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Jessica Alvarez
BookEnds Literary Agency

Since opening its doors in 1999, BookEnds Literary Agency has never strayed from our original goal: Achieving dreams and doing what we love. Representing fiction and nonfiction for adults and children alike, BookEnds agents continue to live their dreams while helping authors achieve theirs.

First opened as a book packaging company, we were originally looking to take our own fresh and fun ideas and find just the right people to create the books publishers and readers were looking for. Over time, we missed working on fiction and seeing what could come from an author's imagination as well as an author's platform. So not two years after opening its doors, BookEnds changed its literary status to Agency.

While the industry has changed, and BookEnds has grown, the one thing we've never lost is our passion and love for books and the authors who create them.
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After ten years as an editor, Senior Literary Agent Jessica Alvarez joined BookEnds in April 2011. She began her publishing career in 2001 as an editorial assistant at Harlequin Books. There, she had the opportunity to acquire and edit a wide array of fiction, specializing in historical romance, romantic suspense, and inspirational romance. Jessica left Harlequin in 2008 to pursue a freelance editing career, and completed projects for Harlequin, Scholastic Books, Thomas Nelson, and independent writers. She uses her editorial background to help writers hone their skills and develop strong, marketable stories. Jessica is actively building her client list and is proud to work with a wonderful group of clients. She is a member of AAR.

Jessica's areas of interest include most areas of romance, women's fiction, mysteries and suspense, as well as a wide array of nonfiction.


years experience: 16+ in publishing, 6 as an agent
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, African-American, Science
LEADING CLIENTS
Stacey Kennedy, Sharon Cullen, Andrea Laurence, Lara Lacombe, Melissa Cutler, Jennifer Delamere, Terri Reed, Tina Radcliffe, Minerva Koenig
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please submit your query via online form at https://querymanager.com/query/1007