Some of my latest projects include (as listed in Publisher’s Marketplace):
Pioneering music educator and founder and director of Paris’ first bilingual musical pre-schools Joan Koenig’s THE MUSICAL CHILD, revealing how making and enjoying music can supercharge childhood development—and how parents and educators can harness this power to nurture children’s intellects, emotional health, social skills, creativity, language learning, and more, to Alex Littlefield at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and to Tom Killingbeck at William Collins (UK), by Carrie Plitt at Felicity Bryan Associates, and to Citic (China), at auction, by Zoe Hsu at The Grayhawk Agency, on behalf of Zoe Pagnamenta at Zoe Pagnamenta Agency (NA).
Activist and Director of the Women’s Media Center Soraya Chemaly’s RAGE BECOMES HER, urging women to reconsider their relationship with anger, including how we are are encouraged from childhood to sublimate it; how it mutates into other feelings and physical symptoms; and how if brought to light it is the sharpest weapon against women’s personal and political oppression, to Daniella Wexler at Atria, in a major deal, in a pre-empt, by Anna Sproul-Latimer of Ross Yoon Agency (World). UK rights to Simon & Schuster UK.
Georgia Hunter’s WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES, an epic saga pitched as inspired by the author’s family’s story and set during the Second World War, following one family as they struggle to make their way through a shattered Europe alive, and sweeping from the streets of Paris to the Polish ghettos, and from the Siberian Gulag to the beaches of Brazil, to Sarah Stein at Viking, in a pre-empt, by Brettne Bloom at The Book Group
Nightline correspondent John Donvan and ABC producer Caren Zucker’s IN A DIFFERENT KEY, on the long, tangled and fascinating history of autism from the genesis of the first diagnosis in 1930s to the present sense of an epidemic, to Vanessa Mobley at Crown, at auction, in a major deal, by Alia Hanna Habib at McCormick & Williams Literary Agency.
Journalist Heather Chaplin’s RECKLESS YEARS, in diary entries, chronicling the author’s adventures as she separates from her husband, travels abroad, and tries—and fails—to escape the skeletons in her closet, to Karyn Marcus at Simon & Schuster, by Kim Witherspoon and Lena Yarbrough at Inkwell Management.
NYT and Washington Post contributor and ex-Army infantry officer Will Bardenwerper’s THE PRISONER IN HIS PALACE: Saddam Hussein and Twelve Soldiers Who Guarded Him, an account of a squad of young soldiers assigned to guard Saddam Hussein in his palace-turned-prison as his execution approaches, and they are forced to reckon with the nature of evil, war, justice, and vengeance, to Rick Horgan at Scribner, by Zoe Pagnamenta at Zoe Pagnamenta Agency.
Major MJ Hegar’s memoir, SHOOT LIKE A GIRL: How One Woman’s War in Afghanistan Led to Her Victory Over the Pentagon, about her time as a pilot flying medevac missions in Afghanistan; her daring escape after her helicopter is downed and she is shot; and her successful and groundbreaking legal battle against the Department of Defense to overturn their longstanding policy excluding women from combat, an inspired true story pitched as Top Gun meets Erin Brockovich, to Natalee Rosenstein at Caliber, at auction, by Gillian MacKenzie at the Gillian MacKenzie Agency.