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|Allen O'Shea Literary Agency LLC|
|PO Box 942, Riverside, CT 06878|
Allen O'Shea Literary Agency LLC
Coleen O'Shea is the co-founder and partner in Allen O'Shea Literary Agency and founder of The O'Shea Agency Inc where she works with clients in the areas of health, wellness, self-improvement, mind body spirit, food and cocktails, feminist interests, science and nature, lifestyle and pop culture. A former executive editor of Bantam Books, she has over 25 years in-house editorial and packaging experience. She is a member of the Association of Authors Literary Representatives and Women's Media Group.
Marilyn Allen is a literary agent with over 25 years sales and marketing experience as the Associate Publisher, Director of Marketing, and Senior Vice President for HarperCollins, the Vice President at both Simon & Schuster and Penguin, and Director of Marketing for both Penguin and Avon Books. She is the cofounder and featured literary agent for The Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Coleen and Marilyn focus on core nonfiction categories. Their own extensive career experience in editorial, publishing, sales and marketing of books enhances the goals of their clients. They are regularly called upon to scout for major publishers. They are both members of Women's Media Group.
For contact: Please visit Submissions, and email a 1 page query letter. Recommendations from clients or publisher contacts preferred.
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Some of the clients we work with
Guy Joseph Ale, Terry Albert, Malika Ameen, Liz Arch, Jules Aron, Sarah Au and Peter Stavinoha PhD, Sylvia Baldini, Carol Barash, John Barricelli, James Y. Bartlett, Lucy Beale, Frank Benjamin, Steven Bingen, Susan Borowitz, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, Olivia Bouler, Dr Michael Bradley, Melanie Choukas-Bradley, Dr. Samantha Brody, Stephen Brown, Dr. Kelly Brownell, Lew Bryson, Kathryn Budig, David Bunnell, Chris Burniske and Jake Tatar, Dreena Burton, Jane Butel, Marc Chandler, Ruth Cohen and Vicky Fox, Sumie Hasegawa Collins, Stephanie Corfee, Dr. Matthew Edlund, Paul and Sarah Edwards, Bill Evans, Alessio Fasano MD, Dr Michael Fossel MD, PhD, Chris Franchetti Michaels, Liat Gat, Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan, Corinne Gediman, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, "First Lady of Nutrition," Trevis L. Gleason, Lori Harden, Molly Hewitt, Jeanette Hurt, Tero Isokauppila, founder of foursigmatics, Dana James, MS, CDN, CNS, Julie Jason, David J. Kent, Palmer Kippola, Christopher L. Kukk, Susan LaBorde & Elizabeth Hickmen, Annabelle Lee, Dr. Kirsten Lee, Regina Leeds, Lois Leonhardi, Michael Lewis, Mike Lewis and Steve Spignosi, Renee Loux, C. David Lyons, Marina Marchese, Maria Marlowe, Robert G. Marx, John McCloskey, Harry "Skip" McGrath, Carol Miller, Emma Mildon, Jason G. Miles and Karen Lacey, Barbara Mitchell and Sharon Armstrong, Megan Monahan, Melissa Moore, Julie Morris, Lani Muelrath, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, Catherine S. Neal, Kate Otto, Sarah Owens, Liz Palika, Catherine Pearlman, PhD, LCSW, Suzanne Perazzini, Cynthia Perkins, Shel Pink, Puzzle Baron, Gaving Pritchard, RDN, CSSD, CD-N, CE and Maya Gangadharan, NTP, Gerit Quealy, Ray and Marie Raphael, Ariane Resnick, Margarita Restrepo and Michelle Lastella, NAKED FOOD magazine, Mark Reinfeld, Tori Rodriguez, Sahara Rose, Lauren Roxburgh, Kate Scarlata and Dede Wilson, Ben Schaffer, Liz Scott, Trish Sebben-Krupka, Dr. Mache Seibel, Dr. Shuvendu Sen, Dr. Lawrence E. Shapiro, Jedwin Smith, Adam Sobel PhD, Jackie Sobon, KG Stiles BA, CBT, CBP, LMT, Thea Singer Spitzer, Biet Simkin, Michele Stuart, Amee Sweet-McNamara, Joe Tatta, DPT, CNS, Jacob Teitelbaum, MD and Chrystle Fiedler, Michael S. Thomsett, Scott Thorpe, Nikki Van Noy, Roy Wallack and Jacques DeVore, Ruby Warrington, John F. Wasik, Light Watkins, Claire Watson Garcia, Stefanie Weisman, Dr. Michael G. Wetter and Eileen Bailey, Karen Whitley Bell, Daniel Wexler, Jill Willard, Erica Willick, Joe Wos and Martin Gitlin, Joanna Zeiger, PhD
Key Authors and Categories
Diet, Health, Nutrition Authors & Exercise with Selected Titles
The Ultimate Age-Defying Plan Da Capo (2018)
Healing the Vegan Way Da Capo Lifelong
The 30 Minute Vegan series
Ann Louise Gittleman, First Lady of Nutrition
The New Fat Flush Plan McGraw-Hill
