Monday, November 9, 2009

Secret Agent Unveiled: LAURA BRADFORD


Applause and thanks to the amazing and helpful Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.

Laura's bio:

Laura Bradford has fifteen years of professional experience as a literary agent, editor, writer and bookseller. Laura began her career as a literary agent at Manus and Associates Literary Agency and formed Bradford Literary Agency in 2001. She considers herself an editorial-focused agent and takes a hands-on approach to developing proposals and manuscripts with her authors for the most appropriate markets. The mission of Bradford Literary Agency is to form true partnerships with their clients and build long-term relationships that extend from writing the first draft through the length of the author’s career. Her recent sales include books placed with Berkley, Grand Central, Harlequin/Silhouette, Kensington, Spice Books, Pocket, Virgin Books, Avon, Dorchester, Hyperion, NAL, Eos, and Mira Books. She continues to actively build her client list and is currently seeking work in the following genres: Romance (historical, romantic suspense, paranormal, category, contemporary, erotic), urban fantasy, women’s fiction, mystery, thrillers and young adult as well as some select non-fiction.

She is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR) and Romance Writers of America and she is an RWA-recognized agent.

Winner announcements coming up!


  1. Another great Secret Agent! Thanks so much to Ms. Bradford for sharing her expertise and insight with all the entrants. Very helpful and I'm sure everyone appreciates her hard (volunteer) work.

    Word verification: tweateda. Perfect for a Monday SA reveal :)

  2. Woohoo! thanks to both Ms. Bradford and Authoress for the opportunity and hard work.

  3. Urban fantasy. Explains why she didn't like my traditional fantasy. Though the other comments were the most positive I've had yet, so my opening seems to be working. Down to tweaking rather than major overhaul.

    Thank you both for another enlightening round.

  4. A great experience and a humbling one. Thank you, Authoress and Laura.

  5. Thank you Ms. Bradford, I enjoyed reading your comments.

    And thanks Authoress for hosting these contests. I learn so much, even when I don't participate.

  6. Man, I wish I entered this one! She's a great agent. Thanks again Authoress for bringing us these secret agent contests : )

  7. Thank you both for your time and the opportunity. Rock stars!

  8. Thank you both so much for all the time and effort you put into this. The range of comments on my 250 words was fascinating, and it's always enlightening to read all the excerpts and comments :)

  9. Thanks for your time, (how do you find it?), and thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on my 250.
    Whether I'm chosen or not, this contest has given me the 2nd,(OK 3rd), wind I needed to really hammer this book into sellable shape.

    Good luck to everyone!

  10. Thank you for doing this Ms Bradford. I enjoyed and learned a great deal from reading your comments.