- Girl Made of Stars sells abroad
Ashley Herring Blake's recently released YA novel Girl Made of Stars has sold Portuguese language rights in Brazil, and Spanish language rights Mexico, the US and Latin America, to V&R Editoras.
- Idyll Hands earns a star
Idyll Hands, the third novel in the Thomas Lynch series by Stephanie Gayle, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly: "The characters’ emotional conflicts are convincing, as are their dogged persistence and ingenuity. This series keeps getting better with each book."
- Ayesha At Last gets a mention in the Times
Uzma Jalaluddin's debut novel, Ayesha At Last—currently out in Canada, coming to the US from Berkley in 2019—was mentioned in the recent New York Times article "The Changing Face of Romance Novels", about the books and authors pushing the boundaries of the traditionally white, straight romance genre into more diverse territory. Says the Times: "Jalaluddin’s debut novel, 'Ayesha at Last,' takes place in a close-knit immigrant Muslim community in Canada, and features an outspoken Muslim heroine who falls for a more conservative Muslim man, a Darcy to her Lizzie Bennett."
- Lady's Guide is a JLG pick
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the sequel to last year's New York Times Bestselling The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, has been named a Junior Library Guild fall selection.
- You Can Stop Humming Now is required reading
Dr. Daniela Lamas' recently released book, You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between, is on the The Arnold P. Gold Foundation's 2018 Summer Reading for Compassionate Clinicians book list. The foundation works with medical students, researchers, professors, and physicians, as well as patients and others across the entire healthcare landscape, to advocate for compassionate, collaborative, scientifically excellent care.
- Now You See Her published
Now You See Her, the YA the fast-paced thriller from authors (and sisters) Lisa Leighton and Laura Stropki, is out now!
- Changeable published
Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at Home, at School, and at Work, by Stuart Ablon, is out now!
- Daniela Lamas speaks to Chronicle
ICU doctor Daniela Lamas, author of the recently released You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between, spoke with Chronicle about her book, her career, and the nature of medicine and its power. The segment will stream Wednesday, June 13.
- Gentleman's Guide sells in Thailand
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee has sold Thai rights to Kaewkarn Publishing.
- Rebecca Podos wins the Lammys
Agent Rebecca Podos has won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children's and Young Adult for her sophomore YA novel, Like Water.
- Cassandra Clare recommends Gentleman's Guide
YA fantasy queen Cassandra Clare has curated a list of must-read books to featured in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, including Mackenzi Lee's NYT Bestselling novel The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.
- Horn Book reviews Girl Made of Stars
In its glowing review of Ashley Herring Blake's third YA novel, Girl Made of Stars, Horn Book raves: "Blake doesn’t shy away from the complexity of—and complications arising from—characters’ identities in the face of rape culture...Blake strives admirably and with resounding success for emotional authenticity while shedding light on issues of consent, trauma, relationships, and identity."
- PW reviews Switchers
In a review of Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success, the forthcoming business book by Dawn Marie Graham, Publishers Weekly declares: Graham presents a compendium of sound, strategic advice for remaking one's career...Chatty and upbeat, this is an encouraging and comprehensive guide."
- Gentleman's Guide film rights optioned
The tv/film rights to Mackenzi Lee's NYT Bestselling YA novel The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue have been optioned by Greg Berlanti at Berlanti Productions for Warner Bros TV.
Changeable sells in Vietnam
Vietnamese rights to Stuart Ablon's Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at Home, at School and at Work, have sold to First News Publishing.
PW loves Now You See Her
In its review of sisters Lisa Leighton and Laura Stropki's forthcoming YA novel Now You See Her, Publishers Weekly says: "The delightfully snarky Amelia and her struggle to not lose herself in Sophie’s life rings true, as does her eventual realization that stepping outside her own life might be an opportunity...Leighton and Stropki’s compelling debut asks interesting questions about identity and memory, and a clever twist in the last act will shock readers."
- Gentleman's Guide nominated
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee has been nominated for the 2019 Rhode Island Book Award.
- Ivy Aberdeen reviewed by the NYT
In a lovely review of Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, the first Middle-grade book by Ashley Herring Blake, the New York Times writes: "Blake captures all the exhilaration of a first crush without shying away from Ivy’s confusion and her worries about acceptance. Blake is adept at revealing how powerfully a misunderstanding can lodge in a child’s mind, and Ivy’s (mistaken) assumption about how her sister might react to her feelings for a girl adds another layer of tension to a family in crisis. The sisters’ relationship is one of the great rewards of this novel that includes a large and vivid cast of secondary characters, who give the story its sense of abundant texture.”
- Booklist picks The Confusion of Languages
The Confusion of Languages, the sophomore book and first novel by Siobhan Fallon, has been selected as one of the Top 10 Women's Fiction books by Booklist.
- USA Today praises You Can Stop Humming Now
In his review of You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between by Daniela Lamas, MD, in USA Today, fellow doctor Matt McCarthy says: "Warmth and humanity radiate from every page...
