Adrienne Rosado

Adrienne Rosado - Editor

New Orleans, LA, USA

Literary agent, freelance editor, and ghostwriter with 15 years experience in NY publishing.

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Overview

I’m a literary agent and freelance editor with 15 years experience in NY publishing. In my work as an agent, I’ve placed books across all genres including but not limited to: mystery, thriller, women’s fiction, young adult, middle grade, business non-fiction, and history. I've worked in the domestic and international markets, and with television and film rights, giving me an interesting perspective on publishing trends.

As a freelance editor, it’s my pleasure to bring my publishing experience to the table and dive deeply into a manuscript to make it shine. I have a keen editorial eye and a sincere love of all the nuances of storytelling.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
History
Fiction
Fantasy
Middle Grade
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Literary Agent

Stonesong
September, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

Literary Director

Leibo Management, Inc.
October, 2015 – September, 2017 (almost 2 years)

Managed client base across all genres
Oversaw literary department
Acted as liaison for the television and film department
Worked in conjunction with co-agents internationally

Literary Agent & Subsidiary Rights Director

Nancy Yost Literary Agency
September, 2011 – September, 2015 (about 4 years)

Oversaw the Subsidiary Rights Department
Managed client base with focus on young adult and commercial fiction

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
June, 2005 – Present (almost 16 years)

Literary Agent & International Rights

PMA Literary & Film Management
September, 2004 – September, 2011 (about 7 years)

Critically evaluated manuscripts
Managed client base with a focus on young adult and commercial fiction
Represented both debut novelists and NYT Bestselling authors domestically and internationally

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Ruffhouse: From the Streets of Philly to the Top of the '90s Hip Hop Charts

Chris Schwartz

How Ruffhouse Records founder Chris Schwartz overcame poverty, abuse, and addiction to start one of the most pivotal labels in hip-hop history and launch the careers of some of music's biggest stars As a struggling musician trying to catch a break in 1980s Philadelphia, Chris Schwartz navigated the crime-infested, morally bankrupt music industry to build one of the most successful hip-hop reco... read more

How Ruffhouse Records founder Chris Schwartz overcame poverty, abuse, and addiction to start one of the most pivotal labels in hip-hop history and launch the careers of some of music's biggest stars As a struggling musician trying to catch a break in 1980s Philadelphia, Chris Schwartz navigated the crime-infested, morally bankrupt music industry to build one of the most successful hip-hop reco... read more

H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil

Adam Selzer

Shares with readers America’s first and most infamous serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World’s Fair in ChicagoThe first comprehensive book following the life and career of H. H. HolmesA fascinating true story about a dark moment in Chicago’s historyH. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil uncovers not only the true story of Holmes but also how the le... read more

Shares with readers America’s first and most infamous serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World’s Fair in ChicagoThe first comprehensive book following the life and career of H. H. HolmesA fascinating true story about a dark moment in Chicago’s historyH. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil uncovers not only the true story of Holmes but also how the le... read more

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas Book 1)

Zoraida Córdova

The only way to get her family back is to travel to a land in between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she's not sure sh... read more

The only way to get her family back is to travel to a land in between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she's not sure sh... read more

Girls Like Me

Lola StVil

Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love prevails. Girls Like Me i... read more

Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love prevails. Girls Like Me i... read more

Dream With Little Angels (An Alvin, Alabama Novel Book 1)

Michael Hiebert

"Mesmerizing." --The New York Times Book Review Michael Hiebert's remarkable debut novel tells the riveting story of a small southern town haunted by tragedy, one brave woman's struggle to put a troubling mystery to rest--and its impact on the sensitive boy who comes of age in the midst of it all…Fourteen-year-old Mary Ann Dailey took the bus home from school as usual. Somewhere along the way ... read more

"Mesmerizing." --The New York Times Book Review Michael Hiebert's remarkable debut novel tells the riveting story of a small southern town haunted by tragedy, one brave woman's struggle to put a troubling mystery to rest--and its impact on the sensitive boy who comes of age in the midst of it all…Fourteen-year-old Mary Ann Dailey took the bus home from school as usual. Somewhere along the way ... read more

The Border

Steve Schafer

Perfect for readers of This Is Where it Ends, The Border is a gripping drama about four teens, forced to flee home after a deadly cartel rips apart their families. They must now face life-threatening danger and unimaginable sacrifice as they attempt to cross the U.S. border."Thrilling...often brilliant."―KirkusOne moment changed their lives forever.A band plays, glasses clink, and four teens s... read more

