Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Three new historical novel deals

Thought that these might be of interest to readers here...

Bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance, Philippa Gregory's THE WHITE QUEEN, for publication in 2010, followed by THE WHITE PRINCESS, and THE RED QUEEN, covering the War of the Roses period, again to Trish Todd at Touchstone Fireside, and now moving to Suzanne Baboneau at Simon & Schuster UK, by Anthony Mason (world).

BTW, Philippa Gregory discussed The Boleyn Inheritance on Barnes & Noble's online bookclub forums in February. The posts are still online.

Beneath a Marble Sky author John Shors's THE POET MAKERS, set in the South Pacific during WWII after a torpedo sinks a U.S. hospital ship and nine survivors manage to swim to a nearby island threatened by the traitor among them, by hurricanes and by the imminent arrival of the Japanese navy, again to Kara Cesare at NAL, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, by Laura Dail at Laura Dail Literary Agency (World English).

The Last Boleyn and the Elizabeth I mysteries author Karen Harper's WILL'S OTHER WIFE, the story of a Anne Whateley of Stratford, who married Shakespeare in secret less than a week before his shotgun wedding to Anne Hathaway, and who lived with him in London when his career was at its height, to Rachel Kahan at Putnam and Ellen Edwards at NAL, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Meg Ruley at Jane Rotrosen Agency (NA).


  1. Anonymous3:40 PM

    Great news !
    How did you get this info?
    Philippa hasn't told us anything about it - apart from working on Mary Queen of Scots.
    I've given this info :

    And credited you as the source.

    Hope you will join us there.

  2. That was my comment before - I keep forgetting how to sign in, lol.

  3. It was a headline today on Publishers Marketplace, a publishing-related database/service I subscribe to. Most news items there are posted by either agents or editors - they're the original source.

  4. I'm looking forward to reading those books!

  5. Anonymous5:19 AM

    In every book of Gregory's I've read, there's always been I wonder where the incest is going to be in a story about Mary Queen of Scots!

    Jen Black

  6. I recall the incest theme in TOBG and the Wideacre trilogy (most obviously), and to lesser degree in Boleyn Inheritance (which I'm reading now) - but not her other historicals. Am I misremembering?