Fuhrman’s Daughter to Rodale
Talia Fuhrman, the daughter of Dr. Joel Fuhrman (bestselling author of Eat to Live), has entered the publishing fray with Love Your Body 101, which Rodale publisher Mary Ann Naples, along with senior editor Ursula Cary, acquired. The pair bought U.S., Canadian, and open-market rights to the book from agent Debra Goldstein at DeFiore and Company (the same agency that represents Dr. Fuhrman). The book, scheduled for May 2014, will be, Rodale said, a “complete guide to becoming your best self” and will feature tips on nourishing both body and soul. The publisher added that it will offer advice on a wide range of topics, from diet and skin maintenance to developing lasting friendships. Talia Fuhrman is a freelance blogger and contributor to magazines such as Vegetarian Times and VegNews.
Little, Brown Nabs HC Staffer’s Debut
Mark Andrew Ferguson, who works in online marketing at HarperCollins, sold his debut novel, The Five Lives of Henry Edwards, to Little, Brown. Jessica Regel at Jean V. Naggar Literary sold world rights to the book to Wes Miller. LB called the book a “literary genrebender”; it follows an undergrad who, after suffering a breakdown in the wake of a breakup, vows to change his life only to be kidnapped by “other versions of himself from different dimensions.”
Pocket Star Re-Ups Davis
Pocket Books’ new e-only imprint, Pocket Star, has signed Kyra Davis to a three-book deal. Davis, who Pocket Star called its “first major success,” published her Just One Night serialization through the imprint, starting in January 2013. The second installment was released in March, and the third came out this month. In November, Gallery Books, another imprint at parent Simon & Schuster, will publish all three installments as a stand-alone paperback, making Davis the first Pocket Star author to transition from digital to print. Through the new deal, Davis will write three currently untitled works, the first of which Pocket Star said would be “in the vein of Just One Night”; all three titles will be released in both digital and trade paperback. (Gallery, again, will be handling the print editions.) In the transaction, editor Adam Wilson acquired world rights from MacKenzie Fraser-Bub at Trident Media.
Fierro’s Debut to SMP
Julia Fierro sold her debut novel, Cutting Teeth, to Elizabeth Beier at St. Martin’s Press. Maria Massie at Lippincott Massie McQuilkin sold U.S., Canadian, and open-market rights in the deal. Fierro, who founded the Brooklyn-based Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop in 2002, follows five seemingly happy couples in the novel. SMP said the adults, whose children are in the same play group, experience a beach weekend that “exposes their vulnerabilities, pretentions, and differences, as well as a few destructive secrets.” The publisher added that the work is similar to books by writers like Tom Perrotta and Meg Wolitzer.
Deneen Gets into the ‘Tunnel’
In a second deal coming out of St. Martin’s Press this week, Brendan Deneen bought world English rights to Susan Adrian’s debut, The Tunnel. The YA thriller, which Kate Schafer Testerman at kt literary sold, is set for a summer 2014 release. In the novel, a teenage boy who has a power he calls tunneling—he can decipher where anyone in the world is (and what they’re doing) by holding something they own—is brought to the attention of the U.S. government. Adrian, a former ballerina, lives in Montana.