B&H Nabs Singer’s Debut

Taylor Combs, associate publisher of Christian living and leadership at B&H, bought world rights from Chris DeTray at Reservoir Management to the first book by songwriter, performer, and record producer Sandra McCracken. The yet-to-be-titled book will feature essays on “how we can experience God’s comfort in all circumstances through Scripture, story, and gospel imagination,” according to the publisher. It’s slated for publication in September 2021.

Convergent Examines Addiction in 'Under Our Roof'

A memoir by Pennsylvania congresswoman Madeleine Dean and her son Harry Cunnane, Under Our Roof, was acquired by Derek Reed at Random House’s Convergent imprint. CAA oversaw the auction, at which Reed won North American rights. The book, Convergent said, is an “uplifting” account of Dean and Cunnane’s relationship and his battle with opioid addiction. The book is “the story of a national crisis suffered in the intimacy of so many homes, told with incredible candor through the dual perspectives of a mother rising in politics and a son living a double life, afraid of what will happen if his secret gets exposed.” Under Our Roof is set for spring 2021.

Brazos Earns ‘Celebrity’ Status

Katelyn Beaty (A Woman’s Place), acquisitions editor at Brazos Press, is bringing her second book, Celebrities for Jesus, to the publisher. Slated for publication in summer 2022, the book will explore “celebrity and its role in the Christian world,” according to the publisher. Joy Eggerichs Reed of Punchline Agency brokered the deal, selling world rights to Brazos editor Jim Kinney.

Pastor Lands Multi-Book Deal with Harvest House

Steve Miller, acquisitions editor at Harvest House, bought world rights from Blythe Daniel of the Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc. to four books by Scott LaPierre. The senior pastor of Washington State’s non-denominational Woodland Christian Church will apply biblical teachings to challenges related to marriage and money management in his God’s Way series (previous titles in the series were first hybrid-published in 2016). Marriage God’s Way (and the Marriage God’s Way Workbook) is slated for publication in September 2021, while Finances God’s Way and the Finances God’s Way Workbook will follow in April 2022.