KELLY VAN SANT
D4EO Literary Agency
Please welcome KELLY VAN SANT to D4EO Literary Agency
Kelly can be reached at Kelly Van Sant
BIO: Kelly Van Sant has nearly a decade of experience in the publishing industry. She cut her teeth in New York working at
esteemed literary agencies such as Writers House and Harold Ober Associates, where she developed an eye for compelling, emotionally
resonant stories, honed her editorial skills, and soon grew adept at contract vetting and negotiation. After relocating to Minnesota,
Kelly joined Llewellyn Worldwide as their Contracts Manager across all three imprints and then moved to Quarto Publishing Group where
she was tKehe head of the contract department. She is a teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center, and also blogs about the publishing
industry at Pub(lishing) Crawl and co-hosts the their weekly podcast.
SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:Kelly is actively building a client list and is open to submissions!
I am seeking Middle Grade, Young Adult, and women's fiction across all genres, including fantasy, science fiction, adventure, historical,
and contemporary. I love character-driven stories with intricate plots, and am always drawn to explorations of friendship and found family.
I am especially interested in #ownvoices and inclusive narratives.
Please send all queries to: Kelly Van Sant Submissions with the word QUERY in the subject.
Please include your query letter and the first chapter of your novel in the body of the email. I respond to all queries within 4 weeks.
Welcome aboard Kelly.
Mike Bond's new thriller, ASSASSINS, is off to a very quick start. Published last month
by Mandevilla Press:
• Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1811 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
o #12 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Spies & Politics > Terrorism
o #11 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Terrorism
o #41 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
From its terrifying start in the night skies of Afghanistan to its stunning end in the Paris terrorist attacks, Assassins is,
in novelized form, the story of the last thirty years of war between Islam and the West. Based on the author’s experiences in
the Middle East, Assassins lives this unending conflict from the viewpoints of an American commando, a French woman doctor,
an Afghani warlord, a Russian major, and a British woman journalist.
Brilliance Audio has purchased the World English Audio Rights to ten Mike Bond Books from Mandevilla Press and
will be publishing them all in 2017:
The Last Savanna
House of Jaguar
Also to be published by Mandevilla Press in 2017 (and Brilliance, simultaneously)
Translation Rights are available for all of the Mike Bond works.
Contact Bob Diforio
Welcome breakout author Barbara Nickless and her first novel, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
Special Advance Kindle publication launched September 1, 2016 [one month prior to print publication] in
Amazon's Kindle First Program.
The immediate bestseller results continue, now in its nearly 4th week on sale exclusively at Kindle:
In the United States - as of September 26, 2016
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1 Paid in Kindle Store
#1 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Women Sleuths
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Women Sleuths
#1 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
In the UK - within days of publication:
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2 Paid in Kindle Store
#1 in Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Women Sleuths
#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Mystery > Women Sleuths
#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
U.S. Amazon Author Rank - as of September 26, 2016
#2 Overall [Following J.K. Rowling]
#1 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
#1 in Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
#2 in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction
#2 in Books
And there are now 747 reader reviews with 77% Five Star, 18% Four Star
From the Editor
There’s not much that beats the thrill of discovering a great new writer, character, or story. Reading Blood on the Tracks was one
of those lightning bolt experiences that made me want to share this book with everyone I know. From the electrifying first pages,
I was completely enthralled by Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, her investigation into the disturbing murder of a young woman,
and the gritty yet close-knit community created by Barbara Nickless in this astounding debut.
An orphan and former Marine turned railroad cop who is still coming to terms with her time at war, Sydney is complicated, rough around
the edges, and singly dedicated to giving a voice to the voiceless, from the dead soldiers she tended in Iraq to the homeless rail riders
whose Denver camps she now patrols. Sydney’s extraordinary history and her relationships, particularly with her K9 partner, Clyde, also
an Iraq War veteran, give this mystery a rare emotional depth and kept me riveted as her murder investigation veers into dangerous and
very personal territory.
Blood on the Tracks is so well written, so engrossing, and so startling that it’s very difficult to believe it’s Barbara Nickless’s first
novel. Luckily for us, it won’t be the last we see of Sydney and Clyde. I absolutely can’t wait for their next case.
- Gracie Doyle, Editor
INFAMY by Robert K. Tanenabaum, the latest in his Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi legal thriller series, just published by Gallery Books.
PRAISE FOR INFAMY:
"Infamy is Robert K. Tanenbaum at his absolute finest. A strong, blazing-fast plot,mind-bending conspiracy, and a dynamic courtroom
showdown make this one of this year’s must-read legal thrillers. Buckle up, because this is one wicked-fast ride!” (Book Spy)
WARNING ORDER, book two from Joshua Hood, following CLEAR BY FIRE:
Watch the video trailer WARNING ORDER TRAILER
“Hood has a gift for keeping readers guessing and a soldier's eye for gripping action. Warning Order is a terrific follow up to his
recent debut, Clear By Fire.”
—Kyle Mills, author of The Survivor
“Gripping, authentic, heart-wrenching. If you want to know what the front lines in America's war on terror are like, read Warning Order.
Warning Order nails it and Joshua Hood has arrived in violent, splendid fashion. Thriller readers beware: you can't put Warning Order down."
