11:00am PT by Andy Lewis, Tatiana Siegel
Rights Available! A 'Big Little Lies'-Style Murder Mystery
When My Heart Joins the Thousand (Harperteen, Feb. 6, 2018) by A.J. Steiger
Agency: ICM Partners
This debut, pitched as a more soulful YA Rosie Project, is attracting early attention. Neuroatypical Alvie, a ward of the state, falls for the physically infirm Stanley, but her past shadows their love.
When We Were Worthy (Lake Union, Sept. 12) by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
Evoking Emmy limited-series winner Big Little Lies, Whalen's novel is about a Georgia town ripped apart when an outcast boy kills three cheerleaders in a car accident, bringing secrets and simmering tensions to the surface.
This story first appeared in the Sept. 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.