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agent : bbaker@victoriasanders.com
Bernadette Baker-Baughman
Victoria Sanders and Associates
241 Avenue of the Americas, suite 11H, New York, NY 10014 United States
http://www.victoriasanders.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bakersmark

Bernadette Baker-Baughman has a MS in Professional Writing and has worked on both the editorial and marketing sides of publishing.She is looking for books of any genre that explore, in an honest way, what it means to experience life as a human. Books that deftly dip into all of the magic, misery, joy, pain, lust, fear, hope, and nuance of living. In 2005 Bernadette co-founded Baker’s Mark Literary Agency where she discovered talent such as Farel Dalrymple, Faith Erin Hicks, Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett, Dan Elconin, David Axe, Carson Morton, and Zack Giallongo, among others. In 2010 Bernadette joined Victoria Sanders & Associates. Bernadette is currently interested in representing adult, YA, and middle grade fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. In fiction she gravitates towards books with a wide audience access point—specifically books with cultural or contemporary touchstones (reimaginings, historical fiction, fiction based on legend or myth, fiction with fantastical elements, Steampunk,etc). In nonfiction she is looking for image rich books, pop culture, art, quirky gift books, light sociology, and narrative nonfiction. In graphic novels she is seeking beautifully illustrated works of nonfiction, memoir, young adult or children’s fiction, high fantasy, funny character driven stories, and graphic literature.


years experience: 10
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Reference, Biography, History, Graphic novels, Magical Realism, Thriller, Love Stories, Books with a wide entry point for audiences
LEADING CLIENTS
Leslye Walton, Farel Dalrymple, Dan Elconin, Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett, Faith Erin Hicks, Sonny Liew, David Axe, Carson Morton, Zack Giallongo, Leslye Walton, Amir & Khalil.
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by Leslye Walton (#1 on the Spring 2014 Kids’ Indie Next List, Spring 2014 ABA New Voices Selection, Amazon.com Best Books of 2014: Teen & Young Adult , School Library Journal Best Books of 2014, Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014, Hudson Booksellers Best Books of Summer 2014, American Booksellers for Children Best Books of 2014, Bustle Magazine Top 25 YA Books of 2014, Boston Globe’s Best Young Adult Novels of 2014 , Texas Library Association 2015 High School Reading List , YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults List, William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist, Nominated for CBC’s Teen Choice Book of the Year, Nominated for GoodReads Best Books of 2014, Children’s Choice Book Awards Teen Choice Debut Author Finalist, 2015 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Best Book for Teens Shortlist, Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy finalist)
BOILERPLATE: HISTORY'S MECHANICAL MARVEL (Optioned by Paramount for JJ Abrams)
STEALING MONA LISA (2011 KIRKUS BEST BOOK)
PRIMATES (4 weeks on NYT Bestseller List)
NAMELESS CITY, FRIEND'S WITH BOYS and THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERHERO GIRL by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)
Dan Elconin's NEVER AFTER (Simon Pulse)
WAR IS BORING, a graphic memoir by David Axe with illustration by Matt Bors (New American Library)
BRAIN CAMP by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan, with illustration by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)
CITY OF SPIES by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan (First Second)
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by Leslye Walton
SMASH by Chris A. Bolton and Kyle Bolton
THE WRENCHIES by Farel Dalrymple (First Second)
FRANK READE: ADVENTURES IN THE AGE OF INVENTION by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett (Abrams 2010)
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Authors who wish to contact us regarding potential representation should send a query letter with the first three chapters (or about 25 pages) pasted into the body of the message to queriesvsa@gmail.com. If you'd like to specify that your query go to Bernadette, please include "Bernadette Baker" in the subject line.

We will only accept queries via e-mail. Query letters should describe the project and the author in the body of a single, one-page e-mail that does not contain any attached files. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please paste the first three chapters of your manuscript (or about 25 pages, and feel free to round up to a chapter break) into the body of your email.

We generally respond to queries in one to four weeks, although occasionally it will take longer. We will not respond to e-mails with attachments or attached files.

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