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Saritza Hernandez
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
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A Literary Agent at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, I am a geek with a love for romance and science fiction novels. My love of great storytelling is what has driven my work in the publishing industry for the past 18 years, 10 of those as a literary agent. I love escaping into worlds and stories from all walks of life. A passionate advocate of the BIPOC & LGBTQ+ communities, I enjoy fresh voices in Adult, and Young Adult genre fiction, and select non-fiction.

I represent writers and illustrators for middle grade, young adult, and adult (fiction and nonfiction) and I'm actively building my list in the following categories:
Adult fiction
• romance
• science fiction
• fantasy
• horror

Adult narrative nonfiction
• cooking books (not cookbooks)
• parenting
• humor

Young adult and middle-grade fiction
• contemporary/realistic fiction
• romance
• science fiction
• fantasy
• mystery
• horror

Young adult and middle-grade nonfiction
• cooking books
• humor
• queer narratives
• queer history

Graphic novels
• adult
• young adult
• middle grade (including nonfiction)

Illustrators
• middle grade
• young adult
• adult

I also teach a 10-week course at the UCLA Extension on publishing for the Writing Department, speak at writer workshops across the country, and through my local library system in Orlando, Florida, and various "LitLando" writing community groups. I also participate in book events and am a member of the AAR.


years experience: 10
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Romance, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Children's books, LGBTQIA Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Parenting
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Award-winning Titles
• Nemesis: Dreadnought & Sovereign by April Daniels (Diversion Books, 2017) -- 2017 NYPL Book of the Year, 2018 Lambda Literary Finalist
• Comes in Threes Series by Elia Winters (Entangled, 2018) -- 2019 RITA Winner
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Selected Recent Releases:
• Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters (Carina Adores, 2020)
• Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas (HarperCollins Blink, 2020)

Select Upcoming Releases
• Does My Body Offend You? by Mayra Cuevas (Knopf Children's, 2022)
• Unexpecting by Jen Bailey (Wednesday Books, 2022)
• Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin (Wednesday Books, 2022)

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Select Rights Sales
• Film/TV rights to April Daniels' Nemesis: Dreadnought series to Wayne Brady's Makin' It Up Productions, Inc.
• French-language rights to The Cowboy and the Dom by BA Tortuga and Jodi Payne to Juno Publishing.
• Audio rights to Soft Place to Fall by BA Tortuga to Tantor Audio.
• Audio rights to Passions of a Papillon by Tara Lain to Tantor Audio.
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
For subrights contact Taryn Fagerness at taryn.fagerness@gmail.com
KEY PERSONNEL
Andrea Brown, President
Laura Rennert, Executive Agent
Caryn Wiseman, Senior Agent
Jennifer Laughran, Senior Agent
Jennifer Rofé, Senior Agent
Kelly Sonnack, Senior Agent
Jamie Weiss Chilton, Senior Agent
Jennifer Mattson, Agent
Kathleen Rushall, Agent
Lara Perkins, Agent
Saritza Hernández, Agent
Jennifer March Soloway, Associate Agent
Jemiscoe Chambers-Black, Associate Agent
Alison Nolen, Agency Administrator
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Currently closed to queries.
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