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Jessica Regel

| March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Wondering which books this agent fell in love with recently and sold? CLICK HERE to find out! Jessica Regel has been with the Jean Nagger Literary Agency since 2002. She maintains her own list of acclaimed and talented writers while also handling Film, Audio, and UK rights for the agency. Originally from Iowa, she was working at her local library when she was offered an internship at JVNLA and she promptly moved to New York City. After receiving her B.A. in English Literature from Hunter College she became a full agent at JVNLA representing both children’s and adult writers. With energy and persistence, Jessica works closely with her writers to develop and sell their work to publishing houses. You can read more about her clients at www.jvnla.com. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Adrienne Kress

| February 21st, 2011 | No Comments »

Adrienne Kress is a writer and actress born and raised in Toronto, Canada.  It was only natural that Adrienne, the daughter of two high school English teachers, should fall in love with both creating and performing the written word. She majored in Drama at the age of 11 at the Claude Watson School for the Arts, and continued to follow this path through post-secondary school, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Toronto with an honours BA in theatre.  She then moved to London England to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and stayed for three years, acting in a variety of productions.  Upon her return to Canada, she joined the Tempest Theatre Group, a Shakespearean theatre company, and continued to produce and direct her own work. Running parallel to her passion for acting was always her passion for writing.  In high school, she won

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Sara J. Henry

| February 15th, 2011 | No Comments »

Sara J. Henry is the author of the novel LEARNING TO SWIM – first in a series – which Daniel Woodrell describes as “an auspicious debut” and Jamie Ford calls “a mesmerizing confluence of mystery, intrigue, and suspense, with undercurrents of deep personal drama.” It’s based in the Adirondacks in upstate New York, where she was a newspaper sports editor, and the sequel is due out in 2012. It is an audio book for Audible.com and was and released in Germany by DTV. It was an Emerging Author pick at Target, and is a finalist for the Barry Award, and recently won the 2012 Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark award. Sara has a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, was an editor at Rodale Books and at Womens Sports & Fitness magazine, and is an alumna of Squaw Valley Writers Conference. She has edited many nonfiction books, worked as

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Susan Henderson

| January 26th, 2011 | No Comments »

SUSAN HENDERSON’s debut novel, UP FROM THE BLUE, was published by Harper Collins in September 2010. Susan is Curator of NPR’s newest literary venture, “DimeStories,” produced by Jay Allison (of “This I Believe”), and is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award and grants from The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and The Lojo Foundation. Her work has—twice—been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Publications include Zoetrope, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, South Dakota Review, The MacGuffin, Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies (nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2004), North Atlantic Review, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, Opium, Other Voices, Amazon Shorts(nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2006), The World Trade Center Memorial, The Future Dictionary of America (McSweeney’s Books, 2004), The Best American Non-Required Reading(Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Not Quite What I Was Planning (HarperPerennial, 2008), and Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years (Snowvigate Press, 2009). She blogs atLitPark.com,

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Roseanne Wells

| January 26th, 2011 | No Comments »

Roseanne Wells joined Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency as an associate agent in 2012. Previously with the Marianne Strong Literary Agency, she has also worked as a proofreader and a special sales and editorial assistant. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with degrees in Literature and Dance. An avid reader, Roseanne discovered her passion for book publishing during her internship at W. W. Norton, and she approaches agenting as a writer’s advocate, editor, and partner. She is also an arts reviewer for PlayShakespeare.com and a volunteer for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho, NYC. Wells is interested in narrative nonfiction, science (popular or trade, not academic), history, true crime, religion, travel, humor, food/cooking, and similar subjects. She is also actively expanding the agency’s fiction list and looks for strong literary fiction, YA, sci-fi, fantasy, and smart detective novels (more Sherlock Holmes than cozy mysteries). share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with

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Meredith Barnes

| January 26th, 2011 | No Comments »

Meredith Barnes is an associate agent at Lowenstein Associates as well as Digital Strategist and Subsidiary Rights Manager. She is particularly interested in building her nonfiction list, especially blog-to-book projects and projects dealing with alternative lifestyles (such as micro-farming) and social issues. She is also extremely interested in health, fitness, and spirituality nonfiction with a strong author platform, including an online presence. Meredith is interested in a wide range of engaging fiction for all ages, including literary fiction, women’s fiction, thrillers and crime. She is open to science fiction and fantasy that has something new to offer the genres. She does not represent early readers or children’s picture books. For both nonfiction and fiction, Meredith considers more than just the print possibilities. Projects that lend themselves to apps, enhanced ebooks, and other fresh ways to tell stories are especially appealing.   Follow Meredith on twitter here. share: Digg this post Recommend

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Rachel Vogel

| January 26th, 2011 | No Comments »

Wondering which books this agent fell in love with recently and sold? CLICK HERE to find out! Rachel Vogel joined The Waxman Leavell Agency as an agent in 2013. She’s previously held positions at Mary Evans Inc., Lippincott Massie McQuilkin and at the literary scouting agency, Maria Campbell Associates, where she scouted the American book market for foreign publishers and for Warner Brothers. She is interested in fiction that pays equal attention to both the voice and the story, and is particularly drawn to literary fiction that pops off the page, upmarket thrillers and mysteries, “book club” books, and novels with a fantastic/paranormal element that reach beyond genre. In non-fiction, she is on the lookout for subject-driven narratives, memoirs and biography and journalism. Some of the books she’s represented include Rebecca Dana’s memoir Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blond (Amy Einhorn/Putnam), the forthcoming debut novel Race Across the Sky by

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Keith Cronin

| January 24th, 2011 | No Comments »

Author of the novel ME AGAIN (Five Star/Gale), Keith Cronin is a corporate speechwriter and professional rock drummer who has performed and recorded with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons, and Pat Travers. Keith’s fiction has appeared in Carve Magazine, Amarillo Bay, The Scruffy Dog Review, Zinos, and a University of Phoenix management course. A native of South Florida, Keith spends his free time serenading local ducks and squirrels with his ukulele. Visit him online at www.keithcronin.com or www.facebook.com/keithcronin. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Jael McHenry

| December 8th, 2010 | No Comments »

Jael McHenry is a talented and enthusiastic amateur cook who lives in Philadelphia and blogs about food and cooking at the SIMMER blog, http://simmerblog.typepad.com. She is a monthly pop culture columnist and Editor-in-Chief of Intrepid Media, online at intrepidmedia.com. Her work has appeared in publications such as the North American Review, Indiana Review, and the Graduate Review at American University, where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Kelly Simmons

| December 8th, 2010 | No Comments »

Kelly Simmons is a former journalist and advertising creative director specializing in marketing to women.  STANDING STILL (Simon & Schuster, 2008) was her debut novel and her second novel, THE BIRD HOUSE, hits bookshelves this February.   She lives with her family outside Philadelphia and divides her time between writing, teaching, and advertising consulting. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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