Monday, September 27, 2010

Secret Agent Unveiled: SUZIE TOWNSEND


Huzzahs to the magnificent Suzie Townsend of Fine Print Literary Management for her awesome Secret Agentness!

Suzie's bio:

Suzie is actively looking for fiction and non-fiction: specifically Middle Grade and YA novels (all subgenres, but particularly literary projects), adult romance (historical and paranormal), and fantasy (urban fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, epic fantasy).

Recent sales include Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers (Tor, September 2010), All These Lives by Sarah Wylie (FSG, winter 2012), Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson (Harper, winter 2012), Sea Rose Red by Cat Hellisen (FSG, spring 2012), Zombie Tag by Hannah Moskowitz (Roaring Brook, fall 2011), and Tempest by Julie Cross (St. Martin’s Press, forthcoming).

She’s interested in strong characters and voice driven stories: she’s particularly keen on strong female protagonists, complex plot lines with underlying political, moral, or philosophical issues, and stories which break out of the typical tropes of their genre. Some of her favorites are When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series, and Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series.

She drinks too much diet orange soda, has a Starbucks problem (those soy chai lattes are addictive), and lives in Brooklyn with two dogs who know that chewing on shoes is okay but chewing on books is not.

Suzie keeps a blog and can be found on twitter at @sztownsend81.

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Hooray! And huge thanks for Suzie's thorough comments. Winners forthcoming!

10 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks, Suzie, for your great feedback. I learned so much from reading your comments on everyone's entries.

Blodwyn said...

Thank you, Suzie - I also learned a great deal from both your comments on my own entry and the comments on others'.

Marie Andreas said...

Thank you so much for doing this Suzie. You gave very insightful feedback on all the entries- a great learning experience!

annalisag said...

Thank you Suzie and Authoress! I had so much fun and was thrilled to be able to participate. The Secret Agent contests are AWESOME!

RubyRed0 said...

Thank you Suzie & Authoress. Several issues were pointed out to me. I appreciate the help, and am revising. Thank you again. ;-)

coffeelvnmom said...

Thanks guys, for putting on another great contest, and Suzie, thank you for taking the time to comment on the entries!

rhea said...

Thanks Suzie for your wonderful feedback, and thanks authoress for all you do.

Ariana Richards said...

Thanks to both Suzie and Authoress for your time and for this entire experience - I've learned so much ^_^

suzie townsend said...

Glad you found the comments helpful! Thank you Authoress for holding the contest! :)

Marilyn Peake said...

Thank you so much, Suzie and Authoress, for running this contest. It was awesome.