Gary Sinise Signs A Double

Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Dan in 1994’s Forrest Gump, signed a two-book deal with Thomas Nelson that includes a memoir, Grateful American, slated for publication by Nelson Books in February 2019. The book covers Sinise’s life story as well as his passion for supporting and advocating for military personnel. Matt Baugher, senior v-p of author and partnership development at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and Brian Hampton, senior v-p and publisher of Nelson Books, took world rights to both books in the deal brokered with agents from CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Plough Nabs Mandela Graphic Novel

Plough publisher Sam Hine took English-language rights directly from the French publisher, Delcourt, to a graphic novel Mandela and the General by John Carlin and illustrated by Oriol Malet. Slated for publication on November 5, the book depicts anti-apartheid champion Nelson Mandela’s critical communication with the former chief of apartheid South Africa's military, General Constand Viljoen, ahead of the first post-apartheid elections in 1994. The book is being timed around Mandela’s 100th birthday this year.

Beaming Books Reups with Grant

Naomi Krueger, development editor at Beaming Books, took world rights from Adria Goetz at Martin Literary for Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too, a children’s book by Jennifer Grant, illustrated by Benjamin Schipper. It is a sequel to Maybe God Is Like That Too, and follows a young girl who learns about showing kindness to people around her. Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too is slated for publication in March 2019.

IVP Takes Two From Evangelical Professor

Senior editor at InterVarsity Press Al Hsu took world rights to two books by Rick Richardson, director of evangelism and leadership at Wheaton College Graduate School. The first book, tentatively titled How to Reach Unchurched Americans Today, explores research on reaching "nones," or religiously unaffiliated people. It is slated for publication in summer 2019. The second book, tentative, Emerging Questions for an Emerging Generation, will follow in 2021. It will cover issues faced by millennials and post-millennials.