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.

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New Client: Danny Appleby

I recently took on representation of my first picture book author, and it was worth the wait! Danny Appleby’s ELLA & BALLOONS IN THE SKY is a wonderful book of love and loss and all the balloons in between.

Author Danny Appleby lives in Toronto, Canada. He founded and runs the acclaimed creative agency Think Tank Creative where he spends his days creating digital art and eating cereal. Aside from being a visual artist Danny has been a semi-professional rollerblader, a grade seven public speaking regional runner-up, a backup harmonica player (in his older brother’s band), and an avid writer both creatively and journalistically. It wasn’t until recently that he made the move into the world of children’s stories.

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