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Jennifer Laughran
Andrea Brown Literary Agency

The Andrea Brown Literary Agency Inc. has been in business since 1981, and was the first agency to represent both writers and illustrators. We have sold thousands of books, and have made deals with every major trade publisher and most of the small independent publishers. Writers Digest Magazine named us one of the top twenty-five literary agencies taking on new talent. We represent clients at all stages of their careers; from first time writers and illustrators to established, best-selling and award-winning authors and illustrators with many published books to their credit.

As a mid-size literary agency celebrating more than thirty years in the publishing business, we bring the best of both worlds to the table: the personal client attention of a small agency and the clout of a larger one. We invest a great deal of care in each project and each client. We devise a strategy at every stage of the writing process, from conception, to editorial, to publication, that is tailored to the client and will enable us to find the best publisher for his or her books. We are seeking long-term relationships with writers and illustrators whose careers we can develop and whose talent we can foster.

Our agents have backgrounds in New York publishing, editing, academia, bookselling, business, teaching, and film, and one of our strengths as an agency is that we work collaboratively. Our clients have the benefit not only of their individual agent's expertise but also the benefit of the combined experience and vision of the group.

We're looking for fresh, different, and new. As a largely West Coast based agency, we follow in a tradition of West Coast innovation in our passion for discovering new voices and sparking new trends. We're a part of the NY-centered publishing world but also cultivate the advantage of an insider's/outsider's perspective. We have access, standing, and visibility but also think outside the box. Our agents make regular trips to New York, attend industry conventions, and participate as faculty at writers' conferences all over the country. We ensure a high profile for our clients and keep our fingers on the pulse of publishing.

In conjunction with the Henry Miller Library, our agency runs the Big Sur Children's Writing Workshop and the Big Sur Fiction Workshop. For more information, go to our website:

Juvenile fiction, Children's Books Only, Young Adult/Teen Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction
GEORGE by Alex Gino - Stonewall Book Award Winner, Children's Choice Award Winner
MESMERIZED by Mara Rockliff - Orbis Pictus Honoree, Golden Kite Honor Book
THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY - Morris Award Honoree, Golden Kite Honor Book
ART OF SECRETS by James Klise / Algonquin Young Readers - Edgar Award Winner
DEAD ENDS by Erin Jade Lange / Bloomsbury US + Faber UK - Shortlisted for Waterstones Prize
BUTTER by Erin Jade Lange / Bloomsbury US + Faber UK - Shortlisted for Waterstones Prize
BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z by Kate Messner / Bloomsbury - Winner of the EB White Readaloud Award
FLASH BURNOUT by LK Madigan / HMH - Winner of the ALA Morris Award for Debut Author, PW Flying Start
OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW by Kate Messner / Chronicle - NYT Notable, NYT Best Illustrated

The ASHES Trilogy by Ilsa J Bick / Egmont USA
LIZARD MUSIC by Daniel Pinkwater / NYRB Children's Classics Collection

AND ALSO AN OCTOPUS by Maggie Tokuda-Hall / Candlewick, Fall 16
CHARMED, I'M SURE by Sarah Darer Littman / Aladdin, Fall 16
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT by Sarah Darer Littman / Scholastic, Fall 16

BEFORE WE GO EXTINCT by Karen Rivers / FSG, Summer 16
VICARIOUS by Paula Stokes / Tor, Summer 16
THE SEVENTH WISH by Kate Messner / Bloomsbury, Summer 16
GIRL IN THE SHADOWS by Gwenda Bond / Skyscape, Summer 16
GIRL OVER PARIS by Gwenda Bond / Jet City Comics, Summer 16
LOWRIDERS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Cathy Camper + Raul the Third, Summer 16

THE GIRL IN THE WELL IS ME by Karen Rivers / Algonquin Young Readers, Spring 16
23 MINUTES by Vivian Vande Velde / BMP, Spring 16
WEEKENDS WITH MAX AND HIS DAD by Linda Urban / HMH, Spring 16
GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE by Paula Stokes / HarperTeen, Spring 16
THE SECRET DESTINY OF PIXIE PIPER by Annabelle Fisher / Greenwillow-Harper, Spring 16
ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY ADDIE by Mara Rockliff / Candlewick, Spring 16
LOW-RIDERS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Cathy Camper + Raul the Third / Chronicle, Spring 16

SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB by Patrick Samphire / Christy Ottaviano Books, Winter 16
TIARA ON THE TERRACE by Kristin Kittscher / Harper, Winter 16
RANGER IN TIME 3: Long Road to Freedom by Kate Messner / Scholastic, Winter 16
REBEL BULLY GEEK PARIAH by Erin Jade Lange / Bloomsbury, Winter 16
CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS #1: Brooke's Not-So-Secret Plan by Jo Whittemore / Harper, Winter 16
CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS #2: Vanessa's Fashion Face-Off by Jo Whittemore / Harper, Winter 16
THE STORY OF SEEDS: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate by Nancy Castaldo / HMH, Winter 16
TAKE THE FALL by Emily Hainsworth / B+B/Harper, Winter 16

