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agent : bethmarshea@ladderbird.com
Beth Marshea
Ladderbird Literary Agency
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Ladderbird is a boutique literary agency based out of Boston, MA, run by agent Beth Marshea. Beth has a long love of literature, which started as part of a family of bookworms. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in literature, Beth earned a Master's degree in Business Administration. She became determined to find a way to merge her business passion and her love of literature, which she did as an agent.

Ladderbird is interested in new and diverse voices that bring interesting perspective to known or unknown subjects. We would love to find a great new commercial work by a writer from an under-represented group.

Queries must be sent through queryme.online/bethmarshea


years experience: 4
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Mind/body/spirit, Travel, Children's books, African-American, Crime, Creative Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels
TRADE REFERENCES
"Beth is the agent I always wanted: an eager, no-nonsense advocate of my work. I feel lucky to have her support." - Jamie Yourdon

"Beth Marshea is like the best of stories. She is curious, given to the profound, hungry for the superb, and cheerfully tireless. As an agent she has discovered the mystical balance business acumen and tireless respect for the creative. She reads deeply, believes strongly, and carries good writing through this world like a torch." - Cody Luff

"Beth takes on work that she is passionate about and then makes sh$t happen. She is driven, intense, smart, funny, and about as loyal a human as you’ll ever find." - Tammy Lynne Stoner

LEADING CLIENTS
Catherine Adel West, M Shelly Conner, Nneka Okona, Martin Padgett, Dawn Reno Langley, Harshita Jerath, Tammy Lynne Stoner,Cody T Luff, Jamie Yourdon
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Saving Ruby King and Becoming Sara King by Catherine Adel West
A Night at the Sweet Gum Head by Martin Padgett
Strictly No Heroics by B.L. Radley
Self Care for Grief by Nneka Okona
The Divine Feminine by Dawn Reno Langley
Ration by Cody T Luff
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Skeleanor the Decomposer by Emily Ettlinger (Maeve Maclysaght, Agent)
Something Like Right by H.D. Hunter (Leah Pierre, Agent)
The Leaping Laddoo by Harshita Jerath
Strictly No Heroics by B.L. Radley
Self Care for Grief by Nneka Okona
The Divine Feminine by Dawn Reno Langley
everyman by M Shelly Conner
A Night at the Sweet Gum Head
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Katelin Spector, Foreign Rights, katelinspector@ladderbird.com
KEY PERSONNEL
Maeve Maclysaght, Agent, maclysaght@ladderbird.com
Leah Pierre, Agent, leahpierre@ladderbird.com
Kirsten Aguilar, Agent, kirstenaguilar@ladderbird.com
Stefanie Molina, Agent, stefaniemolina@ladderbird.com
Annalise Errico, Agent, annaliseerrico@ladderbird.com
Elle McKenzie, Agent, ellemckenzie@ladderbird.com- On Hiatus
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Queries must be submitted through Query Me to each agents individual page:
queryme.online/bethmarshea
queryme.online/ellemckenzie
queryme.online/maclysaght
queryme.online/leahpierre
queryme.online/stefaniemolina
queryme.online/kirstenaguilar
queryme.online/annaliseerrico