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agent, editor : kerickson@ericksonpublishing.com
Kristin Erickson
The Kristin Erickson Agency
2420 Evans Road, McFarland, WI 53558 United States
6084440654
6084440654 (mobile)
http://www.peglynchrelaunched.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kerickson404

Although I've sold a number of magazines and events to clients, including one I launched for $7k and sold for $250k five years later, I am new to the literary agent role. I am, however, a seasoned veteran in the world of publishing who owned a multi-million dollar publishing company for 17 years and received numerous awards after launching eight successful niche magazines and six unique events for targeted groups of consumers including parents, baby boomers and senior citizens. I sold the company in 2009.

I've also edited a number of books including a series of award-winning cookbooks by Catherine Tripalin Murray under the “Greenbush Remembered” umbrella.

I am an expert at marketing publications and books and the books for which I'm currently seeking a Publisher have a comprehensive social media marketing plan already at work which will only continue to grow. In addition, they come with an unprecedented bonus: added publicity which will come from the remarkable recent find of nearly 100 kinescopes which contain an equal number of episodes from one of the best sitcoms in radio and television history: “Ethel and Albert”. The show was a huge hit in the forties and fifties (1300 radio and 168 television episodes were broadcast; to put the television achievement in context, “I Love Lucy's” episodes total 180 - just 12 more – and the two shows were broadcast back to back on the same network) and the episodes, which were broadcast at the same time they were performed live, have not been seen since they appeared on network television over sixty years ago.

The reason these books are connected to the television sitcom is because the woman at the centerpiece of each book is Peg Lynch, who was the first woman to create, write, star in and own her own sitcom. She retained those rights for the rest of her life. In addition, she singlehandedly rewrote the rules for women working in the entertainment industry in 1944 when she refused to sell her sitcom to NBC, who told her they would take her sitcom to the top if she sold it to them. She refused and took it to the top on her own, first on radio, then on TV. To say every woman who has worked in the entertainment industry since 1944 owes her a debt of gratitude is no exaggeration. She changed everything.


years experience: 25
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Romance, Juvenile fiction, Biography, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Children's books
TRADE REFERENCES
Kindly access https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinericksonagency/
LEADING CLIENTS
Lee Enterprises
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
The books and newly-found television episodes associated with PegLynchRelaunched.com.
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
The forthcoming books, for which I am selling rights, total six. The first two available are:

Leftovers: 100 unexpected treasures one dutiful daughter saved on her way to the dumpster
By Astrid Ronning King

You can't take it with you. Nor could Astrid Ronning King's parents, Peg Lynch and Odd Knut Ronning. She was a huge television star during the Golden Age of television, he was a war hero who was voted the handsomest husband in New York and Astrid insists they never threw a thing away between them. Nor, apparently, did their ancestors or their ancestors' ancestors. And as the years passed, their 4200 sq. ft. house became filled to the brim with stuff. Their predilection for saving things was the bane of Astrid's existence. Then her father and mother died and vvvvvvv

Within a year, both passed away and Astrid was left to clear their 4200 sq. ft. house of the possessions they of importance rrr

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Dane County Kids and the Madison Kids Expo to Lee Enterprises for $250k in 1998.
OTHER LEADING RIGHTS OFFERINGS
The forthcoming books, for which I am selling rights, total six. The first two available are:

Leftovers: 100 unexpected treasures one dutiful daughter saved on her way to the dumpster
By Astrid Ronning King

You can't take it with you. Nor could Astrid Ronning King's parents, Peg Lynch and Odd Knut Ronning. She was a huge television star during the Golden Age of television, he was a war hero who was voted the handsomest husband in New York and Astrid insists they never threw a thing away between them. Nor, apparently, did their ancestors or their ancestors' ancestors. The 4200 sq. ft. house was filled to the brim with stuff. In 2014, Odd died and Peg followed a year later. Suddenly, Astrid was the owner of a 4200 sq. ft house filled to the brim with other people's stuff. What could she do? She grabbed a shovel and started digging. And within days, she looked closer at the things she found and realized she was discovering buried treasure. In “Leftovers”, Astrid takes readers on a fascinating journey of discovery as she unearths the 100 most unexpected items and gets to know her parents in a whole new light. The treasures are in turn surprising, magical, shocking, heartbreaking, hilarious and life-changing. Most of all, they're unforgettable.

Dear Mom: “I'm gonna talk my words through the air”
By Astrid Ronning King

Peg Lynch was just five years old in 1921 when she listened to voices coming out of a radio and announced she wanted to grow up to “talk my words through the air”. She never wavered from her goal and ended up doing much more. In fact, Peg became the first woman to create, write, star in and own her own sitcom. Women simply didn't do things like that in those days but Peg was never typical. She was extraordinary. Through letters written to her mother and the stories of her incredible life experiences she left behind when she died in 2015 at age 98, Peg takes us with her as she gets her first job in radio at age 14, invents a married couple named Ethel and Albert Arbuckle to comment on her radio sponsors' products and finds listeners so enthusiastic about the characters they shower the station with requests that they appear more often. Before long, “Ethel and Albert” have their own radio show, which becomes hugely successful in the Midwest until 1944, when Peg moves to New York to introduce the show to networks who can broadcast it from coast to coast. Within days, she manages to rewrite the rules for women working in entertainment forever by refusing a network's offer to buy the show and ends up taking it straight to the top on her own, first on radio, then on TV. Stardom follows and Peg becomes friends with some of the most famous people in the world including Margaret Hamilton, Basil Rathbone, Helen Hays, Jack Benny, Marlene Dietrich and Tyrone Power. John F. Kennedy asks her to dinner and Eleanor Roosevelt becomes a fan. It's a roller-coaster ride of dizzying firsts told by Peg herself who, no matter what the circumstance, always had a sense of humor about life.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Owner of my own publishing company, Erickson Publishing, from 1992-2009.
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Kristin Erickson
kerickson@ericksonpublishing.com
(608) 444-0654
Fax: (608) 838-2097