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Brittany Hamblin

| May 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

Brittany Hamblin is an Editor with Harper Perennial, Harper Paperbacks and ItBooks focusing primarily on Mainstream, Literary and Nonfiction work. www.harpercollins.com     share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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4/29 email – news and updates

| May 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

  News and Updates   The 2011 Backspace Writers Conference is just one month away! We’re very excited about the program, and truly believe the 2011 conference will be our best event yet. If you haven’t been to the conference website lately, you’ll definitely want to stop by – many terrific agents and editors have joined the faculty in recent weeks including Andrea Walker, Vice President and Editorial Director at Little Brown, who will be assisting  Jeff Kleinman with his Thursday evening “Buy This Book!” workshop. But don’t let her fancy title fool you – this workshop will be relaxed, informative, and fun. The cost is just $45, and it’s a great way to spend the evening. If you haven’t already signed up, there’s still time to register! Nicholas Croce (The Croce Agency), Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency), Jessica Regel (Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency), and Louise Fury and Emily

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5/14 email – final details

| May 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

    – Final Details –   The 2011 Backspace Writers Conference is just 10 days away! In this email, you’ll find program details and other helpful information to help make your conference experience successful and enjoyable. And remember – If you’d like to expand your conference experience by registering for an additional portion of the event, there’s still time! As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email Backspace administrators Chris Graham or Karen Dionne. You may also telephone Chris at 732-267-6449. See you in New York! – What to Bring – Thursday Agent-Author Seminar Each seminar registrant should bring 17 copies of their query letter and 17 copies of their opening two pages to their assigned workshops. Format details and workshop assignments are posted on the conference website. You can also see a sample of the two-pages format here. Friday conference program Note-taking materials

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Rachel Griffiths

| May 3rd, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Rachel Griffiths is a senior editor with Scholastic Press. Currently she is the editor for The 39 Clues series, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list with Rick Riordan’s The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones. In addition to working on the books, Rachel oversees creation of the series’ collectible cards and content for www.the39clues.com. Rachel’s list includes bestselling authors Kathryn Lasky and Emily Rodda, as well as rising stars such as The Romeo and Juliet Code author Phoebe Stone. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Nicholas Croce

| April 28th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Nicholas Croce is a literary agent and President of The Croce Agency, and represents a wide range of commercial fiction in the areas of mystery, thriller, suspense, historical, sci-fi and literary. Nicholas has worked at John Wiley & Sons, Rosen Publishing and Croce Publishing. His eponymous press was named by “Writers Digest” as one of the top markets for book writers. Wishing to work more closely with authors, however, he shuttered the company in 2007 to found the Croce Agency. Since then, his authors have appeared on several bestseller lists, including the London “Times” and the top 100 best-selling books on Amazon and BarnesAndNoble.com. Nicholas is a Member-at-Large of the Authors Guild. He has degrees in Creative Writing and Journalism from the University of New Mexico and a Certification in Book Publishing from the New York University Center for Publishing. He is the author of three young adult educational books.

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Andrea Walker

| April 27th, 2011 | No Comments »

Andrea Brown is Vice President and Editorial Director of Reagan Arthur Books, an imprint of Little, Brown. She began her publishing career at St. Martin’s Press, and also worked for Picador USA. Writers she has worked with since arriving at Little, Brown include Kate Atkinson, Kate Braestrup, Tony Earley, Joshua Ferris, Elin Hilderbrand, Elizabeth Kostova, Denise Mina, George Pelecanos, Josh Bazell, Kathleen Kent, and Joanna Scott. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, children’s book author and illustrator Scott Beck, and their two children. When not reading, she is struggling to achieve competency in tennis, yoga, and knitting. Results so far are not encouraging. Follow Reagan Arthur on Twitter. To hear more from Reagan about publishing, listen to this from Blog Talk Radio. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Nicole Resciniti

| April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

After a lifetime of battling an addiction to books, Nicole Resciniti, now an associate agent with The Seymour Agency, admitted she had a problem. The signs had been there all along—tailoring her work schedule to accommodate reading, staying awake at night to finish a novel or sneaking spare moments to skim extra pages. Various jobs (sales, SAT tutoring, high school Marine Biology teacher) couldn’t offset the obsession. But how does one balance a love of books with the practicalities of a successful career? Mary Sue Seymour offered the answer: become a literary agent.And Nicole seized this amazing opportunity.   Do you have the next book to feed her habit? A smart, tight read she won’t be able to put down? A signature voice she’ll fight to represent? HEA’s are a must for romance. Mainstream suspense, thrillers, mysteries, YA and inspirational novels are welcome. A consummate science geek and card-carrying Mensa

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Dan Conaway

| April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »

Dan Conaway has been Executive Editor at Putnam, Executive Editor at HarperCollins, Director of Literary Acquisitions at PolyGram Films, Story Editor at Citadel/HBO, Creative Executive at Tribeca Films, and Associate Editor at W.W. Norton. While at HarperCollins, he gained a big following as the anonymous blogger, known as Mad Max Perkins, of BookAngst 101. Now he’s an agent at Writers House, an agency that represents such authors as Stephenie Meyer, Neil Gaiman, Ken Follett, Nora Roberts, Stephen Hawking, Barry Eisler, Ridley Pearson,Christopher Paolini, M.J. Rose, Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants!), and Jim Sheeler (2008 National Book Award nominee). share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Louise Fury

| April 5th, 2011 | No Comments »

Louise of the L. Perkins Agency, believes in the power of marketing and is constantly on the lookout for authors who know how to promote themselves. She is seeking high concept Young Adult fiction and fun, imaginative & engaging Middle Grade fiction–think humor, adventure and mystery. The characters must be authentic and original. Louise is a horrror fan, but also loves romance (especially Regency & Victorian), contemporary, paranormal and steampunk romance. She is also looking for pop culture & humor. NO science fiction, YA “issue” books, memoirs or erotica. If your manuscript is COMPLETE, well-written and ready to be seen by an editor, send your query and the first five pages to: lfury@lperkinsagency.com For more information on Louise or to take a peek at her client list, visitwww.louisefury.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter @louisefury   share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Emily Keyes

| April 5th, 2011 | No Comments »

E. Keyes is Contracts & Foreign Rights Manager at the L. Perkins Agency. She’s very passionate about YA and teen novels and is looking to acquire in that area. Previously, she was a Contracts Administrator at Simon & Schuster, Inc. and a writer for “The World Almanac for Kids.” She is a graduate of the NYU Publishing program and knowledgeable about many areas of publishing, and an expert on all things “Sweet Valley.” share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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