Author Archive

Julie Wu

| December 9th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Julie Wu’s novel, The Third Son, which will be published by Algonquin Press in 2013, won a short-listing in the 2009 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Novel-in-Progress Competition and will be published by Algonquin Books in Spring, 2013. The Third Son takes place during the tumult of post-World War II Taiwan, where the disfavored son of a Taiwanese politician fights his brother for the woman he loves and for the chance to make a life with her in America. Her short fiction has won honorable mention in the 2010 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Contest and has been published in Columbia Magazine. Also a physician, she has published creative nonfiction in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). She earned a B.A. in Literature from Harvard and spent a year studying opera performance at Indiana University in Bloomington, many lifetimes ago. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet

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Jessica Keener

| November 30th, 2011 | No Comments »

Jessica Keener’s writing career was launched when her story, “Recovery” won second prize in Redbook magazine’s fiction contest. Her work has since been recognized in The Pushcart Prize under “Outstanding Writers,” and has appeared in scores of publications, most recently in Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Huffington Post and The Nervous Breakdown. She is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Grant and was a finalist in Breadloaf’s Bakeless novel competition. Her debut novel, Night Swim, has been widely praised by reviewers and book bloggers including The New York Times, which called Night Swim “an earnest debut” and “moving.” The Boston Globe said “Keener perfectly captures a certain kind of 1970s adolescence,” and Booklist, said “this memorable debut will strike a universal chord with readers.” For more than a dozen years, Keener’s feature articles have appeared in The Boston Globe; O, The Oprah Magazine, Coastal Living, Design New England

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Lauren Baratz-Logsted

| November 30th, 2011 | No Comments »

Lauren Baratz-Logsted grew up in Monroe, CT, where her father owned a drugstore at which her mother was the pharmacist. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where she majored in psychology. She also has what she calls her “half-Masters” in English from Western Connecticut State University (five courses down, another five to go…someday!). Throughout college, she worked semester breaks as a doughnut salesperson, a job that she swears gave her white lung disease from all the powdered sugar she breathed. Upon graduation, she began work at the venerable independent bookseller, now sadly defunct as such, Klein’s of Westport. There, she bought and sold for the better part of 11 years. In November 1994, Lauren left the bookstore to finally take a chance on herself as a writer. Success did not happen over night. Between 1994 and May 2002 – when Red Dress Ink called with

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Jason Yarn

| October 30th, 2011 | 3 Comments »

Wondering which books this agent fell in love with recently and sold? CLICK HERE to find out! Jason Yarn is a literary agent with Paradigm, one of the nation’s top entertainment agencies. After a stint in L.A. working in the intern-mines for Miramax, he joined Writers and Artists as an assistant and transitioned to Paradigm where he worked with authors like Warren Ellis, Denis Leary, Steven Johnson, Aaron McGruder, John Dean and Daniel Mendelsohn. As an agent, his clients include the New York Times Bestselling authors Dirk Hayhurst, Jeff Gottesfeld, and Fred Van Lente, as well as the James Beard Award Nominated Hank Shaw, IACP Award Nominated Jane Ziegelman, and debut authors like K.M. Ruiz (MIND STORM), Mark Henshaw (ASSASSIN’S MACE) and Nate Simpson (NONPLAYER). He has a diverse list and is currently seeking narrative non-fiction and commercial middle-grade/YA/adult fiction in the areas of thrillers/suspense, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and military/espionage.

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Brianne Mulligan

| October 20th, 2011 | No Comments »

Brianne Mulligan joined Movable Type Management after working as an editor. She began her career on the adult side, first at Random House’s Doubleday Broadway imprint, then at Penguin’s Gotham Books, before moving to Razorbill, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group. At Razorbill, she acquired numerous teen and middle grade novels and series, including Will Hill’s Department 19, Darwen Arkwright & the Peregrine Pact by A.J. Hartley, and she worked with a diverse list of authors including New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder. At Movable Type, she represents primarily young adult and middle grade fiction. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Josh Getzler

| October 17th, 2011 | No Comments »

