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agent, editor & publicity/marketing : kerickson@ericksonpublishing.com
Kristin Erickson
KE Write, LLC
2420 Evans Road, McFarland, WI 53558
6084440654
6084440654 (mobile)
http://www.peglynchrelaunched.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kerickson404

I have never sold a book before. That will change soon. Why am I so sure of that? Because a number of years ago I'd never sold a magazine before.

Not only did I sell a magazine I sold the magazine I'd created for a niche audience - plus it's accompanying event - for $250,000. Even better, I'd created that niche magazine for parents out of the company I'd launched from my apartment for $7,000. And that included the copier.

After I sold the first publication and event I kept on launching more publications and events until there were eight magazine and six events that weren't there when I began and pretty soon, 17 years had passed and I'd grossed more than 10 million dollars. Those aren't ad numbers.

When it comes to specific niche markets, there's no one better than finding the ideal audience, When it comes to saturated markets, there's no one better than finding the one thing that's missing.

I'm really good at what I do. I won't bore you with the details here. Check out my LinkedIn profile by clicking on the link below.

And if you're really good at what YOU do and you're looking for someone who not only believes in you but who has a creative approach in terms of backing up your brilliant book with what you need most in addition to the sale: editing, marketing, excellence in social media and much more, I'm looking forward to hearing from you.


years experience: 25
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Spirituality, Memoirs, Substance abuse & addiction, Entertainment and celebrity bios & stories, With an emphasis on old-time radio & classic TV
TRADE REFERENCES
Kindly access https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinericksonagency/
LEADING CLIENTS
Lee Enterprises
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
From current to past:
* The books (and newly-found television episodes) associated with Peg Lynch, the first woman to create, write, star in and own her own sitcom (Ethel & Albert, which co-starred Peg, Alan Bunce & Margaret Hamilton). Extraordinarily famous for more than four decades, the reason Peg Lynch is not currently a household name (though she will be soon!) can be attributed to one detail: Ethel & Albert went off the air in 1956 - Peg's choice as she didn't want to raise her daughter in Hollywood, where the studio was moving production - after 168 TV and 1500 radio episodes and the reruns weren't syndicated (or thought to exist). The world, however, is about to discover Peg’s story and fall in love with the woman who announced at age 5 she would grow up to “talk her words through the air" on the radio and never wavered until she achieved that goal and simply set her sites higher. After Peg died in 2015 at 98, her daughter Astrid King found a museum’s worth of artifacts associated with Peg’s career from old-time radio to the dawn of television and beyond stored in her parents’ former home. Peg kept everything - from letters sent and received to rare photos and contracts to the 11,000 scripts she wrote. That's right. 11,000 scripts. Most significantly, however, she catalogued the stories of her life. Through recorded interviews and written accounts, Peg saved an "as it happened” account of every step she traveled from the tiny midwestern radio station where Ethel & Albert first premiered to New York City, where CBS broadcast the sitcom to millions and Ethel & Albert became an overnight success. All of these items, thousands strong, would have been enough but then Astrid opened a closet and found a miracle. Inside were nearly 100 kinescopes containing 30-minute episodes of ETHEL AND ALBERT last seen on network television in the fifties, when the show appeared immediately before “I Love Lucy” and was an extraordinary success. They are ALL in fine condition and simply need to be modernized. People familiar with the few shows available have described it most often to “Seinfeld”. Peg wrote scripts about life's everyday annoyances and a nation of fans not only laughed but related entirely. And now, we have the honor of not just telling Peg Lynch's unbelievable story but of showing the world the depth of her comedic genius by reintroducing ETHEL AND ALBERT to a new generation. If a hit television show has ever reemerged after waiting in a closet for nearly 70 years, we have yet to hear about it. (Learn more about Peg Lynch at peglynch.com and peglynchrelaunched.com; visit her You Tube channel and follow her on Facebook (Peg Lynch), on Twitter (@peglynchfans) and on Instagram (@peglynchrelaunched).

A series of five thrillers written by author Lee Atterbury featuring a Wisconsin lawyer named Jim Taylor who moves to Wyoming to retire and escape into the wilderness with his horse, Buck, and finds a number of terrifying people – all with murder on their mind – had the same idea.

Edited and designed a series of award-winning books which are half-cookbook/half-memoir and bring back to life the ethnically-diverse neighborhood of GREENBUSH, which thrived in Madison, Wisconsin from the turn of the century to 1962, when it was razed by the city. Through hundreds of beloved family recipes, rare family photos and memories shared by the people who lived there, author Catherine Tripalin Murray does the impossible: she resurrects a magical place that no longer exists and makes each reader feel as if they, too, know what it was like to call the “Bush” home.

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
*A series of books by Astrid Ronning King.

*Extraordinary books written by some of the most talented, undiscovered authors in the world.

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Dane County Kids and the Madison Kids Expo to Lee Enterprises for $250,000 in 1998.
OTHER LEADING RIGHTS OFFERINGS
The books written by Astrid King, for which I am selling all rights, total six. The first two available are:

• Leftovers: The 100 most astonishing treasures saved from the dumpster

• Final Fling: One day she was a dutiful daughter, the next she was buying her 84-year-old mother a thong.

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.

Numerous awards for excellence and contributions to charitable organizations. See LinkedIn (access above).

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Kristin Erickson
THE KE AGENCY
kerickson@ericksonpublishing.com
(608) 444-0654
Fax: (608) 838-2097
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Kindly email a query and your manuscript to kerickson@ericksonpublishing.com.
I prefer to look at entire manuscripts rather than just three chapters.