Recent Deals at Lucinda Literary

We’re thrilled to announce the latest deals from the authors of Lucinda Literary.

ADVENTURES IN OPTING OUT is the next and much-anticipated book from Cait Flanders, blogger and author of Wall Street Journal Bestseller The Year of Less. Intended for anyone who identifies as “opting out” of a mainstream lifestyle or narrative, ADVENTURES will serve as a literary travel companion for readers who choose to go against the grain. ADVENTURES was sold in a preempt to Marisa Vigilante at Little, Brown Spark for publication in 2020.

DECODING GREATNESS is the latest project from award-winning social psychologist and behavior change expert Ron Friedman, Ph.D. Friedman is the author of The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace, an INC. Magazine Best Business Book of the Year (2015), and a frequent contributor for Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today. GREATNESS will simultaneously break down the three factors at the heart of success through the lens of icons in popular culture while shattering the myths of top performance we’ve been led to believe. The project was sold at auction in a significant deal to Simon & Schuster for publication in 2021.

REZOOM will be Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson’s first book of thought leadership, exploring how to get back on track after a failure in any area of life. It was sold to Patty Gift at Hay House for publication in 2020 as part of a major 3-book deal. In addition to REZOOM, Thompson will publish a meditations handbook and an untitled third project. Thompson holds a Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Bright Line Eating.

BE STRAIGHT WITH ME by Emily Dalton, is a memoir-in-verse that recounts how the author and her male gay best friend unexpectedly fell in love in college. It was sold for publication in 2020 to Melissa Rhodes Zahorsky at Andrews McMeel, publisher of New York Times bestselling poetry and prose collection Milk and Honey. Based on Emily’s award-winning senior thesis project at Middlebury College, STRAIGHT will offer a New Adult audience a portrait of falling in love, despite sexuality and gender, through the lens of a young girl trying to find her place in a world dictated by masculinity. Emily Dalton is a freelance writer in Brooklyn.

THE 10X REVOLUTION is the first book by talent managers Rishon Blumberg and Michael Solomon, who began their career representing rock stars and today represent the world’s rock star coders. From this unique vantage point, their book reveals the secrets to becoming “10x,” or delivering exceptional results, intended for anyone in any industry. 10X was sold to Timothy Burgard at HarperCollins Leadership in a preempt.

NOTICING: UNLOCKING THE PRACTICAL BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS is author and productivity consultant Chris Bailey’s first audio original project, an interactive guide to applying the science behind meditation and mindfulness to become more productive. Bailey’s other works include the international bestseller The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy, as well as Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction. NOTICING was sold at auction to Andrew Eisenman at Audible Originals.

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