The New Fat Flush Plan Journal and Shopping Guide McGraw-Hill
The New Fat Flush Plan Cookbook McGraw-Hill
The New Fat Flush Plan Foods McGraw-Hill
The Gut Flush Plan Avery
NYT bestseller Jonny Bowden
The New 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth Fairwinds
The 150 Healthiest 15-Minute Recipes on Earth Fairwinds
The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth Fairwinds
Smart Fat with Steven Masley, MD, HarperOne
The Great Cholesterol Myth with Stephen Sinatra, MD, Fairwinds
Mache Seibel, MD
The Estrogen Window Rodale
The Estrogen Fix Rodale
Dr. Joe Tatta, DPT CCN
Heal Your Pain Now The Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life DaCapo Lifelong
Susan LaBorde & Elizabeth Hickmen
The Air Fryer Bible Sterling Epicure
Alessio Fassano MD
Gluten Freedom Turner
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD & Chrystle Fiedler
Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! series
Healing Candida: A Holistic and Natural Approach, Turner
Healing Candida Cookbook Turner
Cookbook and Food Authors with Selected Titles
Superfood Soups Sterling Amazon Bestseller
Superfood Smoothies Sterling Amazon Bestseller
Superfood Kitchen Sterling
Superfood Snacks Sterling
Superfood Juices Sterling
Sourdough: Recipes for Rustic Fermented Breads, Sweets, Savories, and More Roost Books James Beard Award
Toast and Jam Roost Books
Heirloom Roost Books (Winter 2019)
Margarita Restrepo & Michele Lastella
The Master Plants Cookbook Running Press
Sweet Sugar Sultry Spice Roost Books
Sal Gilbertie & Larry Sheehan
Cooking with Microgreens: The Grow-Your-Own Superfood Countryman Press
Perfect Pies Random House National Bestseller
Perfect Pies and More Random House
The Mindful Vegan: A 30 Day Plan BenBella (Fall 2017)
The Plant-Based Journey BenBella
Simply Southwest Turner
Southwestern Kitchen Turner
Hotter Than Hell Turner
Tex Mex Cookbook Turner
Finger Lickin, Rib Stickin' Great Tastin' Hot and Spicy Barbecue Turner
Gaving Pritchard, RDN, CSSD, CD-N, CDE & Maya Gangadharan, NTP
Healthy Gut Cookbook DK
Plant-Based Cookbook DK
Cocktails & Spirits with Selected Titles
Sean Muldoon & Jack McGarry
The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mixology & Mayhem: The Story of John Morrissey and the World's Best Cocktail Menu Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Fall 2018)
Irish Whiskey: A Drinker's Guide Andrews Mcneal (Spring 2019)
Drink Like a Woman Avalon
Zen and Tonic Countryman Press
Vegan Cheese: 100 Simple Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Countryman Press
Nourish and Glow Countryman Press (Winter 2018)
Fresh and Pure Countryman Press (Winter 2018)
The Thinking Girl's Guide to Drinking Regan Arts
Wake Up, Get Down Countryman Press (Winter 2019)
Tasting Whiskey Storey Books
Zero-Proof Cocktails Tenspeed
Mind, Body & Spirit Authors with Selected Titles
The Soul Searcher's Handbook Atria
Evolution of Goddess Enliven (Fall 2017)
Michael G. Wetter & Eileen Bailey
What Went Right Hazelden
Overcoming Family-Nurtured Entitlement
Paint Lab for Kids Quarry
A PEACEFUL HEART: An Inspirational Coloring Book for Mothers Faith Works
The Inner Gym Begin Meditating
Bliss More Ballantine (Winter 2018)
Lifestyle Authors with Selected Titles
Aim True William Morrow Amazon Bestseller
RightSize...Right Now! DaCapo
1 Year to an Organized Life series
Everyday Ambassador Atria
C. Marina Marchese
Honeybee Black Dog & Leventhal
The Honey Connoisseur with Kim Flottum, Black Dog & Leventhal
Crafts, Decorating and Gardening Authors with Selected Titles
Claire Watson Garcia
Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner Ten Speed
Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner Ten Speed
The Fearless Knitter Turner
Amee K. Sweet-McNamara
Elegant Soutache Lark Crafts
Glitterville's Handmade Halloween: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting! Andrews McMeel
Glitterville's Handmade Christmas: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting! Andrews McMeel
Chris Franchetti Michaels
Teach Yourself Visually Jewelry Making & Beading Wiley
Teach Yourself Visually series Wiley
Earrings: Visual Project Guide Wiley
Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan
Herb Gardening from the Ground Up Ten Speed
Small Plot High Yield Ten Speed
Puzzles and Games with Selected Titles
Myths and Monsters Mazes Barron's Educational Series
A-Maze-ing Animals Barron's Educational Series
