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Jennifer Pooley
Jennifer Pooley Literary Development
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I am an independent book editor and story consultant based in Los Angeles. Previously, I spent twelve years with HarperCollins Publishers where I was a Senior Editor acquiring for imprints William Morrow and Harper Perennial. Books that I acquired and published include: Willy Vlautin’s THE MOTEL LIFE, NORTHLINE, and LEAN ON PETE; Marjorie Hart’s SUMMER AT TIFFANY; Daniel James Brown’s THE INDIFFERENT STARS ABOVE and UNDER A FLAMING SKY (reprint); Michael Zadoorian’s THE LEISURE SEEKER, Catherine Hanrahan’s LOST GIRLS AND LOVE HOTELS; Sara James and Ginger Mauney's THE BEST OF FRIENDS; Jennifer Sey’s CHALKED UP; Marina Palmer’s KISS & TANGO; Ariel Leve's IT COULD BE WORSE, YOU COULD BE ME; Sarah Hall’s DAUGHTERS OF THE NORTH and HOW TO PAINT A DEAD MAN; and Lola Jaye’s BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, amongst others.

In my freelance work, I direct editorial development on behalf of publishers and agents for their contracted authors; established authors hire me (often in confidence) during their development process in order to have an editor to work with before their book goes to their agent or editor; or I am hired by debut authors who are seeking to elevate their work and to have a creative partner before querying agents or choosing to publish through an e-platform.

In addition to my work as a freelance book editor I also represent Katie Delahanty--author of the Brightside series: IN BLOOM, BLUSHING, and BELIEVE (Entangled Embrace) and the forthcoming YA heist novel, KEYSTONE (Entangled Teen)--through The Bent Agency.


years experience: 20
SKILLS
Developmental editing, Line-editing, Writing, Copywriting
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Literary Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Memoir, Narrative Non-Fiction, Screenplay-to-Book Adaptation, New Adult Fiction, Coaching, Discovering Debut Talent
LEADING CLIENTS
In addition to my work as a freelance book editor I also represent Katie Delahanty--author of the Brightside series: IN BLOOM, BLUSHING, and BELIEVE (Entangled Embrace) and the forthcoming YA heist novel, KEYSTONE (Entangled Teen)--through The Bent Agency.

Here are the deal announcements:

December 10, 2018 - KEYSTONE, by Katie Delahanty | Children's: Young Adult Fiction

Katie Delahanty's KEYSTONE, a heist novel in which a 15-year-old influencer fakes her death to join a secret society of thieves determined to steal analog history before corporations can forever alter the past, to Candace Havens at Entangled Teen, by Jennifer Pooley at The Bent Agency (world).

October 7, 2013 - IN BLOOM, by Katie Delahanty | Digital: Fiction: Debut

Katie Delahanty's IN BLOOM, the first book in the Brightside series, in which a recent college graduate moves west from Pittsburgh to pursue her dream of becoming a costume designer, is spun by her Hollywood insider neighbors into Los Angeles' My Fair Lady, and who has a chance encounter with a rock star that ignites a whirlwind romance, to Karen Grove at Entangled Embrace, in a three-book deal, by Jennifer Pooley at The Bent Agency (world).

MOST RECENT PROJECTS
Selected freelance projects: EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford (St. Martin's); THREE SOULS and DRAGON SPRINGS ROAD by Janie Chang (HarperCollins Canada & William Morrow); ON THE COME UP by Hannah Weyer (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese); HINDSIGHT by Mindy Tarquini (Sparkpress); THE HEART OF WAR: MISADVENTURES IN THE PENTAGON by Kathleen J. McInnis; LOVE REHAB by Jo Piazza (Open Road Media); THE MAN IN THE EMPTY BOAT by Mark Salzman (Open Road Media); DAUGHTERS FOR A TIME by Jennifer Handford (Amazon Publishing); SWEET THING by Renee Carlino (Atria); ACROSS A GREEN OCEAN by Wendy Lee (Kensington); THE GOLDEN GATE IS RED by Jim Kohlberg (Open Road Media); SATISFACTION by Andee Reilly (Sparkpress); and THE HEART OF ANNIE by J.S. Foote (independently published).
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
CONFERENCE FACULTY AND/OR SPEAKER:

2017, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006: San Diego State University Writers’ Conference
2014: Writing Workshops LA: The Conference
2013: University of California Riverside M.F.A. Program, December Residency
2011: USC's Master of Professional Writing Program: "How to Leap from MPW to Barnes & Noble and Beyond?"
2010: Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006: Colgate University Writers’ Conference
2009: James River Writers' Conference
2009: Colgate University's "Living Writers" course: "Behind the Scenes in Book Publishing: From Acquisition to Publication"
2008, 2007: South Carolina Writers’ Conference
2006: Asian American Writers' Workshop: “Speed-dating with Editors”
2006: Surrey International Writers’ Conference
2006: Ohio State University Writers’ Conference
2005, 2006: Algonkian and New York Writers’ Workshops: “Pitch to the Editors”
2004: Grub Street: "The Muse and the Marketplace 2004"

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