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Kristin Nelson
Nelson Literary Agency, LLC
1732 Wazee Street, Suite 207, Denver, CO 80202
303.292.2805
http://www.nelsonagency.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/agentkristinNLA
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My goal as an agent is simple: I want every client of mine to make a living solely from writing, and 90% of my authors do without help from any other source of income. I'm President and owner of Nelson Literary Agency, LLC, which I founded in 2002. Over the last decade and a half, I've represented over forty New York Times bestselling titles and dozens of USA Today bestsellers. Although I'm a very nice Midwesterner, I heard through the grapevine that editors call me "a hard-working bulldog agent that will fight for you." What a compliment!

I currently specialize in representing literary crossover novels with one foot firmly in a genre, literary commercial novels, upmarket women's fiction, smart romantic comedies, historical fiction, character-driven thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, all subgenres of young adult/middle grade.

When not busy selling books, I'm quite sporty. I attempt to play tennis and golf. I also love playing Bridge (where I'm the youngest person in the club). On weekends my husband Brian and I can be found in the mountains with our 15-year old rat terrier, Chutney.

You might also be interested in the other agents at NLA:

Danielle Burby

Joanna MacKenzie

QuressaRobinson

Other Links:
My popular blog: Pub Rants

Facebook: Agent Kristin


years experience: 15+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Romance, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Literary Crossover, Literary commercial, Women's fiction, Young Adult & Middle Grade
TRADE REFERENCES
Member:
Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR)
Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
LEADING CLIENTS
Click for a list of all: NLA Clients

J.D. Barker
Ally Carter
Gail Carriger
Jamie Ford
Hugh Howey
Stacey Lee
Marie Lu
Josh Malerman
Courtney Milan
Scott Reintgen
Lisa Shearin
Swati Teerdhala
Sherry Thomas
Jasinda Wilder

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Adult Authors
HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER & SWEET by Jamie Ford
SONGS OF WILLOW FROST by Jamie Ford
WOOL Trilogy, SAND, BEACON 23 by Hugh Howey
THE FOURTH MONKEY by J.D. Barker
BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman
PARASOL PROTECTORATE Series by Gail Carriger
THE LADY SHERLOCK Series by Sherry Thomas

Children's
GALLAGHER GIRL Series and EMBASSY ROW Series by Ally Carter
LEGEND Trilogy and Warcross Series by Marie Lu
UNDER A PAINTED SKY, OUTRUN THE MOON by Stacey Lee
NYXIA Triad by Scott Reintgen
PERFECT CHEMISTRY Series by Simone Elkeles
FINISHING SCHOOL Series by Gail Carriger
THE BURNING SKY Trilogy by Sherry Thomas

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas's untitled books 6 & 7 in the .LADY SHERLOCK MYSTERY series, featuring a ruined young woman in Victorian England solving cases as Sherlock Holmes, to Kerry Donovan at Berkley in a good two-book deal, by Kristin Nelson.

Scott Reintgen's untitled book three in the TALESPINNERS series, featuring the adventures of Indira Story as she goes undercover at Antagonist Academy at the request of a secret faction known as the Anti-Heroes, to Emily Easton at Crown Children’s, by Kristin Nelson.

New York Times bestselling author of BIRD BOX Josh Malerman's MALORIE, the sequel to the Netflix hit, and MUSICAL CHAIRS, about a woman who was kidnapped for 3 days as a young girl - and on her wedding day discovers that one of her guests, someone she trusts, is the disturbed kidnapper, to Tricia Narwani at Del Rey, in a major deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2019, by Kristin Nelson. UK Rights sold to Emad Akhtar at Orion.

New York Times bestselling author and current publisher of Cemetery Dance, Richard Chizmar's graphic novel SEASONS OF TERROR, featuring the adaptations of four classic stories by legendary authors Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, and Robert McCammon, for publication in 2020, to Ed Schlesinger at Gallery 13, by Kristin Nelson.

Marie Lu's book set 10 years after CHAMPION (the third in her Legend series), plus the first in new sci-fi/fantasy series SKYHUNTER, about the unbreakable bonds that form between young people during wartime, moving with longtime editor Jennifer Besser to Roaring Brook Press, in a major deal, for seven figures ("multimillion dollars"), in a three-book deal, for publication starting in fall 2019, by Kristin Nelson.

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
FILM/TV Rights to New York Times Bestselling author Josh Malerman’s BLACK MAD WHEEL, a psychological horror that follows a washed-up band called The Danes who are tapped by the US ARMY to track an ominous and strange noise in the desert— a trip that takes the band into the heart of a twisted conspiracy, to Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and Sean O’Grady and Bill Stertz producing for Atlas Industries, and with Barnette Brettler on board to write the screenplay, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, producer Ryan Lewis, and attorney Wayne Alexander.

