Doing everything I used to do as a hands-on agent but not being an agent!
I was a literary agent for years before going freelance... My client list was a mix of adult and YA (more YA though, very girl-centric and full of social justice issues)--look it up!
I handled editing all my own books, foreign (when handling my own got to be too much, I found our foreign rights agent --I also found movie/TV agent to handle all film interest), subbing to editors/negotiating contracts etc. I wore all kinds of hats!
One of my YAs won a 2014 Stonewall Award (and I am a big champion of LGBTQIA+ literature). Also, one of my YAs just reached the NYT Best Seller list. (The MC had a stutter--I would love to see more disabled heroes in the world.)
A New York Times bestseller! A Booklist Top 10 YA Book for Adult Readers One of the Best YA Novels of 2018 by Publishers WeeklyOne of B&N Teen Blog's Best YA Books of 2018Bustle's Best Young Adult Books of 2018Good Morning America's Best Books of 2018In NPR's Guide to 2018's Greatest ReadsIn Paste's 30 Best Young Adult Novels of 2018Nominated for YALSA's 2019 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers 4... read more
“A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back.” —Bustle “Subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Cuts straight to the core of rape culture—masterfully fierce, stirring, and deeply empowering.” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate a... read more
From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America.This collection of twenty-one essays from major YA authors—including award-winning and bestselling writers—touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female i... read more
What the Woods Keep is the stunning debut of Katya de Becerra, who combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page. On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home―on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for colleg... read more
“Lighthearted…You’ll speed through this read.” —Real SimpleBest friends Annie and Sarah need cash—fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her you... read more
How a Show, and the Support of Its Fandom, Changed—and Saved—Lives Supernatural, a three-time People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Tumblr’s 2015 Most Reblogged “Live Action TV,” has made a name for itself by supporting and encouraging its fans to “always keep fighting,” and a memorable line from early in the show’s run, “Family don’t end with blood,” became an i... read more
The Wicker King is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.Jack once saved August's life…now can August save him?August is a misfit with a pyro streak and Jack is a golden boy on the varsity rugby team―but their intense friendship goes way back. Jack begins to see increasingly vivid hallucinations that take the form of an elaborate f... read more
In Paul Greci's The Wild Lands, Travis and his sister are trapped in a daily race to survive―and there is no second place.Natural disasters and a breakdown of civilization have cut off Alaska from the world and destroyed its landscape. Now, as food runs out and the few who remain turn on each other, Travis and his younger sister, Jess, must cross hundreds of miles in search of civilization. Th... read more
From WATER STREET PRESS At the age of 21, Gus Weesfree witnessed a brutal crime in his hometown of Tradition, Ohio, and fled. Now an old man, exhausted by a life on the run, he is compelled to confront his past only to find most of his memories buried by urban sprawl. He seeks solace in Mabel, the sister he abandoned, a lifelong alcoholic who presumed him dead. As the surviving Weesfree family... read more
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