Warner Gets Neighborly At Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury’s Lea Beresford took world English rights to Benjamin Warner’s debut, Thirst, from Christy Fletcher and Sylvie Greenberg at Fletcher & Company. The novel, a literary thriller, is about a couple and their neighbors who, Bloomsbury said, take “disturbing measures” to survive after “a strange force vanquishes all water without warning.”

Tintera Lands at HarperTeen
Amy Tintera (Reboot and Rebel) closed a three-book, six figure deal with Jennifer Klonsky and Emilia Rhodes at HarperTeen. Tintera, who will be penning a YA fantasy trilogy, was represented by Emmanuelle Morgen at Stonesong, who sold North American rights. The first installment, Ruined, is set for summer 2016. The series follows two teens, on opposing sides of a war, as they, per Morgen, “rise to become leaders in their respective kingdoms while falling in love with each other.”

HC Inks Chima to Quad
Cinda Williams Chima, author of the bestselling fantasy series Seven Realms (Disney-Hyperion), signed a four-book deal with HarperCollins to launch a currently untitled new series. Abby Ranger at HC took world English rights from Christopher Schelling at Selectric Artists. Schelling said the new series is set 20 years after the events described in Seven Realms and introduces readers to “a new generation of teen characters who grapple with old enemies, new betrayals, and unprecedented magical threats.” Book one in the series is set for fall 2015.

Merchant ‘Dents’ Things At Viking
Rick Kot at Viking nabbed world English rights, at auction, to Nilofer Merchant’s Onlyness: How to Make Your Ideas Powerful Enough to Dent the World, from Carol Franco at Kneerim, Williams & Bloom. Merchant is a lecturer at Stanford who was named the #1 “future thinker” by Thinkers50 (an organization that releases an annual ranking of “global management thinkers”) in 2013. Merchant also gave a popular TED Talk last year, about the virtues of walking meetings. The book, Viking said, will “show how anyone can make a real dent in the world without the backing of powerful people... by tapping into their deepest passions, enlisting allies, and galvanizing others using social technologies.”

Correction: An earlier version of this article said that Nilofer Merchant was a professor at Standford. She is a lecturer at Stanford, and a professor of management at Santa Clara University.