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agent : brent@triadaus.com
Brent Taylor
Triada US, Inc.
P.O. Box 561, Sewickley, PA 15143
http://triadaus.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/btaylorbooks

Triada US was founded in 2004 by Dr. Uwe Stender. Since then, the agency has built a list of high quality fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. Our books are consistently critically acclaimed and translated into multiple languages.

After years of interning in trade book publishing, I joined Triada US in 2014 to assist Uwe Stender while building my own list of fiction and non-fiction for readers aged 0-18. I was promoted to associate agent in November 2015 and to agent in April 2017. In addition to my role as an agent, I manage the agency's subsidiary rights, licensing audiobook and foreign rights and attending international rights fairs.

I am seeking joyful books, for big-hearted young readers, that are extremely well-written, robust with emotion, and appeal to a wide, commercial audience.


GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Picture books, Middle grade, Young adult, Graphic novels for kids and teens
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Picture Books:
Daniel Haack and Isabel Galupo's MAIDEN & PRINCESS, about a maiden who goes to the prince's royal ball and doesn't quite enjoy herself until she meets and falls in love with the princess, to be illustrated by Becca Human, to Charlie Ilgunas of Little Bee Books, for publication in spring 2019, by Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency for the authors (World).

Animator and storyboard artist Louie Zong's BOOK SCIENCE, in which two scientists, a bear and a frog, conduct hands-on, fearless experiments answering the age-old question of how books work, to John Morgan at Imprint, for publication in summer 2020, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

Rajani LaRocca's SEVEN GOLDEN RINGS, a STEM-focused picture book that uses the story of a boy and his chain of seven golden rings to teach the basics of binary numbers, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan, to Cheryl Klein at Lee and Low, for publication in 2020, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency for the author, and by Stephanie Fretwell-Hill at Red Fox Literary for the illustrator (World).

Rajani LaRocca's I'LL GO AND COME BACK, a tribute to long-distance family relationships and cross-cultural connections, illustrated by Sara Palacios, to Andrea Tompa at Candlewick, at auction, for publication in spring 2022, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency for the author, and by Kendra Marcus and Minju Chang at Bookstop Literary for the illustrator (World).

Middle Grade:
Rajani LaRocca's debut MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM, pitched as inspired by A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and following an eleven-year-old Indian-American girl whose dream of winning a celebrity chef-judged baking contest stirs up trouble when she bakes with a mysterious boy from the woods and people around her start acting loopy, to Charlie Ilgunas at Yellow Jacket, at auction, for publication in Summer 2019, by Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

THE SERPENT'S SECRET and the forthcoming GAME OF STARS author Sayantani DasGupta's THE CHAOS CURSE, the third book in the Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series, in which a 12-year-old demon slayer and her friends must stop the Serpent King from destroying the multiplicity of the multiverse and reducing the many parallel dimensions to a single story, to Abigail McAden at Scholastic, in a six-figure deal, for publication in February 2020, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency (NA).

Rex Ogle's FREE LUNCH, a memoir about the author's experience as a sixth-grader on the free lunch program and coming-of-age while dealing with poverty, racism, and domestic violence in Texas, to Simon Boughton at Norton Children's, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2019, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency (NA).

Author of the forthcoming SMOKE AND MIRRORS K.D. Halbrook’s SILVER BATAL AND THE WATER DRAGON RACES, about a young desert-dweller whose dreams of becoming a water dragon racer come true when she discovers and befriends a rare dragon that can swim and fly, to Tiffany Liao at Holt Children’s, at auction, in a six-figure deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2019, by Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

I DISSENT author Debbie Levy’s BECOMING RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice, a graphic novel biography that follows RBG’s evolution as a feminist and legal powerhouse along her path to becoming the second woman on the Supreme Court, illustrated by Whitney Gardner, to Liz Kossnar at Simon & Schuster Children's, for publication in Summer 2019, by Caryn Wiseman at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author and Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency for the illustrator (World).

Author-illustrator of the forthcoming FAKE BLOOD Whitney Gardner's SPACE CAMP, in which a 12-year-old girl is upset to move from Portland to Seattle, leaving her only friend behind, and when her parents enroll her in a space-themed summer camp she finds that the camp—and long-distance friendship—might be more out of this world than she bargained for, to Liz Kossnar at Simon & Schuster Children's, for publication in summer 2020, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency (world).

THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING and DON'T VOTE FOR ME author Krista Van Dolzer's THE MULTIPLYING MYSTERIES OF MOUNT TEN, a murder mystery set at a math camp with built-in logic puzzles that readers can solve alongside the main character, to Brett Wright at Bloomsbury Children's, at auction, for publication in Winter 2019, by Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER author Cynthia Ellingsen's THE GIRLS OF FIREFLY CABIN, about four tween girls, their individual struggles, and the bonds they forge during an unforgettable summer at camp, to Eliza Swift at Albert Whitman, for publication in Spring 2019, by Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

Young Adult:
Debut author Aleksandra Ross's DON'T CALL THE WOLF, pitched as inspired by Polish folklore, following an enchanted queen fighting to protect her forest from a legendary dragon, and the journey that unfolds when she saves a dragon slayer with secrets of his own and discovers just how dark the woods really are, to Stephanie Stein at Harper Teen, for publication in winter 2020, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency (NA).

Phil Stamper’s debut THE GRAVITY OF US, about two teen boys who find love amid the drama of a NASA mission to Mars, to Mary Kate Castellani at Bloomsbury Children’s, in a two-book deal, for publication beginning in Winter 2020, by Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

500 WORDS OR LESS author Juleah del Rosario's TURTLE UNDER ICE, a novel-in-verse following the relationship between two teen sisters after one of them goes missing during a snowstorm, to Jennifer Ung at Simon Pulse, for publication in spring 2020, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

Moe Bonneau’s debut YA novel THE PURSUIT OF MISS HEARTBREAK HOTEL, about two teen girls, once best friends but now estranged, as their connection is rekindled and tested in their common struggle with identity and sexuality, to Kate Farrell at Holt Children’s, for publication in Spring 2019, by Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

Fiction:
Literary agent Rena Rossner’s debut THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD, a retelling of the 19th-century narrative poem Goblin Market set against the backdrop of the 1903 pogroms against the Jewish people in the shtetl of Dubossary, which draws on Hassidic/Yiddish and Russian/Ukrainian folktales to tell the story of two sisters — one that can transform into a bear, the other into a swan — and what happens when a troupe of men selling strange fruit come to their town and people start to disappear, to Lindsey Hall at Redhook and Anna Jackson at Orbit UK, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018, by Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

Non-Fiction:
Gender studies professor Robyn Ryle's SHE/HE/THEY/ME, an intersectional approach to the topic of gender that allows the reader to wander through different pathways determined by how they answer questions about gender and sexuality, to Grace Menary-Winefield at Sourcebooks, for publication in Fall 2018, by Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Nina Moreno's DON'T DATE ROSA SANTOS, to Vergara & Riba in Argentina, at auction, by Anna Ascolies at IMC Literary Agency; also to Vergara & Riba in Brazil, by Camila Marandino at Riff Agency; to AST in Russia, by Igor Korzhenevski at Alexander Korzhenevski Agency; and to Maxim in Hungary, in a pre-empt, by Diana Matulic at Corto Literary Agency; on behalf of Laura Crockett and Brent Taylor at Triada US.

Rights to Rex Ogle's EAST EMERSON series, to HarperCollins Germany, by Bastian Schlueck at Thomas Schlueck Agency; to Ediciones B in Spain, in a pre-empt, by Anna Ascolies at IMC Literary Agency; to Il Castoro in Italy, at auction, by Maura Solinas at Piergiorgio Nicolazzini Literary Agency; to Mamania in Poland, in a pre-empt, and Storytel for Polish audio, by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at Book/lab Literary Agency; to Pena in Turkey, by Goksun Bayraktar at Kalem Agency; all in two- to three-book deals on behalf of Brent Taylor.

Rights to Sayantani DasGupta's THE SERPENT'S SECRET, to Carlsen in Germany, in a two-book deal, to Fontini in Norway, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, both by Brent Taylor, to La Galera in Spain for Spanish and Catalan, in a two-book deal, by Anna Ascolies at IMC Literary Agency, and to Siyah Kitap in Turkey, in a two-book deal, by Goksun Bayraktar at Kalem Agency.

