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Jill Corcoran

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    Young Adult
    Sherry Shahan's PURPLE DAZE, a provocative free verse novel set 1965 Los Angeles in which six high school students navigate war, riots, love, rock 'n' roll, school, and friendship, to Kelli Chipponeri at Running Press Kids, for publication in Spring 2011.

    Young Adult
    Robin Mellom's debut DITCHED, pitched as THE HANGOVER for teens, in which a girl finds herself lying in a ditch the morning after her prom with no memory of the last twelve hours which includes a disappearing prom date, a Tinkerbell tattoo, and a dog-swapping escapade, to Christian Trimmer at Disney-Hyperion, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2012(NA).

    Young Adult
    Ralph Fletcher's AKA ROWAN POHI, in which a 16-year old boy assumes a new identity in a desperate attempt to shed one life and create another, to Dinah Stevenson at Clarion.

    Young Adult
    Janet Gurtler's THE WEIGHT OF BONES, a twist on MY SISTER'S KEEPER for teens, in which a brainy high school freshman embraces yet resents the shadow of her beautiful, popular, volleyball-scholarship-bound sister, but when the senior is diagnosed with bone cancer, it drastically changes both sisters' lives, to Sourcebooks Fire.

    Middle Grade
    Ralph Fletcher's TEN THINGS EVERY GUY WRITER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING, the first in a series of humorous how-to-write books for middle-graders, to Christy Ottaviano at Christy Ottaviano Books.

    Middle Grade
    Anastasia Suen's chapter book series, to Kira Lynn at Kane Miller Books, in a four-book deal, for publication in Fall 2011

    Middle Grade
    Erin Fry's FAT BOY, in which a 13-year old obese teenager, tired of his life of XXL t-shirts and unrequited crushes, and reeling from his father's recent stroke, joins the cross country team to find out if there's more to life than French fries, to Marilyn Brigham at Marshall Cavendish, for publication in Fall 2012

    Young Adult
    Julie Williams's IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD, pitched as a La Cage aux Folles-inspired YA, about a girl genius who must thwart her unconventional family's demise in which her mother, her father, and her father's new boyfriend, all live under the same roof, while dealing with her Jehovah's Witness grandmother's prediction of the end of the world, to Nancy Mercado at Roaring Brook Press, in a pre-empt, for publication in Spring 2012 (NA).

    Young Adult
    Janet Gurtler's ALL THAT JAZ, about a teenager who survives and even thrives in a small-minded town as the mistaken product of an African American football player and his 16 year old blond princess, until she makes a huge mistake of her own, to Leah Hultenschmidt at Sourcebooks, for publication in Fall 2011.

    Young Adult
    Kelly Milner Halls, eds.'s GIRL MEETS BOY, twelve original "he said/she said" paired stories written just for this collection by Joseph Bruchac, Chris Cruther, Terry Davis, Rebecca Fjelland Davis, Kelly Milner Halls, James Howe, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Randy Powell, Sara Ryan, Terry Trueman, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Ellen Wittlinger, to Kelli Chipponeri at Chronicle, for publication in Spring 2012.

    Non-Fiction | How-To
    International plot consultant Martha Alderson's THE PLOT WHISPERER, in which the author shares her award-winning tips, techniques and multi-sensory approach to plot and the secrets to success for her clientele of best-selling authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors, to Paula Munier at Adams Media, for publication in Fall 2011.

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Sherry Shahan's ICE ISLAND, in which a 12-year-old girl who dreams of competing in the grueling 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race gets lost during a training run in the untamed Alaskan wilderness during a freak snow storm, to Michelle Poploff at Delacorte.

    Middle Grade
    Robin Mellom's THE CLASSROOM, pitched as MODERN FAMILY for middle graders, in which a documentary crew descends on Westside Middle School to chronicle the life of a seventh grader and epic worrier, and his classmates, to Christian Trimmer at Disney-Hyperion, in a six-figure deal, in a 4-book deal, for publication in Summer 2012.

