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Deal Announcement: LAST THINGS by Jacqueline West

I’m over the moon to announce that Jacqueline West’s stunningly spooky new YA, LAST THINGS, will be published in 2019 by Martha Mihalick at Greenwillow books. You’ll find it in your favorite bookstore in summer of 2019.  You won’t want to miss this one! Anders Thorson’s band, Last Things, is on the verge of stardom. While Anders shines onstage, Thea Malcolm hides among the crowds, watching his every move. At first, Anders thinks she’s just an obsessive fan, but Thea knows the truth about his talents: that Anders made a bargain with something dark and powerful, and the darkness is quickly closing in. Many congratulations to Jacqueline!    

Happy Pub Day to Pie is For Sharing!

Today I’m delighted to celebrate, Upstart Crow Literary client, Stephanie Ledyard’s marvelous picture book debut, Pie is for Sharing. Editor extraordinaire, Neal Porter & I did a joint picture book intensive at The Writing Barn where we met Stephanie and fell in love with her work. Since Pie *is* for sharing, we happily both signed on to work with Stephanie on this lovely and lyrical manuscript. Illustrator, Jason Chin’s radiant illustrations bring the sense of community and inclusivity to life in a way that feels as satisfying as a slice of homemade pie. But you don’t have to take my word for it, this book has garnered FOUR starred reviews! ★”This idyllic, joyously inclusive picture book takes an ordinary concept—sharing— and makes it extraordinary.” —Horn Book ★”A quiet story about sharing becomes a festive Fourth…

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I’m delighted to announce that Upstart Crow Literary will be hosting an #askagent session next Tuesday, Aug 7th from 1:00-2:00 pm EST. In preparation for that, here’s some helpful information about the session.   Who’s participating?   Danielle Chiotti, Susan Hawk, Alex Penfold, and Michael Stearns. For more information about each of us, please click the ABOUT link for our bios.   What do you represent?   Children’s books of all kinds—young adult, middle grade, and picture books, as well as select cookbooks, adult fiction, and nonfiction. Again, more details and specifics in the About link.   Are all four of you open to submissions right now?  Danielle Chiotti and Susan Hawk are open. If you’d like to submit a query to one of us, please click the SUBMISSION link and check our feeds this week, as we’ll…

Happy Book Birthday to DRINKING LIKE LADIES

Let’s all raise a glass and welcome DRINKING LIKE LADIES to the world!  This book features 75 delicious cocktail recipes dedicated to the proposition that a woman’s place is behind the bar. . . or in front of it. . . or really any place she pleases. Acclaimed bartenders Kirsten Amann and Misty Kalkofen have scoured the globe collecting recipes–often from equally acclaimed female bartenders–pairing each tipple with a toast to a trailblazing lady. From gin to whiskey, tequila to punch, Drinking Like Ladies has a twist and a toast for every tippler, whatever your base spirit. Congratulations, Kirsten and Misty!