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Kristin Nelson
Nelson Literary Agency, LLC
1732 Wazee Street, Suite 207, Denver, CO 80202
303.292.2805
http://www.nelsonagency.com
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New York Times Bestselling Author

Founded in 2002, I'm President and owner of Nelson Literary Agency, LLC. Over the last decade+ of my career, I've represented over thirty-five New York Times bestselling titles and dozens of USA Today bestsellers. Although I'm a very nice Midwesterner, I heard through the grapevine that editors call me "a hard-working bulldog agent that will fight for you." What a compliment!

I currently specialize in representing literary crossover novels with one foot firmly in a genre, literary commercial novels, upmarket women's fiction, romance (with a special passion for historicals), lead or hardcover SF&F, and all subgenres of young adult and upper level middle grade.

When not busy selling books, I'm quite sporty. I attempt to play tennis and golf. I also love playing Bridge (where I'm the youngest person in the club). On weekends my husband Brian and I can be found in the mountains hiking with our 12-year old rat terrier, Chutney.

Check out my popular blog: Pub Rants

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years experience: 12+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Romance, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Literary Crossover, Literary commercial, Women's fiction, Young Adult & Middle Grade
TRADE REFERENCES
Member:
Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR)
Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
LEADING CLIENTS
Kristen Callihan
Ally Carter
Gail Carriger
Jamie Ford
Simone Elkeles
Hugh Howey
Marie Lu
Josh Malerman
Mari Mancusi
Courtney Milan
Kristina Riggle
Lisa Shearin
Sherry Thomas
Jasinda Wilder
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Adult Authors
HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER & SWEET by Jamie Ford
SONGS OF WILLOW FROST by Jamie Ford
WOOL by Hugh Howey
FALLING INTO YOU by Jasinda Wilder
SOULLESS by Gail Carriger
FIRELIGHT by Kristen Callihan
RAVISHING THE HEIRESS by Sherry Thomas
THE WHOLE GOLDEN WORLD by Kristina Riggle
ENCHANTED INC. by Shanna Swendson

Children's
I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU and ALL FALL DOWN by Ally Carter
LEGEND and THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu
PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles
WILD CARDS by Simone Elkeles
ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE by Gail Carriger
UNDER A PAINTED SKY by Stacey Lee
THE BURNING SKY by Sherry Thomas
SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Author of the acclaimed debut Under A Painted Sky, Stacey Lee's contemporary young adult novel TOUCH ME NOT, about a sixteen-year-old aromateur with an extraordinary nose, the last in a long line of love witches, who scrambles to reverse the effects of a love elixir after giving it to the wrong target—all while trying not to fall for the woman's attractive son, in a very nice pre-empt, to Maria Barbo at Katherine Tegan Books.

Author of the debut A Wicked Thing, Rhiannon Thomas's new fantasy LONG MAY SHE REIGN, where a 17-year old shy, socially awkward girl scientist is twenty-third in line for the throne but suddenly becomes queen when the entire court is assassinated by poison during a state dinner, in a nice deal, again to Catherine Wallace at Harper Teen.

Author of the debut Under A Painted Sky, Stacey Lee's next historical young adult UNSINKABLE MERCY WONG, in which a spirited Chinese-American girl pretends to be an heiress from China to get entry into an all white boarding school but more than her future plans are shaken up when the the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake hits and she and her school sisters must band together to survive, to Shauna Rossano at Putnam Children's.

Multiple Emmy award winning TV news producer Mari Madison's contemporary romance series, THE NEWSMEN, set in a fictional, fast-paced TV newsroom, where the news is hot...and the men are even hotter, to Kate Seaver at Berkley.

Marcia Wells's EDDIE RED, Undercover 3: Doom at Grant's Tomb, in which a kid detective chases after a notorious art thief, who's leading the NYPD on a wild goose chase through the city's most beloved monuments, to Ann Rider at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's.

Two-time RITA-award winning author Sherry Thomas's next three books in a new series to Wendy McCurdy at Berkley.

Award winning author of SCORCHED, GAMER GIRL, and THE BLOOD COVEN VAMPIRES series, Mari Mancusi's debut middle grade novel, CROSS MY HEART about an eighth grade snowboarder who returns to her elite mountain boarding school after an accident nearly destroys her dreams of Olympic gold and finds herself faced with pressuring parents, frenemies, and first love to Alyson Heller at Aladdin.

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Film rights to Ally Carter's GALLAGHER GIRLS series to ToniK Productions with Tonya Lewis Lee and Nikki Silver producing (The Giver and The Watsons Go To Birmingham), by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency and Kassie Evashevski of United Talent Agency.

Film rights to Ally Carter's HEIST SOCIETY to Lionsgate with Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman producing (Pitch Perfect), by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency and Kassie Evashevski of United Talent Agency.

Film rights to Josh Malerman's debut literary horror novel BIRD BOX, in which a woman blindfolds herself and two small children, then flees in a rowboat down a river as the story unfolds in a series of chilling questions: where are they going, what are they afraid of seeing, what is happening in this world and why is she all alone, to Universal Studios with Andres Muschietti (Mama) attached to direct and Scott Stuber (Ted, Battleship), Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious, Wanted), Barbara Muschietti (Mama) and Lewis to produce, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, Ryan Lewis of Stone Canyon Media, and Wayne Alexander of Alexander, Lawrence, Frumes & Labowitz for the author.

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
UK & European Rights: Jenny Meyer, Jenny Meyer Literary Agency, jenny@meyerlit.com

Asia: Karrie Leib, kleib@nelsonagency.com

Dramatic/Film Rights: Please contact us at query@nelsonagency.com

KEY PERSONNEL
Angie Hodapp, Contracts and Royalties Manager
Lori Bennett, Digital Liaison & Software Engineer
Karrie Leib, Asian Territory Rights Coordinator
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please note that I do not currently accept thrillers, mysteries, Christian, screenplays, short story collections, gift or coffee table books, and children's picture books. Please review the submission guidelines outlined on Submission Guidelines before submitting

Query by email only: querykristin@nelsonagency.com

No snail mail queries or submissions accepted.

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