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If I Were You (Inside Out)
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Pulled Under (Walker Security, November 2017)
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Lisa Renee Jones
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Lisa Renee Jones
www.lisareneejones.com

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed Inside Out series which has sold to fourteen countries for translation with negotiations in process for more. At present, Inside Out is re-optioned and in active development with more news to be announced publicly soon. The spin off series Careless Whispers has now been optioned as well.

In 2013 Lisa signed on for two more books and three novellas in her Inside Out series, again in a major deal with Gallery Books. She is represented by Louise Fury with The Bent Agency and Shari Smiley at Gotham for Film and TV.

In 2014 she sold her self-published sexy mystery series, The Secret Life Of Amy Bensen, to Gallery Books, after it spent eight weeks on the USA Today and also hit the New York Times. An additional book and novella will be published directly through Gallery in 2015. Prior to those releases, the series has added two more weeks on the USA Today list.

Her Tall, Dark and Deadly series was on the New York Times list eight weeks and the USA Today list ten weeks. The series has sold more than one million copies.

In 2015, Lisa penned another major deal with Gallery Books for the Careless Whispers, series. A spinoff of the Inside Out series with three books.

In 2016, Lisa signed a major deal with St. Martin's Press for the dark, edgy family crime drama Dirty Money, a USA Today bestselling series with four connected books, the much-anticipated finale slated to publish in January of 2018. A three-part spinoff novel, Poison Kisses, is set to publish in February of 2018.

In 2017, Lisa independently published her White Lies series. Both novels became USA Today bestsellers.

Also in 2017, she signed on with Montlake Romance to bring readers Murder Notes and Blood Tattoo, the first and second books in her Lilah Love series, to be published in 2018. The series is set to be a thrilling procedural exploring the complex life and cases of an intensely dedicated female FBI agent, and profiler, who fears she has Dexter-like tendencies

Presently, Lisa is working on her Walker Security series, a spinoff of her Tall, Dark and Deadly series. Book one is already a USA Today bestseller, and books two and three are set to independently publish in November of 2017 and January of 2018.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkeley and Ellora’s Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones’s suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

On the Inside Out Series....

Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with.
- Suzanne Todd, Producer of Alice in Wonderland

FULL BOOK LIST HERE.


SKILLS
Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction
TRADE REFERENCES
USA TODAY
August 2012

USA TODAY

March 2013

The EXAMINER

May 2013

The EXAMINER

June 2013

The GAZETTE

July 2013

Lisa interviews Julianna Hays, at USA TODAY

April 2014

Lisa talks BDSM at the USA TODAY blog with Youtube video and written interview

August 2014

MOST RECENT PROJECTS
In a major six-figure deal, St. Martin’s Press acquired world rights to Lisa Renee Jones’s Dirty Money series. Monique Patterson, editorial director, romance, and executive editor, SMP, closed the deal with agent Louise Fury at the Bent Agency. Described as “the boardroom meets Sons of Anarchy,” the series is about “a wealthy family with secrets to hide.” The first book is slated for summer 2016, to be published as a trade paperback by St. Martin’s Griffin.
Louise Fury at The Bent Agency (World).
louise@thebentagency.com
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Inside Out, The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, Tall, Dark and Deadly, Dirty Money, and Careless Whispers
PROJECTS ON OFFER/ PROPOSALS AVAILABLE
Publishers Weekly announcement:

In a major six-figure deal, St. Martin’s Press acquired world rights to Lisa Renee Jones’s Dirty Money series. Monique Patterson, editorial director, romance, and executive editor, SMP, closed the deal with agent Louise Fury at the Bent Agency. Described as “the boardroom meets Sons of Anarchy,” the series is about “a wealthy family with secrets to hide.” The first book is slated for summer 2016, to be published as a trade paperback by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Film/TV SHARI SMILEY GOTHAM

Summary:

A series based around a family’s corporate empire, where power, sex, and deceit drive every action, and two bothers vie for control. One will try to convince everyone to go legit, but the darkness keeps trying to pull him under, and one woman is all that keeps him from sinking.

AGENT
Literary: The Bent Agency, Louise Fury
Film/TV: The Gotham Group, Shari Smiley
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