Perfect for readers of This Is Where it Ends, The Border is a gripping drama about four teens, forced to flee home after a deadly cartel rips apart their families. They must now face life-threatening danger and unimaginable sacrifice as they attempt to cross the U.S. border."Thrilling...often brilliant."―KirkusOne moment changed their lives forever.A band plays, glasses clink, and four teens s... read more

Between Here and Gone

Barbara Ferrer

In 1959 Cuba, Natalia San Martín was nothing short of a princess: sheltered, pampered, and courted by her very own prince, a childhood friend turned lifelong love. All that changed on the fateful New Year's Eve when Fidel Castro and his followers seized control of the country, with tragic consequences for not only the island, but Natalia herself.Five years later, in 1960s New York, she’s known... read more

In 1959 Cuba, Natalia San Martín was nothing short of a princess: sheltered, pampered, and courted by her very own prince, a childhood friend turned lifelong love. All that changed on the fateful New Year's Eve when Fidel Castro and his followers seized control of the country, with tragic consequences for not only the island, but Natalia herself.Five years later, in 1960s New York, she’s known... read more

The Blasphemers: Vera & Tolliver #3

Annamaria Alfieri

Justin Tolliver is on the brink of an enormous change. The younger son of an English peer—that is, the son with no money and no prospects—he had joined the police force in British East Africa, full of dreams of bringing His Majesty’s justice to a dark and savage world. But it’s 1913, and with his faith in the British government in tatters, Justin is opting instead for life as an African farmer... read more

Justin Tolliver is on the brink of an enormous change. The younger son of an English peer—that is, the son with no money and no prospects—he had joined the police force in British East Africa, full of dreams of bringing His Majesty’s justice to a dark and savage world. But it’s 1913, and with his faith in the British government in tatters, Justin is opting instead for life as an African farmer... read more

Play Me Backwards

Adam Selzer

A committed slacker enlists the help of his best friend (who may or may not be the devil) to get his act together in this “timelessly true to life” (Booklist) novel filled with humor, awkwardness, and honesty, ideal for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.Leon Harris isn’t exceptional and he isn’t popular. He’s the kind of guy that peaked in middle school, when once upon a time he was in t... read more

A committed slacker enlists the help of his best friend (who may or may not be the devil) to get his act together in this “timelessly true to life” (Booklist) novel filled with humor, awkwardness, and honesty, ideal for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.Leon Harris isn’t exceptional and he isn’t popular. He’s the kind of guy that peaked in middle school, when once upon a time he was in t... read more

The Colony: A Novel

A. J. Colucci

A series of gruesome attacks have been sweeping New York City. A teacher in Harlem and two sanitation workers on Wall Street are found dead, their swollen bodies nearly dissolved from the inside out. The predator is a deadly supercolony of ants--an army of one trillion soldiers with razor-sharp claws that pierce skin like paper and stinging venom that liquefies its prey.The desperate mayor tur... read more

A series of gruesome attacks have been sweeping New York City. A teacher in Harlem and two sanitation workers on Wall Street are found dead, their swollen bodies nearly dissolved from the inside out. The predator is a deadly supercolony of ants--an army of one trillion soldiers with razor-sharp claws that pierce skin like paper and stinging venom that liquefies its prey.The desperate mayor tur... read more

Adrienne has 29 reviews

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Jon Albert
Always on point and always punctual. It's a pleasure to work with Adrienne.

Jon Albert, April 2021


Larry LaTourette
Adrienne is a total professional. Her developmental edit was thorough, insightful, and worth every cent. She provided suggestions that improved many aspects of the story, from character development to world building and flow. She clearly put a great deal of thought into every edit. I enthusiastically recommend her.

Larry LaTourette, April 2021


Jon Albert
Adrienne's revisions improved my query letter. She's spot on and works with lightning speed.

Jon Albert, April 2021


Joe Lee
Adrienne was an absolute joy to work with. I approached her wanting to iron out the kinks of my query letter and her feedback was thorough, insightful, and immensely helpful, and I feel all the more confident in my query for it. She was wonderfully professional and eager and willing to answer all of my questions across multiple drafts of my query. I highly recommend her - she wants to see your ...
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Joe Lee, March 2021


Jon Albert
Adrienne was spot on in identifying the strength and weaknesses of the opening pages of my novel. Invaluable comments!

Jon Albert, March 2021

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