Rights to Laura E. Weymouth's THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS, to Chicken House in the U.K., at auction, by Brent Taylor on behalf of Lauren Spieller, to Pocket Jeunesse in France, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Donatella d'Ormesson at Donatella d'Ormesson Literary, and to HarperCollins Español, in a two-book deal, by Lola Esquina at IMC Literary Agency.

Rights to Rena Rossner's THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD, to Vulkan in Serbia, by Vuk Perisic at Plima Literary Agency, and to Eksmo in Russia, by Igor Korzhenevski at Alexander Korzhenevski Agency.

Rights to Wendy Heard's HUNTING ANNABELLE, to Swiat Ksiazki in Poland, by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at Book/lab Literary Agency.

Rights to Mara Rutherford's CROWN OF CORAL AND PEARL, to Vulkan in Serbia, by Vuk Perisic at Plima Literary Agency.

Rights to K. D. Halbrook’s SMOKE AND MIRRORS, to Kirmizi Kedi in Turkey, by Goksun Bayraktar at Kalem Agency, and world English audio rights to Audible, by Brent Taylor.

World English audio rights to K. D. Halbrook's SILVER BATAL AND THE WATER DRAGON RACES, to Audible, in a two-book deal, by Brent Taylor.

Rights to Krista Van Dolzer's EARTH TO DAD, to Beijing White Horse Time in China, by Claira Cai at Big Apple Agency, and to Prunsoop in Korea, by Jully Lee at Eric Yang Agency; both on behalf of Brent Taylor.

Rights to Eric Bell's ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD, to Fischer, by Brent Taylor, to Bromera in Spain for Catalan, by Lola Esquina at IMC Literary Agency, and to Foksal in Poland, by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at Book/lab Literary Agency

French rights to L. Philips's PERFECT TEN, to Castelmore, by Donatella d'Ormesson at Donatella d'Ormesson Literary on behalf of Brent Taylor at the TriadaUS Literary Agency.

Rights to Shaun Harris's THE HEMINGWAY THIEF, to Ediciones B Mexico, by Lola Esquina at IMC Literary Agency, to Paris Yayýnevi in Turkey, by Sedef Ilgic at Kalem Agency, and North American audio rights to Tantor, by Brent Taylor.

Turkish rights to J.C. Lane's TAG, YOU'RE DEAD, to Bilgi, at auction, by Göksun Bayraktar at Kalem Agency on behalf of Uwe Stender and Brent Taylor, and world English audio rights to Anne Fonteneau at Blackstone Audio, by Uwe Stender and Brent Taylor.

Simplified Chinese rights to Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer's THE SECRET LIVES OF ANIMALS, to Publishing House of the Electronics Industry, by Claire Feng at Big Apple Agency on behalf of Uwe Stender and Brent Taylor.

Simplified Chinese rights to Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer's THE TRUTH ABOUT NATURE, to Publishing House of the Electronics Industry, by Claire Feng at Big Apple Agency on behalf of Uwe Stender and Brent Taylor.

French rights to Mark SaFranko's THE SUICIDE, to Actes Sud, for publication in Spring 2019, by Donatella d'Ormesson at Donatella d'Ormesson Literary on behalf of Brent Taylor and Uwe Stender.

World English audio rights to Jen Wilde's THE BRIGHTSIDERS, to Pamela Lorence at Forever Young Audiobooks, by Brent Taylor on behalf of Lauren Spieller.

World English audio rights to Mary Fan's STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON, to Ron Formica at Tantor, at auction, by Brent Taylor on behalf of Uwe Stender.

World English audio rights to Clarissa Harwood's BEAR NO MALICE, to Catherine Wallach at HighBridge, by Brent Taylor on behalf of Laura Crockett.

KEY PERSONNEL
Uwe Stender, President
Brent Taylor, Agent + Subsidiary Rights Manager
Laura Crockett, Associate Agent
Lauren Spieller, Associate Agent
Amelia Appel, Assistant Agent
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Send a query letter and the first ten pages of a manuscript pasted in the body of the message to brent@triadaus.com. Put "query" somewhere in the subject line.