Bronwyn Fischer's THE RED FERN POEM has sold to Abby Muller at Algonquin and Sarah Jackson at Random House Canada in a two-book deal.

Pitched as a queer CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS or a modern THE PRICE OF SALT, this debut fiction follows a first-year university student and an older woman whose unexpected interest in her sparks an all-consuming and insidious love affair. THE RED FERN POEM explores youthful self-consciousness, self-delusion, and self-definition.

"The exquisite pain of first love written in gorgeous, luminescent prose – Bronwyn Fischer writes beyond her 25 years and takes you straight into the human heart to a place none have ventured before," said The Rights Factory agent and CEO Sam Hiyate.

THE RED FERN POEM is scheduled for publication in spring 2023.

Order of Canada recipient and Degrassi television franchise producer Linda Schuyler's DEGRASSI MATRIARCH has sold to ECW Press.

Shown in over 160 countries, Degrassi is known as the show that "goes there," pushing boundaries and opening up conversations as it reassured kids everywhere: "You are not alone." DEGRASSI MATRIARCH will chronicle Schuyler's nearly four-decade adventure producing the Degrassi television shows.

"I love stories of underdogs and pioneers and this is a true story of both,” said TRF agent and CEO, Sam Hiyate. “As Linda evolves from being a teacher to filmmaker and casting age-appropriately -- in an age when no one else did -- and tackling difficult and yet urgent topics in the shows, you can't help but love her, and cheer her on for her courage and resilience."

Told with unflinching, light-hearted and personal revelations and anecdotes about: Drake (back when he was Aubrey Graham), Chaz Bono, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, and even a hobbit -- to name a few, and creating "the world's longest anti-bullying campaign.”

Photo of Linda Schuyler courtesy of WildBrain.

The American Thanatologist Cole Imperi's A GUIDE TO YOUR GRIEF has sold to Kids Can Press for publication in fall 2024.

A GUIDE TO YOUR GRIEF is an illustrated how-to book normalizing the grief experience for middle-grade readers and helping them through it.

"The past year has caused a lot of grief and children have had to cope with loss in varying degrees,” said The Rights Factory agent Stacey Kondla. “Cole's book is timely, important, and will help so many children understand and navigate their grief no matter what they are grieving."

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