CENTER STREET TO PUBLISH SPECIAL HEART BY BRET BAIER, DETAILING HIS FAMILY'S JOURNEY THROUGH SON'S CRITICAL ILLNESS
ALL AUTHOR PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO PEDIATRIC HEART DISEASE RESEARCH
Media Contact: Shanon Stowe, Publicity Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2013
NASHVILLE, TN - Center Street, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SPECIAL HEART: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage & Love by Bret Baier, anchor for Fox News' flagship evening news program, "Special Report with Bret Baier." SPECIAL HEART will publish in June 2014 and will be released simultaneously in hardcover and eBook formats.
SPECIAL HEART is a deeply touching personal story told through Baier's eyes as he faces the most daunting challenge in life – far more frightening than reporting from battlefields, infinitely more momentous than interviewing newsmakers of the day - caring for his critically ill son.
"I am very excited to partner with Center Street for SPECIAL HEART," said Bret Baier. "It is my hope that by sharing my family's experiences through my brave son Paul's story, we can help others overcome adversity in their own lives."
"We are privileged to be entrusted with the publication of a story that is so personal and meaningful," said Rolf Zettersten, Senior Vice President and Publisher for Center Street. "Bret Baier is known to millions of television viewers as a straightforward journalist and anchor. But few have known the dramatic events that have engulfed his life for the past several years. In SPECIAL HEART, Bret opens a window into his family's journey that will offer comfort and inspiration to others."
With the insight of a seasoned reporter and the deep love of a husband and father, Baier shares with readers the behind-the-scenes stories and daunting emotional journey of young Paul's life – including three open-heart surgeries and seven angioplasties. Surviving every parent's worst nightmare, Bret and his wife Amy emerge scarred but infinitely stronger, united in their renewed faith and love of family, and determined to help others facing similar ordeals.
Baier reflects on past challenges as he looks forward with hope, interweaving his rise to the anchor chair in Washington with the unexpected, perilous journey Paul was taking into the world of life threatening congenital heart defects. Baier will donate all of his proceeds from the book to various organizations involved in fighting pediatric heart disease and congenital heart defects.
Senior Editor Kate Hartson acquired world rights from Claudia Cross of Folio Literary Management and Larry Kramer of Kramer Talent Management. Baier is working with journalist Jim Mills to write the book.
About Hachette Book Group:
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Orbit, Hachette Nashville, and Hachette Digital.