BOOKS | DIGITAL | MEDIA
Updated with book deals, publications, awards, and other exciting things happening at Great Dog Literary
Physician and director of hospital medicine at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Dhaval Desai's UNDERCURRENTS: MEDICINE, FATHERHOOD, LEADERSHIP, RACE, AND BURNOUT IN THE TIME OF COVID-19, melding accounts of COVID-19's impact on frontline healthcare workers and the author's personal journey as a doctor, leader, and father
Emory University Health humanities professor and former Fulbright Scholar Chris Eagle's DWELL HERE AND PROSPER, an account of the messed-up, near-slapstick reality of our broken healthcare system and the resultant warehousing of vulnerable people
UK Television Producer J.A. Marley's LONDON INTERRUPTED, in which a master thief finds himself propelled into the heist of the century, masterminded by a psychotic, crooked cop; the first in the series pitched as Jack Reacher meets a grittier Danny Ocean
Author-illustrator Regina Linke's THE OXHERD BOY, based on the webcomic of the same name, featuring a series of parables about a boy, an ox, and a rabbit who engage in the daily work of compassion, love, and community
Journalist-cartoonist who pioneered the real-life cartooning format in his weekly Village Voice column Stan Mack's STAN MACK'S REAL LIFE FUNNIES 1974-1994, a compendium of his strips covering two rambunctious decades in the life of New York City
Ashley Wilda's RAETH, a debut that employs magical realism and a mix of poetry and prose, about a teen struggling with heartbreak and depression; when she is sent to a remote mountain retreat to recover, she soon discovers that her surreal surroundings change every time she ventures out, challenging her reality
Shauna Cagan's ADDIE AND THE AMAZING ACROBATS, in which a girl and her best buddies are sweet bat pups by day and daring acrobats by night—but she has stars in her eyes and sets out on her own to find fame and fortune, leaving her crew behind; what's more important, fame or friends?
Stephanie Sellers's SEDNA'S DAUGHTERS, uncovering the universal and dysfunctional patterns of family aggression against daughters
Diane deGroat's ADVENTURES OF ROBO-KID has been selected as the Junior Library Guild's Gold Standard Collection for 2022. ADVENTURES OF ROBO-KID will be published by Holiday House Summer 2022
Jeffrey Dale Lofton's RED CLAY SUZIE, a story of a gay, physically misshapen boy of the Deep South who struggles against expectations, indifference, & rejection to find strength in lessons learned in his grandfather's garden & through his passion for the boy to whom he gives his heart,to be published by Post Hill Press
The 2022 Best of the Net Anthology, which includes the best poetry and prose published online, selects Demree McGhee's poem Calling My Mothers in the Apocalypse. Originally published and nominated by Poetry Online.
From authors Shelley Rotner and Gwen Agna, with photography by Rotner, TRUE YOU, an affirming photographic picture book of trans and gender nonconforming kids that leads with inclusivity, love, and empathy, accentuating trans and genderfluid joy, acquired by Chris Krones at Clarion Books at auction.
Crystal Simone Smith's DARK TESTAMENT, a volume of erasure poetry drawn from George Saunders's novel LINCOLN IN THE BARDO which connects the agonized voices haunting Lincoln to the grieving chorus of protests in today's Black Lives Matter movement, acquired by Kate Farrell for Holt Children's at auction.
Erica Simone Turnipseed's BIGGER THAN ME, which follows the emotional journey of two siblings who struggle with the weight of the words that capture the turmoil and sadness of our times but learn that no problem is “too big” for them to carry if they're not alone, acquired by Caitlyn Dlouhy at Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Author of CLASS CLOWN Johanna Hurwitz's THE UNEXPECTED ADVENTURES OF C.A.T., a chapter book in which a girl takes a tiny taste of cat food and dreams that she has turned into a cat to Dena Neusner at Apples and Honey Press, with Aviva Gutnick editing, in a two-book deal for publication in Spring 2023.