Agency News

Posted by: on 2014-07-15
THE POCKET WIFE will be published in the UK Congratulations to Susan Crawford! Her debut THE POCKET WIFE will be published in the UK by Faber & Faber. Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-07-02
IT LOOKED DIFFERENT ON THE MODEL is #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list! A HUGE congratulations to Laurie Notaro! Her book IT LOOKED DIFFERENT ON THE MODEL is #1 on The New York Times eBook Bestseller list.
Posted by: on 2014-06-16
NO IN BETWEEN is a RT Top Pick for August Congratulations to TBA client Lisa Renee Jones! Her new erotic romance, NO IN BETWEEN, has been chosen by RT as one of their Top Picks for August! Giving the novel 4 & a half stars, RT says, "Darkly intense and deeply erotic, each new reveal involving Chris and Sara leaves you raw and restless, emotions running high as you wait for the next obstacle...These books are an addiction!"
Posted by: on 2014-05-13
Jenny Bent was interviewed by LitStack Check out this interview with our founder, Jenny Bent! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-05-08
THE GHOST BRIDE has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award We are so thrilled that THE GHOST BRIDE by Yangsze Choo has been nominated for a 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel! According to their website, "The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic." Congratulations, Yangsze! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-05-05
Kat Ellis, Donna Hosie and Heidi Schulz have been featured in PW! In their BEA preview, PW has named BLACKFIN SKY by Kat Ellis (Running Press), THE DEVIL'S INTERN by Donna Hosie (Holiday House) and HOOK'S REVENGE by Heidi Schulz (Disney-Hyperion) as must-grab children's galleys! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-04-24
I AM OTTER is #5 on the Summer 2014 Kids' Indie Next List So many congrats to TBA client Sam Garton whose debut I AM OTTER is #5 on the Summer 2014 Indie Next List. I AM OTTER hits bookshelves April 29th!
Posted by: on 2014-04-20
THE LIFE LIST is now #1 in Germany! We are SO delighted to announce that Lori Nelson Spielman's THE LIFE LIST is now #1 on the KulturSpiegel Paperback bestseller list in Germany! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-04-04
THE LIFE LIST is a bestseller in Germany In addition to being a bestseller in Israel, Lori Nelson Spielman's THE LIFE LIST is also #4 on the KulturSpiegel Paperback bestseller list in Germany! Congratulations, Lori!
Posted by: on 2014-04-03
HEAVENS TO BETSY has begun filming We are so excited to announce that filming for the TV movie of Beth Pattillo's HEAVENS TO BETSY has commenced in Vancouver. It will premiere on the UP network later this year! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-03-26
Julia London and Jennifer Haymore are 2014 RITA Finalists! So many congrats to TBA clients Julia London & Jennifer Haymore! Julia has been nominated in both the Contemporary Romance and Romance Novella categories for HOMECOMING RANCH and THE BRIDESMAID respectively. Jennifer's THE ROGUE'S PROPOSAL has been nominated in the Historical Romance category. Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-03-26
Barry Martin was featured on Buzzfeed Check out this awesome article on Buzzfeed about TBA client Barry Martin! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-03-18
THE LIFE LIST is #1 Israel A huge congratulations to Lori Nelson Spielman whose novel THE LIFE LIST is #1 on the Haaretz Steimatzki bestseller list in Israel! It is also #5 on Israel's Independent Stores bestseller list.
Posted by: on 2014-03-07
HIS SECRETS is a USA TODAY Bestseller Congratulations to Lisa Renee Jones! Her novel HIS SECRETS has hit the USA Today list at #125.
Posted by: on 2014-03-04
INFINIE POSSIBILITIES is a USA Today Recommended Read We are so delighted to announce that Lisa Renee Jones' THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSON: INFINITE POSSIBILITIES has been chosen as one of USA Today's Recommended Reads! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-02-27
Lynsay Sands' VAMPIRE MOST WANTED is a New York Times Bestseller So many congrats to TBA author Lynsay Sands' whose latest novel VAMPIRE MOST WANTED has just hit #4 on the Mass Market Paperback Fiction NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller list! It also hit #2 on the Kobo Fiction Bestseller list and #9 on the Barnes & Noble Mass Market Paperback Bestseller list.
Posted by: on 2014-02-24
Jen Swann Downey's THE NINJA LIBRARIANS: THE ACCIDENTAL KEYHAND receives a starred Kirkus review! "Downey shows a rare gift for crafting scrambles so madcap that it's hard to turn the pages fast enough to keep up. Well worth a spot on library shelves...but it won't stay there long." Find the full review in Kirkus's March 15 issue.
