Deal News: GROWING UP GOURMET by Jennifer Carlson has been sold to Atria Books

Parents of young kids will be excited about this one!

World Rights to Baby Gourmet (an organic baby food company) founder Jennifer Carlson’s GROWING UP GOURMET, a baby and toddler cookbook featuring 125 natural recipes, with a mix of new recipes and Baby Gourmet favorites, have been sold to Donna Loffredo at Atria/Simon & Schuster!

Deal News: THE SOJOURN by Andrea Dunlop sold to Atria Books

Great news! The amazing debut novel THE SOJOURN has been sold to Atria Books/Simon and Schuster.

THE SOJOURN is about a young American woman studying abroad in France, who finds herself in a glamorous world of art, money and decadence — and in the middle of a dark and dangerous love triangle.

Follow Andrea on Twitter and congratulate her!

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.