Actor/Influencer Lands at Zondervan

Senior acquisition editor at Zondervan Mick Silva took North American rights from Anthony Mattero at Creative Artists Agency to a book by actor and content creator Marcus Johns. The book, You Can’t Do It!: There Are A Million Reasons You Can’t—Find the Reason You Can, collects short personal stories that shows Johns’s path to becoming an influential digital producers and the positive, motivational perspective he lives by. It’s slated for publication on June 23, 2020.

Fortress Takes Two

Lisa Kloskin at Fortress Press acquired world rights from Dawn Frederick at Red Sofa Literary to Twelve Tiny Things by Heidi Barr and Ellie Roscher. The book invites readers to identify and engage in small, intentional practices that root us in our humanity, according to the publisher. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021.

In a second world rights deal for Fortress, Kloskin acquired Alice Connor’s untitled follow-up to Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation (Fortress, 2017). It will examine the stories of women from the Bible, including such well-known names as Rachel, Leah, and Miriam, as well as lesser known characters including Tamar and Jephthah’s Daughter. The book is slated for publication in spring 2021. The deal was unagented.

Sounds True Flies High

Sounds True’s editorial director Haven Iverson bought world rights from Lauren Goodwin and Ava Taylor at Yama Talent to Spiritually Fly by Faith Hunter, a yoga and meditation teacher based in Washington, D.C. Slated for publication in spring 2020, Spiritually Fly collects Hunter’s teachings on breath, movement, sound, and stillness that are geared toward inspiring and empowering readers.

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