FOXGLOVE KILLINGS by Tara Kelly / Entangled, Fall 15
SPINNING STARLIGHT by RC Lewis / Disney-Hyperion, Fall 15
WEBSTER: TALE OF AN OUTLAW by Ellen Emerson White / S+S, Fall 15
BEAR AND BUNNY by Daniel Pinkwater / Candlewick, Fall 15

THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY by Stephanie Oakes / Dial-Penguin, Summer 15
GLITTERING SHADOWS by Jaclyn Dolamore / Disney-Hyperion, Summer 15
RANGER IN TIME 2: Danger in Ancient Rome by Kate Messner / Scholastic, Summer 15
TREE OF WONDER by Kate Messner / Chronicle, Summer 15
GEORGE by Alex Gino / Scholastic, Summer 15
GHOSTLIGHT by Sonia Gensler / Summer 15
NELLIE BLY, THE RACE AROUND THE WORLD by Nancy Castaldo / Random House, Summer 15

BACKLASH by Sarah Darer Littman / Scholastic, Spring 15
LOIS LANE: FALLOUT by Gwenda Bond / Capstone/DC, Spring 15
MRS NOODLEKUGEL AND DROOLY THE BEAR by Daniel Pinkwater / Candlewick, Spring 15
HYPNOTIZE A TIGER by Calef Brown / Christy Ottaviano Books-Macmillan, Spring 15
UP IN THE GARDEN AND DOWN IN THE DIRT by Kate Messner / Chronicle, Spring 15
HOW TO READ A STORY by Kate Messner / Chronicle, Spring 15

GINGERBREAD FOR LIBERTY! by Mara Rockliff / HMH, Winter 15
MESMERIZED by Mara Rockliff / Candlewick, Winter 15
THE DICKENS MIRROR by Ilsa J Bick / EgmontUSA, Winter 15
THE CRIMSON GATE by Whitney A Miller / Flux, Winter 15
LIARS, INC. by Paula Stokes / HarperTeen, Winter 15
STORYSPINNER by Becky Wallace / McElderry/Simon, Winter 15
COTTAGE IN THE WOODS by Katherine Coville / Knopf, Winter 15
COLONIAL MADNESS by Jo Whittemore / Aladdin, Winter 15
ALL THE ANSWERS by Kate Messner / Bloomsbury, Winter 15
RANGER IN TIME #1: Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner / Scholastic, Winter 15

GIRL ON A WIRE by Gwenda Bond / Starscape, Fall '14
LOW RIDERS IN SPACE by Cathy Camper + Raul the 3rd / Chronicle, Fall '14
BEAUTIFUL YETTA AND THE HANUKKAH KITTEN by Daniel + Jill Pinkwater / Feiwel & Friends, Fall '14
STITCHING SNOW by RC Lewis / Disney-Hyperion, Fall '14
EMPIRE OF SHADOWS by Miriam Forster / HarperTeen, Fall '14
CHIK-CHAK SHABBAT by Mara Rockliff / Candlewick, Fall '14

Other Upcoming Titles:
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ALICE by Mara Rockliff / Chronicle
SHORT, VERY SHORT & RIDICULOUSLY SHORT STORIES by Daniel & Jill Pinkwater / Candlewick
ROLLING THUNDER, FREEDOM RIDE by Kate Messner / Scholastic
SUPERSTAR by Mandy Davis / Harper
FERGUS AND ZEKE by Kate Messner / Candlewick
THE ARSONIST by Stephanie Oakes / Dial-Penguin
STEF SOTO, TACO QUEEN by Jennifer Torres / Little Brown
A SEASON OF DARING GREATLY by Ellen Emerson White / Greenwillow
THE SUPERNORMAL SLEUTHING SERVICE by Gwenda Bond and Christopher Rowe / Greenwillow
LOVE, ISH by Karen Rivers / Algonquin Young Readers

We handle film and performance rights and foreign rights, and have an established network of co-agents with whom we work.
Andrea Brown, President
Laura Rennert, Executive Agent
Caryn Wiseman, Senior Agent
Jennifer Laughran, Senior Agent
Jennifer Rofé, Senior Agent
Kelly Sonnack, Senior Agent
Jamie Weiss Chilton, Agent
Jennifer Mattson, Agent
Kathleen Rushall, Agent
Lara Perkins, Associate Agent
Jennifer March Soloway, Associate Agent
Taryn Fagerness, Subrights Manager
We accept email queries only. Please direct your e-query to ONE agent at our agency, and include the following:
Picture books: query letter and full manuscript text
Fiction: query letter and first 10 pages
Nonfiction: query letter, proposal, and sample chapter
Illustrations: query letter and 2-3 jpegs with pictures of children and animals
Due to the heavy volume of submissions received, we are no longer able to reply to every query. If we are interested in your work, we will contact you within 4 to 6 weeks.
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