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Monday, February 16, 2009
Secret Agent Unveiled: KRISTIN NELSON
A huge thank you to our adorable and ever-so-helpful Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency.
Kristin established the Nelson Literary Agency in 2002. In such a short time, she has sold more than 90 books to all the major publishers. She has landed several film deals and has contracted foreign rights on behalf of her clients in many territories. She specializes in representing commercial fiction (romance, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, young adult & middle grade) and literary fiction with a commercial bent. In general, she does not handle nonfiction projects with the exception of memoir and investigative journalism narrative nonfiction. Clients include New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ally Carter (I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You and Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy), RITA-award winner Linnea Sinclair (Gabriel’s Ghost and Shades of Dark), Sherry Thomas (Private Arrangements and Delicious), Agatha-award winner Hank Phillippi Ryan (Prime Time and Face Time), Colorado Book Award winner Kim Reid (No Place Safe). Member: AAR, RWA, SFWA, SCBWI. Please visit our web site before submitting and be sure to also check out Kristin’s popular blog.
What Kristin is currently looking for:
Nelson Literary Agency is currently accepting submissions for completed works of: romance (all single title genres except inspirational), science fiction, fantasy, young adult, middle grade, chick lit and women's fiction as well as memoir and narrative nonfiction with a strong voice. Our submission guidelines are available on the agency web site.
And there you have it! It was a special delight for me to host Kristin as this month's Secret Agent. I've been following her blog since the fledgling days of Nelson Literary. I was there amongst the throng of readers when she announced she'd taken on an assistant after doing everything singlehandedly (and well). And she was one of the first -- and only -- agents to request a partial from my Very First Novel (the one that's ended up in the Novel Graveyard).
So thank you, Kristin, for your time, your expertise -- and for offering early encouragement to this writer in her "early days" by seeing value in her green-behind-the-ears submission, way back when.
Stay tuned, everyone, for the Winner Announcement!