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Five-time RWA Golden Heart finalist Shelley Coriell's debut WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE pitched as THE BREAKFAST CLUB meets WKRP IN CINCINNATI in which an ex-popular girl, forced to join the misfit staff of her high school’s struggling radio station, dispenses relationship advice on a late night call-in show only to find she has a lot to learn about love, loneliness, and lasting friendships to Maggie Lehrman at Amulet Books/Abrams, for publication in Spring 2012.

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Jill Corcoran's DARE TO DREAM...CHANGE THE WORLD, an illustrated anthology of biographical and inspirational paired poems that seek to inform, inspire, ignite middle graders to imagine, persevere and to act; the collection contains works by 28 poets, and is slated to be the first in a series of poetry anthologies, to Kira Lynn at Kane Miller Books, for publication in Fall 2012, by Ronnie Ann Herman and Jill Corcoran at The Herman Agency (World).

    Young Adult
    Laura Ellen's debut BLIND SPOT, an edgy murder mystery romance that explores what happens to a good girl whose simple wish of fitting in and attracting, then keeping, the hottest guy in her school, compels her to make way too many wrong choices, to Karen Grove at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, for publication in Fall 2012 (NA).

    Young Adult
    Martha Brockenbrough’s YA debut DEVINE INTERVENTION to Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic in which a guardian angel in a rehabilitation program for wayward souls accidentally kills the girl he's supposed to watch over, fails to get her into heaven, and may or may not cause lasting psychological damage to a squirrel.

    Young Adult
    Beck McDowell’s debut THIS IS NOT A DRILL, a thriller told from alternating viewpoints of two teens who must protect kindergarteners from a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder who opens fire in the classroom to Nancy Paulsen of Nancy Paulsen Books at Penguin Young Readers, for publication in Fall 2012.

    Young Adult
    Janet Gurtler's JUST BREATHE, in which a girl struggles with boy problems and serious regret after accidentally killing a boy she barely knows when she kisses him after consuming a peanut butter sandwich, not aware he has a deathly allergy to peanuts, to Leah Hultenschmidt at Sourcebooks Fire

    Young Adult
    Robin Mellom's BUSTED, a companion novel to DITCHED, in which a girl takes a job running errands for an eccentric couple and finds herself involved in the crazy world of LA nightlife but after a misunderstanding lands her in jail, she has one fateful night to clear her name, help a rising movie starlet avoid the paparazzi and find Adam, the coworker who is quickly stealing her heart, to Christian Trimmer at Disney-Hyperion, for publication in Winter 2013.

    Young Adult
    Denise Lewis Patrick’s LIFE GETS TWISTED pitched as the THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET twisted with the Southern African-American experience unearthing the raw reality of prejudice, courage, perseverance and love to Andrew Karre at Carolrhoda Lab.

    Fiction | Children's
    Jennifer Arena's 100 SNOWMEN, a mathematical rhyming romp with a Where's Waldo artistic twist, to Margery Cuyler at Marshall Cavendish.

    Middle Grade
    Kelly Milner Halls's TIGER IN TROUBLE!: And More True Stories of Animal Rescues, featuring a tiger, an albino bat and an unlikely little primate family, to Rebecca Baines at National Geographic, for publication in Fall 2012 (World).

    Kenn Nesbitt's GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE ONE, in which baby animals snuggle in tight with their mothers to say good night, to Celia Lee and Orli Zuravicky at Scholastic (World).

    Aimee Reid's LITTLE GREY, in which a baby elephant dreams of growing big while spending a playful day in the forest with his mother, to Jennifer Arena at Random House Children's, for publication in Fall 2013 (World).

    International plot consultant Martha Alderson's THE PLOT WHISPERER WORKBOOK, a companion to her THE PLOT WHISPERER, with exercises and tools including her innovative Plot Planner, Scene Tracker and Thematic Bubble Chart with which authors create a detailed plot for their novels, memoirs and screenplays, to Adams Media, for publication in Fall 2012.

    I am sorry but I never remember to update this so please see my website for deal info

    PLEASE SEE MY WEBSITE FOR ALL DEALS. I will not be updating this page. Thank you, Jill Corcoran Jill Corcoran Literary Agency


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