grant, his tortured childhood, controlling ways, drug abuse and the demons he couldn’t outrun.

!t Books
Rights sold in UK/The Robson Press
Publication: September 2011 (CB)

Estimated length: 352 pages; 8-page photo insert

Book available
Cascio, Frank

MY FRIEND MICHAEL: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man

This candid, detailed portrait of Michael Jackson by his lifelong friend Frank Cascio will be THE definitive insider account of life with Michael Jackson. MY FRIEND MICHAEL will chronicle Cascio’s relationship with the King of Pop over 25 years, offering the most candid, moving, and detailed portrait of the pop icon. Frank Cascio was just five years old when he first met Michael Jackson. He grew up to become Michael’s friend, confidante, and finally his personal manager. Frank was fortunate enough to be one of the few people that Michael Jackson chose to have around him. Frank witnessed many of the singer’s most private and public moments firsthand and will tell the full story, offering an uplifting and definitive account of the superstar’s life from someone who lived it alongside him during the most controversial times. What emerges is an emotional new side of the “King of Pop,”––a human one that was at times unremarkably average but also terribly scarred by his life in the spotlight both on and off the stage. Packed with never-before-seen photos, amazingly insightful revelations, personal anecdotes, and private moments that are essential for every Michael Jackson fan, this book celebrates his life and presents him as the special person that he really was. Frank Cascio, an entrepreneur and producer who splits his time between New York, Los Angeles, and Germany, is a co-founder and partner in the private equity platform, IMPERIAL™ which deploys strategic capital to companies in the areas of film and television development and production, media, technology, and music publishing. He is also part of the music production trio DTC based in Berlin, Germany. William Morrow

Rights sold: French/Michel Lafon; Italian/Sperling;Japanese/Asuka Shinska; Polish/BC Edukacja (imprint Akcent); Portuguese in Brazil/Sextante; Spanish/Aguilar
Publication: November 15, 2011 (one-day laydown) (JS)

Estimated length: 336 pages, two 16-page color photo inserts

Proposal Available; Manuscript Embargoed
Cassidy, Tina

JACKIE AFTER O: One Remarkable Year When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Defied Expectations and Rediscovered Her Dreams

From a Boston Globe reporter and editor, this is a remarkable account of a pivotal year in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, America’s favorite first lady and international icon, as she lost her second husband, saved a New York landmark, and found her true calling in publishing. The year 1975 brought death to her second husband, Aristotle Onassis, but it was also a time of renaissance for Jackie. She set out to find more personally fulfilling work and was itching to write again, so she called her friend William Shawn, legendary editor of the The New Yorker, and wrote her only piece for the magazine—a lengthy Talk of the Town piece on the International Center for Photography and Cornell Capa. She took an editorial position at Viking Penguin, and helped restore NYC’s Grand Central Station by leading a landmark conservation committee and throwing herself back into the spotlight. Tina Cassidy has unearthed amazing new insights about the legendary Jackie Onassis from personal archives to remembrances from close colleagues. It was a tumultuous yet prolific year for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and JACKIE AFTER O recounts this beloved icon’s steps toward fulfilling her dreams in middle age. !t Books

Publication: March 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 304 pages; 8-page b&w photo insert

Manuscript available: October 2011

Cooper, Jeanne

*NOT YOUNG, STILL RESTLESS: A Memoir

A fascinating memoir exploring the steps and missteps of the eight-decade career of actress Jeanne Cooper, best known for her portrayal of Katherine Chancellor on the #1 daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. With her signature fearlessness, honesty and humor, Jeanne chronicles her long tenure in Hollywood, starting with how she made her way from a small town to the heart of the Los Angeles TV industry. With great honesty, she talks about her marriage and three children and how the beginning of a historic soap opera career coincided with the ending of the marriage, and the sudden challenges of being a single working mother. She discusses her battle with alcoholism while her alter-ego Katherine struggled with the same crippling addiction. Jeanne also reveals the backstage joys and dramas, storylines she loved and those she hated, and gives a glimpse of the co-stars she worked with, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, and Doris Day. Inspirational and uplifting, this is an amazing look at one woman’s ability to not just survive but thrive as an octogenarian. !t Books


