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Jenn Burke's ALL FIRED UP, the first book in a spin-off of her paranormal mystery series Not Dead Yet, in which a vampire PI gets reluctantly pulled onto a new case only to find that his new partner might be the real mystery, to Stephanie Doig at Carina

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Joseph Crawford's JOVE BRAND IS NEAR DEATH, in which a failed actor who once disastrously portrayed a famous fictional superspy is forced to go full method and play the part for real when he is framed for the murder of his celebrated successor, to Sue Arroyo at CamCat Books

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Michelle McLean's three untitled Victorian historical romances, for publication in February 2021, November 2021, and November 2022; and a romantic comedy featuring an aging gunslinger who wants nothing more than retirement, and the woman who only needs him for his gun, the latter in a two-book deal, to

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Michelle Dayton's DISASTER GIRL, in which a mouthy, independent data recovery specialist teams up with a brilliant hacker to strike back at a sleazy internet predator, to Meghan Farrell at Tule, by Janna Bonikowski

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Rachel Reid's THE LONG GAME, sequel to HEATED RIVALRY, continuing the tempestuous secret relationship between two NHL superstars and archrivals, again to Kerri Buckley at Carina Press in a nice two-book deal, by Deidre Knight

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Shirley Jump's New England Small Town series, in which three sisters discover their grandmother is the local Dear Abby and set out to create happy endings for her letters—unaware that grandma is already busy matchmaking happily-ever-afters for her granddaughters too—to Alex Logan at Forever in a nice

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Sharon Cooper's BUSINESS (NOT) AS USUAL, an #OwnVoices romantic comedy featuring a woman determined to be a #GirlBoss by winning the lottery and building her own business, to Angela Kim at Berkley in a two-book deal for publication in 2022, by Melissa Jeglinski

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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.

Bulgaria & Serbia
Mira Droumeva
A.N.A. Sofia Ltd

Italy
Maura Solinas
PNLA & Associati Srl

Czech Republic
Kristin Olson
Kristin Olson Literary Agency

Spain, Portugal and Brazil
Julio F-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
Filip Wojciechowski
GRAAL Ltd

Russia
Konstantin Palchikov
Nova Littera Ltd

Bulgaria & Serbia
Mira Droumeva
ANA Sophia Ltd

Japan
Misa Morikawa
Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc.

Korea
Duran Kim
Duran Kim Agency

Romania
Adriana Marina
Simona Kessler International Copyright Agency Ltd.

Scandinavia & The Netherlands
Philip Sane
Lennart Sane Agency AB

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