Author Information, as published on this site: Health and food journalist, and founder of LupusChick.com Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana's NOURISH: FINDING HEALING WITH FOOD & FAITH IN THE MIDST OF CHRONIC ILLNESS, about the role of faith, food, and the healing spaces of kitchens in living with and overcoming chronic illness, to Lil Copan at Augsburg Fortress Press, by Laura Strachan at Strachan Literary Agency (world).
Latest deal: I sold lifestyle blogger, IVF advocate and TV star Samantha Busch's nonfiction health memoir about the stigma of infertility and miscarriage to HCI on Dec 6, 2019.
Marisa Zeppieri is an agent under Laura Strachan, who founded Strachan Literary Agency in 1998. After 12 years as a health and food journalist and editor, she followed her love for books and began ghostwriting for a NYC publishing house, in addition to interning at a literary agency.
Her passion for books is only trumped by her love for authors who want to share their life-changing messages with the world. Marisa is currently seeking to champion new talent who create memorable characters with unforgettable words, and she has a soft spot for writers in marginalized communities and persons with disabilities.
She is particularly interested in finding nonfiction authors to build her client list and is only taking on a limited amount of fiction.
Nonfiction interests: Memoir, narrative nonfiction, investigative journalism, platform-driven nonfiction, diet and health, Christian spirituality, inspirational, food and cookbooks, self-help, advice, and humor.
Fiction interests: Adult fiction (commercial women’s fiction, upmarket fiction, apocalyptic, thrillers, fantasy) and upper YA.
Marisa is not seeking historical romance, erotica, or poetry.
Some of my favorite books:
Kitchen Table Wisdom
Against All Grain
Life from Scratch
Game of Thrones
One Second After
The Prayer of Jabez
Carry On, Warrior
Brain on Fire
The Last Black Unicorn
Submit to Marisa@strachanlit.com
Nonfiction: Your query letter, bio, book proposal, and first three chapters.
Fiction: A brief synopsis, your bio, and the first 10 pages of your manuscript.