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RAISIN Is a Deal

I'm so happy to welcome my newest client and also to announce our first deal together. It's not the first picture book for Miriam (or for her talented husband, illustrator Larry Day); their picture book, LION, LION came out last fall to great acclaim, landing on the Bank Street list announced last week.

Alessandra Balzer at Balzer + Bray has signed up Miriam Busch and Larry Day, the team behind LION, LION, for their new picture book, RAISIN, the story of the littlest cow who does not like change at all and really doesn't like the idea of getting a baby brother...until even tinier Currant comes along and changes her mind. Publication is scheduled for Winter 2017; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author for North American rights and Amy Rennert at the Amy Rennert Agency represented the illustrator.

Congratulations, Miriam!

~ Tricia


Elena Vanishing: A Memoir
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Elena Dunkle

"Moving snapshots of a young woman's struggles with anorexia nervosa." ~ Kirkus Reviews. May release.

Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia
Clare Dunkle

Co-published with ELENA VANISHING, the memoir of her daughter, this is the story—told in brave, beautifully written, and unflinchingly honest prose—of one family's fight against a deadly disease. May release.

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"Miller's verse, infused with musical momentum, communicates the emotional arch of a journey with beautiful brevity". ~ Kirkus Reviews, starred review. April release.