THE COMPOUND author Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen’s THE GARDENER, “the Hardy Boys meets The Bourne Identity,” about a boy who discovers his long-missing father is the head of a secret government program that creates super-soldiers by erasing their identities, to Tim Ditlow at Brilliance Audio, in a pre-empt, by Scott Mendel of Mendel Media Group.
Mike Beil’s RED BLAZER GIRLS, in which a search for a priceless violin reveals an unexpected “history” as well as the identity of the thief, to Cecile Goyette at Knopf, by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio.
The Blue Bear author Lynn Schooler’s memoir, in spring of 2007, mourning the death of a life-long friend and struggling with the deterioration of his marriage, the author seeks solace in the natural world, setting out on a solo trek along the Alaskan coast, to Anton Mueller at Bloomsbury, for publication in April 2010, by Bonnie Nadell at the Frederick Hill Bonnie Nadell Agency.
Author/illustrator of BE GENTLE WITH THE DOG, DEAR Matthew Baek’s PANDA AND POLAR BEAR, a tale of friendship in which a polar bear, curious to learn what lies beyond the great cliff, falls into a mud puddle and is mistaken for a panda bear by a new playmate, to Jessica Garrison at Dial, by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio.
Marketing Director at the USS Midway Museum Scott McGaugh’s BATTLEFIELD ANGELS: A HISTORY OF US MILITARY MEDICINE, a narrative history of the medical and technical innovations that have changed both military and civilian medical care, from the American Revolution to the current “War on Terror,” to Casey Ebro at Arcade, by Scott Mendel of the Mendel Media Group (NA).
The Pleasures of Imagination author John Brewer’s THE AMERICAN LEONARDO, the story of a single painting at the center of the one of the most famous trial of the age, and how its life reveals the intricacies of the 20th century’s obsession with art, authentication and money, to Leo Hollis at Constable & Robinson, in a nice deal, for publication in Spring 2009, by Gil Coleridge at Rogers, Coleridge & White.
Daughter of Dylan Thomas and poet Aeronwy Thomas’s memoir, recreating life in the Welsh village of Laugharne and the family and wider circle of the poet up to his last days and how the family coped after his death, to Leo Hollis at Constable & Robinson, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2009 (world).
Frank Coles’s HOW TO DRIVE A TANK and other skills every man should have, the antidote to self-help books: this is ‘the dangerous book for men’ — including how to hot-wire cars, where to hide your financial assets, unarmed combat, disappearing without trace, how to tie a bow tie, pick a lock, and many other practical skills real men should have, to Tim Whiting at Little Brown UK, in a very nice deal, for publication in 2009, by Ian Drury at Sheil Land Associates.
Chief marketing strategist at Bridge Worldwide Bob Gilbreath’s MEAN IT: The New Imperative to Add Value to Customers’ Lives, identifying the new model that will define marketing as we know it going forward - meaningful marketing - and showing companies of any size how the principles of meaningful marketing can improve their bottom line, and their customers’ lives, whatever the product or service, to Donya Dickerson at McGraw-Hill, by Lisa DiMona at Lark Productions (World).