WaterBrook Takes Influencer’s Newest

Laura Barker, publisher at WaterBrook & Multnomah, bought world rights from Esther Fedorkevich of The Fedd Agency to social media influencer Madison Prewett Troutt’s The Love Everybody Wants. Slated for publication in September 2023, the book shows readers how to “move past shallow cultural ideas of romance to discover how a secure identity and thriving faith can position them for healthy relationships,” according to the publisher. Prewett is also the author of Made for This Moment (Zondervan, 2021) and who starred on season 24 of The Bachelor.

Unfinished O’Connor Novel to Brazos

Keely Boeving with WordServe Literary negotiated world rights with Robert Hosack, executive acquisitions editor at Brazos Press, for Jessica Hooten Wilson’s The Making of Flannery O’Connor’s Why Do the Heathen Rage? The book is scheduled for publication in spring 2024 and will feature artwork by Steve Prince. O’Connor began work on her third novel a few years before she died, leaving behind 378 pages. Wilson, Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Great Books at Pepperdine University and an author, introduces O’Connor’s unfinished novel to the public for the first time alongside the story of its creation.

Plough Celebrates Women

Editor Sam Hine of Plough acquired world rights to Hannah Rose Thomas’s Tears of Gold: Portraits of Yazidi, Rohingya and Nigerian Women. The author, a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree and UNESCO and MIDEQ Scholar at Glasgow University, did not have an agent. The portraits and first-hand accounts celebrate the resilience and dignity of Yazidi women who escaped ISIS captivity, Rohingya women who fled violence in Myanmar, and Nigerian women who survived Boko Haram violence. King Charles III provides the foreword, and the book features an introduction by Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan. Publication is planned for February 2024.