Posted by: on 2014-02-17
Susan Crawford's deal for THE POCKET WIFE has been featured in PW Publishers Weekly featured the news of TBA client Susan Crawford's six-figure deal for her debut novel THE POCKET WIFE with William Morrow. Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-02-11
Deal Announcement: UK deal for Becky Albertalli After speedy pre-empts in both the US and Germany, we are thrilled to announce that the UK & Commonwealth rights for Becky Albertalli's SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA have been acquired by Puffin in the title's third pre-empt deal. Congratulations to all involved! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-01-21
TBA welcomes Brooks Sherman We are so pleased to announce the addition of Brooks Sherman to our team of agents! Brooks was previously an agent at FinePrint Literary Management, and his roster of clients includes author/illustrator Sam Garton, children's book authors Emma Trevayne and Heidi Schulz, and crime novelist Lynne Raimondo. Recent sales include young adult novels SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli to Balzer + Bray and MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera to Soho Teen. Brooks is a member of SCBWI and is actively acquiring picture books, young adult and middle grade fiction, and adult fiction and select nonfiction. He can be reached at brooks@thebentagency.com.
Posted by: on 2014-01-16
Rachael Allen has been featured in PW TBA client and author of 17 FIRST KISSES Rachael Allen has been featured in the Publisher's Weekly article, Children's Authors 'Dare' One Another to Write Over the Holidays. Link to original article
Posted by: on 2014-01-16
UNTIL SHE COMES HOME has been nominated for an Edgar Award A HUGE congratulations to TBA client Lori Roy whose second novel UNTIL SHE COMES HOME has been nominated for a 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel! Her first novel BENT ROAD won the prestigious award in 2012 for Best First Novel. Link to original article
Posted by: on 2013-12-17
HIPPIE BOY is one of IR's Best Indie Books of 2013 TBA client Ingrid Ricks' novel HIPPIE BOY has been chosen by IndieReader as one of their Best Indie Books of 2013. Congratulations Ingrid! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2013-12-16
UNTIL SHE COMES HOME is a Favorite Mystery of 2013 Congratulations to Lori Roy whose second novel UNTIL SHE COMES HOME was chosen by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as one of their Favorite Mysteries of 2013. Link to original article
Posted by: on 2013-12-09
THE GHOST BRIDE is one of Readings Best YA Books of 2013 A big to congratulations to Yangsze Choo whose novel THE GHOST BRIDE has been selected as one of Readings Booksellers (Australia) Best Young Adult Books of 2013. Link to original article
Posted by: on 2013-11-21
INFINITE POSSIBILITIES is a Bestseller Lisa Renee Jones' INFINITE POSSIBILITIES is #22 on The New York Times Bestseller list and #65 on the USA Today Bestseller list! Congratulations Lisa!
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-11-15
RUDE BITCHES MAKE ME TIRED is a Southern Indie Bestseller We are delighted to announce that Celia Rivenbark's RUDE BITCHES MAKE ME TIRED is #4 on the Southern Indie Bestseller list in the Trade Paperback Nonfiction category. Congratulations Celia! Link to original article
Posted by: on 2013-11-05
THE GHOST BRIDE has been nominated for The Carnegie Medal Congratulations to Yangsze Choo whose novel THE GHOST BRIDE has been nominated for The Carnegie Medal. Link to original article
Posted by: on 2013-09-19
REVEALING US by Lisa Renee Jones is a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller A big congratulations to Lisa Renee Jones whose novel, REVEALING US is currently #11 on The New York Times E-Book Bestsellers list as well as #20 on the Combined Print and E-Book Bestseller list. REVEALING US is also #40 on the USA Today Bestseller list.
Posted by: on 2013-09-19
Jen McLaughlin's OUT OF LINE is both a New York Times & USA Today Bestseller We are so thrilled to announce that OUT OF LINE by Jen McLaughlin is currently #9 on The New York Times E-Book Bestseller list as well as 16 on the Combined Print and E-Book Bestseller list. OUT OF LINE is also #40 on the USA Today Bestseller list. Congratulations Jen!
Posted by: on 2013-09-16
Robin O'Bryant's KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE is a Bestseller Congratulations to Robin O'Bryant whose book, KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE has hit #3 on The New York Times Non-Fiction EBook Bestseller list and #13 on the Combined Print & EBook Bestsellers list! It is also #5 on the Wall Street Journal Non-Fiction EBook Bestseller list. Link to original article
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-08-21
THE GHOST BRIDE is a Kinokuniya Bestseller We are delighted to announce that Yangsze Choo's THE GHOST BRIDE has hit #10 on the Kinokuniya bestseller list in Singapore. Congratulations Yangsze! Link to original article
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-08-06
THE GHOST BRIDE is an OPRAH Book of the Week A big congratulations to Yangsze Choo whose debut novel, THE GHOST BRIDE has been selected by Oprah as a Book of the Week! Link to original article
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-08-02
Yangsze Choo has been selected for Goodreads' Debut Author Snapshot for July Check out Goodreads' 'Debut Author Snapshot' where they interview TBA client Yangsze Choo about her stunning debut novel, THE GHOST BRIDE. Link to original article
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-07-11
Lori Wilde's ALL OUT OF LOVE is a New York Times Bestseller Congratulations to Lori Wilde whose novel, ALL OUT OF LOVE has hit #25 on the New York Times bestseller list!
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-07-11
Lynsay Sands' AN ENGLISH BRIDE IN SCOTLAND is a New York Times Bestseller Lynsay Sands' new novel, AN ENGLISH BRIDE IN SCOTLAND, hits #14 on the New York Times bestseller list! Congratulations Lynsay!
