February 22, 2016: Amy Bleuel’s PROJECT SEMICOLON: YOUR STORY ISN’T OVER, pitched as HUMANS OF NEW YORK meets PostSecret, from suicide-awareness organization Project Semicolon and chronicling the global phenomenon of the semicolon tattoo, combining photos of individuals’ tattoos with their stories about struggling with suicide and mental illness, to Sara Sargent at Harper Children’s (World).
November 6, 2015: Vivi Greene’s SING, in which the most famous, unlucky-in-love pop star in the world flees the spotlight to recover from her latest break-up, only to fall head-over-heels for a local boy and be faced with an impossible decision: her new guy, or her music, to Sara Sargent at Harper Children’s, for publication in June 2016, by Joelle Hobeika and Eliza Swift at Alloy Entertainment (World English).
October 16, 2015: Photographer and Instagram personality Lindsey Bonnice’s LIBBY AND PEARL, the true story, told in adorable photos, of the friendship between the author’s adopted daughter and her pet piglet, to Sara Sargent at Harper Children’s, in a pre-empt, for publication in fall 2016, by Meg Thompson and Cindy Uh at Thompson Literary Agency (World).
April 20, 2015: Laura Stampler’s LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES, pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City; when a girl scores the summer internship of a lifetime, she moves to New York City to work at the hottest women’s magazine in the country; there’s just one problem: she’s not exactly the dating expert she claimed to be on her job application, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, by Dan Mandel at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (NA).
April 17, 2015: National Jewish Book Award-winner Ann Redisch Stampler’s HOW TO DISAPPEAR, a thriller told in alternating points of view by two unreliable narrators, about a girl on the run after she witnesses—or commits?—a murder, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, for publication in summer 2016, by Brenda Bowen at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (World English).
April 6, 2015: Debut author and Sourcebooks editor Anna Michels’ 26 KISSES, the story of a young woman who, when her boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her right after graduation, embarks on a summer love quest to move on and move up: kiss twenty-six boys, one for each letter of the alphabet, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse by Pete Knapp at Park Literary Group (World).
April 6, 2015: Lindsey Rosin’s CHERRY, pitched as American Pie for girls, a humorous look at four best girlfriends’ last year of high school; about sex and love and friendship; about first times and last times, about the memories and choices and mistakes we make—and the people we make them with, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, for publication in Spring 2016, byJessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).
January 9, 2015: Lexapros and Cons author Aaron Karo’s GALGORITHM, about a high school senior who, after having his own heart broken, devises a mysterious formula to help guys win over the girls of their dreams–but whose attempts to master the art of romance go outrageously awry, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, by Peter McGuigan at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).
December 4, 2014: Emma Harrison’s ESCAPING PERFECT and an untitled sequel, about a girl who fakes her own death to escape from her high-pressure political family and moves to Tennessee where she starts fresh and lives a life she’s only ever dreamed of, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, for publication in spring 2016 and spring 2017, by Sarah Burnes at The Gernert Company (World).
August 18, 2014: Rowan Maness’s BOMBSHELL, pitched in the vein of MTV’s reality show Catfish, the story of a 16-year-old, who’s a normal high-school girl in real life–but on online dating sites she’s an art restorer in Washington, D.C., a model jet-setting from Europe to Asia, a Southern beauty queen, anyone she wants to be, anyone to entice men; she maintains these alternative lives for years until someone starts to catch on, and her carefully constructed world begins to dangerously unravel, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, by Joseph Veltre of the Gersh Agency (World English).
July 15, 2014: Tempest author Julie Cross’s LAY IT ON THE LINE and YOURS TO LOSE, in the Juniper Cove series, pitched as Friday Night Lights with hockey, set in Minnesota, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, for publication in Spring 2016, by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency (World English).
June 26, 2014: A Beautiful Dark author Jocelyn Davies’s THE ODDS OF LIGHTNING, about four teens whose lives intersect by chance during a freak thunderstorm in New York City; when they are struck by lightning, with some extraordinary consequences, they embark on an epic all-nighter to follow their dreams, fall in love, and reconcile the past, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, at auction, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).
June 23, 2014: Emily Martin’s THIS SIDE OF INFINITY, a year ago, a girl made the biggest mistake of her life: destroying her relationship with her best friend – and first love; now, he’s home from boarding school for the summer, and she has three months to fix the past or finally let go, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, for publication in spring 2016, byLara Perkins at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency (NA).
