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agent : natalie@bradfordlit.com
Natalie Fischer Lakosil
Bradford Literary Agency

Natalie is an agent and Laura’s assistant at the Bradford Literary Agency. An honors graduate of the University of San Diego, California, Natalie holds a B.A. in Literature/Writing. After nearly four years at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and a brief dabble in writing author profiles and book reviews for the San Diego Union Tribune, Natalie joined the Bradford Agency in February of 2011.

Natalie is drawn to talented, hard-working new authors with a fresh, unique voice and hook. Her specialties are children’s literature (from picture book through teen and New Adult), romance (contemporary and historical), cozy mystery/crime, upmarket women’s/general fiction and select children’s nonfiction. Her interests include historical, multi-cultural, magical realism, sci-fi/fantasy, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, middle grade with heart, and short, quirky or character-driven picture books. She is always drawn to an open and positive attitude in an author, professionalism, good grammar, and fantastical, beautifully written, engaging and sexy plots.

Natalie is not looking for: Inspirational novels, memoir, romantic suspense, adult thrillers, poetry, screenplays

Natalie is a member of SCBWI & RWA.

Blog: www.adventuresinagentland.com

Twitter @Natalie_Lakosil


years experience: 5
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Juvenile fiction, Children's books
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
December 5, 2014 - MONSTER MIA by Andria Rosenbaum
Children's: Picture book
Andria Rosenbaum's MONSTER MIA, in which a girl packs up her little "monster" sister and sends her to Monstralia, only to discover it's a real place and she may not be able to get her back from the monsters who've made her their queen, to Tracy Mack at Scholastic, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.

November 20, 2014 - SKINNY DIPPING WITH MURDER by Auralee Wallace
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Auralee Wallace's SKINNY DIPPING WITH MURDER, about a girl who reluctantly returns to her small lakeside community and its crazy residents to help her mother, and finds herself the prime suspect in a murder, to Holly Ingraham at St. Martin's, in a three-book deal, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

November 20, 2014 - PIPER MORGAN JOINS THE CIRCUS by Stephanie Faris
Children's: Middle grade
Stephanie Faris's PIPER MORGAN JOINS THE CIRCUS, the first in a new chapter book series following the sassy Piper Morgan and the messes she makes as she tries helping her recently unemployed-now-temp mom with her new jobs, searching for a place to finally call "home" again, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, in a four-book deal, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world).

October 3, 2014 - BLOOD AND BONE by Tara Brown
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
Tara Brown's BLOOD AND BONE, pitched as a blend of TOTAL RECALL and THE CELL, about mistaken identity, a woman on the run, and the uncertainty of love when nothing you remember matches reality, to JoVon Sotak at Montlake Romance, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2015, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

August 25, 2014 - MURDER ON THE LAST FRONTIER by Cathy Pegau
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Cathy Pegau's MURDER ON THE LAST FRONTIER, about a suffragette in 1919 investigating a murder in Alaska that eerily echoes the past she's trying to forget, to John Scognamiglio at Kensington, in a three-book deal, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

August 25, 2014 - HONESTLY YOURS by Sophia Garrett
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
Sophia Garrett's HONESTLY YOURS, about a wrongfully imprisoned, recently released convict and a woman with a dark past who must learn to embrace the honest truth of each other as their darkest sins are exposed, or lose the love of a lifetime, to Robin Haseltine and Nina Bruhns at Entangled Scandalous, in a three-book deal, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.

July 18, 2014 - Monique Domovitch
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Monique Domovitch writing as Carol Ann Martin's fourth book in her Weaving Mystery series, to Christina Brower at NAL, for publication in 2015, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

June 2, 2014 - SYN CITY and MISTLETOE MANTRA by Nana Malone
Fiction: Women's/Romance
USA Today Bestselling Author Nana Malone's novellas SYN CITY, about a buttoned-up rule-follower and a carefree playboy who battle it out for their hearts and the ultimate dream job, and MISTLETOE MANTRA, about a Grinch-like workaholic who makes a bargain with her childhood best friend just for the holidays, to Glenda Howard at Harlequin Kimani, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.

