David Moody's HATER, an apocalyptic thriller in the vein of World War Z and the 28 Days Later film series, to John Schoenfelder at Thomas Dunne Books (World).Rights sales
John Shirley's BLEAK HISTORY, to Ed Schlesinger at Pocket, in a nice deal, by Paula Guran (World).
McSweeney's contributor G. Xavier Robillard's CAPTAIN FREEDOM: A Superhero's Quest for Truth, Justice, and The Celebrity He So Richly Deserves, to Carl Lennertz at Harper, for publication in Jan 2009, by Helen Zimmermann at the Helen Zimmermann Literary Agency.
David Niall Wilson's THE DECHANCE CHRONICLES: Vintage Soul, in which a sorceric trouble-shooter and his crystal-mage girlfriend try to save a centuries old vampire and stop a rogue sorcerer before he can cast one of the most dangerous spells ever created, to John Helfers at Five Star, for publication in 2009, by Robert Fleck at Professional Media Services (World English).
Rhyannon Byrd's next three titles in the BLOODRUNNERS series, in which a powerful family finds themselves treading a fine line between passion and survival when enemy packs threaten their security, again to Ann Leslie Tuttle at Harlequin, in a nice deal, by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency.
Sarah McCarty's REAPER'S JUSTICE and REAPER'S VOW, beginning a Western werewolf romance series in which deadly men move beyond the hell they've been living and head West in search of who they once were, yet barely remember, to Cindy Hwang at Berkley Heat, in a two-book deal, by Roberta Brown of the Brown Literary Agency.
Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires #5: GHOST TOWN and #6: GOOD LOOKING CORPSES, in which an early-admission college student sets out to discover the secrets of the isolated, creepy town of Morganville and its night-dwelling citizens, to Anne Bohner at Berkley, in a nice deal, by Lucienne Diver of Spectrum Literary Agency (NA).
Aaron Starmer's DWEEB, about the five smartest boys in the eighth grade who are framed for stealing bake sale money and imprisoned in a small room beneath Ho-Ho-Kus Junior High and must use all their nerdish powers to expose a conspiracy involving fast food, standardized testing, and a school full of overachieving zombies, to Jodi Keller at Delacorte, by Elisabeth Weed at Weed Literary.
Aprilynne Pike's AUTUMN WINGS, a four-book series about an ordinary girl who discovers that she is a faerie sent to guard the gateway to Avalon in the mortal world, and when she is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a mortal and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to both worlds, to Tara Weikum at Harper Children's, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, by Jodi Reamer at Writers House (World English).
Holly Black's WHITE CAT, a novel for teens about a fairy, and DOLL BONES, a middle-grade novel, to Karen Wojtyla at Margaret K. McElderry Books, for publicaiton in summer 2010 and summer 2011 respectively, by Barry Goldblatt (NA).
Chinese rights to Daniel Wallace's MR. SEBASTIAN AND THE NEGRO MAGICIAN, now sold in ten territories, to Shanghai Translation Publishing House, by Gray Tan at Jia-Xi, on behalf of Markus Hoffmann at Regal Literary.
Foreign rights to F. G. Cottam's THE HOUSE OF LOST SOULS, a creepy ghost story which moves between the present day and 1920s Britain, to DTV in Germany, Civilliazao in Portugal, Amber in Poland, and Hikmah in Indonesia.
Film rights to Marie Phillips' debut novel GODS BEHAVING BADLY, optioned to Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films ("Zoolander," "Dodgeball," "Starsky and Hutch," and "Blades of Glory"), for development as a comedy series for television, brought to Red Hour's Jeremy Kramer by Gail Mutrux and will be produced in partnership with her Pretty Pictures ("Kinsey").
Film rights to the Tom Swift book series, spanning over 100 books, to Albie Hecht's new digital studio Worldwide Biggies.