We’re back with a super sized issue of New Sparks on the Block. While everyone was watching the Super Bowl, we have to admit, we were curled up on the couch reading some of our favorite books from these incredible new clients! Please join us in welcoming these amazing clients who joined the studio in January and February.
We are delighted to welcome Aidan Donnelly Rowley, in collaboration with Little Bird Publicity, to the studio. A Yale University Alum, Aidan comes to us with her newest novel, The Ramblers (William Morrow, 2016). Set in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, The Ramblers follows the lives of three individuals through a vivid story of fate, loss, friendship and love. The Ramblers is also a BookSparks Winter Reads pick!
We are so excited to welcome Wendy Walker, the author of Four Wives and Social Lives with her newest book All is Not Forgotten (St. Martin’s Press, 2016). As an attack shakes the small town of Fairview, Connecticut, one young girl watches as her family, community and home struggle to find solace. Wendy’s book is an intense psychological thriller that has even been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon.
Stephanie Clifford joins BookSparks with her New York Times Bestselling novel, Everybody Rise (St. Martin’s Press, 2015). A Harvard University Alum, Stephanie is a Loeb-award winning reporter at the New York Times where she has covered business, media and New York City. Her newest novel has received praise by People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping and Time Magazine, just to name a few.
Anne Wilson joins BookSparks with not one but two novels. Hover (Forge Books, Macmillan 2015) is a “smart, absorbing thriller” according to Kirkus Reviews and her newest novel Clear to Lift (Forge Books, Macmillan 2016) is a “much-needed voice and perspective,” says Library Journal. Both novels draw off Anne’s time as a Navy helicopter pilot. We love that she’s sharing these compelling stories of traditionally male environments from her personal perspective.
Donna Cardillo, a Registered Nurse and Certified Speaking Professional, joins BookSparks with her non-fiction book Falling Together (She Writes Press, 2016). This self-help memoir is full of genuine honesty about the biggest enemies we all face. Falling Together focuses on issues such as divorce, caregiving and burnout and how to turn those challenges into opportunities.
Claudia Six joins BookSparks to release her debut book, Erotic Integrity: How To Be True To Yourself Sexually (She Writes Press, 2016). Born and raised in France, the tricky topic of sex has never been an issue for Claudia. With a Ph.D in clinical sexology and more than twenty five years of experience as a clinical sexologist and relationship coach, Claudia has written about ten sexual themes that reveal three simple steps to a more rewarding sex life.
We are so excited to welcome Ashley Royer to BookSparks. Ashley is our youngest-ever Spark at just 17. Since she was 13, Ashley has been publishing her stories on Wattpad and has received over 30 million combined reads. Ashley was honored by Wattpad in 2015 and received the coveted Watty Award. Remember to Forget (Blink YA, 2016) is her first published book. We are so honored and excited to be working with such a young talent.
Meghann Foye joins BookSparks with her debut novel Meternity (Mira, 2016). Meghann worked as the Senior Web Editor at Redbookmag.com where she covered parenting, relationships and infertility. Before landing her incredible position though, she decided to take a “meternity” leave. She traveled to China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Australia to pen freelance travel articles which eventually led to the beginning of her book.
We are excited to welcome Julie Lawson Timmer to BookSparks with her second novel, Untethered (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016). Originally from Canada, Julie is a writer, lawyer and a mother, giving her a firsthand look at the balance between work and home. Untethered explores this balancing act even further along with the true meaning of family.
Kate Hilton joins BookSparks with her novel, The Hole in the Middle (NAL, 2016). A graduate of both McGill University and University of Toronto, Kate brings about the struggle to have it all in her newest book. The Hole in the Middle is a heartfelt novel centered around a young woman on a quest to succeed at everything she does, without losing her mind first.
We are so excited to welcome back Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Forever, Interrupted, After I Do and Maybe In Another Life. She’s back again with her newest novel, One True Loves (Washington Square Press, 2016). Taylor has adapted her books for Freeform (formerly ABC Family) and has been featured in People Magazine, US Weekly and Cosmopolitan and her newest novel One True Loves is a breakthrough love story that questions whether we can truly only have one love.
Please join us in welcoming back award-winning author Lisa T. Bergren. With over forty books and a combined count of over two million copies sold, Lisa has returned to BookSparks with the final title of her Remnants series, Remnants: Season of Glory (Blink YA, 2016). The final volume will set the stage for an epic showdown that will change the course of the Remnants forever.
A huge BookSparks welcome to all these amazing Sparks. Here’s to 2016!
Happy Pub Day to the Winter’s Hottest Reads!