June 17, 2014: NYT bestselling YA and NA author of The Vincent Boys, Sea Breeze and Rosemary Beach series Abbi Glines’ THE FIELD PARTY, a new series set in the world of Southern bad boys, pickup trucks, football and high school field parties, to Mara Anastas at Simon Pulse with Sara Sargent editing, in a major deal, in a three-book deal, by Jane Dystel at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World).
June 10, 2014: Dawn Ius’s ANNE & HENRY, a contemporary retelling of the torrid romance between King Henry the VIII and Anne Boleyn, in which Henry is a wealthy, popular teen destined for political greatness, and Anne is the manic pixie dream girl who ensnares him and threatens to destroy the life he’s worked so hard to build, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2015, by Mandy Hubbard and Bree Ogden at D4EO Literary Agency (NA).
May 20, 2014: Ingrid Sundberg’s debut ALL WE LEFT BEHIND, pitched as Speak meets Simone Elkeles, about a teen couple, whose every kiss unravels memories they would both rather forget and whose long-buried secrets threaten to tear them apart, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, for publication in spring 2016, by Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management (World English).
May 5, 2014: The final installment in the NYT bestselling Sea Breeze series, Abbi Glines’ saga with Southern spunk and charm to spare will revisit each of the seven couples featured in previous books and wrap up all those loose ends readers have been puzzling over, to Mara Anastas at Simon Pulse, with Sara Sargent editing, in a significant deal, by Jane Dystel at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
April 16, 2014: Nicole Castroman’s BLACKHEARTS, pitched as inspired by the tale of Blackbeard, the story of a fiery and forbidden romance between a servant girl desperate for freedom and the master’s son who dreams of a life at sea; but from the moment they meet, they are caught up in something bigger than their circumstances: a love that changes the course of history, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, for publication for spring 2016, by Quinlan Lee at Adams Literary (World English).
April 4, 2014: Gina Ciocca’s LAST YEAR’S MISTAKE, told in Before and After chapters, in which a girl is given the chance to start over: move to a new city, shed her old reputation, begin fresh; but a year later, the boy she desperately wanted to forget — the one who’d confessed his love for her — shows up and changes everything, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, in a two-book deal, by John Cusick at The Greenhouse Literary Agency (World).
March 19, 2014: Co-author of The Happy Book and an editor at Perigee Books Meg Leder’s THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK, pitched as Eleanor & Park meets Why We Broke Up, when a seventeen-year-old’s first love ends their relationship unceremoniously, she decides to curate the artifacts of their time together to help tell her story and heal her own broken heart, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, to be published summer 2016, by Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (NA).
March 19, 2014: Lisa Maxwell’s HEARTLESS THINGS, in which a girl and her best friend are abducted to a dark world akin to Pan’s Labyrinth called “Neverland”–but it’s nothing at all like the fairy tale; to rescue her friend, she must decide whether to trust a roguish young pirate or the boy before time runs out, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).
November 4, 2013: I.W. Gregorio’s debut NONE OF THE ABOVE, pitched as Middlesex meets Mean Girls, about a girl who discovers she is intersex and must brave the fallout when her whole high school finds out, to Alessandra Balzer and Sara Sargent at Balzer & Bray, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).
March 2, 2013: Kiki Sullivan’s THE DOLLS, pitched as Pretty Little Liars meets True Blood, in which a girl returns to her tiny Louisiana bayou hometown only to discover that she is the powerful missing link in a trio of voodoo queens who rule the town–and the gifts she’s inherited may be tied to her mother’s death years before, to Sara Sargent at Balzer & Bray, in a two-book deal, by Holly Root at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency on behalf of The Story Foundation.
November 28, 2012: Rosamund Hodge’s GILDED ASHES, a novella re-imagining the fairy tale Cinderella as a prequel to her novel SUNDERED, again to Sara Sargent at Harper Teen Impulse, for publication in fall 2013, by Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates.
April 24, 2012: Rosamund Hodge’s debut SUNDERED, a Beauty and the Beast reimagining, a love story about a girl trained from childhood to kill the dangerous-yet-alluring lord she must marry on her nineteenth birthday; trapped in his enchanted castle, she must uncover his secrets to lift the ancient curse on her kingdom, to Sara Sargent at Balzer & Bray, in a very good deal, in a pre-empt, for two books, by Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates (NA).
March 22, 2011: Sangu Mandanna’s debut A TORRENT OF LIGHT, about a teen girl with no true identity of her own, who was created as a replacement in the event of her original’s death; when she’s called to duty and forced to abandon everything she’s ever loved, she finds herself torn between two worlds–and running from her creators and from the hunters who want her dead, to Sara Sargent at Balzer & Bray, by Melissa Sarver at Elizabeth Kaplan Agency (NA).