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Pitch Live! … the agents

Wednesday, 17 October 2012  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

Pitch Live starts Monday, October 15. Make sure your entries are posted by 8AM EDT (NY time). We’ll go around and grab the codes for the ones we want in the agent round and post them to our blogs by October 17 at 8AM EDT. Make sure to check our next post for some exciting stuff. Until then, here are the agents viewing your pitches.

Laurie McLean

Laurie McLean 

Laurie McLean is the Senior Agent at Larsen Pomada Literary Agents in San Francisco. She represents adult genre fiction (romance, fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, suspense, thrillers, etc.) as well as children’s middle grade and young adult books.Check out her publishing morsels here: http://agentsavant.com/.

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg 

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg represents young adult and middle grade children’s book authors, and adult romance authors. Over the past four years Pam has become one of the top YA book bloggers in the country at Bookalicious.org. She also partners her blog with Hicklebee’s, a children’s bookstore in San Jose, CA. Check it out here: http://bookalicious.org/.

 Natalie Lakosil

Natalie Lakosil’s interests include talented, hard-working new authors with a fresh, unique voice and hook. Her specialty is commercial fiction, with an emphasis in children’s literature (from picture book-teen), romance (contemporary, paranormal and historical), upmarket women’s fiction and select nonfiction. Specific likes include historical, multi-cultural, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, middle grade with heart, and short, quirky picture books. She is always drawn to an open and positive attitude in an author, good grammar, and fantastical, engaging and sexy plots.

Roseanne Wells
Roseanne Wells is looking for strong literary fiction that emphasizes craft and style equally, and doesn’t sacrifice plot and character for beautiful sentences; young adult of all genres; very selective middle grade that connects her to a strong main character; science-fiction and fantasy; and smart detective novels (more Sherlock Holmes than cozy mysteries). 

 Jordy Albert
Jordy Albert is interested in the following genres: Romance (contemporary, historical/Regency, paranormal. Erotica is okay, but it must have a strong plot and well-developed characters), MG/YA, dystopian, and horror. She enjoys quirky characters with a self-deprecating sense of humor. 
Sandy Lu   
Sandy Lu
Sandy Lu is looking for dark literary and commercial fiction, mystery, thriller, psychological horror, paranormal/urban fantasy, historical fiction, and YA.  In particular, she is looking for historical thrillers or mysteries set in Victorian times. She is also actively searching for espionage fiction.
 Julia A. Weber
 Julia A. Weber
Julia Weber represents only commercial fiction, namely thrillers as well as Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult and Women’s Fiction of all sub-genres.
Jessica Sinsheimer
Jessica Sinsheimer is seeking Literary, Women’s, Middle Grade, and Young Adult Fiction.
 Brooks Sherman
Brooks Sherman is on the lookout for adult fiction that runs the gamut from contemporary (with an eye toward multicultural or satirical) to speculative (particularly urban/contemporary fantasy, horror/dark fantasy, and slipstream). He also has a weakness for historical fiction and a burgeoning interest in crime fiction. On the children’s side, he is looking to build a list of boy-focused Middle Grade novels (all subgenres, but particularly fantasy adventure and contemporary), and is open to YA fiction of all types except paranormal romance.

As a new agent, Pooja is looking to build her client list and is eager for submissions by debut novelists and veteran writers. She’s looking for writing that has an easy flow and a timely pacing, along with a unique perspective and a strong voice. In fiction, she is interested in literary, historical, commercial, and high-end women’s fiction. However, she’s most drawn to stories with an  international flavor, vibrant characters, multi-cultural themes, and lush settings. In fantasy, she’s looking for original, layered plots with worlds as real and alive as the ones that were created by J.K Rowling and Tolkien. She’s looking for YA fiction across all genres.

Check out all the details on this post: Pitch Live! And see our hosts, Brenda Drake, Erica M. Chapman and Leigh Ann Kopans zany videos.

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