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Jessica Faust
BookEnds Literary Agency
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As Founder and President of BookEnds Literary Agency, Jessica's goal was to do a job she loved by representing books and authors she felt a passion for. That dream has turned into a company with eight different agents representing a diverse range of genres including adult and children's books in both fiction and nonfiction. In addition to representing some of the best writers in their genre, BookEnds also proudly lays claim to a number of award-winning and bestselling books and authors.

Jessica started her career as an editor for Berkley Publishing, Macmillan, and Wiley. She has been a regular columnist with Romantic Times magazine, taught at New York University's Continuing Education Program, been recognized as Agent of the Year by the NYC Romance Writers of America, and is asked regularly to speak at writers' conferences throughout the world. She is a member of RWA, MWA, SCBWI, ITW, and AAR. She is probably best known for her popular blog on all things publishing, including the occasional rant.

Jessica is currently seeking submissions in mystery, suspense, thriller, women's fiction, and domestic suspense. She is especially looking for diverse books and own voices and has strong desire to find more books or series featuring a transgender or POC protagonists that are not issue-driven.

To learn more about BookEnds check out our blog at BookEnds Blog


years experience: 20+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Reference, Business/investing/finance, Lifestyle, Women's fiction, Domestic suspense/thrillers, Psychological thrillers, Magical realism, Upmarket and literary fiction
LEADING CLIENTS
Kia Abdullah, Ellery Adams, Susan Furlong, Sheila Connolly, Sally MacKenzie, Paige Shelton, Sara Wolf, Krista Davis, Rosemary Simpson, and Heather Webber. Our Authors
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Our Authors
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Donna Lea Simpson's A GENTLEWOMAN'S GUIDE TO MURDER, a new historical mystery series about a spinster's secret life as a gossip columnist, and the twisted web of murder she gets caught in, to Terri Bischoff at Midnight Ink, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Jessica Faust of BookEnds.

Midnight in the Blackbird Café, a women’s fiction title by Heather Webber, was acquired in a world English rights deal by Amy Stapp at Forge Books. Jessica Faust at BookEnds Literary represented Webber. The publisher said the book is about a woman who, after returning to her small Southern town, searches for answers to her father’s death. While doing so, she seeks to find the truth about the magical café her family owns, where, the publisher went on, “a piece of blackbird pie can reveal the whispers of loved ones.”

Krista Davis's next two books in NYT bestselling PAWS AND CLAWS cozy mystery series, to Michelle Vega at Berkley

Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D's FRAGILE BULLY: AMERICA'S DESTRUCTIVE DANCE WITH NARCISSISM, using contemporary examples of how narcissism is fed by both supporters and detractors, the author uncovers the dynamic of what sustains a narcissist and gives readers the guidance they need to not feed the beast, to Lia Ottaviano at Diversion Books

USA bestselling author Sarah Fox's next three books in the ongoing Pancake House Mystery series, in which the protagonist serves up pancakes and solves murders, to Martin Biro at Lyrical Press

USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie's untitled Regency Romance trilogy, featuring a woman-owned and run brewery and how it helps them find love and acceptance, to Esi Sogah at Kensington, in a very nice deal, for publication in 2018

Laura Bradford's PORTRAIT OF A SISTER, the first in a new series, about a woman who struggles to make the choice between the Amish world in which she has grown up, or joining her sister to live among the "English," and shunning herself from family and friends, to Esi Sogah at Kensington, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2018
NYT bestselling author Paige Shelton's MURDER ON ICE, a mystery set in Alaska in which a writer tries to escape her stalker, to Hannah Braaten at St. Martin's, by Jessica Faust of BookEnds.

NYT bestselling author Ellery Adams's THE SECRET BOOK & SCONE SOCIETY, the first in a new hardcover series set in a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship—or solving a murder—can all be found within the pages of the right book, to Wendy McCurdy at Kensington, in a very nice deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in October 2017

OTHER LEADING RIGHTS OFFERINGS
For a full list contact Moe Ferrara at MFerrara@bookendsliterary.com
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
As owner and President at BookEnds, Jessica Faust began her career in 1994 as an acquisitions editor at Berkley Publishing, Macmillan, and Wiley, where she had the unique opportunity to acquire and edit both fiction and nonfiction.

Having the desire for more and to work on a bigger variety of books, she left the editorial side of publishing in 1999 to found BookEnds where she continues to work closely with authors to develop and shape their books and then find the best home for them.

Jessica has worked with a number of bestselling and award-winning authors. Her areas of expertise are in the genres of mystery, suspense, thrillers, women's fiction, romance, and young adult. In nonfiction her focus is primarily on self-empowerment, business, entrepreneurship, career, personal growth, current affairs, and self-help.

Jessica has been a regular columnist with Romantic Times magazine, taught at New York University's Continuing Education Program, been recognized as Agent of the Year by the NYC Romance Writers of America, and is asked regularly to speak at writers' conferences throughout the world. She is a member of RWA, MWA, SCBWI, ITW, and AAR.

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Contact Moe Ferrara at MFerrara@bookendsliterary.com for sub rights information.
KEY PERSONNEL
Jessica Faust (jfaust@bookendsliterary.com)

Kim Lionetti (klionetti@bookendsliterary.com)

Jessica Alvarez (jalvarez@bookendsliterary.com)

Moe Ferrara (mferrara@bookendsliterary.com)

Tracy Marchini (tmarchini@bookendsliterary.com)

Natascha Morris (nmorris@bookendsliterary.com)

Rachel Brooks (rbrooks@bookendsliterary.com)

Beth Campbell (bcampbell@bookendsliterary.com)

James McGowan (jmcgowan@bookendsliterary.com)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All submissions for BookEnds are now requested through Query Manager. More information can be found on the BookEnds website Submission Guidelines or you can submit directly to Jessica through https://querymanager.com/query/1006
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