-- Ben Coes, author of Eye For An Eye
“An edge-of-your seat military thriller par excellence. More than just a terrific high-octane shoot-em-up, Hood also gives an inside look
at the heroic but tightly wound personalities of those tasked with waging war on America's most dangerous enemies. Full of twists, tension,
and double-crosses, coupled with a ‘from the headlines’ premise that feels as real as the gritty and blood-soaked action.”
—Mark Greaney, author of Tom Clancy Commander in Chief
“Warning Order is an outstanding read. Joshua Hood writes a gripping, hard-hitting story that moves with the breakneck speed of a real-life
running gun battle. He's obviously someone who has heard the slap of bullets coming at him from downrange. A highly entertaining ride.”
—Marc Cameron, author of Brute Force
“Walking the streets of death with your squad, you hear the whistling by your ears, smell the stench of war, feel the gut-sick wrench of fear
in the pit of your stomach. There are the guys who’ve been there, and the guys who haven’t. Joshua Hood’s been there, and it shows on every page.
Helluva fine writer.”
—Ted Bell, author of Patriot
“Tight, suspenseful with stunning action scenes and excellent tradecraft, former 82nd Airborne paratrooper Joshua Hood delivers another compelling
read. Hood is a refreshing voice in the military thriller genre and brings the reader to the edgier, grittier side of the war on terror. Warning Order
will leave you breathless and panting for more. Absolutely first rate!”
—Simon Gervais, author of The Thin Black Line.
“It’s crazy a guy can be this insanely good with just his second book. With Warning Order, Joshua Hood is giving us a look at a master at work. I cannot
wait to see where he goes next.”
—Paul Cleave, author of Trust No One
“This new gripping military thriller lines up all other combat tomes on the genre, sweeps them off the bookshelf into a freshly dug grave, then double
taps them face down before air support is called in to bombard competitors into oblivion. Quite simply, no one can write a balls to the wall down-range
novel like Joshua Hood.”
—JT Patten, author of The Shadow Masters
“Warning Order is an authentic thriller that will have you turning pages and ducking for cover. Clear by Fire put Joshua Hood on the map, but this book
proves he's one of the best authors writing in the genre today.”
—The Real Book Spy
A first class thriller in every way. Josh Hood’s Warning Order is an engaging and fast paced read that will enthrall readers from the first page. Hood
is destined to become one of the best thriller writers of our time.
– Sean Parnell, NYT’s Bestselling author of Outlaw Platoon
Film and TV Rights - contact Bob Diforio/D4EO Literary Agency
ROBERT K. TANENBAUM'S first 10 titles in the 15,000,000+ copies in print, of the 27 book Butch Karp
legal thriller series from #1 No Lesser Plea to #10 Reckless Endangerment are available in all e-book formats
from Open Road Integrated Media.
FOREIGN RIGHTS are available on the entire series from Bob Diforio/D4EO Literary Agency
Watch Open Road's video featuring Bob Tanenbaum:
Robert K. Tanenbaum's Butch Karp Legal Thrillers - over 15 million copies in print.
Books 11 - 24 [TRUE JUSTICE through BAD FAITH] and two NF works are published by Gallery
and Pocket Books.
Open Road Integrated Media has publishes 13 Jon Land backlist thrillers and the first book in the
Blaine McCracken Series, ,
THE OMEGA COMMAND
All thirteen of these titles are available for foreign rights from Bob Diforio/D4EO Literary Agency
Watch Open Road's video featuring Jon Land:
Please visit JON LAND'S WEBSITE
Jack Du Brul
DARK WATCH, THE SKELETON COAST, PLAGUE SHIP, CORSAIR, THE SILENT SEA, and THE JUNGLE
Books 3 - 8 in
The Oregon Series by Clive Cussler with Jack DuBrul are international bestsellers.
JACK DU BRUL:
The 7 books in Jack DuBrul's Philip Mercer action adventure series are available for [certain] translation rights and film:
Jack's books have been published in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Australia/New Zealand, Japan and Thailand
The Medusa Stone
River of Ruin
Deep Fire Rising
World Rights to books 8 & 9 in the series have been purchased by Doubleday.
Contact Bob Diforio for film or translation interest in
Vulcan's Forge through Havoc.
THE NERO AWARD
The Nero Award is presented each year to an author for the best American Mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout's
Nero Wolfe stories. It is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City.
Last year, the winner was Joseph Teller for The Tenth Case - Jaywalker #1 , Mira Books, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises.
His award was presented by Jane K. Cleland, chair of the Wolfe Pack's literary awards.
Mr. Teller joins a procession of fine writers including Lawrence Block, Tess Gerritsen, Lee Child, Walter Mosley, Linda Fairstein,
former U.S. Senator Fred Harris, and Dennis Lehane, all of whom have been honored with the prestigious "Nero."
2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense
* The Tenth Case by Joseph Teller – WINNER
World Rights - Mira Books
Visit the author's website: JAYWALKER
To read an excerpt of THE TENTH CASE click here: The Tenth Case
To visit the Mira Books website for Joseph Teller click here: JOSEPH TELLER
* Two new Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D. books, ANXIETY FREE: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You and
HERE COMES THE SUN:
Answers to Overcoming Your Depression
Dr. Leahy is
Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy
President, International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy
President, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
and author of The Worry Cure [which has earned over $100,000 with ten foreign sales]
see Bob Leahy ; hear Bob Leahy on the Dennis Prager Radio Show