Monday, August 24, 2009


Warm thanks to the friendly and helpful Emmanuelle Alspaugh Morgen of the Judith Ehrlich Literary Agency for being a super Secret Agent!

Emmanuelle's bio:

Emmanuelle Alspaugh joined Judith Ehrlich Literary in August 2008. Previously she was an agent at Wendy Sherman Associates and an editor at Fodor's, the travel division of Random House. She represents romance, women’s fiction, and historical fiction, as well as select nonfiction categories, including memoir, psychology, and relationships. Her clients include Alissa Johnson (McAlistair’s Fortune), Danielle Younge-Ullman (Falling Under), Jenny Brown (Lord Lightning), Adrienne Kane (Cooking and Screaming), and Andrea Richesin (Because I Love Her). Emmanuelle was born in France and grew up in Eugene, Oregon, before settling in New York City to work in publishing. She enjoys developing long-term relationships with her clients, helping them to build strong and lasting literary careers.

What Emmanuelle is currently looking for:
  • Paranormal romance, particularly the dark and edgy kind (I’m hankering for some shape-shifters and werewolves)
  • Historical romance, mainly sexy Regencies
  • Urban fantasy
  • General historical fiction set in Europe
  • Upmarket, high-concept women’s fiction with strong female protagonists (as opposed to those recovering from something)
  • Literary fiction with an international setting


  1. Many thanks to Emmanuelle and Authoress for your time in running the contest!

    The constructive feedback from the contest has been really helpful.

  2. Thank you both! I didn't enter this round (not my genres), but I really enjoyed reading the entries and Emmanuelle's insightful comments.

  3. Thanks both of you. This is such a great contest. I've learn so much from this blog! The feedback was very insightful. Thanks again.

  4. great comments from Ms Alspaugh! I'm highly encouraged, I just wish you repped my category. (Romantic Contemp.)

  5. Thank, you Ms. Alspaugh! I really appreciate your feedback!

  6. Thank you, Ms. Alspaugh, for your insightful feedback on all of the entries, including mine. (Regency Romance)

    Thank you, Authoress, for running this contest. I've learned so much from it and from your blog.

  7. Oh how exciting! I've heard wonderful things about her around the blogosphere - great to *see* her here.

  8. Emmanuelle AlspaughAugust 24, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    Thanks for having me and for your own insightful comments. It's always interesting to read the feedback of great readers and writers.