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FOOTBALL: Great Writing about the National Sport (Library of America), edited by John Schulian
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THE END OF NIGHT: Searching for Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light (Little, Brown) by Paul Bogard
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Farley Chase
Chase Literary Agency
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GUTS & GLORY: The American Civil War (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), by Ben Thompson, the first in a new history series

I work closely with my authors to prepare material for submission and throughout the publishing process. Over my more than 12 years as an agent I’ve been fortunate to work with authors who are New York Times Bestsellers, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Members of Congress, Olympic Gold Medalists, and members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

I’m keenly interested in both fiction and nonfiction.

In fiction I'm looking for both literary or commercial projects in either contemporary or historical settings. I'm open to anything with a strong sense of place, voice, and, especially, plot. I don’t handle science fiction, romance, supernatural or young adult.

In nonfiction I'm especially interested in history, memoir, journalism, natural science, military history, sports, pop culture, and humor. Whether by first time writers or long time journalists, I'm excited by original ideas, strong points of view, detailed research, and access to subjects which give readers fresh perspectives on things they think they know.

I'm also interested in visually-driven and illustrated books. Whether they involve photography, comics, illustrations, or art I’m taken by creative storytelling with visual elements, four color or black and white.


years experience: 18
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Suspense/thriller, Reference, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Sports, African-American, Science, Humor, Pop-Culture, Popular Science, Natural History, Military History, Memoir
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
PUBLISHED PROJECTS:
NARRATIVE:
*GUTS & GLORY, by Ben Thompson, a three book middle grade history series (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
*A DEATH IN SAN PIETRO: Ernie Pyle, John Huston and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley (Da Capo) by Tim Brady
*THE END OF NIGHT: My Search for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light (Little, Brown) by Paul Bogard
*LOOPERS: A Caddy's Twenty Year Golf Odyssey, a memoir (Crown) by John Dunn
*THE WOMAN BEFORE WALLIS: Prince Edward, the Parisian Courtesan, and the Perfect Murder, by Andrew Rose (Picador)
*HOPE AGAINST HOPE: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children(Bloomsbury) by Sarah Carr
*HEADS IN BEDS: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality(Doubleday), by Jacob Tomsky
*LOVE IN THE TIME OF ALGORITHMS: What Technology is Doing to Meeting and Mating (Portfolio) by Dan Slater
*TWELVE DESPERATE MILES: The Epic WWII Voyage of the SS Contessa (Crown) by Tim Brady
*DEVIL IN THE GROVE: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America(Harper) by Gilbert King
*SHOCK VALUE: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror (Penguin Press) by Jason Zinoman
*WORDS TO EAT BY: Five Foods and a Culinary History of the English Language (St. Martin's) by Ina Lipkowitz
*THEATER GEEK: Behind the Scenes of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor (Free Press) by Mickey Rapkin
*THE AGE OF AUTISM: Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic (Thomas Dunne Books) by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill
*KID CAROLINA: RJ Reynolds, Jr., A Tobacco Fortune, and the Mysterious Death of a Southern Icon (Center St.) By Heidi Schnakenberg
*THE EXECUTION OF WILLIE FRANCIS: Race, Murder and the Search fo Justice in the American South (Basic/Civitas) by Gilbert King
*THE FIGHTING 69TH: One Remarkable National Guard Unit's Journey From Ground Zero to Baghdad (Viking) - Sean Michael Flynn
*747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation (Smithsonian) by Joe Sutter, with Jay Spenser
*YOUR DOG IS YOUR MIRROR: Understanding the Emotional Capacity of our Dogs and Ourselves (New World Library) by Kevin Behan

MEMOIR:
*MISS BRENDA AND THE LOVELADIES: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption, a memoir by Brenda Spahn with Irene Zutell (Waterbrook/Multnomah)
*LEARNING TO FLY: A Climber's Unlikely and Ecstatic Embrace of the Extreme World of BASE Jumping (Touchstone) by Steph Davis
*WAITER RANT: Thanks for the Tip - Confessions of a Cynical Waiter (Ecco) by Steve Dublanica
*KEEP THE CHANGE: A Clueless Tipper's Quest to Becoming the Guru of Gratuity (Ecco) by Steve Dublanica
*POWER CHORD: One Man's Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes (It Books), by Thomas Scott McKenzie
*BORN TO BE BRAD: My Life and Style, So Far (It Books), by Brad Goreski with Mickey Rapkin
*I'M WITH FATTY: Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks (Weinstein Co.) by Edward Ugel
*THE LONG RUN: One Man's Attempt to Regain His Athletic Career-And His Life-by Running the New York City Marathon (Rodale) by Matt Long and Charlie Butler
*GONVILLE, a memoir (Free Press) by Peter Birkenhead
*TO BURGUNDY AND BACK AGAIN: A Tale of Wine, France, and Brotherhood (Lyons Press) by Roy Cloud
*CALL ME RUSSELL, a memoir (Wiley) by Russell Peters

