Andrea is a writer and former literary agent.
Andrea has sold her author’s books to Beaming Books, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, and Scholastic. She is always on the hunt for her next great read! You can follow Andrea on Twitter or Pinterest.
Ana Siqueira’s BELLA’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS, in which a bilingual Latina girl tries to learn how to bake with her abuela and discovers the value of making mistakes and trying again, illustrated by Geraldine Rodriguez, to Naomi Krueger at Beaming Books, in a nice deal, for publication July 2021, by Andrea Walker at Olswanger Literary for the author, and by Lucie Luddington at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).
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Luana Kay Horry at HarperCollins has bought world rights, at auction, in a two-book deal, to Abuela’s Super Capa by Ana Siqueira, illustrated by Pura Belpré Honor artist Elisa Chavarri. It’s an intergenerational story about love and remembrance in which Luis and Abuela put on their super capas and save the world until one day, when Abuela must hang up her capa. Publication is slated for winter 2023, and simultaneously in Spanish; Andrea Walker at Azantian Literary represented the author while at Olswanger Literary; Claire Easton at Painted Words represented the artist.
Luana Kay Horry at HarperCollins has acquired world rights to Ana Siqueira‘s (l.) Room in Mami’s Corazón, illustrated by Nomar Perez (Coquí in the City), a picture book in which Lara and Mami do everything together, but when Mami brings a new amigo, Pedro, along, Lara worries there’s no room in Mami’s corazón for both of them. Publication is slated for winter 2024, and simultaneously in Spanish. Andrea Walker at Olswanger Literary represented the author, and Lori Nowicki at Painted Words represented the illustrator; Siqueira is now represented by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary.
Erin Haggett at Scholastic Canada and Emily Seife at Scholastic have bought world rights to Ronnie Riley‘s middle grade debut Jude Saves the World, in which a queer, nonbinary 12-year-old navigates the complexities of identity and friendship as they befriend the ex-popular girl at school, try to start a safe space club at their local library, and come out to their old-fashioned grandparents. It will publish in spring 2023; Andrea Walker and Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Agency negotiated the deal.