April 17, 2014 - JIM NASIUM by Justin Matott
Children's: Middle grade
Justin Matott's JIM NASIUM, about a boy named Jim Nasium who is horrible at sports and desperately wants to live up to his name and be the next gym class hero, to Donald Lemke at Capstone, in a four-book deal, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

April 15, 2014 - WITHOUT A NET and INTO THE FIRE by Tori St. Claire
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
Tori St. Claire's WITHOUT A NET and INTO THE FIRE, to Liz Pelletier at Entangled Brazen, for publication in 2014 and 2015, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

March 21, 2014 - OPERATION PUCKER UP by Rachele Alpine
Children's: Middle grade
Rachele Alpine MG's debut OPERATION PUCKER UP, about a girl cast as the lead in Snow White who sets out to secure her first kiss before having to experience it in front of a live audience, while navigating the return of her estranged father at home, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2015, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

December 10, 2013 - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Children's: Picture book
Roseanne Greenfield Thong's DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, a Spanish-English text capturing the traditional spirit of the holiday where people honor the lives of lost family members and friends, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman, for publication in Fall 2015, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

November 4, 2013 - TRAINS DON'T SLEEP by Andria Rosenbaum
Children's: Picture book
Andria Rosenbaum's TRAINS DON'T SLEEP, in which a child's imagination works over time while he conducts a busy fleet of trains, to Ann Rider at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, at auction, for publication in 2015, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

November 1, 2013 - 25 ROSES by Stephanie Faris
Children's: Middle grade
Stephanie Faris's 25 ROSES, about a girl's quest to even the odds on Valentine's Day by playing cupid, only to realize she has no cupid of her own, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, for publication in 2015, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World English).
Translation: taryn.fagerness@gmail.com

October 7, 2013 - ONCE UPON A MASQUERADE by Tamara Hughes
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
Tamara Hughes's ONCE UPON A MASQUERADE, set in 1880's New York about a maid who sneaks into a ball in order to seduce a wealthy suitor for the money to save her father, never expecting to fall in love, to Gwen Hayes at Entangled Scandalous, for publication in 2014, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

September 20, 2013 - GERALD THE GIANT GIANT by Geoff Stevenson
Children's: Picture book
Former Dr. Beardface on Scrubs Geoff Stevenson's GERALD THE GIANT GIANT, a debut about a giant who is so big...he can't even fit inside a picture book!, to Allyn Johnston at Beach Lane Books, in a preempt, for publication in 2015, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

September 6, 2013 - AN ETERNITY OF YOU
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
Sophia Garrett's contribution to A VERY SCANDALOUS HOLIDAY, AN ETERNITY OF YOU, about a widowed Duke who reunites with his first and true love when he returns to his family estates, to Gwen Hayes at Entangled Scandalous, for publication in Fall 2013, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

May 14, 2013 - UNRAVEL ME by Tori St. Claire
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
Tori St. Claire's UNRAVEL ME, about an attorney who finds herself facing her unforgettable one-night-stand as opposing counsel and must battle her heart and attraction or risk losing her career, to Heather Howland at Entangled Brazen, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

April 9, 2013
Children's: Young Adult
Sarah Raughley's FEATHER BOUND, a dark retelling of Cinderella in which a girl is blackmailed into joining the glittering world of paparazzi and wealth to find dirt on her estranged best friend or risk being sold on the black market for human swans, to Amanda Rutter at Strange Chemistry, for publication in Spring 2014, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World English).
Translation: taryn.fagerness@gmail.com

February 28, 2013
Digital
Interactive digital rights for author Justin Matott and illustrator David Schiedt's picture books MISS SPELL and DRINKING FOUNTAIN JOE, to Pavel Bains at Storypanda, for publication in 2013, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.

January 29, 2013
Children's: Picture book
Roseanne Greenfield Thong's 'TWAS NOCHE BUENA, an Hispanic re-imagining of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, full of Christmas Eve imagery and Spanish words intermixed with the English text, to Joanna Cardenas at Viking Children's, in a pre-empt, for publication in Fall 2014, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

October 22, 2012
Children's: Young Adult
Erin Richards's VIGILANTE NIGHTS, debut pitched as reminiscent of The Outsiders, about a 17-year-old boy who turns vigilante to get revenge on the street gang who killed his twin sister, until he falls in love and risks losing everything again, to Jacquelyn Mitchard at Merit Press, for publication in Summer 2013, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World English).
Translation: taryn.fagerness@gmail.com

October 4, 2012
Children's: Picture book
Roseanne Greenfield Thong's NOODLE MAGIC, about a young girl's journey to capture the magic her grandpa once had from the elusive Moon Goddess in order to make magic noodles in time for the emperor's birthday, to Michael Croland at Scholastic, for publication in fall 2014, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency(world).

June 13, 2012
Children's: Middle grade
Stephanie Faris's 30 DAYS OF NO GOSSIP, in which, after spilling a big secret, a middle-school gossip queen is challenged to change her ways - or lose her BFF for good, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, for publication in Spring 2014, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

May 22, 2012
Children's: Young Adult
Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman's BLONDE OPS, pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets James Bond for teens, featuring a fashion magazine intern in Rome who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady, to Kat Brzozowski and Peter Joseph at Thomas Dunne Books, for publication in 2014, by Natalie Fischer Lakosil at the Bradford Literary Agency (World).

