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agent :
Johanna Castillo
Writers House

I am a seasoned professional in the publishing industry with over 18 years of experience. Formerly a Vice President & Executive Editor at Atria Books/Simon and Schuster and Editorial Director of Atria Español for fourteen years, I acquired and edited forty one New York Times bestsellers by authors including Isabel Allende (The Japanese Lover), Colleen Hoover (It Ends with Us), Sharyn McCrumb (Prayers the Devil Answers) Rachael Ray (The Book of Burger), María Dueñas (The Time in Between), Rosanna Pansino (The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook), Laura Day (How to Rule the World from your Couch), Javier Sierra ( The Secret Supper), Laura Esquivel ( Malinche) and Theresa Caputo (There is More to Life Than This), as well as multiple national and international bestsellers, such as The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa, Meat by Pat LaFrieda, The Elizas by Sara Shepard and The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande.
As a literary agent, I look forward to finding new, talented authors with whom I can work closely with editorially and form solid, long term partnerships that will result in bestselling and meaningful works.

I am currently accepting submissions and seeking quality commercial and literary fiction, inspirational memoirs and works of narrative nonfiction.
Upmarket Commercial Fiction
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction
Memoir Inspirational Self-Help
Narrative Nonfiction
Diverse Voices (Adult/ YA/ Middle grade)

years experience: 18+
General fiction, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Mind/body/spirit, Cookbooks, Children's books, African-American
Please do not send me your submissions at this time, as I am closed to queries until 11/15/18. I look forward to reviewing your work then.