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-07-09
UNTIL SHE COMES HOME is a NYT "Editor's Choice" pick Congratulations to Lori Roy whose novel, UNTIL SHE COMES HOME has been selected as an "Editor's Choice" pick for the New York Times Book Review in the 7/14/2013 issue!
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-06-28
THE GHOST BRIDE is an Indie Next pick We are so delighted to announce that Yangsze Choo's THE GHOST BRIDE has been chosen as an Indie Next pick for August! Link to original article
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-06-19
Kimberly Brock has received the Georgia Author of the Year First Fiction Award We are thrilled to announce that TBA author Kimberly Brock has won the Georgia Author of the Year First Fiction Award for her novel, THE RIVER WITCH. Link to original article
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-06-10
THE GHOST BRIDE has been featured in the UK's Bookseller Yangsze Choo's THE GHOST BRIDE is a top pick in the UK's publishing trade magazine, the BookSeller. "History, romance and myth create an atmospheric, exotic debut base don the ancient Chinese ritual of ghost marriages."
Posted by: Jenny on 2013-05-16
The Ghost Bride is a Fall 2013 Discover Great New Writers selection Congratulations to TBA client Yangsze Choo, whose first novel, THE GHOST BRIDE, has just been chosen by Barnes and Noble as a Fall 2013 Discover Great New Writers selection!
Posted by: on 2013-05-15
MOMS WHO DRINK AND SWEAR has been featured in the Daily Mail, UK! Check out TBA client, Nicole Knepper in the the UK's Daily Mail. Link to original article
Posted by: Jenny on 2013-05-09
Deal News NYT bestselling author Lori Wilde has just signed a new deal with Avon and her longtime editor Lucia Macro. The deal was for six books and for a high six figure advance.
Posted by: on 2013-05-08
TBA Agents Molly Ker Hawn and Gemma Cooper Interviewed in Words and Pictures, the magazine of SCBWI British Isles Check out what advice Molly and Gemma have to give about the submission process. The column will be appearing every month with new questions from readers. Link to original article
Posted by: on 2013-04-26
Lynsay Sands makes the Der Spiegel bestseller list in Germany Congratulations to Lynsay whose novellas THE GIFT and VAMPIRE VALENTINE just hit #21 on Germany's Der Spiegel bestseller list.
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-04-26
Gwendolyn Zepeda has been nominated for an International Latino Book Award Congratulations to TBA author Gwen whose novel, BETTER WITH YOU HERE has been nominated for Best Popular Fiction. The winners will be announced on May 30th, so stay tuned. See a full list of the nominee's here. Link to original article
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-04-16
Lori Roy's UNTIL SHE COMES HOME receives a starred Booklist review! "Roy makes every detail count as she builds her characters and gently but inexorably leads them to reexamine their own lives." Find the full review in Booklist's May 1st issue.
Posted by: Jenny on 2013-04-12
Seressia Glass interviewed in USA Today Seressia Glass was interviewed in USA Today about her upcoming release, SEDUCING THE JACKAL. Link to original article
Posted by: Jenny on 2013-04-11
Gwendolyn Zepeda appointed Houston's first Poet Laureate Congratulations to TBA client Gwendolyn Zepeda who has been appointed Houston's first poet laureate. Link to original article
Posted by: Victoria on 2013-04-09
P.L. Gaus's THE NAMES OF OUR TEARS earns a Kirkus star! Here's what the Kirkus Review had to say: "Once again, Gaus probes the tension between the self-reliance of the Amish world and the urgencies of the English world with depth and sensitivity." Link to original article
Posted by: Jenny on 2013-04-04
Bestselling e-books of 2012 Bent Agency clients Lori Wilde and Lynsay Sands made Publishers Weekly's list of bestselling e-books for 2012. Link to original article
Posted by: Jenny on 2013-03-31
Lynsay Sands IMMORTAL EVER AFTER is a New York Times bestseller Lynsay Sands' new novel, Immortal Ever After, hits #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #8 on the USA Today bestseller list, for her highest placement ever.
Posted by: Jenny on 2012-11-29
Cross Creek Options Bent Road by Lori Roy Cross Creek Pictures has optioned feature film rights to Lori Roy's novel "Bent Road" and tapped Mark Mallouk to adapt, with Benderspink producing. Cross Creek, which emerged two years ago as a significant player when it backed "Black Swan," has partnered with Exclusive Media on Ron Howard's racing drama "Rush," "The Ides of March," "The Woman in Black" and the upcoming "A Walk Among the Tombstones." It's also developing "The Creed of Violence." UTA reps both Roy and Mallouk. It repped the book rights on behalf of the Bent Agency. Link to original article
Posted by: Jenny on 2012-10-31
Deal News Publishers Weekly, October 29th, 2012. Executive editor at Harlequin HQN, Tara Parsons, took world rights (excluding Japan), for high six figures, to a new trilogy by Julia London. Agent Jenny Bent, at the Bent Agency, represented the bestselling historical romance author, whose series include the Secrets of Hadley Green. The new series, the publisher said, will feature a Sense and Sensibility theme, and senior editor Ann Leslie Tuttle will be editing the titles. The first book is scheduled for spring 2014. Link to original article