April 27, 2012
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Cathy Pegau's CAUGHT IN AMBER, sci-fi suspense about a former drug addict enlisted to get close to her ex-lover and drug dealer to help save a federal agent's addicted sister, who finds herself falling in love with the sexy agent, and BREATHLESS, to Angela James at Carina Press, for publication in 2013, by Natalie Fischer Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

April 4, 2012
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Monique Domovitch's GETTING SKINNY, about a struggling restaurant owner who becomes the prime suspect in her ex's murder when she finds him face-up with her $200 Chroma knife sticking out of his cheating heart, to Deborah Nemeth at Carina Press, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2013, by Natalie Fischer Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

July 21, 2011
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Monique Domovitch writing as Carol Ann Martin's mystery debut, in which a burnt-out exec opens a small-town weaving shop and turns amateur sleuth after finding killer clues in the patterns, to Jesse Feldman at NAL, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2013, by Natalie Fischer at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

May 21, 2011
Children's: Young Adult
Jessica Souders's RENEGADE, about a female assassin in an underwater Utopia who realizes her memories have been altered and her mind and body aren't under her own control, to Melissa Frain at Tor, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Natalie Fischer at Bradford Literary Agency (World English).

March 14, 2011
Children's: Young Adult
Natalie Zaman and Charlotte Bennardo's untitled Sirenz manuscripts, continuing the adventures of two girls forced to work for Hades luring individuals to the Underworld - unless they want to end up there themselves, to Brian Farrey at Flux, by Natalie Fischer at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

March 3, 2011
Children's: Picture book
Roseanne Thong's ROUND IS A TORTILLA, a Hispanic-themed book of shapes explained through cultural references and rhyme, to Melissa Manlove at Chronicle, by Natalie Fischer at Bradford Literary Agency (World).

November 16, 2010
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Cathy Pegau's BAD GIRL, in which a small-time thief stuck on a backwater planet takes on the gig of a lifetime filling in as executive assistant at Exeter Mining Company to download incriminating files, and finds herself unexpectedly torn when she starts to fall for the beautiful, alluring VP, to Angela James at Carina Press, for publication in Summer 2011, by Natalie Fischer at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency (World).

October 6, 2010
Fiction: General/Other
Jessica McCann's ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF FREE, the heartbreaking story of a free black woman in Pennsylvania in 1837, kidnapped and sold into slavery - and denied the right to her freedom in court nearly 20 years before the historic Dred Scott case, fanning the early sparks of contention that eventually led to the Civil War, to Deborah Smith at Bell Bridge Books, in a nice deal, for publication in March 2011, by Natalie Fischer at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

April 22, 2010
Children's: Picture book
WISH and RED IS A DRAGON author Roseanne Thong's RED IS A CHILI PEPPER, a Hispanic-themed colors book told in rhyme, to Melissa Manlove at Chronicle Children's, in a nice deal, by Natalie Fischer at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency (World).

April 19, 2010
Children's: Picture book
Elizabeth Spurr's MONSTERS MIND YOUR MANNERS!, a rhyming romp that shows children the monstrosity of bad behavior, to Kathy Tucker at Albert Whitman, in a nice deal, for publication in 2011, by Natalie Fischer at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
August 8, 2014 - Nana Malone
Audio rights
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone's books #1-4 in her Donovans contemporary romance series, to Jennifer Mbagwu at Audible, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.

March 27, 2014 - THE CURSE OF THE TEMPLARS by Claire Ashgrove
Audio rights
Claire Ashgrove's Books #4-6 in THE CURSE OF THE TEMPLARS historical paranormal romance series, to Jennifer Mbagwu at Audible, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.

November 18, 2013 - THE CURSE OF THE TEMPLARS by Claire Ashgrove
Audio rights
Claire Ashgrove's books 1-3, and a novella, in her paranormal historical romance THE CURSE OF THE TEMPLARS series, to Jennifer Mbagwu at Audible, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.

March 2, 2012 - Turkish rights to J.A. Souders's RENEGADE, to Pegasus Yayinlari , by ONK Agency , on...
International rights: Fiction
Turkish rights to J.A. Souders's RENEGADE, to Pegasus Yayinlari, by ONK Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Natalie Fischer Lakosil of Bradford Literary Agency.

January 18, 2012 - German rights to J.A. Souder's YA debut RENEGADE, to Piper , by Agence Hoffman , on behalf...
International rights: Children's
German rights to J.A. Souder's YA debut RENEGADE, to Piper, by Agence Hoffman, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Natalie Fischer Lakosil of Bradford Literary Agency.

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Foreign: Taryn Fagerness, Fagerness Literary Agency: taryn.fagerness@gmail.com
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please read the submission guidelines at: http://www.bradfordlit.com/submission-guidelines/

(Do NOT contact Natalie directly to submit)