Natalie MacLean's WINE WITCH ON FIRE has sold to Russell Smith at Dundurn Press.

MacLean's memoir follows one woman's quest to transform a life that's been shattered by the sudden crumbling of a twenty-year marriage followed by a vicious professional attack. She is forced to choose between despair and overdrinking or digging deep to find the magic inside herself. WINE WITCH ON FIRE is her journey to reclaim her son, sanity, reputation, new love, and ultimately, her self-worth.

"I have always loved Natalie's wine writing, so when I had a chance to work with her on this deeper story of overcoming personal and professional devastation, I jumped at it,” said The Rights Factory CEO Sam Hiyate. “Russell Smith's enthusiasm for the memoir made him and Dundurn Press the natural home for it."

Natalie MacLean is an internationally recognized wine critic, TV personality, host of the UNRESERVED WINE TALK podcast, four-time James Beard award-winning writer, and bestselling author of RED, WHITE AND DRUNK ALL OVER.

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Ali Bryan's THE CITY and THE MAINLAND, the last two books in The Hill trilogy, have sold to Jennifer Baumgartner at Dottir Press.

In these continuations of acclaimed YA novel THE HILL, the girls’ quest for the Colony and the search for the Mainland continues.

"It is so awesome that readers will have a chance to follow Wren through her challenges and adventures as she makes her way to the Mainland,” said The Rights Factory agent Stacey Kondla. “Ali writes relatable characters and shows that being strong as a girl can mean many different things."

THE HILL was published by Dottir Press in 2021. THE CITY and THE MAINLAND ARE SCHEDULED for publication in Spring 2023 and Spring 2024.

Audio rights for Christina Kilbourne’s THE LIMITLESS SKY and 40 DAYS IN HICKSVILLE have sold to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media.

"I am thrilled for Christina that audiobook fans will have a chance to listen to these fabulous books," said The Rights Factory agent Stacey Kondla.

Christina Kilbourne is a 2021 Red Maple Award Nominee.

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