Winner of the 2020 AFMC–Gold Foundation Humanism award Dr. Jillian Horton’s brave and comic memoir WE ARE ALL PERFECTLY FINE, about a community of world-class doctors and surgeons suffering from burnout who come together at a mindfulness retreat in upstate New York, to Iris Tupholme at HarperCollins Canada, in an exclusive submission, by Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists (Canada English), scheduled for publication in Spring 2021.
Charles Demers’ PRIMARY OBSESSIONS and SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, to Legend Press (U.K.), by Meg Wheeler of Westwood Creative Artists for John Pearce.
Thomas King’s A MATTER OF MALICE, to Piper (Germany), by Hanna Vielberg at Liepman Agency, on behalf of Meg Wheeler of Westwood Creative Artists for Jackie Kaiser.
Bruce Kirkby’s BLUE SKY KINGDOM, to Grafe und Unzer (Germany), by Hanna Vielberg at Liepman Agency, on behalf of Meg Wheeler of Westwood Creative Artists for John Pearce & Chris Casuccio.
James Maskalyk’s LIFE ON THE GROUND FLOOR, to AST Publishers (Russia), by Natalia Sanina at Synopsis Agency, on behalf of Meg Wheeler of Westwood Creative Artists for Bruce Westwood.
Richard Wagamese’s STARLIGHT (mass market paperback rights), to Editions Zoe (France), by Marjorie Burbaud at Anna Jarota Agency, on behalf of Meg Wheeler of Westwood Creative Artists for John Pearce.
Scott Sellers at Penguin Random House Canada has acquired World rights to a new book by acclaimed musician and author Alan Doyle, a collection of comedic stories that celebrate the unique humour of Newfoundland and demonstrate how it has been a survival strategy for the people of the province. The book will be edited by Tim Rostron and Ward Hawkes and published by Doubleday Canada in late fall 2020. The deal was arranged by Michael Levine at Westwood Creative Artists.
Nick Garrison at Penguin Canada has acquired North American (English) rights to the host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks Bob McDonald’s BUILDING A GREEN FUTURE, a survey of what a clean green future could actually look like: the vehicles of the future, energy sources and lifestyles that can realistically enable society to achieve a sustainable way of life without crippling the economy. The deal was arranged by John Pearce at Westwood Creative Artists, for publication in Fall 2022
KING MOUSE illustrator Dena Seiferling’s author-illustrator debut, BUMBLEBEE, a picture book about a baby bee who is taught to deliver secret messages to flowers, to Tara Walker at Tundra, in an exclusive submission, by Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists, for publication in spring 2022 (World).
A collaboration between Eric Fan, co-creator of THE BARNABUS PROJECT, OCEANS MEETS SKY, and THE NIGHT GARDENER, and Dena Seiferling, illustrator of KING MOUSE, entitled NIGHT LUNCH, a picture book about a Victorian-inspired evening food cart and its animal owner and patrons, to Tara Walker at Tundra, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2022 (World). Kirsten Hall at Catbird Productions represented the writer and Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists represented the illustrator.