TV Rights to New York Times Bestselling author Hugh Howey’s WOOL, the first book in the Silo Series, for development as a TV series by LaToya Morgan (Shameless, Badlands, Parenthood); Morgan will executive produce the project in addition to writing the pilot and Howey is also attached as a producer, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, Kassie Evashevski at Anonymous Content, and attorney Wayne Alexander.

FILM Rights to New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu’s LEGEND Series to BDCF Pictures with Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, Brian Keady producing (Bachelorette, The Language of Flowers), and screenwriter Joseph Muszynski adapting, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, Kassie Evashevski at Anonymous Content, and attorney Wayne Alexander.

FILM Rights to Dacre Stoker and  J.D. Barker’s DRACUL,the Bram Stoker Estate authorized first ever Dracula prequel, at auction to Paramount Studios with producers Roy Lee, Barbara Muschietti, and with director Andy Muschietti (Mama, It) attached, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company Inc. and attorney Wayne Alexander. 

FILM Rights to New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford’s debut novel, with over 2 million copies in print, HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, to producers Diane Quon of Quonco Productions LLC and Joseph Craig of StemEnt, and Executive Producer George Takei attached, with Jamie Ford co-writing the screenplay, production anticipated to begin in Spring 2018, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, Kassie Evashevski of United Talent Agency, and attorney Wayne Alexander.

TV Rights to J.D. Barker's debut thriller THE FOURTH MONKEY, pitched as Se7en meets Silence of the Lambs, when a notorious serial killer is hit by a bus while delivering his signature message, a detective has days to locate the last victim using clues from the killer's disturbing diary, at auction to CBS Films with Bill Todman, Marc Webb (The Amazing Spiderman) and Taylor Elmore (Justified, Limitless) attached.

TV Rights to New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Jana DeLeon’s MISS FORTUNE 8-book Mystery Series, beginning with LOUISIANA LONGSHOT, pitched as a Miss Congeniality meets Golden Girls when a CIA assassin goes undercover as a beauty queen librarian to lay low in Sinful, Louisiana, stumbles into a murder, and has to team up with the group of elderly ladies dubbed The Geritol Mafia to solve it, to Executive Vice President Chris Parnell at Sony Pictures Television.

FILM/TV Rights to New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey’s BEACON 23, a shell-shocked former soldier mans a lighthouse beacon for spaceships and must face his demons when the beacon fails endangering thousands of lives, to producer Brian Unkless and studio head Jeff Robinov at Studio 8 (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) for development in fall 2016.

TV Rights to Rhiannon Thomas’s debut young adult novel A WICKED THING, a reimagining of what happens when a hundred years later, sleeping beauty awakes to discover her kingdom on the verge of revolution and she has only two choices: marry the prince to inherit her kingdom or run, to Freeform with producers Tom Lynch Company and Brillstein Entertainment Partners developing, writers Adam Lash & Cori Uchida (Heroes Reborn, Helix) attached.

Film Rights to New York Times, bestselling author Marie Lu’s THE YOUNG ELITES, in a Renaissance-like world where young children who survive the Plague and are often gifted with god-like powers, three rival societies battle for supremacy, to Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and Isaac Klausner at Temple Hill Productions (Twilight Saga, Fault In Our Stars) with Daria Cercek at 20th Century Fox Studios, in a major deal for high six figures.

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
UK & European Rights: Jenny Meyer, Jenny Meyer Literary Agency, jenny@meyerlit.com

Asia & Dramatic/Film Rights: info@nelsonagency.com

KEY PERSONNEL
Danielle Burby, Literary Agent
Joanna MacKenzie, Literary Agent
Quressa Robinson, Literary Agent
Brian Nelson, Chief Operating & Financial Officer
Angie Hodapp, Director of Literary Development
Samantha Cronin, Contracts Manager & Royalty Auditor
Maria Heater, Literary Assistant
Tallahj Curry, Literary Assistant
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please remember that NLA does not look at submissions for nonfiction (except Quressa), memoir, screenplays, short-story collections, poetry, gift or coffee table books, children’s picture books or early reader chapter books, or material for the Christian/inspirational market. Please review the Submission Guidelines for most up-to-date information as Agent Kristin often closes to general queries but will still accept referrals.

Queries Via Query Manager only: https://querymanager.com/query/1350

No snail mail submissions accepted.

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