Publication: August 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 256 pages; 16-page color photo insert

Manuscript available: December 2011

Fitzpatrick, David


*I KNEW YOU’D RETURN

A beautifully written and deeply personal memoir that takes readers into the mind of a man who was in his early twenties when he began exhibiting symptoms of severe mental illness, including self-mutilation and deep depression. David Fitzpatrick’s two-decade struggle began when he started to cut himself after college. In a disturbing but inspiring account, David recounts how he overcame his dangerous and bloody addiction to slashing himself with a razor blade. I KNEW YOU’D RETURN is a compelling narrative of self-examination and determination to understand the mental forces at work preventing David from leading a normal life. It is also a tale of hope, a soul-baring quest of a lost man who returns to himself and reclaims his life. David was born in Dearborn, Michigan, grew up in Connecticut, graduated from Skidmore College, and earned his MFA degree from Fairfield University in 2011. He works part-time at an auto dealership and is married to a graphic designer and fellow writer, Amy Holmes. The New Haven Review, Barely South Review, and the now-defunct Fiction Weekly have published his works. He is currently at work on a novel. William Morrow

Publication: August 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 288 pages

Manuscript available: October 2011
Fontaine, Claire

Fontaine, Mia



*HAVE MOTHER, WILL TRAVEL: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Around the World and Back

The bestselling authors of COME BACK return in this charming, funny memoir about the changing relationship between a mother and her adult daughter, set against the backdrop of an unforgettable round-the-world adventure.

COME BACK chronicled Mia Fontaine’s harrowing drug addiction at the age of 15 and her mother Claire’s desperate and ultimately successful attempts to save her. Now, a decade later, Claire and Mia are determined to transform their lives and their relationship once again. With each of them facing a defining moment (at fifty-one Claire is ready to shed her identity as Mia’s savior, while twenty-five-year-old Mia is ready to grow beyond her role as recovery’s poster child), the two embark on a six-month-long round-the-world adventure. Mission: to consciously bond as friends while also evolving as women. In an amazing journey that takes them through twelve countries amid monkey attacks, camel rides around the pyramids, and terrifying cab trips (a feature found across the globe); Mia comes to know her mother in the same way that Claire has always known her, as all mothers know their daughters: better than anyone else, often better than themselves. Readers will close this book with a deeper understanding of the mother/daughter relationship—and of themselves—seeing new possibilities for their own lives. An author and screenwriter, Claire Fontaine has devoted time to coaching families in crisis. Mia Fontaine, a popular motivational speaker, has written for The New York Times and works in publishing. William Morrow

Publication: May 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 288 pages

Manuscript available: October 2011

Kyle, Chris

McEwen, Scott


AMERICAN SNIPER: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

The memoir of the most successful—and deadly—sniper in American history, with a foreword by Marcus Luttrell, New York Times bestselling author of Lone Survivor. Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle tells the story of his legendary career, from 1999-2009, during which time he recorded the most confirmed sniper kills (officially a record 155, though the real number is much higher) in the history of the United States military, any branch, from 1776 to present. With the pacing of a thriller, AMERICAN SNIPER vividly recounts Chief Kyle’s experiences at key battles, including the March on Baghdad (beginning of Iraq War), Fallujah, Ramadi, and Sadr City. He was shot in both the helmet and back; he witnessed the death of his two closest friends; he literally wrote the book on being a sniper: the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, which is the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. AMERICAN SNIPER provides a rare, first-hand glimpse at the elite world of the SEALs and combat snipers who fought in a war where the Rules of Engagement only allowed for precise surgical strikes at the heart of a well trained and well organized opposition force, which had virtually no Rules of Engagement. Chief Kyle’s service in combat earned him two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation with Valor, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Valor. Additionally, he was awarded the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, the Navy assigned Kyle to be the chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams prior to operational deployments. Today he is president and CEO of Craft International (www.craftintl.com), a world-class leader in security. William Morrow

Publication: January 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 400 pages, 8-page b&w photo insert

Manuscript available





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