Pitched as FREAKONOMICS x GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL, Dr. Kari Nixon’s QUARANTINE LIFE: FROM CHOLERA TO COVID19—covering what pandemics teach us about parenting, work, life, and communities from the 1700s to today, and how this knowledge could be the greatest survival tool of all—has been acquired by Veronica Alvarado at Tiller Press (Simon & Schuster) for publication in Summer 2021. The author is represented by Cecilia Lyra.

POISON, PREDATORS, AND PEOPLE: NOT YOUR TYPICAL BOOK ABOUT MONARCHS by Dana L. Church, in which middle grade readers can dive deep into the lesser-known world of monarch butterflies, explore the science of monarchs, the scientists who study them, and the people with whom they share their habitat, has been acquired by Lisa Sandell at Scholastic Focus in an exclusive submission. The author was represented by Stacey Kondla.

A fan of everything spooky and indulgent, Kit Mayquist is a queer, Gothic writer who can be found in the historic shadows of Boston, MA, hunched over his desk with a sullen Persian cat in his lap and surrounded in antiques. He has a MA degree in Medieval History from the University of Iceland, and a BA from Portland State University (and if you ask him, yes, Stumptown will always have the best coffee).

His debut novel, TRIPPING ARCADIA (Dutton, 2022) is a Contemporary Gothic which follows a young woman as she recounts her role in the death of her billionaire employer through a series of poisons at Gatsby-esque parties in 21st century Boston, while uncovering the mystery of his drunken, poetic heir’s illness, and battling growing feelings for his disgraced daughter.

He is represented by Emmy Nordstrom Higdon at The Rights Factory.

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