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Jill Marsal
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
PMB 121, 665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Jill Marsal is actively looking for new projects right now and is open to queries from both new and experienced authors.

She is a founding partner of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency and has been in the publishing industry for 20+ years. She also has a strong legal background and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and practiced as an attorney for five years.

She is looking for a broad range of fiction, including commercial fiction, women’s fiction, contemporary, historical, stories of family, interesting relationships, Southern fiction, romance, upmarket fiction, and book club fiction. She has worked with many top fiction authors including:

NYT bestselling author Marina Adair
WSJ bestselling author Jamie Beck
USA Today bestselling author Amanda Bouchet
USA Today bestselling author Christie Carlyle
NYT bestselling author Stacy Finz
USA Today bestselling author Janice Kay Johnson
NYT bestselling author Kelsie Leverich
USA Today bestselling author Stefanie London
NYT bestselling author Katie Reus
WSJ bestselling author Winter Renshaw
NYT bestselling author Michelle Valentine

Jill is also looking for mysteries, psychological suspense, cozies, and thrillers that keep the pages turning and have an original hook. She welcomes a dramatic storyline and compelling characters in interesting situations or relationships. She has worked with leading mystery/suspense authors including:

NYT bestselling author Lynn Cahoon
NYT bestselling author Diane Capri
NYT bestselling author Rachel Howzell Hall
USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes
Washington Post bestselling author Minka Kent
WSJ bestselling author Melinda Leigh
NYT bestselling author Kristin Miller
USA Today bestselling author Diana Orgain
USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian
USA Today bestselling author Rose Pressey

If you have a novel that has a highly original concept or voice, Jill would love to see it.

On the non-fiction side, Jill’s areas of interest include business, current events, health/wellness, self-help, lifestyle, advice/relationships, psychology, parenting, history, science, nature, and narrative non-fiction. She is particularly drawn to projects which will move readers or leave them thinking, which make provocative arguments or share interesting research, or which offer useful, new advice.

Jill has extensive non-fiction experience and has worked with many top business leaders and journalists including:

CEO and founder of AI Truth Cortnie Abercrombie
WSJ bestselling author Brent Adamson
Managing Director of the Broad Center Chaka Booker
Vice President, Pepsi Co. Allan Church
Director of ForbesWomensMedia Nancy Clark
Chairman of the Kravis Leadership Institute Jay Conger
WSJ bestselling author Matthew Dixon
Head of Talent Development for CVS Health Ted Fleming
Former President and CEO of ForeSee Larry Freed
Forbes columnist Zack Friedman
The Wall Street Journal’s columnist Catey Hill
Chairman & CEO of Founders Space Steven Hoffman
Economist and research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University Tim Kane
NYT bestselling author Michael Levin
Former CEO of Charles Schwab David Pottruck
NYT bestselling author James Reed
Senior Vice President at Gartner, Inc. Jamie Roca
Co-founder of OPI Suzi Weiss-Fischmann
NYT bestselling author Paul Stoltz

She has also worked with many of the nation’s premier academics, scholars, and educators including:

Professor of Political Science and Classics at the University of Toronto Ryan Balot
Research Director for International Security Studies at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Professor of Economics at University of California, San Diego Eli Berman
Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education, at Stanford University Jo Boaler
Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley Paula Fass
Professor of International Business at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine John Graham
Professor of Psychology at Boston College Peter Gray
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Genetics at University of Texas Eli Greenbaum
Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation Arthur Lupia
Senior Research Scientist at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies and Adjunct Professor of Political Science John Mueller
Professor of Classics and Political Science at Stanford University Josiah Ober
Research Professor at University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research Terri Orbuch
Professor of Political Science at University of California, San Diego Samuel L. Popkin
Professor of Organizational Science at UNC Charlotte Steven Rogelberg
Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles Abigail Saguy
Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University Alexandra Solomon
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego Susan Shirk
Professor in the School of Engineering, University of New Castle Mark Stewart

In health, science, and medicine, she has agented:

Former president of The American Geriatric Society and Stanford University School of Medicine’s Dr. Walter Bortz
Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research at the University of Miami Dr. Berit Brogaard
Senior contributor with Forbes and Psychology Today David DiSalvo
Neuroscientist, department of psychiatry at University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Alex Korb
Dr. Robert F. LaPrade of the Steadman Clinic in Vail
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine Dr. Michael Miller
Former Associate Clinical Professor at University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Howard Murad
Radiation oncologist and cancer researcher at the London Health Sciences Centre Dr. David Palma
Former National Institute of Health Research Fellow Lisa Price
Chair of Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine Dr. Michael Scheeringa
Co-chair for Spine & Pain Rehabilitation for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Dr. Saloni Sharma
Director of Mind/Body Medicine for Georgia Cancer Treatment Center Brenda Stockdale
Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at The Institute of Living and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine Dr. David Tolin
Clinical researcher in the areas of migraine, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and physician at Emory Healthcare Dr. Joshua Turknett
Clinical researcher at the University of California Irvine Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky

Jill welcomes projects from both new and published authors.

years experience: 20
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Sports, Science
Jill represents authors ranging from debut to New York Times, USA Today , LA Times, and internationally bestselling authors.

A few of the authors and projects Jill Marsal has represented include WSJ bestselling author Melinda Leigh's Say You're Sorry (Montlake), former Assistant Secretary of State and LA Times bestselling author Susan Shirk's China, Fragile Superpower (Oxford), WSJ bestselling Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson's The Challenger Sale (Portfolio), world-renowned health and beauty expert Dr. Howard Murad's The Water Principle: Saving Your Looks and Your Health Through the Science of Cellular Water (Wiley), Stanford University Professor Jo Boaler's Mathematical Mindsets(Jossey Bass), NYT and USA Today bestselling Lynn Cahoon's Tourist Trap mysteries, NYT bestselling Kristin Miller's In Her Shadow (Ballantine), and Angela Pisel's With Love from the Inside (Putnam).

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The Taryn Fagerness Agency, LLC, represents foreign rights on behalf of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

Taryn Fagerness comes from five years experience as the Subrights Manager of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She's sold hundreds of books to foreign, audio and film markets, including work by Amy Tan, Lisa See, Irvin Yalom, Anchee Min and many more. She has experience selling subsidiary rights for New York Times bestselling authors, first time authors, and everyone in between, in nearly all genres including literary fiction, thriller/suspense, commercial fiction, romance, history, self-help business, and children's. She attends the major international book fairs, and she has exceptional relationships with foreign co-agents, foreign publishers, audio publishers and film industry professionals.
The foreign territories to which she sells are: Albania, Arabic, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Catalan, China, Czech, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Ukraine and Vietnam.

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