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Lucienne Diver
The Knight Agency
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Established in 1996, The Knight Agency has gained worldwide recognition for the success of our authors in the fiercely competitive publishing marketplace. Our philosophy is simple: what you give is what you get. As a company, we are dedicated to cultivating prosperous, long-term writing careers by giving clients unparalleled service. Thus, the agency designed a multifaceted approach to success, which includes maintaining high visibility in the marketplace, fostering the all-important author-agent relationship and operating full-service subsidiary rights and marketing and publicity departments. This conscientious approach anticipates the needs of clients at all stages of the publishing process. The stellar success enjoyed by our clients illustrates the merits of our methodology.

Our talented agents include Deidre Knight, president, Pamela Harty, Lucienne Diver, Nephele Tempest, Elaine Spencer and Melissa Jeglinski, who have placed more than 2000 titles with major publishers such as HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Penguin Putnam, St. Martin’s, Hachette Books (Formerly Time Warner), Tor Books, Kensington Publishing Group, Chronicle Books, Adams Media, Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, Bethany House, Baker Books, Zondervan, Dorchester and Harlequin, among others.

Each of these publishing companies encompass numerous imprints, and TKA agents have sold to a large spectrum of these venerable names, which include: Bantam Dell, Berkley, NAL, Puffin, Pocket, MTV Books, Ace, ROC, Touchstone/Fireside, DaFina, HQN, to name a few. TKA has earned a reputation for discovering vivid, original works, and our authors have produced bestsellers featured on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Barnes & Noble Bestseller and Amazon.com Hot 100 lists. Awards received by clients include the RITA, Gold Medallion, Walden Books Award for Best New Author and Romantic Times’ Reviewer Choice Awards.

Notably, in the winter of 2007, four TKA clients landed on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously, marking an agency first.

TKA is a bi-coastal agency, maintaining offices in Los Angeles, Florida and metro Atlanta.


years experience: 25
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction
LEADING CLIENTS
Rachel Caine, N.K. Jemisin, Genevieve Cogman, Chloe Neill, Faith Hunter, Ramez Naam and Christina Henry.
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Stillhouse Lake and Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin
The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman
The Jane Yellowrock and Soulwood series by Faith Hunter
The Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Lucienne Diver joined The Knight Agency in 2008, after spending fifteen years at New York City’s prestigious Spectrum Literary Agency. With her sharp eye and gift for spotting original new voices, Lucienne is one of the most well-respected agents in the industry. A lifelong book addict, she graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Potsdam with dual majors in English/writing and anthropology. She thus came well-equipped for her work as an agent.

Over the course of her dynamic career she has sold over seven hundred titles to every major publisher, and has built a client list of more than forty authors spanning the commercial fiction genres, primarily in the areas of fantasy, science fiction, romance, mystery, suspense and young adult. Her authors have been honored with the RITA, National Readers' Choice Award, the Golden Heart, and the Romantic Times Reader’s Choice, and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. A publishing veteran, Lucienne has superb industry knowledge, numerous editor relationships, and a keen understanding of the foreign rights market. She is a member of the Association of Authors Representatives, RWA, MWA and SFWA.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Send query to submissions@knightagency.net. Guidelines can be found at http://knightagency.net/manuscript_submissions/.