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agent : gordon@fuseliterary.com
Gordon Warnock
Fuse Literary

I represent New York Times bestsellers and debut authors alike, specializing in adult suspense fiction, socially responsible nonfiction, and graphic novels for all ages. As a founding partner of Fuse Literary, I seek to amplify historically marginalized voices and grow sustainable, long-term writing careers as we actively create the change we want to see in the publishing industry. From hands-on editorial to career coaching to rights management, I believe that a good agent should be a true business partner through the many lives of a book and the many stages of an author's career. Visit our website for more information.


years experience: 13
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Suspense/thriller, Juvenile fiction, Reference, Biography, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Lifestyle, Sports, African-American, Science, Graphic Novels
LEADING CLIENTS
Allison Alsup, Anne Belov, Brian Boxer Wachler M.D., Kyle Cassidy, Tanya Chernov, Amber Cowie, Brianna Craft, Joan of Dark, Patricia V. Davis, Joan of Dark, Mike Dawson, Nan DeMars, Sachi Ediriweera, Trevor Henderson, Gamal Hennessy, Steena Holmes, Steve Horton, Joseph Illidge, Lindsay Istace, Lorrie Kim, Karen Knotts, Louise Lewis, Kerry Lonsdale, Jorjeana Marie, MariNaomi, Julie Mulhern, Ken E. Nwadike Jr., Anna Quinn, Richard Read, Suzanne Redfearn, Pat Sinclair, Mac Smith, Zack Soto, Sam Tallent, Robert V. Taylor, Jenn Woodall, Helen Wrath
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
PERCEPTUAL INTELLIGENCE by Brian Boxer Wachler M.D.

THIS IS WHAT A LIBRARIAN LOOKS LIKE by Kyle Cassidy

LAST ONE ALIVE by Amber Cowie

THE PERFECT SECRET by Steena Holmes

EVERYTHING WE KEEP by Kerry Lonsdale

DRAGON'S BREATH AND OTHER TRUE STORIES by MariNaomi

THE NIGHT CHILD by Anna Quinn

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
FIELDS’ GUIDE TO FOG by Julie Mulhern (audio, February, 2022)

MOMENT IN TIME by Suzanne Redfearn (paperback, March, 2022)

FIELDS’ GUIDE TO DIRTY MONEY by Julie Mulhern (audio, March, 2022)

FIELDS’ GUIDE TO SMUGGLING by Julie Mulhern (audio, March, 2022)

SCURRY vol. 2 by Mac Smith (French, April, 2022)

EVIL WOMAN by Julie Mulhern (paperback, April, 2022)

LAST ONE ALIVE by Amber Cowie (paperback, May, 2022)

NO MORE LIES by Kerry Lonsdale (paperback, May, 2022)

THE FIFTH QUARTER: HARD COURT by Mike Dawson (hardcover, July, 2022)

THE LOPAPEYSA SWEATER by Joan of Dark and Kyle Cassidy (paperback, October, 2022)

INFLUENCED by Brian Boxer Wachler, M.D. (hardcover, October, 2022)

I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME by MariNaomi (paperback, November, 2022)

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Film/TV: ddeuble(at)apa-agency(dot)com
Foreign: heather(at)barorint(dot)com
KEY PERSONNEL
Laurie McLean, Partner
Connor Goldsmith, Senior Agent
Michelle Richter, Senior Agent
Tricia Skinner, Senior Agent
Carlisle Webber, Agent
Ernie Chiara, Associate Agent
Karly Dizon, Associate Agent
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please query via email at querygordon@fuseliterary.com.

For nonfiction, I’m looking for large-platform projects in which the book represents something bigger than the book itself, of which you are the expert, the one best fit to bring it to the page. Please email your query letter only.

For fiction and memoir, I’m looking for fresh concepts that excite me before I even start reading and tension-filled prose that won’t let me stop. Please include your first chapter in the body of your email below your query.

For graphic novels and graphic nonfiction, my taste more closely aligns with First Second and Scholastic Graphix than Marvel and DC. Please attach a 10-page sequential PDF excerpt of the finished artwork, not to exceed 50 MB.