Amy Tipton

Amy Tipton - Editor

Coos Bay, OR, USA

I was a literary agent for years now I'm a freelance editor/owner of an editorial service for women/women-identifying/genderqueer writers.

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Overview

I was a literary agent (for 13 almost 14 years) prior to going freelance so I'm confident, I can help you! I have a keen and discerning eye for potential, and am committed not only to new voices, but to literature as a whole. My interest in being a key player in shaping and expanding the literary landscape through the work I discover means I don’t mind taking risks and will always act in the best interest of my clients. My unique and nurturing style ensures they have a good foundation with which to launch long and successful careers. Please, consider me your professional CP!

I love reality-based fiction but am also a HUGE horror freak! I am drawn to dystopian/adventure/survival/thriller/mysteries...though I love the character Bridget Jones! (And am an Emily Giffin fan!)

I take great pride in my work and am a big believer in collaboration--let me help you put your best book forward.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Middle Grade
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Awards

  • lots! (a 2014 Stonewall & including YALSA +)
  • 2019 Edgar Award (best fiction--mystery [or thriller]--awarded by Mystery Writers of America

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
August, 2018 – Present (about 2 years)

Doing everything I used to do as a hands-on agent but not being an agent!

Literary Agent

Signature Literary Agency
September, 2009 – August, 2018 (almost 9 years)

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.)

Literary Agent

FinePrint Literary Management
September, 2006 – September, 2009 (about 3 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Sadie

Courtney Summers

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 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

The Nowhere Girls

Amy Reed

“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

“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

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America

Amy Reed, Julie Murphy, Sandhya Menon, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Kuehnert, Sona Charaipotra, Anna-Marie McLemore, Brandy Colbert, Martha Brockenbrough, Jaye Robin Brown, Maurene Goo, Aisha Saeed, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Hannah Moskowitz, Ilene (I.W.) Gregorio, Tracy Deonn Walker, Somaiya Daud, Christine Day, Alexandra Duncan

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

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

Katya de Becerra

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

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

Crimes Against a Book Club

Kathy Cooperman

“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

“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

Family Don't End with Blood: Cast and Fans on How Supernatural Has Changed Lives

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

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

K. Ancrum

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

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

The Wild Lands

Paul Greci

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

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

Tradition

Marci Blackman

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

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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