Documentary Stars Land at Baker
Senior editor Stephanie Smith of Baker Books took world rights from Caitlyn Hoyt of Creative Artist Agency to a book by Sibil Fox and Robert Richardson. The New Orleans-based couple, known as "Fox and Rob," starred in 2020’s Oscar-nominated Amazon Original documentary Time, which depicted Rob’s 21-year incarceration and its impact on Fox as well as their six sons. The book, which will feature details about Fox and Rob’s lives told in alternating voices, is tentatively titled TIME: The Untold Story of the Love That Held Us Together When Incarceration Kept Us Apart. It’s scheduled for publication in February 2023.
Harling Moves to Moody
Judy Dunagan, editor at Moody Publishers, took world rights from Blythe Daniel at The Blythe Daniel Agency to Becky Harling’s tentatively titled Letting Go of Loneliness. Slated for publication in spring 2024, the book examines the biblical purpose of relationships from the angle of the “one another” statements (i.e. love one another, forgive one another, encourage one another), in an effort to help readers “live life with a deep sense of belonging,” according to the publisher.
ODB Starts ‘Asking’
Tom Dean of A Drop of Ink sold world rights to Katara Patton of Our Daily Bread Publishing to Deb Hopper’s tentatively titled Just ASK. In it, Hopper draws on her years of experience in women’s ministry to outline the ASK Method (Ask, Seek, Knock) for learning how to pray for others, according to the publisher. The book is slated for publication in fall 2023.
Kregel Gets Hopeful
Blythe Daniel of The Blythe Daniel Agency sold world rights to Kregel publisher Catherine DeVries to the tentatively titled book Hope Fully: How to Turn Uncertain Times into a Surprisingly Hopeful New Normal by Amy Lively. Slated for publication in 2023, the book explores the Bible’s Peter 1 and themes of transformation amid pain and suffering, according to the publisher.
Barr Doubles Up at Brazos
Giles Anderson of the Anderson Literary Agency sold world rights to two books by Beth Allison Barr (The Making of Biblical Womanhood) to Brazos Press’ editorial director Katelyn Beaty. The first book, Becoming the Pastor’s Wife, will release in fall 2024, provides a history of how the role of pastor’s wife rose to prominence at the same time that women’s ordination became forbidden in many Protestant circles. Next, Losing Our Medieval Religion is slated for fall 2026 and "traces church history to show the depth of amnesia within the American church about the Bible, ordination, the Trinity, Jesus, and other core elements of Christian faith, and the impact it has had on contemporary theology and practice," according to the publisher.
Kar-Ben Adds Moses Children’s Tale
Publisher Joni Sussman at Kar-Ben Publishing bought world rights to Moses and the Runaway Lamb, written by Jacqueline Jules and illustrated by Eleanor Rees Howell. The book is an interpretation of a Midrash about Moses refusing to give up on a lost lamb and God finding him as a great leader of the Jewish people. The book will publish in spring 2023. Maura Kye-Casella at Don Congdon Associates, Inc. represented the author, and Tracy Marchini at BookEnds represented the illustrator.