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Sara Ackerman's THE MAUI EFFECT, pitched as an Endless Summer for modern times, about a field biologist on Maui who breaks her number-one dating rule and falls for a big-wave surfer from the mainland, to April Osborn at Mira, by Elaine Spencer

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TJ Klune's IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS, to Science Fiction World (China) in a nice deal, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Elaine Spencer

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Rachel Reid's THE SHOTS YOU TAKE, in which two former pro hockey teammates and ex–best friends with benefits reunite after 12 years, to Stephanie Doig at Carina Adores, by Deidre Knight

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Kristy Boyce's DATING AND DRAGONS, in which a girl desperate for friends after changing high schools joins a D&D group with their own livestream and serious rules—most importantly, no dating fellow members—only to cross paths with a cute but irritating player, to Wendy Loggia at Delacorte in

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TJ Klune's SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE SEA, to Heyne (Germany) in a good deal; and to Studio Astropsychologii (Bulgaria), Bookchef (Ukraine), and Metropolis (Hungary), on behalf of Elaine Spencer

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Sara Ackerman's THE MAUI EFFECT, pitched as an Endless Summer for modern times, about a field biologist on Maui who breaks her number-one dating rule and falls for a big-wave surfer from the mainland, to April Osborn at Mira, by Elaine Spencer

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Film Options


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N.K. Jemisin's Hugo Award-winning THE BROKEN EARTH trilogy, to Shary Shirazi and Rikki Jarrett at Sony Pictures' Tristar, with Jemisin adapting, in a major deal for seven figures at auction, by Hotchkiss Daily & Associates on behalf of Lucienne Diver

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N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo Award-winning sci-fi fantasy novel The Fifth Season is getting the drama series treatment at TNT. The project is in early development at the cable network with Leigh Dana Jackson (24: Legacy, Sleepy Hollow) set to pen the adaptation and Imperative Entertainment’s (All the Money

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Cara Lockwood’s I DO (BUT I DON’T), published by Pocket Books/Downtown Press, was already a national bestseller in its third printing when film rights were optioned by Ira Pincus Films, in association with von Zerneck/Sertner Films. The novel became a Lifetime Original Movie starring Denise Richards and Dean

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I CHOOSE TO STAY (DaFina Books/Kensington) by Salome Thomas-El and Cecil Murphey has been optioned to Disney Studios, in partnership with Solaris Entertainment, for production as a major motion picture, THE MIGHTY BISHOPS. Filmmaking brother team Greg O’Connor and Gavin O’Connor will helm the project. The O’Connor brothers

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NYT bestselling authors Don Piper and Cecil Murphey’s 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, in which Baptist minister Piper recounts his death, passage to heaven, and return to earth where he endures a long and grueling recovery and spiritual awakening, to Dawn Parouse Productions (PRISON BREAK, TRU CALLING) for a feature film

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Cara Lockwood’s BARD HIGH series, in which students discover that the books they’re reading in class have an uncanny influence over the events in their lives, to Susan Adler at Stun Productions, by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates, on behalf of Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency.

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Monica McKayhan’s INDIGO SUMMER books, about a high school freshman dealing with the pressure of sudden popularity in her new school, to Kimberly Ogletree and Karat Films (LOVE SONG, HAIR SHOW), by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates, on behalf of Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency.

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David Cristofano’s THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE, about a woman who after 20 years in witness protection decides to trust the son of the mobster who she’s been running from since she was a little girl, to Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions (THE NOTEBOOK, MY SISTER’S KEEPER) and Julie

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Film rights to Marley Gibson’s GHOST HUNTRESS series, about a sixteen-year-old girl who moves from Chicago to an historic Southern town and begins to discover her latent psychic powers (the third in the series THE REASON, will be published in May) to Shoulderhill Entertainment, by Sean Daily at

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Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates sold dramatic rights to Sara Lunsford’s memoir SWEET HELL ON FIRE to CBS Television Studios. The subtitle of the book (which Sourcebooks published in paperback in November) is “A Memoir of the Prison I Worked In and the Prison I Lived In”; it chronicles

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90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey, which recounts Don’s death experience, is being made into a film by Family Christian Entertainment, the new sister company of the nation’s largest Christian retailer, Family Christian Stores. Kate Bosworth (SUPERMAN RETURNS) and Hayden Christensen (STAR WARS) will star. Michael



All film and dramatic enquiries should be directed to: Deidre Knight at Deidre.Knight(AT)KnightAgency.net

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Foreign Rights



Rights for publication of works by Knight Agency authors overseas are handled by a network of foreign rights sub-agents and in some cases by The Knight Agency itself. Working on its own and in conjunction with skilled subsidiary rights agents, The Knight Agency has licensed rights on behalf of its clients in over 50 countries throughout the world.

All inquiries regarding the availability of foreign rights pertaining to Knight Agency titles should be directed at foreign.rights@knightagency.net

The Knight Agency is proud to be in partnership with the following talented group of foreign sub-agents.

Arabic language
Bassem El Kheshen
Bears Factor

Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania
Mira Droumeva
ANA Sophia Ltd

Italy
Maura Solinas
PNLA & Associati Srl

Czech Republic
Kristin Olson
Kristin Olson Literary Agency

Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Central and South America
Montse Yanez
Agencia Literaria, S.L.

Germany
Bastian Schlueck
Thomas Schlück Literary Agency

France
Anne Lenclud or Pierre Lenclud
Agence Litteraire Lenclud

Greece
Nike Davarinou
Read N Right Agency

Turkey
Fusun Kayi
Kayi Literary Agency Ltd.

Hungary
Peter Bolza
Katai & Bolza Literary Agents

Israel
Beverley Levit
The Israeli Association of Book Publishers Ltd.

Poland, Albania, Slovenia, Estonia
Filip Wojciechowski
GRAAL Ltd

Russia
Konstantin Palchikov
Nova Littera Ltd

Japan
Misa Morikawa
Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc.

Korea
Duran Kim
Duran Kim Agency

Scandinavia & The Netherlands
Philip Sane
Lennart Sane Agency AB

China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Gray Tan
Grayhawk Agency