Around the World with Food, Love, and Paris

It is always exciting to see our  books published around the world, but when it comes to Elizabeth Bard’s New York Times and International bestseller Lunch in Paris, we are especially proud to say we’ve now sold it in 16 languages and markets (so far).  Though originally written in English and set in France, Lunch in Paris  has proven to have universal appeal, and we’ve just added Lativa and Estonia to our long list of deals. Regardless of where you live or what language you speak, we all love a great love story, delicious food and recipes and, of course Paris!  You can follow Elizabeth’s life on   It was a special treat to see Elizabeth during her NY visit last week and hear what’s next for her….
PS:  This edition, just published  in Taiwan, weighs in as one of your recent favorites!

On Little Wings flies to success!

We are so proud of our wonderful client Regina Sirois who was awarded the Grand Prize in the young adult fiction group for her novel, On Little Wings.  The prize includes a publishing contract with  Penguin Group (USA).  On Little Wings will be published by Viking Books for Young Readers in August 2013. The novel is  now available for pre-order at

This year’s competition drew thousands of submissions from aspiring writers around the world.   the most entries in the history of the contest. Through several rounds of judging, six finalists rose to the top. An expert panel of authors, agents and editors weighed in with comments on the finalists’ work, and in the end, customers voted to select the winners. 








A Book That Was Meant to Be

Several years ago I read an early draft of a novel about an immigrant  family from Iran, living in New York.  I decided not to represent it at that time ( and apparently wrote a very nice rejection letter) , but every now and then I would think about the story and the characters – a mother and daughter struggling to find a balance between their lives in America and their roots in Iran.  I love mother-daughter stories and this particular story really stayed with me!   Recently, an editor friend told me about a novel that was read in a session at Breadloaf.  I immediately recognized the story and the title.  It was the same novel!  In one more twist of small-world-fate, another editor friend who does freelance editing told me about a wonderful young writer she was working with and asked if I might be interested in reading the novel.  I welcomed the opportunity to read Together Tea by Marjan Kamali again, now very much developed and revised, and voila!   I was smitten.  This time, the novel was polished and ready to go and I’m thrilled to say I sold it to the amazing editor of ECCO/Harper Collins Lee Boudreaux and we have quickly sold rights in several international markets as well.   This is truly a book that was meant to be.  -WS