SPORTS:
*THE MAGNIFICENT MASTERS: Nicklaus, Miller, Weiskopf, Elder and the 1975 Tournament That Changed Golf (Da Capo) by Gil Capps
*OWN YOUR SWING: How to Play Better now with the Swing You Have, by Dave Stockton with Matthew Rudy (Gotham)
*THE VICTORY SEASON: World War II, the Homecoming, and the Birth of Modern Baseball (Little, Brown) by Robert Weintraub
*THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923 (Little, Brown) by Robert Weintraub
*FLIP FLOP FLYBALL: An Infographic Baseball Adventure (Bloomsbury) by Craig Robinson
*AT THE FIGHTS: American Writers on Boxing (Library of America) edited by George Kimball and John Schulian
*NO LIMITS: The Will to Succeed (Free Press) by Michael Phelps with Alan Abrahamson
*UNCONSCIOUS PUTTING: Dave Stockton's Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke (Gotham) by Dave Stockton with Matthew Rudy
*CLEARING THE BASES: Juiced Players, Monster Salaries, Sham Records, and a Hall of Famer's Search for the Soul of Baseball(HarperCollins) by Mike Schmidt, with Glen Waggoner
*WILLIE'S BOYS: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, The Last Negro League World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend (Wiley) by John Klima
*FOUR KINGS: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing (McBooks), by George Kimball
*BATTING STANCE GUY: A Love Letter to Baseball (Scribner) by Gar Ryness and Caleb Dewart

FICTION:
*AND EVERY DAY WAS OVERCAST, a novel with photographs, by Paul Kwiatkowski (Black Balloon)
*THE AFRIKA REICH, a novel (Henry Holt) by Guy Saville
*THE BADLANDS SALOON, an illustrated novel (Scribner) by Jonathan Twingley
*BONE DOGS, a novel (Counterpoint) by Roger Alan Skipper
*THE BAPTISM OF BILLY BEAN, a novel (Counterpoint) by Roger Alan Skipper
*TEAR DOWN THE MOUNTAIN: An Appalachian Love Story (Soft Skull) by Roger Alan Skipper

GRAPHIC/ILLUSTRATED/PHOTO
**A BINTEL BRIEF: Love and Longing in Old New York by Liana Finck (Ecco)
*LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE: How to Make Your House a Home (Rizzoli), by Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams
*GOLF'S FINEST PAR THREES: The Art & Science of the One-Shot Hole (ECW Press) by Tony Roberts and Michael Bartlett
*MY COUNTRY: 50 Musicians on God, America & the Songs They Love (Rodale) by Melanie Dunea
*MY LAST SUPPER: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals (Bloomsbury) by Melanie Dunea
*RESCUE TAILS: Portraits of Dogs and Their Celebrities (Gallery), by Brian Nice

HUMOR:
*THE MARRIED KAMA SUTRA (Reagan Arthur/Little Brown) by Farley Katz and Simon Rich
*BADASS: ULTIMATE DEATHMATCH: Your Guide to the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges and Military Engagements of All Time (Harper) by Ben Thompson
*BADASS: Birth of a Legend, A Righteous Smiting of the Most Epic Gods, Heroes, Monsters, Myths, and Fictional Characters Ever Created (Harper) by Ben Thompson
*BADASS: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live (Harper) by Ben Thompson
*CAUSING A SCENE: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere (Morrow) by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
*STUPID WARS:A Citizen's Handbook to Botches Putsches, Failed Coups, Inane Invasions and Ridiculous Revolutions (Collins) - Michael Prince and Ed Strosser
*I HATE MYSELF AND WANT TO DIE: The 52 Most Depressing Songs You've Ever Heard (Hyperion) by Tom Reynolds

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
MOST RECENT SALES:
*A MOST REMARKABLE CREATURE: In Search of the Caracaras, by Jonathan Meiburg (Knopf)
*THE PATH OF TOTALITY: A Social History of Solar Eclipses, by Dr. Tyler Nordgren (Basic)
*FOR CIVILIZATION: The Americans Who Volunteered to Fight and Die for France in World War I, by David Hanna (Regnery)
*THE BONANZA KING: John W. Mackay, Virginia City, and the Fight for the Mighty Comstock Lode, 1859-1883, by Gregory Crouch (Scribner)
*TAILS FROM THE BOOTH, by Lynn Terry (Gallery)
*THE MATHEWS MEN: A Tiny Seafaring Community's War against Hitler's U-boats, by Bill Geroux (Viking)
*HAIL TO THE REDSKINS: Gibbs, Riggins, The Hogs, and the Making of a Football Dynasty, by Adam Lazarus (Morrow)
*NO BETTER FRIEND: One Man, One Dog, and Their Incredible Story of Courage and Survival in WWII, by Robert Weintraub (Little, Brown)
*YOUR SHORT GAME SOLUTION, by James Sieckmann (Gotham)
*THE GOLDEN RULES: An Eleven-Step Plan for Achieving Everyday Excellence by Bob Bowman with Charles Butler (St. Martin's)
*THE YUCS: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in the NFL, by Jason Vuic (S&S)
*DEAD PRESIDENTS: An American Adventure, by Brady Carlson (Norton)
*FINDING NORTH: A Journey Into the Ancient Heart of Navigation by George Foy (Flatiron)
*NO SHORE, A Nick Finn novel, by Alexander Gilly (Forge)
*FIRST LADIES: The Pioneers of Women's Running (Rodale) by Amby Burfoot
*GHETTOSIDE: A True Story of Murder in America (Spiegel & Grau) by Jill Leovy
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
I founded Chase Literary Agency after working for eight years at the Waxman Literary Agency. I’ve worked at The New Yorker, The New Press, and as an editor at Talk Miramax Books. I live in NYC with my wife and dog and am a graduate of Macalester College.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
I try to respond to all queries I receive.

However, I do not respond to queries that are not specifically addressed to me by name. And I do not respond to queries in attachments.

I prefer straightforward query letters that get right to the point about what the project is and which show the author to be familiar with the marketplace and my list.

If you're submitting fiction please include the first few pages of the manuscript with the query. Please note that I do not represent young adult, romance, or science fiction.

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