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This Month From BookEnds Jr… March 2018

We’re thrilled to have recently launched BookEnds Jr., a site dedicated to all of BookEnds’ Children’s (picture book, middle grade, and YA) books!

So, without further adieu, here is our first BookEnds Jr. round-up! We’re thrilled to share with you all of the good news from #TeamBookEnds!

Monthly Spotlight: This month’s Jr. spotlight is our first ever picture book! Congratulations to Tara, Becky, and agent Tracy Marchini. Take a look below:

I AM FAMOUS by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethroff

(Out NOW!) Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Kiely knows she is famous! The paparazzi (her parents) follow her every move, documenting with cameras. It’s exhausting being famous, but someone has to do it! She even gets to perform a big song at her grandfather’s birthday. When she messes it up, she’s worried she’s lost her audience forever, but it turns out that no one is as loyal as her fans who love her.

Also, Tara and Becky were featured in this awesome article on Publisher’s Weekly! 


Also out this month is MILES AWAY FROM YOU by A.B. Rutledge! (3/20) Amazon |  Barnes & Noble

It’s been three years since Miles fell for Vivian, a talented and dazzling transgender girl. Eighteen months since a suicide attempt left Vivian on life support. Now Miles isn’t sure who he is without her, but knows it’s time to figure out how to say goodbye.

He books a solo trip to Iceland but then has a hard time leaving the refuge of his hotel room. After a little push from Oskar, a local who is equal parts endearing and aloof, Miles decides to honor Vivian’s life by photographing her treasured Doc Martens standing empty against the surreal landscapes. With each step he takes, Miles finds his heart healing–even as he must accept that Vivian, still in a coma, will never recover.

Told through a series of instant messages to Vivian, this quirky and completely fresh novel explores love, loss, and the drastic distances we sometimes have to travel in order to move on.


Good News!:

We’ve got some pretty awesome Macmillan’s Fierce Reads spring tour Tricia Levenseller news! You can catch her on  with Mary E. Person, Taran Matharu, and Maurene Goo, with stops in 7 cities. Tour stops and dates are in that link above!

We’ve also got a cover reveal for you: RUIN OF STARS by Linsey Miller! Cover reveal is here, or take a look below:


Coming soon: Here are two exciting deals from #TeamBookEnds announced this past month!

Sylvan Creekmore at Wednesday Books has acquired, in a preempt, S. Gonzales’s Only Mostly Devastated. Pitched as Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless, inspired by Grease, the book follows a boy trying to navigate a family crisis and a move to a new school who is quickly adopted by a new group of friends and comes face-to-face with his summer fling—only to discover that the perfect boy he remembers now won’t even look at him. Publication is planned for spring/summer 2019; Moe Ferrara at BookEnds Literary brokered the deal for world rights.


Meera Sriram’s THE YELLOW SUITCASE, illustrated by Meera Sethi, the story of a girl who travels from America to India to mourn her grandmother’s passing and discovers a gift left just for her, to Alexis Orgera and Chad Reynolds at Penny Candy Books, for publication in Fall 2018, by Tracy Marchini at BookEnds for the author.


New Clients:

Lastly, BookEnds was thrilled to welcome to the team February’s newest clients:

Beth Campbell’s newest client: Jenn Stark,
And several clients coming over with Naomi Davis: Becket Ghioto, DeShanna and Trinity Neal and Lindsey Frydman!

Category: #PubDayBlogBrooksCampbellChildren'sDavisDealsFerraraJuniorMarchiniNewsPicture BookYoung Adult



  1. I have a question about YA books (as a parent of bookworms, not a writer this time). I find it really hard to buy mystery YA books for boys. Is the lack of this genre because publishers aren’t interested or because you don’t see people writing them (or am I just not seeing them in Aussie bookshops)?

    My two love mystery books, but it’s hard to keep a good flow of mystery for my bookworms. My 14yr old has started reading my cozies and he reads many YA mystery books with female protags while he and his 12yr old brother both read fantasy books with a mystery plot.

    I’d really like to find them some great YA contemporary mysteries with male protags. If they are out there and I’m missing them I’d love recommendations!

    1. I hear you. It’s definitely a gap in that market. Try: Liars Inc. by Paula Stokes and maybe I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. How to Win At High School was a good one too, though not a mystery.

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