The patients in this book have something important to say, and so does the author. We should all be listening."
The CEO Next Door a NYT Bestseller
Congratulations to Kim Powell and Elena Botelho, whose book The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors that Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders, has hit the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller List at #10!
- The Heart Forger gets another star
In it's starred review of The Heart Forger, the sequel to Rin Chupeco's YA fantasy The Bone Witch, Shelf Awareness raves: "Chupeco has crafted a glorious world for her twisting, turning plot, rich with magic, exotic beasts, romance and treachery. The alternating narratives are masterfully designed, drawing readers ever closer to their inevitable convergence. A mesmerizing tale, this sequel is even stronger than its precursor.”
- The CEO Next Door a WSJ Bestseller
The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors that Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders, by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell, has hit #3 on the the Wall Street Journal's
- Girl Made of Stars get a star
Booklist has given Girl Made of Stars, the forthcoming YA novel by Ashley Herring Blake, a starred review, raving, "Unforgettable in its candor, Girl Made of Stars is ideal for teen readers who can handle the candid emotional intricacies of burgeoning sexuality and all its myriad possible pitfalls."
- The CEO Next Door sells in Japan
The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders, by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell, has sold Japanese rights to Nikkei Business Publishing.
- You Can Stop Humming Now reviewed in the Globe
In its review of You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between by Daniela Lamas, MD, the Boston Globe raves, "It casts a steady, unblinking eye on the triumphs, failures, and blind spots of modern medicine: the seemingly miraculous extent of what we can now do for our patients and the crippling disappointment that comes with the realization of what we still cannot."
- You Can Stop Humming Now an Oprah pick
Daniela Lamas, MD's You Can Stop Humming Now, out this month, is one of O Magazine's "10 Titles to Pick Up Now." "Her empathetic, beautifully crafted accounts from inside the ICU recall the work of Atul Gawande," the reviewer raves.
- Girl Made of Stars one of spring's best
Ashley Herring Blake's forthcoming YA novel Girl Made of Stars has been chosen for iBook's Spring's Most Anticipated list.
- Gentleman's Guide wins an RT Award
Congratulations to Mackenzi Lee, whose sophomore YA novel The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue has won the 2017 RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award for Best YA Protagonist.
- You Can Stop Humming Now published
You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor's Stories of Life, Death and in Between by Daniela Lamas, MD is out now!
- Ivy Aberdeen published
Ashley Herring Blake's first middle grade novel, Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, is out now! Blake is the author of acclaimed YA books Suffer Love and How to Make a Wish.
- Bygone Badass Broads published
Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee, is out now! This is Lee's first nonfiction title; her previous YA books include This Monstrous Thing and the NYT Bestselling The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.
- The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is a Stonewall Honor Book
Congratulations to Mackenzi Lee, whose sophomore YA novel The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is a 2018 Stonewall Honor Book!
- A star for Girl Made of Stars
Ashley Herring Blake's third YA novel, Girl Made of Stars, has earned a starred review from School Library Journal: "The book explores so many topics—consent, slut shaming, rape culture, what it means to move on from trauma... A compassionate and engaging novel about what it means to tell your truth, no matter how painful it might be. A must-read for all YA shelves."
- Booklist gives The CEO Next Door a star
In its starred review of Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell's The CEO Next Door, Booklist declares the book "An enlightening and engaging read."
- You Can Stop Humming Now earns a star
Library Journal has given Daniela J. Lamas' forthcoming book You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between, a starred review, raving: “This thoughtful, reflective, and beautifully rendered book examines the costs of modern medicine. Readers who enjoy books by Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande, or Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air will find this volume moving and provocative.”
- PW reviews The CEO Next Door
In its review of Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell's The CEO Next Door, Publishers Weekly declares: "Botelho and Powell have created a thought-provoking look at successful leadership without the typical bluster.”
- PW reviews You Can Stop Humming Now
Daniela J. Lamas' forthcoming book You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and In Between, Publishers Weekly raves: "Lamas weaves a thoughtful and beautiful narrative...The author wonderfully captures the lives of those who’ve completed treatment and adjusted to a new existence."
- Ivy Aberdeen collects stars
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, the forthcoming middle-grade book by author Ashley Herring Blake, has racked up three starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. Says Kirkus, "Ivy’s story is no mere niche-filler in LGBTQ middle-grade realism—it’s a standard-setter."
- The Light at the Bottom of the World sold
London Shah's debut novel, the YA sci-fi The Light at the Bottom of the World, has sold to Augusta Harris and Emily Meehan at Disney, for publication in Fall 2019.
- The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James sold
Author Ashley Herring Blake's second middle-grade novel, The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, has sold to Kheryn Callender at Little, Brown, for publication in 2019.
- The Gentleman's Guide audiobook is an ALA Top Ten
The audiobook for Mackenzi Lee's The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue has been named a Top Ten Selection among YALSA's 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults.