Hello readers and writers! It’s once again time for an end of year wrap-up post from yours truly here at JABberwocky Literary Agency. We love celebrating the hard work of our clients and our employees, so we’ve got some fun highlights to share from 2022.
This year, Brandon Sanderson has been busier than ever, with the recent release of the latest Mistborn novel and his four Secret Projects taking Kickstarter by storm. Silvia Moreno-Garcia also continues to be a powerhouse writer, with THE DAUGHTER OF DOCTOR MOREAU published to great critical acclaim, including making Time’s Top 100 Books of the Year! Not to mention, long-time client Simon R. Green hit a major milestone recently: his books have sold over 4 million copies across 70 novels.
This year was a stellar one for our debut authors — each of the books below received critical praise and rave reviews from readers. Keep an eye out for these talented writers in the near future!
In film news, My Best Friend’s Exorcism shone on the silver screen in late September, just in time for the spooky season! The film is based off of Grady Hendrix‘s 2016 bestseller of the same name and follows two high school best friends who must fight the devil himself after one of them is possessed. Evoking The Exorcist meets a John Hughes flick, this movie stars Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller who shine as Abby and Gretchen, and is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
We’re also excited to be kicking off 2023 with the premiere of Wolf Pack on Paramount+, based on the books by Edo van Belkom! The series follows four very different teenagers who realize they are connected by the bite and blood of a werewolf. Over the summer, it was announced at San Diego Comic Con that none other than Sarah Michelle Gellar is part of the cast of Wolf Pack, with showrunner Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf, Criminal Minds) overseeing it all. Wolf Pack airs on January 26, 2023 on Paramount+!
Our foreign rights team has been busier than ever this year, closing over 200 translation deals and 40 audio deals! Some significant five- and six-figure sales include translation rights to Brandon Sanderson’s Secret Projects, audio rights to K.F. Breene‘s Demon Days, Vampire Nights series, and audio rights to Edo van Belkom’s Wolf Pack series. Among the new authors we handle subsidiary rights for are Kate King, Jen L. Grey, C.N. Crawford, Emily Rath, and Catelyn Wilson. Romantasy has been a growing genre and we’re excited to represent these clients in the international spaces. JABberwocky also had a physical presence at both the London Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair this year with president Joshua Bilmes and subsidiary rights director Susan Velazquez, respectively, in attendance.
Though 2022 was a great year, 2023 is looking even brighter — here are some of our forthcoming titles that we can’t wait to be in bookstores everywhere:
One final update: last year, we grew to the largest size the agency has ever been with 11 full-time employees at JABberwocky. While we love seeing so many people in the office, things started getting a tad cramped…so, we’re moving!
At least, we’re moving floors. JABberwocky will be moving to the 5th floor of our building with more space and brand-new offices starting early next year. While our address won’t be changing much, we’ll be sure to keep you folks updated when the change becomes official.
And that is a wrap! 2022 has been quite the year at JABberwocky, and we’re both grateful for the time that has passed and excited for the times to come. Thank you to all you readers, writers, editors, publishing professionals, and generally cool people for your support of our hardworking clients and their work.
We’ll see you next year!
JABberwocky titles published in 2022:
Pink: A Women’s March Story by Virginia Zimmerman and Mary Newell DePalma
Lord Quillifer by Walter Jon Williams
Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe
Dawnshard by Brandon Sanderson (print edition)
The Misfit Soldier by Michael Mammay
Valhellions by Tim Akers
Suicide Kings by Stephen Blackmoore
Sweep of Stars by Maurice Broaddus
A Matter of Death and Life by Simon R. Green
Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji
The Dominion of the Leviathan by Manish Melwani
Badasstronauts by Grady Hendrix
Double Shot Death by Emmeline Duncan
Under Fortunate Stars by Ren Hutchings
Unfadeable by Maurice Broaddus
Nine Tenths by Jeff Macfee
The Middling Affliction by Alex Shvartsman
Resolute by Jack Campbell
Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances by Aliette de Bodard
A Disaster in Three Acts by Kelsey Rodkey
Flames of Mira by Clay Harmon
The Weight of Command by Michael Mammay
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Wake of War by Zac Topping
The Comedienne’s Guide to Pride by Hayli Thomson
The Nova Incident by Dan Moren
Don’t Go to Sleep by Bryce Moore
The Garden of Empire by J.T. Greathouse
The First Binding by R.R. Virdi
The Sleepless by Victor Manibo
Tune In Tomorrow by Randee Dawn
Into the Broken Lands by Tanya Huff
Terminal Peace by Jim C. Hines
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (reissue)
Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson
Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson (print edition)
Imperium Restored by Walter Jon Williams
Mystic Skies by Jason Denzel
Hate Machine by Stephen Blackmoore
Death by Spiced Chai by Alex Erickson
The Voyage of the Forgotten by Nick Martell
A Quiet Teacher by Adam Oyebanji
Empire of Exiles by Erin M. Evans
Nightwatch Over Windscar by K. Eason
The Serpent in Heaven by Charlaine Harris
The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson
The Red Scholar’s Wake by Aliette de Bodard
Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet
Haunted by the Past by Simon R. Green