Monday, November 30, 2009

Authorlink Literary Signs Film Option

Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth's THE ONLY LIVING WITNESS, TED BUNDY: CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER (Michaud and Aynesworth), and BEYOND CRUEL (Michaud), have been optioned for film/TV to co-producers Vance Owen and Bill Edison Owen, Jr., by Matthew Snyder at CAA and Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Random House Buys Audio
Rights to Leaving Glorytown

Authorlink Literary Group is pleased to announce that LEAVING GLORYTOWN, ONE BOY'S STRUGGLE UNDER CASTRO, by our client, Eduardo Calcines, has been sold as an audio book to Random House, for release in Spring 2010.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Authorlink Literary Signs
Book-to-Web/TV Deal

Authorlink Literary Group has sold Stephen G. Michaud's LETHAL SHADOW (reissued in mass market as BEYOND CRUEL by St. Martin's Press), as source material for a web/micro series on the Internet and cable television (with film option) to Mandalay Teleplays, LLC in Los Angeles. Agent Doris Booth at Authorlink Literary Group worked with film co-agent Maria Ruvalcaba Hackett of Intellectual Property Group. The series has a major advertising sponsor and is thought to be among the first book-to-web and TV deals undertaken by a well-known LA production company. (July 2008)

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Bestseller, THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND MAN, to Release in Mass Market

We are pleased to announce that The Devil's Right Hand Man, by Stephen Michaud and Debbie Price, now a national bestseller, will be released in mass market format this fall by Berkely/Penguin Putnam.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Authorlink Literary Group

Authorlink Literary Group is a full service literary agency. The firm operates as a separate division of its parent company,

The literary agency grew from the parent company's 12 years of experience with the New York publishing industry. The relatively new agency represents true crime, thrillers, mysteries, women's fiction, young adult, mystery/suspense, and is interested in a wide range of non-fiction. We are selectively looking for new authors to build our list. Within just a short time, we have shown solid success. One of our recent agency sales, The Devil's Right Hand Man, by Stephen G. Michhaud and Debbie Price, climbed to #11 on the Bookscan True Crime Bestseller List, and #6 on Barnes & Noble's Bestseller list.

Notable recent sales also include: LEAVING GLORYTOWN, ONE BOY'S STRUGGLE UNDER CASTRO (Farrar Straus & Giroux, (2009) debut by Eduardo Calcines; BEYOND CRUEL (St. Martin's Press), by Stephen G. Michaud; CRIMINAL SHADOWS (Barnes & Noble Publishing), by David Canter, Ph. D., as well as other projects to B&N.



Coming in April 2009: Eduardo Calcines's LEAVING GLORYTOWN: ONE BOY'S STRUGGLE UNDER CASTRO, a heart-warming, humorous memoir of a young boy growing up in Cuba, and his family's agonizing ten-year struggle to escape Fidel Castro's regime for a better life in America, sold to Beverly Reingold and published by children's division co-publisher Margaret Ferguson at Farrar, Straus (World English). The book is a Junior Library Guild pick for 2009.


RPM, Stephen Michaud, TNT
Photo by Peter "Hopper" Stone

eal Life Counterfeiter Inspires
RPM, a crime thriller produced by Mandalay Television and inspired by Stephen G. Michaud’s book, LETHAL SHADOW, represented by Authorink Literary Group, is breaking new ground in the world of digital and television content on TNT. Read more. (November 2008)

Stephen G. Michaud's BEYOND CRUEL, the chilling true story of America's most sadistic killer, Mike DeBardeleben, sold to Charles Spicer at St. Martin's Press (Mass Market, North American). Mike DeBardeleben was known for passing fake money. But when U.S. Secret agents finally arrested him, they were met with more than just phony bills. They found their counterfeiter led a shocking double life.

New York Times Bestselling author Stephen Michaud and journalist Debbie Price's THE DEVIL'S RIGHT-HAND MAN, the story behind the more than 48 murders claimed by serial killer Robert Charles Browne, and the dynamic cold case volunteers who pursued the investigation, to Shannon Jamieson Vazquez at Berkley/Penguin USA (North American).

TED BUNDY: CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER, the death row interviews that chilled the nation in the 1980's, are again available in an updated hardcover edition. Sold to Heather Rodino at Barnes & Noble Publishing (Hardcover, North American).

Drawn from more than 150 hours of taped interviews by authors Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth, Conversations With A Killer takes readers inside the mind of an infamous sex criminal (one of the best-known serial killers of the past 100 years). In these timeless and unique interviews, Bundy gives both law enforcement professionals and the general public a close look at how this special breed of criminal thinks and behaves. (Harcover, North American)

by Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth, with foreword by former FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood, selected by the New York Daily News as one of the ten best true crime books ever written. Hardcover rights sold to Barnes & Noble Publishing (Hardcover, North American).

