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Book Sales by the Robins and other winged creatures.

She’s got a new book out next month which I haven’t yet read. I think I read some of her categories a long time back. She did write categories, didn’t she?
Prince of Magic author Linda Winstead Jones’s THE EMPEROR’S BRIDE, a new trilogy, to Wendy McCurdy at Berkley, by Richard Curtis of Richard Curtis Associates (NA).

I’ve never read or heard of Robin Miller. Why the name change? Does she write novels with sex under Miller and novels without under Caroll?
Robin Miller writing as Robin Caroll’s BAYOU CORRUPTION, involving rival reporters who agree to work together to solve an attempted murder and end up uncovering a gun smuggling ring, and love, to Krista Stroever at Steeple Hill Love Inspired, for publication in March 2008, by Kelly Mortimer of the Mortimer Literary Agency.

This could be really touching or very schmaltzy.
Television writer Robin Epstein’s GOD IS IN THE PANCAKES, the story of a 15-year old girl in the midst of an ethical dilemma: whether or not to help her favorite nursing home resident die, and how this affects her closest relationships, to Kate Harrison at Harcourt Children’s, by Talia Cohen at the Laura Dail Literary Agency (NA).

This was sold as a Sci Fi/Fantasy and not a romance. I am not sure whether blogging partner, Jayne, has given up on Handeland or not, but I do know that she is tired of the werewolf series that Handeland is writing for SMP
Lori Handeland’s ANY GIVEN DOOMSDAY, the first in a new urban fantasy series where a psychic PI is given more powers than she bargained for and discovers herself fighting monsters of Biblical proportions to thwart an upcoming doomsday, to Jennifer Enderlin at St. Martin’s, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Irene Goodman at Irene Goodman Agency.

This is a pretty interesting sale because of the way it is termed. Does “immediate ebook production” mean that Harper Collins is going to try out ebook publishing before print and become a competitior to Ellora’s Cave and Samhain? Very interesting.
Delilah Devlin’s three erotic novellas, again to May Chen at Harper, for immediate e-book publication, in a nice deal, by Bob Diforio at D4EO Literary Agency (World).

Judith Todd’s BROKEN WING, to Kerry Estevez at Medallion, in a nice deal, by Bob Diforio at D4EO Literary Agency (World).

USA Today bestselling author Elaine Barbieri’s next two historical romances, again to Alicia Condon at Dorchester, by Evan Marshall at the Evan Marshall Agency (world).

Leanna Ellis’s ELVIS TAKES A BACK SEAT, in which a young widow determined to fulfill her husband’s last request hauls a three-foot bust of Elvis strapped in the back seat of a vintage Cadillac from Texas to Memphis with adventures and insights about Elvis and life along the way, to David Webb and Karen Ball at Broadman & Holman, in a very nice deal, by Natasha Kern of the Natasha Kern Literary Agency (World English).

Had to google lepidopterists. People who study butterflys. Which made me think of this at cuteoverload. Then I got distracted for twenty minutes cruising the site and watching the otters holding hand video over and over. Damn you, cute overload, and your time wasting cuteness.
Documentary producer Poppy Adams’ debut novel THE TIME OF EMERGENCE, about two long-estranged sisters, who come from a long line of lepidopterists, to Carole Baron for Knopf, for six figures, for publication in spring 2008, by Denise Shannon at Denise Shannon Literary Agency, on behalf of Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton (US).

USA Today bestselling author Constance O’Banyon’s next two historical romances, again to Alicia Condon at Dorchester, by Evan Marshall at the Evan Marshall Agency (world).

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. Robin Caroll
    May 31, 2007 @ 21:06:12

    I write under Robin Caroll because my editor requested a pen name due to a couple of authors having the same name, and one writes political satire. Just for ease in my readers being able to find me.

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