Ten Peaks Nabs the Canning Diva
Tom Dean of A Drop of Ink sold world rights to Diane Devereaux's Meals in a Jar to Heather Green of Harvest House Publishers and its Ten Peaks Press imprint. Devereaux is known as The Canning Diva, and is a nationally syndicated food preservation expert, author, television presenter, and a mother of two. Meals in a Jar, a cookbook, offers recipes from around the world for canning, and tips for using preserved goods for simple and healthy meal prep. Publication is slated for August 2024.
Brazos Embraces the Body
Angela Scheff with the Christopher Ferebee Agency sold world rights to Katelyn Beaty, editorial director at Brazos Press, for Hillary L. McBride’s Practices for Embodied Living, slated for publication in spring 2024. McBride—a licensed therapist and a researcher who focuses on women’s relationships with their bodies—provides prompts intended to help readers “get in touch with the goodness of their bodies,” according to the publisher.
Jane Yolen Moves to Behrman Imprint
Dena Neusner, executive editor at Apples & Honey Press, an imprint of Behrman House, bought world rights to Micah’s Mighty Gragger by award-winning author Jane Yolen (How Do Dinosaurs…). Elizabeth Harding of Curtis Brown Ltd. represented the author. The new picture book for ages 3-6 centers on a Purim noisemaker—called a gragger—that gets lost after a holiday party, and its unlikely journey back to the little boy who dropped it. The book is scheduled for spring 2024 and will be illustrated by Steliyana Doneva, who was represented by Mela Bolinao of MB Artists.
Rend Collective Writes for Kids
Janaye Merida at WTA Media sold world rights to Sarah Rubio, executive editor at WaterBrook, for My Lighthouse, a children’s picture book by Ali Gilkeson of the folk-rock band, Rend Collective. The book for ages 3-8 will be illustrated by Lee Wildish (How to Babysit a Grandma), who was represented by Robbin Brosterman at The Bright Agency. The story is inspired by Rend Collective’s platinum-selling song by the same name and offers a whimsical tale of finding adventure, losing your way, and learning to appreciate what you already have.
Chosen Takes a Parenting Book
Jevon Bolden of Embolden Media Group sold world rights to Kim Bangs at Chosen Books for Debra Giles’ tentatively titled Raising Prophetic Kids, to be released in May 2024. As a speaker, teacher, and mother of four, Giles guides parents on how to shepherd the unique spiritual gifts of children.
WaterBrook Signs a Health Podcaster
WaterBrook acquiring editor Susan Tjaden took world rights from Trinity McFadden of The Bindery to Christopher Cook’s Healing What You Can't Erase: Transform Your Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health from the Inside Out, slated for publication in spring 2024. Cook, host of the podcast Win Today with Christopher Cook, explores brokenness and healing through stories of his own experiences, according to the publisher.
Baker Commits to a ‘Safe Church’
Patnacia Goodman, editor at Baker Books, took world rights to Andrew J. Bauman’s tentatively titled Safe Church from Keely Boeving of WordServe Literary. Bauman, founder and director of the Christian Counseling Center For Sexual Health & Trauma, uses original research and extensive interviews to elevate women’s stories of mistreatment and misogyny in the church, and calls on Christians to develop a biblically sound model of equity and safety. The book is planned for fall 2024.
Kar-Ben ‘Hops’ on a Hanukkah Book
Publisher Joni Sussman at Kar-Ben Publishing bought world rights to Hanukkah Hippity-Hop by debut author Barbara Kimmel, with illustrations by Ana Zurita. Kimmel was represented by Eve Adler at Red Fox Literary, and Tina Doffing at Astound US represented the illustrator. The rhyming board book celebrates Hanukkah through playful, interactive text, from jumping like hot latkes to spinning like twirling dreidels. Publication is scheduled for fall 2024.