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Keith Kahla

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Keith Kahla is an executive editor at St. Martin’s Press, where he has worked for 20 years. Among his authors are Gayle Lynds, Joseph Finder, Gregg Hurwitz, Steven Saylor, Lindsey Davis, Mark T. Sullivan, S.J. Rozan , Alan Gordon, Jane Haddam, Charles Cumming, and William Tapply. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Mark Tavani

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Mark Tavani was born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. After working briefly at a beer distributor in Pittsburgh and as a forestry aid in New Mexico, he coaxed from the University of Pittsburgh a degree in creative writing. In 2000, he joined the Random House Publishing Group, where he is now a Senior Editor. His varied interests have led him to acquire thrillers, literary novels, sports and true crime nonfiction, and a book about a 5-foot, 9-inch journalist who becomes a sumo wrestler. The list of authors he has worked with includes bestsellers Steve Berry, Katherine Neville, Charlie Huston, Barry Eisler, R.L. Stine, and Mike Greenberg, and award winners Justin Cronin, George Dohrmann, David Corbett, and Alex Berenson. Mark lives in Brooklyn with his wife and in his spare time enjoys traveling, cheering with great gusto if little common sense for Philadelphia’s major

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Noah Lukeman

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Noah Lukeman is President of Lukeman Literary Management Ltd, which he founded in 1996. His clients include winners of the Pulitzer Prize, American Book Award, Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Award, finalists for the National Book Award, Edgar Award, and Pacific Rim prize, multiple New York Times bestsellers, national journalists, major celebrities, and faculty of universities ranging from Harvard to Stanford. He has also worked in the New York office of a multi-talent management company, where he represented many New York Times Bestsellers, and, prior to founding his agency, he also worked for another New York literary agency. Prior to becoming an agent he worked in the editorial departments of several publishers, including William Morrow, Delphinium Books and Farrar, Straus, Giroux, and as editor of a literary magazine. He was creator of PrePub.com, one of the first publishing rights websites, which eventually became the “Booktracker” division of Inside.com. As a

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Elizabeth Evans

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Wondering which books this agent fell in love with recently and sold? CLICK HERE to find out! Elizabeth Evans joined the Jean V. Naggar Agency in January, 2010. Previously, she worked for six years with Kimberley Cameron & Associates (formerly the Reece Halsey Agency). Elizabeth specializes in nonfiction, including memoir, current affairs, pop culture, relationships, journalism, history and popular science. She also represents select titles in up-market women’s fiction, mysteries and young adult novels. Elizabeth enjoys working closely with her authors to fine-tune their proposals and manuscripts. She especially loves launching new authors’ careers. She is always on the lookout for stories of adventure, and books that aspire to foster knowledge and understanding. Recent favorite reads, and books in the vein of what she would like to represent, include Alexandra Fuller’s Don’t Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight, Bill Bryson’s In A Sunburned Country, Greg Mortensen’s Three Cups of Tea, Kazuo Ishiguro’s

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Joanna Volpe

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Wondering which books this agent fell in love with recently and sold? CLICK HERE to find out! Joanna Volpe is President of New Leaf Literary & Media. Previously she was an agent with the Coffey agency and FinePrint Literary Management. She represents everything from children’s books (chapter books to YA, both non-fiction and fiction), to adult fiction (speculative, romance, historical, paranormal, unique fantasy, literary, dark comedy, dark drama, horror). She will occasionally take on a strong narrative non-fiction with environmental or food (or both!) elements. What she is NOT looking for right now : picture books, cookbooks, mysteries, screenplays, poetry, short story collections, epic fantasy, hi-science fiction, academic non-fiction, thrillers, westerns. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Adam Chromy

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Adam “Snapper” Chromy, a native New Yorker, had many interesting careers (lifeguard, bicycle messenger, nightclub bouncer and technologist) before finding his true calling as a literary agent. Adam also received a B.S. Degree in Finance and Management from NYU’s Stern School of Business while attending on full-scholarship, and started his first company during his senior year.  In the decade following graduation, he created and managed several successful and profitable technology companies. Seeking a more creative outlet for his energy, Adam returned to NYU to attend film classes, began writing screenplays and ended up working at a renowned literary agency.  It was not long before his success and entrepreneurial spirit led him to start his own literary agency, Artists and Artisans Inc. Adam is still signing authors of fiction and narrative nonfiction as long as the writing is exceptional and the authors have something truly unique to say.  He is also

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Elana Roth

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Elana Roth, of the Caren Johnson Literary Agency, began her career at Nickelodeon Magazine, which made her fall in love with children’s publishing. Afterward, she spent nearly 5 years as an editor at Parachute Publishing, a packager specializing in children’s book series. There she was lucky to work on R.L. Stine’s ROTTEN SCHOOL among many other series for kids of all ages. She’s spent the last year as an agent, and loves working with her clients closely, being very hands-on editorially to get those existing (and already fabulous) manuscripts just right. Elana is a graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she earned degrees in English literature and Bible. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Jennifer DeChiara

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Jennifer DeChiara, President and owner of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency, which she founded in 2001 and which was named one of the top 25 agencies in the country by Writer’s Digest. They are actively looking for children’s books for all ages and adult fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of genres. The agency represents many award-winning, best-selling authors, including Pen Award-winner Carol Lynch Williams, Lambda Award-winning YA author Brent Hartinger, children’s authors Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, whose Elf on the Shelf is sweeping the country, and #1 New York Times best-selling author Sylvia Browne. The agency also represents children’s book illustrators, including Peabody Award-winner Tom John, and has a full staff to handle not only film and foreign sales, but also publicity, media presentation, and merchandising; the agency also has a speakers bureau. Please visit their website at www.jdlit.com for more information. share: Digg this post Recommend

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Victoria Horn

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Victoria handles audio rights for  Liza Dawson Associates and is currently building her own client list. Victoria’s interests include YA fiction, adult women’s fiction, romance and literary fiction. She can’t get enough truly well done magical realism and is a sucker for great historical novels. Victoria is open to narrative nonfiction, travel, memoir, pop culture or social science takes on current debates. She looks for sharp humor in unexpected places, a story that places her firmly in another world, and characters she can’t leave behind. She loves strong voices and high concept hooks, or really well written stories about timeless subjects. Victoria comes to Liza Dawson Associates after two years with Trident Media Group as an assistant to Jenny Bent, Scott Miller and Ellen Levine. She grew up in New England, but has lived and traveled all over the world, including New Zealand, England, and a post-graduate year in China.

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Brandi Bowles

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Brandi Bowles joined Foundry Literary in 2010, after working as an agent at Morhaim Literary and an assistant editor at Crown/Three Rivers Press. Brandi represents idea and platform-driven nonfiction in all categories, including music and pop-culture, humor, business, sociology, philosophy, health, and relationships. Quirky, funny, or contrarian proposals are always welcome in her inbox, as are big-idea books that change the way we think about the world. Brandi also represents fiction in the categories of literary fiction, women’s fiction, urban fantasy, and YA. She only accepts email queries. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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