Laney Katz Becker

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Laney Katz Becker was an agent at Folio Literary Management before joining Markson Thoma Literary Agency. Prior to becoming an agent, Laney was an advertising copywriter and freelance journalist, as well as an award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction.

Laney gravitates toward “book club fiction,” (i.e. novels with substance that you’re eager to talk about); novels with a great voice; character-driven stories; and smart, psychological thrillers and novels of suspense. She is open to practical non-fiction and memoir, but only if the author has a strong platform. She’s always on the prowl for narrative nonfiction, (especially from journalists or experts).

She does NOT represent romance, cozy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal or dystopian fiction, nor does she handle YA, children’s, middle grade or poetry.

Laney’s authors have made the New York Times, national and International bestsellers’ lists. A graduate of Northwestern University, and a native Ohioan, Laney is married and the mother of two grown children. She enjoys reading, writing, playing tennis, (watching) baseball, sewing and snuggling with her pooch.