Adams Moves from 'Parable' to Profiles

Khristi Lauren Adams, a Baptist minister and founder of The Becoming Conference, which is designed to empower, educate, and inspire teenage girls, follows Parable of the Brown Girl, with a new deal with Broadleaf Books for a set of profiles highlighting resilience and leadership by young women. Valerie Weaver-Zercher has bought world rights for the book, preliminarily titled Unbossed: Learning from the Righteous Leadership of Black Girls (Fall, 2021). Adams profiles women ages 15 to 20, who are leading movements for change such as Tyah-Amoy Roberts, a Parkland shooting survivor and student at Stanford University who is an activist for reducing gun violence and seeking racial justice. The author represented herself in the deal.

Broadleaf Embraces 'All Creatures'

In a second purchase by Broadleaf Books' Valerie Weaver-Zercher, the editor acquired world rights to Caryn Rivadeneira’s new title, All Creatures: How the Animals We Love Connect Us to Our Creator. The Christian kid-lit author aims for adults in her new book with a look at how animals can serve as spiritual guides to God’s presence. Adria Goetz at Martin Literary Management negotiated the deal. How the Animals is set for a fall 2022 release.

SPCK Swipes Right on Christian Dating Title

SPCK editor Elizabeth Neep has acquired world rights to Notes on Love (July 2021), a first book by “journalist, speaker and recovered addict” Lauren Windle. “Whether speaking to the Church or into secular culture, [Windle] does so with honesty, humor and humility," says Neep. Windle says her book is “an invitation to laugh, cry and seethe with me as I look at church culture, the swipe-right phenomenon and some of my own, ill-fated experiences.' The author did the deal directly with Neep and the book is planned for July 2021.

Sophia Institute lands a glittery legend

Tom Allen of Sophia Institute Press has acquired, The Spider Who Saved Christmas, (Fall, 2020) a picture book written by New York Times bestselling author and EWTN host, Raymond Arroyo and illustrated by Randy Gallagos. They portray an ancient legend that details that when the Holy Family fled Herod’s soldiers, a cave spider spun a web to save them from capture. The glittering web is recalled in Christmas tinsel today. Chip Flaherty of SkyPath Media handled the rights for Arroyo. Gallagos represented himself.