Stars Sign on for CHEER! TV Adaptation

High School Musical’s Ashley Tisdale and Phil of the Future’s Alyson “Aly” Michalka have signed to star in Hellcats, based on Kate Torgovnick’s CHEER! and scheduled to begin shooting in mid-April for The CW.

WaPo Feature’s Laura Brodie

Read about Laura Brodie and her memoir, LOVE IN A TIME OF HOMESCHOOLING in the Washington Post, and then check out her blog at Psychology Today:


Brian DeFiore of DeFiore and Company announced today a major expansion of his agency with the addition of two new agents, Debra Goldstein and Matthew Elblonk. The three, formerly of the agency The Creative Culture, which was founded in 1998 by Ms. Goldstein and Mary Ann Naples (who recently joined the start-up e-commerce site OpenSky) will join current DeFiore and Co. agents Laurie Abkemeier, Kate Garrick and Adam Schear on March 1st. With eight agents and additional support staff, DeFiore and Co. is now a solidly mid-size agency with a broad list of non-fiction and fiction authors for adults and young adults. Clients that they bring to the agency include Lauren Conrad (LA CANDY), SARK (SUCCULENT WILD WOMAN), Stacy Morrison, Lou Paget, MJ Ryan, Frances Cole Jones, Dr. Neal Barnard, and Gesine Bullock-Prado.

THE EVOLUTION OF BRUNO LITTLEMORE Chosen As One Of This Year’s BEA “Editor’s Buzz” Books

Benjamin Hale’s THE EVOLUTION OF BRUNO LITTLEMORE, and its terrific editor Cary Goldstein at Twelve, have been chosen as one of this year’s BEA “Editor’s Buzz Panel” books. 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 25 at the Jacob Javitz Center.