Josh Getzler of the Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency left Harcourt in 1993 to get an MBA from Columbia Business School. After Business School, Josh spent 11 years owning and operating a minor league baseball team (the Staten Island Yankees). He left baseball in late 2006 and rejoined the book world on the agent side. Josh worked at Writers House until November 2009, building a list of novelists, YA and children’s book authors, and the occasional nonfiction writer; then joined Russell and Volkening. In his time there, he brought in adult authors such as Nancy Bilyeau (THE CROWN—Touchstone, 2012) and Geoff Rodkey (THE CHRONICLES OF EGG— Putnam Books for Young Readers, beginning in 2012). He represents more than 30 authors, including Joshua Gaylord/Alden Bell (THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS), Cali Yost (Work+Life Fit and TWEAK— forthcoming from Center Street), and Gerald Elias (DEVIL’S TRILL and DANSE MACABRE—Minotaur Books). Josh represents fiction and nonfiction (mostly fiction, much of which is crime-related

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Janet Rosen

| October 17th, 2011 | No Comments »

Janet Rosen of Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc. has been associate book editor at Glamour, the senior books and fiction editor at Woman (and at a couple of other now defunct magazines that lasted only one or two issues, although that wasn’t her fault) before turning to agenting at Sheree Bykofsky Associates, where she represents a range of nonfiction. She has been the president of the NYC chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, and her writing has appeared in Glamour, Publishers Weekly, Paper, and other print and online publications. During off hours, Janet writes and performs comedy and has been featured in the Marshalls Women in Comedy Festival. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Rayhané Sanders

| October 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

Rayhané Sanders, Literary Manager at WSK Management LLC, represents a wide range of adult titles, including narrative nonfiction, memoir, food and travel narratives, microhistory, psychology, pop culture, and literary, historical, and commercial fiction, including short story collections, as well as a small number of voice-driven YA titles. She is drawn to projects with strong narrators, foreign lands, cross-cultural themes, issues of identity and race, musical settings, underrepresented characters and pockets of culture, and Buddhist thought, but her bookshelf is inviting and she will take on any project that she’s passionate about. Rayhané graduated from New York University where she studied Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies before going to work as a reporter and freelance writer for such magazines as Newsweek, Forbes, and Impose prior to moving into book publishing. Having worked for Penguin and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she cut her teeth at Lippincott, Massie, McQuilkin and William Morris Endeavor, where she worked

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Writers’ Conference Etiquette

| October 1st, 2011 | 1 Comment »

by Scott Hoffman Those of you who have read some of the articles I’ve had published on how to find an agent (see here, for example) know that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of trying to land a literary an agent by sending blind query letters. Does it work on occasion? Sure. We’ve gotten some of our best clients that way. But there’s something so… passive about the process. There’s some element of ceding control that I know that I wouldn’t be comfortable with if I were in an author’s position. To me, the whole process seems to evoke bad memories of high school, sitting by the phone, waiting for it to ring to see if you’re going to have a date on Saturday night, when you should have just been out having a good time with your friends anyway. Besides, what do you do if your preferred agent

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| September 29th, 2011 | No Comments »

Did you know East Harlem doesn’t have an independently owned bookstore? It’s hard to believe the neighborhood that nurtured writers such as Piri Thomas (Down These Mean Streets) and Nicholasa Mohr (Nilda) doesn’t have a bookstore to support current and future generations of writers. Aurora Anaya-Cerda is looking to change that by opening a brick-and-mortar store in East Harlem. Aurora is the owner of La Casa Azul, an online bookstore. An anonymous benefactor has offered to match up to $40,000 in donations raised through October 24, 2011. So every donated dollar translates into two dollars that will help open a Latina-owned, independent bookstore. Open a bookstore and you educate a community. Help educate the community of East Harlem and beyond by donating to Aurora’s 40K in 40 Days campaign and/or by sharing this information widely. To donate, and for more details, please visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/lacasaazulbookstorenyc    From Aurora Anaya-Cerda: Dear La Casa

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