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THE OXHERD BOY de Regina Linke

Are we on the right path?” asked the rabbit. The boy looked around. “Maybe there is no path. Maybe the path is made simply by walking.”

Parables of Love, Compassion, and Community
by Regina Linke
Clarkson Potter, March 2024

Following in the footsteps, hooves and pawprints of the bestselling illustrated inspirational book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse comes Regina Linke’s exquisite fable THE OXHERD BOY.

Largely based on the wisdom of classical Asian philosophy and religion, the story gently cultivates resilience, compassion and humility through the small adventures and conversations of these three friends. As the boy, the rabbit, and the ox (who represent the three core beliefs of classical Chinese thought) wander through the day, meeting villagers, forging rivers, tilling fields, and planting rice, they muse about ways to live mindfully in an often stormy world. Artist and writer Regina Linke’s magnificent paintings are executed in the ancient Chinese technique known as gongbi that uses highly detailed brushstrokes and careful layering of color over fine line drawings to create magical, immersive scenes and emotive, engaging characters.

Regina Linke is a Taiwanese American artist specializing in contemporary Chinese gongbi painting. She writes and illustrates stories that celebrate East Asian folklore and philosophy in an accessible and modern way. Her most notable creation is “The Oxherd Boy,” a single-panel, adult webcomic with a highly engaged audience whose characters volunteers from around the world have translated the comics into ten languages. Regina Linke lives in Taipei, Taiwan with her husband and young son, who inspires her every day as a real-life oxherd boy.


A GORGEOUS EXCITEMENT by Cynthia Weiner (the words Freud used to describe a cocaine high) is Sweet Bitter meets The Girls with some Girl, Interrupted thrown in.

by Cynthia Weiner
Crown, TBD

Set against the summer of 1986 in NYC, beginning with the gruesome razor blade slashing of an aspiring model outside a midtown bar in June, and ending with the strangulation of an 18 year old girl in Central Park whose half-clothed body was discovered behind the Metropolitan Museum – Nina Jacobs starts her summer with two goals: to lose her virginity before she goes to college, and avoid provoking her mother’s depression fueled rages at home. Temping meaningless jobs by day, and hanging out at Flanagans, the bar on the upper east side that is a magnet for the private school set, during this summer Nina will discover just how dangerous the world is for women, but also that she is tougher than anyone, including herself, thinks.

Cynthia Weiners short stories have been published in Ploughshares, The Sun, Open City, and Epiphany, and one of them, « Boyfriends, » received a Pushcart Prize. She has an M.F.A. from Brown University and is the Assistant Director of The Writers Studio in New York where she teaches fiction writing. A GORGEOUS EXCITEMENT was inspired by Weiner’s teenage years on the Upper East Side in the 80s.

REBEL GIRLS COOKBOOK 1 de Rebel Girls Inc.

Ever want to whip up a fun breakfast with your family on Saturday mornings? Struggled to find simple meals that your kids could cook on their own? Wanted to encourage excitement and creativity around food and cooking?

by Rebel Girls Inc.
Ten Speed Press, October 2024

In this truly kid-friendly cookbook, REBEL GIRLS COOKBOOK 1 shares tips, tricks, and stories to excite and empower young people in the kitchen.

This cookbook will guide your 8-12 year old, whether a seasoned chef or first-time cook, through more than 100 kid-tested recipes, from quick weekday breakfasts to show-stopping desserts—with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, too. Peppered throughout are fun culinary history facts, social and emotional learning questions, and advice from female celebrity chefs like Ali Slagle and Priya Krishna. Rebel girls everywhere will get a boost to their confidence and a feeling of accomplishment after trying new techniques and recipes in the kitchen.

We also have two more Rebel Girls cookbooks planned for October 2025 and October 2026, respectively. Please ask us for a list of publishers for Rebel Girls.

Rebel Girls is a global empowerment brand dedicated to raising the most inspired and confident generation of girls. They empower girls to dream big, believe that amplifying stories of real-life women can lead to a more equal world, and show that girls can and should do everything. They’ve accumulated a number of accolades across media platforms, including a Webby’s People Choice Award for their podcast. Their previous books, GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS and GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS 2, were New York Times bestsellers.


Bëtul’s book transports readers to a vintage 19th century kitchen where we delight in recreating her doable and inspiring recipes.

75 Recipes for Savory and Sweet Doughs
by Bëtul Tunç
Ten Speed Press, October 2024

Bëtul Tunç began creating vintage-style videos with her unique aesthetic and met with an incredible response. One of her first videos, featuring punch-down dough, went viral, amassing nearly 2 million views—an astounding achievement for a page with fewer than 30,000 followers at the time. This marked the inception of a new trend, with countless other punch-down videos mimicking her signature style. Bëtul’s follower count skyrocketed to 5 million in just a year, propelled by the interest in her vintage style videos and her ability to make these sometimes-complex dough recipes look easy and doable (her Instagram account now sits at 8.3M).

In her first cookbook, Bëtul shares recipes broken down by leavened and unleavened dough. Within those two categories the book shows us how to create basic doughs (for bagels, pita, ciabatta, and muffins), sourdoughs (for pizza dough, bread, foccacia, and brioche), enriched doughs (for croissants, cardamom buns, buttermilk dinner rolls, and burger buns), pasta dough (for pastas, noodles, dumplings, and boreks), and finally an entire section on the Turkish recipes that inspire her (Turkish style phyllo, Turkish Pistachio Baklava, Spinach Triangle Borek, and Grandma’s Lavash).

Bëtul Tunç is a baker originally from Turkey, and the founder of the social media phenomenon Turkuaz Kitchen with more than 9 million followers across Instagram and TikTok.


After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time.

by Travis Baldree
Ten Speed Graphic, October 2024

The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first-ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the way of success―not to mention the fact that no one has the faintest idea what coffee actually is.

If Viv wants to put the blade behind her and make her plans a reality, she won’t be able to go it alone. After all, true rewards of the uncharted path are the travelers you meet along the way. And whether drawn together by ancient magic, flaky pastry, or a freshly brewed cup, they may become partners, family, and something deeper than she ever could have dreamed.

This full color graphic novel adaptation brings the high fantasy and low stakes of this beloved story to vibrant life as its never been seen before.

Travis Baldree is a full-time audiobook narrator who has lent his voice to hundreds of stories. Before that, he spent decades designing and building video games like Torchlight, Rebel Galaxy, and Fate. Apparently, he now also writes books. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his very patient family and their small, nervous dog.