Deal News: FOREVER, INTERRUPTED to be a feature film starring Dakota Johnson

9781476712826_FINALDakota Johnson—star of the upcoming movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey—is attached to star in Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Forever, Interrupted (Atria Books/S&S 2013).

Gidden Media and Good Universe are teaming to make the movie, about a young woman whose whirlwind marriage is cut short when her husband dies. In coming to terms with the loss, she forms an unlikely relationship with her mother—who doesn’t know of her existence.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Congratulate Taylor on Twitter.

Read the book before the movie!

Deal News: Jael Ealey Richardson’s THE STONE THROWER Picture Book to Groundwood

jael_richardsonGroundwood Books publisher Sheila Barry has acquired world rights to Jael Ealey Richardson’s picture book THE STONE THROWER, with illustrations by Governor General’s Literary Award winner Matt James.

The book, based on Richardson’s memoir of the same name, is due out in February 2016. Congrats Jael!

The book will be inspired by her dad’s personal story of becoming the first African American Rookie of the Year in the CFL.

Congratulate her on Twitter.

Deal News: Rebecca Phillips and Karen Katchur

I’m thrilled to let everyone know about two recent deals for my YA client Rebecca Phillips and Women’s Fiction Suspense client Karen Katchur.

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I’m looking forward to cover reveals and more when these two books arrive in stores Summer 2015!

Deal News: THE WELLNESS KITCHEN cookbook to Adams Media

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Registered Dietitian, Director of Nutrition at the California Health & Longevity Institute, and former Nutrition Expert on ABC’s EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS Paulette Lambert’s THE WELLNESS KITCHEN, featuring the delicious, healthy, and disease preventative recipes that have already helped thousands of Americans lose weight on TV and at home, to Maria Ribas at Adams Media.