WCA Deal Report for March 4, 2022

  • Award-winning Deaf author and Sheridan College Writer-in-Residence Adam Pottle‘s THE BLACK DRUM, the world’s first all-Deaf musical, using Sign Language and Signed Music, a speculative story exploring themes of grief and self-discovery, to Annie Gibson at Playwrights Canada Press, with Blake Sproule editing, for publication in February 2024, by Emmy Nordstrom Higdon at Westwood Creative Artists.
  • Freehand Books has acquired Canadian rights to author of THE WEATHER INSIDE Emily Saso’s NINE DASH LINE, a literary thriller about a man (exiled for a mysterious crime after the Tiananmen Square uprising) and a woman (a U.S. Navy intelligence officer with her own secrets) who battle the elements, each other, and fate on a coral reef outpost in the middle of the South China sea.  Publication is scheduled for fall 2022; Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists inked the deal.