July ‘19

A Washington Post article reported on the fly-by of “city-killer” Asteroid 2019 OK on July 25, 2019—exactly five days before the alternate timeline of THE EFFORT begins. I was pretty damn close!

Mar ‘19

Oliver Gallmeister, of Gallmeister, has acquired the French rights to THE EFFORT in a preemptive bid through foreign rights representative Caitlin Mahony, WME. Oliver focuses almost exclusively in American fiction and loves a quality page-turner.

Since 2006, the Gallmeister editions are dedicated to discovering the many facets of American literature, becoming the only French publisher to specialize exclusively in this field. From east to west, American writers describe and question the beauties and contradictions of their vast territory and its inhabitants. 

Mar ‘19

Susanne Stark of dtv has acquired the German rights to THE EFFORT in a preemptive bid through foreign rights representative Caitlin Mahony, WME. Susanne is launching a new imprint called Bold with a focus on thrilling, exciting, and sometimes dark fiction.

dtv is one of the largest independent publishers in German-speaking countries and is regularly represented on the top spots of bestseller lists. The spectrum of the dtv program includes international and German-language fiction, non-fiction, guidebooks, children's and youth books as well as literature for young adults. 

Feb ‘19

Karen Kosztolnyik, VP, Editor-in-Chief at Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, has acquired the First North American Serial Rights to THE EFFORT in a preemptive bid. Karen’s reputation carries a lot of weight, so I’m thrilled and grateful that she will lead the editing process and book launch.

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York City with offices in Boston MA; Lebanon IN; Nashville IN; Boulder CO; Philadelphia PA; and Berkeley CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto.

Jan ‘19

Suzanne Gluck, EVP, WME, heads one of the leading literary agencies in the US and still finds the time to read unsolicited queries and champion debut novelists. Suzanne signed on to represent THE EFFORT within a week of receiving its query. The New Year is already looking very bright…  

Formed in 1898, William Morris Agency is the longest-running talent agency. In 2009, WMA merged with Endeavor to become WME—one of the leading entertainment and media companies with an unparalleled list of artists and content creators. In 2014, WME acquired IMG, the global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, forming Endeavor.