Rainbow Rowell's FLAGGED, a fresh take on the office comedy in which a shy but endearing I.T. guy whose job is to monitor the company email falls in love with a girl in his office whose emails are constantly flagged, to Erika Imranyi at Dutton, at auction, by Christopher Schelling at Ralph M. Vicinanza.
An idea I'm jealous of:
Journalist Hilary Davidson's debut THE DAMAGE DONE, about a travel writer who is called back to New York when her estranged sister is murdered, only to discover that the body belongs to a stranger who'd stolen her sister's identity, and that her sister has vanished, to Paul Stevens at Forge, in a two-book deal, for publication in October 2010, by Judith Weber at Sobel Weber Associates (NA).
If she hadn't gone to my high school (a couple of years behind me), then I would be the most famous person from my high school:
Actress, TV host, and author of RINNAVATION: Getting Your Best Life Ever, Lisa Rinna's untitled roman-a-clef, a gossipy trip through Tinseltown, pitched as "The Starter Wife meets Jackie Collins or LA Candy all grown up," again to Jennifer Bergstrom at Simon Spotlight Entertainment, with Emily Westlake editing, for publication in 2010, by Dan Strone at Trident Media Group (NA).
Is fat the new vampire?:
Seventeen-year-old debut author Kody Keplinger's THE DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), pitched as reminiscent of Juno and She's Come Undone, in which a cynical and witty "DUFF" decides the intrigue of casual sex with a gorgeous-but-jerkoff player is more alluring than facing her own issues with self-esteem - until it all goes wrong when they realize they're falling in love, to Kate Sullivan at Poppy, at auction, in a two-book deal, for hardcover publication Fall 2010, by Joanna Stampfel-Volpe at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation (World).
Allen Zadoff's FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN'T HAVE, in which a boy finds it hard to fit in - in his pants, in his family, in his school and in his life; although he is big (size 48 and 306 pounds), he still feels like nobody can see who he really is, to Egmont, in a two-book deal.