A Celebration of Animation (Fall 2017)
Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles Alpha
Puzzle Baron's Fiendish Logic Puzzles Alpha
Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles vol 2 Alpha
Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles vol 3 Alpha
Puzzle Baron's Acrostics Alpha
Puzzle Baron's Sudoku Alpha
Puzzle Baron's Big Book of Puzzles Alpha
CrossTrain Your Brain Calendar Sellers Publishing
X-Train Your Brain series Sellers Publishing
Parenting Authors with Selected Titles
Carol Barash PhD
Write Out Loud McGraw-Hill
Secrets of Top Students Sourcebooks
Dr. Michael Bradley
Your Fit Pregnancy Sterling
Plant-Powered Families BenBella
Sports Authors with Selected Titles
When Winning Costs Too Much: Steroids, Supplements, and Scandal in Today's Sports Taylor Trade
The Golfer's Library: A Reader's Guide to Three Centuries of Golf Literature Sports Media Group
James Y. Bartlett
Think Like a Caddie Play Like a Pro Sellers
Mastering Golf's Toughest Shots: The World's Best Caddies Share Their Secrets of Success Sellers
Robert G. Marx
The ACL Solution Springer
History, Science & Pop Culture Authors with Selected Titles
Adam Sobel, PhD
Storm Surge HarperWave
David J. Kent
Edison The Inventor of the Modern World Sterling
Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity Sterling
Lincoln Fall River Press
Dr. Michael Fossel MD, PhD
The Telomarese Revolution BenBella
The Immortality Edge Wiley
It's Raining Fish and Spiders Tor/Forge
Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf Sterling
Fatal Treasure Wiley
Our Brother's Keeper Wiley
John F. Wasik
Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla Sterling
Nikki Van Noy
So Much to Say: The Dave Matthews Band Touchstone
The New Kids on the Block Touchstone
Humor Authors with Selected Titles
Men are Dogs: In the Best Possible Sense! Sourcebooks
When We're in Public, Pretend You Don't Know Me Hachette
You Know You’re Republican/Democrat If... Sourcebooks
Yo Mama Is So... Black Dog & Leventhal
Pets Authors with Selected Titles
Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month DK
Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month DK
Your English Bulldog Puppy Month by Month DK
Your Beagle Puppy Month by Month DK
Terry Albert & Liz Palika
Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month DK
The Ultimate Pet Food Guide DaCapo
Dog Encyclopedia A-Z, The Ultimate Dog and Cat Treat Cookbooks Howell House
Housetraining, Pugs, Yorkshire Terriers Alpha
Business Authors with Selected Titles
Chris Burniske & Jack Tatar
Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin & Beyond McGraw Hill
Catherine S. Neal
Taking Down the Lion Palgrave McMillan
Michael C. Thomsett
Making Money with Options Strategies Career Press
Barbara Mitchell & Cornelia Gamlem
The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook Career Press
The Big Book of HR Career Press
Barbara Mitchell & Sharon Armstrong
The Essential HR Handbook Career Press
Jason G. Miles
Youtube Marketing Power McGraw-Hill
Instagram Power McGraw-Hill
Jason G. Miles & Karen Lacey
Pinterest Power McGraw-Hill
Write Out Loud McGraw-Hill
Harry (Skip) McGrath
Three Weeks to eBay Profits Sterling
How to Start and Run and eBay Consignment Business McGraw-Hill
Dummies Series (samples)
Art History for Dummies Jesse Wilder
Sushi for Dummies Judith Strada and Mineko Takane Morino
The Complete Idiot’s Guides (samples)
Options Trading by Ann Logue
Best Known Projects
Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin & Beyond Chris Burniske & Jack Tatar (McGraw Hill)
The Soul Searcher's Handbook by Emma Mildon (Atria)
Aim True by Kathryn Budig (William Morrow)
Taller Slimmer Younger by Lauren Roxburgh (Ballantine)
Healing the Vegan Way Mark Reinfeld (DaCapo)
Superfood series by Julie Morris (Sterling)
The New Fat Flush Plan by Ann Louise Gittleman, PH.D, CNS. (McGraw-Hill)
Radical Metabolism by Ann Louise Gittleman, PH.D, CNS. (HarperOne)
Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. & Chrystle Fiedler (Fairwinds)
The 150 Healthiest Foods On Earth by Jonny Bowden, PhD (Fairwinds)
Smart Fat by Jonny Bowden, PhD & Steven Masley, MD (Fairwinds)
The Great Cholesterol Myth by Jonny Bowden, PhD (Fairwinds)
Sourdough by Sarah Owens (Roost Books)
Toast and Jam Sarah Owens (Roost Books)
Many projects in The Complete Idiot's Guide series, Health Smart series and Pocket Idiot's Guides and The For Dummies series.
MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Recent Foreign Rights Sales
Vegan Cheese: 100 Simple Delicious Plant-Based Recipes by Jules Aron (Countryman Press) sold rights to Italy.
The Conflict Resolution Handbook by Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell (Career Press) sold audio rights to Gildan Media of Recorded Books.
Evolution of Goddess by Emma Mildon (Simon & Schuster) sold rights to Portugal and Russia.
Cryptoassets by Chris Burniske (McGraw Hill) sold rights to Thailand, China and Estonia.
Slow Beauty by Shel Pink (Running Press) sold rights to Russia.
Living At the End of Life by Karen Whitley Bell RN (Sterling) sold audio rights to Recorded Books.
Ignore It! by Cathleen Pearlman PhD, LCSW (Tarcher Perigee) sold rights to China and Ukraine.
Material Girl, Mystical World by Ruby Warrington (Harper Elixir) sold rights to the UK, and France rights.
Bliss More by Light Watkins (Ballantine) sold rights to Greece.
Stress-Free Potty Training (2nd edition) by Sarah Au and Peter Stavinoha PhD (Amacom) sold rights to Turkey.
Crazy-Stressed by Michael Bradley, PhD (Amacom) sold rights to Germany.
Gluten Freedom by Dr Alessio Fasano (Turner) sold rights to Romania.
Help Yourself by Ruby Roth (Andrew McMeal) and sold rights to Greece and Croatia.
Lightning Strikes by John Wasik (Sterling) sold rights to Taiwan.
THE SOUL SEARCHER'S HANDBOOK: A Modern Girl's Guide to the New Age World by Emma Mildon sold rights to Studio Astropsychologii in Poland, as well as the rights to Turkey, Germany and Hungary.
WHOLE: How I Learned to Fill the Fragments of My Life with Forgiveness, Hope, Strength and Creatiity by Melissa Moore (Rodale) sold foreign rights to China and audio rights to Tantor.
Healthy Eating Healthy World: Unleashing the Power of Plant-Based Nutrition by J. Morris and J. Stanfield Hicks sold audio rights to Blackstone.
Sourdough by Sarah Owens (Roost Books) Spain, German
The Secret Language of Children by Dr. Larry Shapiro (Sourcebooks) sold rights to Turkey.
The Estrogen Window by Dr. Mache Seibel (Rodale) sold audio rights to Tantor Audio.
Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food by Lisa Barrangou (Ten Speed) sold rights to Portugal.
Stay Healthy During Chemo by Dr. Mike Herbert (Conari) sold rights to Poland.
The Plant-Based Journey by Lani Muelrath (BenBella) sold rights to Russia.
How to Think Like Einstein (2nd edition) by Scott Thorpe (Sourcebooks) sold rights to Thailand, Vietnam and the Czech Republic.
Superfood Soups by Julie Morris (Sterling) sold rights to Germany. Her other books Superfood Smoothies,
Superfood Snacks, and Superfood Kitchen have sold rights to Slovenia, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Japan, Spain, Hungary, France and Italy.
The Telomerase Revolution by Michael Fossel, MD, PhD (BenBella) rights sold: Simple Chinese, Australia/New Zealand/UK, Poland, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French rights sold.
Living Low Carb by Jonny Bowden (Sterling) audio rights to Tantor Audio.
Taller Slimmer Younger by Lauren Roxburgh (Ballantine) UK/BC and German rights sold.
The Honey Connoisseur by C. Marina Marchese & Kim Flottum (Black Dog & Leventhal) Arabic rights sold.
Plant-Powered Families by Dreena Burton (BenBella) sold to Narayana (German).
Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity by David Kent (Sterling) German and Dutch rights sold.
Rightsize, Right Now! by Regina Leeds (DaCapo) audio rights to Tantor Audio.
Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner & Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner by Claire Watson Garcia (Ten Speed) Russian, Polish, Czech, & Italian rights.
OTHER LEADING RIGHTS OFFERINGS
Foreign Language Rights Available For:
The Champion Mindset Joanna Zeiger, M.S., PhD (St. Martin’s Press)
Good Friday On the Rez David Bunnell, (St. Martin's Press)
SUB-AGENTS / RIGHTS CONTACTS
Direct foreign rights inqueries for Allen O'Shea Literary Agency
to Coleen O'Shea at Coleen@allenoshea.com