Dr. David Canter's CRIMINAL SHADOWS, THE INNER NARRATIVES OF EVIL. Dr. Canter is one of Britain's leading pioneers in the psychological science of criminal profiling, sold to Heather Rodino at Barnes & Noble Publishing. Dr. Canter also hosts the BBC television series, Mapping Murder. (Hardcover, North American)


Elaine Moore's DARK DESIRE, Moore, first title in a three-book sale to iBooks, Inc. (distributed by Simon & Schuster), a vampire romance. Ms. Moore's writing has been likened to Anne Rice (Mass Market, North American).

Authorlink Literary Group has negotiated licensing deals with Crime Library/Time Warner, and Optomen Productions for The Discovery Channel, and in Europe with World of Wonder television productions of London.


The parent site enables authors to pitch editors and agents on their own through online queries. The agency does not acquire its authors from the site, nor take agency commissions for any facilitated sale or connection. Through the years, however,, has facilitated sales and representation for more than a hundred fiction and nonfiction properties to publishers such as HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill, and others.

This is a partial list of authors who have sold work as a result of having been listed with Authorlink. We include these to provide a sense of some of the titles that have succeeded. See more like these in our full news archives.


BULLY BE GONE: THE MISADVENTURES OF MILLICENT MADDING by Brian Tacang, writing as Simon P. Binaohan, in a two-book deal to HarperCollins (Harper Children's). The deal, probably in the mid- to high six-figures, was sold to editor Leann Heywood by agent Joe Veltre at Carlisle & Company as a direct result of Veltre having spotted Tacang's work on Authorlink. Creative Artists Agency, Inc. (CAA) handles film rights. "That one page listing on Authorlink sold me," said Veltre. "I loved it. After reading only a few paragraphs I knew we had something." The sale is one of the largest made on Authorlink. Brian's two titles became the 84th and 85th deal (now more than 100 deals) to sell via Authorlink since tracking began.

IT'S HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME, by Jimmy Gleacher, sold to Brant Rumble at Scribner (Simon & Schuster), as a direct result of Authorlink.
"Gleacher's cheeky debut begins as an ironic romantic comedy about a tentative 20-something couple as they edge toward commitment," says Publishers Weekly, "but the author displays a stunning gift for black humor when the hidden motives for their partnership suddenly emerge."

Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party, by Ginnie Siena Bivona, a novel published by Authorlink Press (not accepting new projects), has been sold to Hallmark Studios for development as a television screenplay based on the book. The screen adaptation, titled Bound by a Secret , scheduled to air March 7, 2009, starring Meredith Baxter and Lesley Ann Warren. Darrell Orm is the screen writer on the project.


SLIM TO NONE, by Graydon D. (Dee) Hubbard directly sold from Authorlink to Michele Pezzuti at McGraw-Hill. The poignant story of his daughter's long (and fatal) journey through the wasteland of anorexia treatment is told mostly through her hospital journals. McGraw Hill editor Michele Pezzuti spotted the work on Authorlink, made a direct request for the materials, and subsequently offered a contract. First-time author.


BEYOND ANGER: A GUIDE FOR MEN by Thomas J. Harbin, Ph.D, to Avalon (Marlowe & Company). The book originally sold to John Muir Publications as a direct inquiry to Authorlink from the publisher. Muir later was acquired by Marlowe. First-time author.

PROFITS IN NATURAL RESOURCES by Roland Jansen, to John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Both the agent, Elizabet McHugh, and the publisher made direct simultaneous requests for this work, ultimately represented by McHugh and sold to Wiley. First-time author.

SPACE FOR WOMEN, A HISTORY OF WOMEN WITH THE RIGHT STUFF by Pamela Freni, to Seven Locks Press, as a direct result of Authorlink.

PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS PLAIN AND SIMPLE by Michael Jester, to Career Press, as a direct result of Authorlink. Jester became the 83rd author to sell his work with the help of Authorlink. Originally titled PATENTS: A PRACTICAL LEGAL GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS.

Based in Dallas, Authorlink Literary Group works mainly with New York publishers.

The parent company,, is the news, information, and marketing site for editors, agents and writers, attracting nearly one million visitors per year. The site is home to the new CelebWire, featuring New York Times bestselling authors and other notables, whose new stories are downloadable on both the website and on cell phones via Authorlink's alliance with Macmillan Publishing's MPS Mobile Global Reader™.

Doris Booth is manager of Authorlink Literary Group and CEO of Daniel Unger is vice president of the parent company.


Authorlink Literary Group accepts ONLY e-mail queries. Please do not call or send paper queries, or full works without having received a specific written request from us. One-page queries can be e-mailed to We generally response within two to three weeks.

Please note that we do not actively solicit authors from parent company memberships. is designed to give authors exposure to a broad range of literary agencies and authors. For information on listing a manuscript with the parent company, go to Authorlink.