December 1st, 2016

December News from Creative Authors

It’s been a busy few months for us here at Creative Authors. We are now pleased to let you know about recent deals we have signed off and other recent tidbits.

The wonderful Ged Adamson is very busy with his latest four picture book deals with his publishers HarperCollins, Schwartz and Wade (Random House) and Peter Pauper Press. See below for more details:

Margaret Anastes of HarperCollins bought world rights to two picture books by Ged Adamson. ‘Ava and the Rainbow Who Stayed’ and an Untitled. Ava is about a little girl who is entranced by a beautiful rainbow and wishes he could stay forever. The next morning, Ava is astonished to see that her wish has come true and the rainbow quickly becomes famous. How long will his fame last? Ava learns a valuable lesson about appreciating a beautiful moment and then letting it go – until the next time! Publication for the first book is set for Feb 2018.


Sketch from ‘Ava and the Rainbow (who stayed)’.

We also sold world English rights in Ged Adamson’s sequel to ‘Douglas, You Need Glasses!,’ which chronicles the further adventures of a small dog with some big problems, to Lee Wade at Schwartz & Wade, for publication in Fall 2018.


Sketch from ‘Douglas, you need glasses!’.

Ged will also be illustrating Linda Marshall’s MOMMY, BABY, AND ME, a dog’s story of how his world is turned upside down when his “Mommy” (who is human) brings home a 2-legged, furless baby, for publication in Fall 2017.


Sketch ideas for ‘Mommy, Baby and Me’.

Guojing’s book ‘The Only Child’ continues to place foreign language rights:

Swedish rights to Guojing’s THE ONLY CHILD, to Eva Ekeroth at Chin Lit, for publication in September 2017.

Greek rights to Guojing’s THE ONLY CHILD, to Penny Psichogiou at PSICHOGIOS PUBLICATIONS S.A., for publication in February 2017.


Image from ‘The Only Child’ by Guojing.

Zuza Zak’s ‘Polska: New Polish Cooking’ (Quadrille Publishers) continues to sell well and get wonderful reviews.


Zuza Zak signing copies of her book at the Krakow International Book Fair in Poland, 2016.

And finally we tried out the new look/new management for famous literary haunt, Chumleys, in our neighbourhood of the West Village, Manhattan. We were pleased to see the walls still decorated with 1st edition book jackets and pictures of writers such as Hemingway. Well worth a visit!


New look Chumleys on Bedford St, West Village, Manhattan.


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