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Jackie Meyer /
Whimsy Literary Agency LLC
New York
646-644-2475 (mobile)

Whimsy Literary Agency, specializes in nonfiction books and authors that educate, entertain and inspire people.

JACKIE MEYER/President, Literary Agent. Prior to establishing WLA, Jackie was VP/Creative Director/Warner Books,
where she also acquired non-fiction titles and was the co-founder and Publisher of the gift book imprint.
Jackie created original books in-house. As an author and co-author of several books,
she relates to the publishing process from the author's point of view.

ARIA GMITTER/Agent, joined the Whimsy Literary Agency in 2020. She is a writer, journalist, and editor, and a 2016 Denver Publishing Institute graduate. Before that, she was a literary assistant to Peter Miller of Global Lion Intellectual Property Management. She has an MFA from Full Sail University and graduated salutatorian of her class, a Masters of Science in Health Law from Nova Southeastern University, and a graduate certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from Reed College of Media at West Virginia University. She earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami majoring in English Literature and Comparative Religious Studies. Her first short story, “Friend of the Fatherless” published by Bethany House in Encountering Jesus: Modern-Day Stories of His Supernatural Presence and Power, in 2015. Her works have been featured on iHeartRadio, MSN, Yahoo!, Yourtango, Prevention, PsychCentral, xoJane, Cosmo, PopSugar, AuthorsPublish, and more.

Aria is looking for Christianity and inspirational nonfiction, mind/body/spirit, parenting, pop culture, astrology, mystical arts, self-help, cookbooks, gift books, illustrated, humor, and children's books.

*We are not reviewing Fiction, Poetry or Screenplays.

Reference, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Self-Help, Diet, Pop Culture, Humor, Personality, Gift, Illustrated
A fashion lookbook for the preschool set—including a soup pot and a skirt made of envelopes?
Influential artist Chwast eschews the normal “getting dressed” picture-book theme in favor of a much more creative ploy. Socks, shirts, pants and underwear all make an appearance, but so do funnels, paintbrushes and feather dusters. Instead of telling youngsters how to get dressed, Chwast encourages them to think about the adventures the outfit could inspire. Why, for instance, would one wear a floral jumpsuit, sunglasses and a fan? Flip open the gatefold to reveal a girl blending into a leopard-inhabited garden, with the sage advice: “Get dressed to hide.” Or the outfit made up of a bath towel, rubber gloves, boxer shorts and rain boots? Lift the flap to find a boy flying, with a towel cape around his neck. The accompanying text: “Get dressed to make believe.” Chwast’s wacky (and yet some, quite normal) combinations are sure to encourage young fashionistas to be comfortable with their own personal style. Even the cover, designed as a suit jacket that fastens with a magnetic snap, invites readers to open a world of possibilities. Sturdy, card-stock pages stand a good chance of making it through multiple reads.
A clever, dapper package. (Picture book. 2-6)
THE BRAND WHO CRIED WOLF, Scott Deming / Wiley
GOD MADE EASY, Patrice Karst / Cider Mill Press
GRACEFULLY, Valerie Ramsey with Heather Hummel / McGraw-Hill
SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS, Seymour Chwast / Applesauce Press
THE CROSSWORD PUZZLER'S HANDBOOK, Richard Showstack / Cider Mill Press
BUSINESS WAR GAMES, Ben Gilad, / Career Press
THE ESSENTIAL STREET PAINTER, Rick Compton / Cider Mill Press
WHAT WOULD LINCOLN DO?, David Acord / Sourcebooks
TEXTUAL INTERCOURSE, Laura Saba / Running Press
A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE, Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill / Cider Mill Press
THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER, Lenore Skomal / Globe Pequot Press
THE NEW GOLD STANDARD, Paul Nathan / Wiley
GET DRESSED, Seymour Chwast / Abrams
A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE, GAY EDITION, Sharon Gilcrest O'Neill / Cider Mill Press
ART & SOLE, Jane Weitzman / HarperCollins
WHEN PARENTS WORRY, Henry Anderson MD. / Adams Media
THE STORY OF PURPOSE, Joey Reiman / Wiley
THE ILLUSTRATED COURTROOM, Sue Russell and Elizabeth Williams, CUNY Journalism Press, Kirkus Best Book of 2014 (Indie)
STORYBOARDING ESSENTIALS by David Harland Rousseau and Benjamin Reid Phillips / Watson-Guptill
FOUNDATIONS IN COMIC BOOK ART: SCAD Creative Essentials by John Lowe / Watson-Guptill
THE ART OF COMIC BOOK WRITING: The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art by Mark Kneece / Watson-Guptill
MY MADONNA-A Memoir by Norris Burroughs, Whimsy Literary Agency Press
How To Deliver A TED Talk: Secrets Of The World's Most Inspiring Presentations by Jeremey Donovan / McGraw-Hill
SPEAKER, LEADER, CHAMPION: Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking by Jeremey Donovan and Ryan Avery / McGraw-Hill
THUMBS UP! by Joey Reiman / Ben Bella Books
PAST LIFE PERSPECTIVE by Ann C. Barham, LMFT, Enliven Books / Atria / Simon & Schuster
PREDICTABLE PROSPECTING by Marylou Tyler and Jeremey Donovan / McGraw-Hill
LIFE RESET by Foojan Zeine Psy.D. / Rowman & Littlefield
LOVE CYCLES, FEAR CYCLES: Reduce Conflict and Increase Connection in your Relationship. by David Woodsfellow, Ph.D. and Deborah Woodsfellow M.H.P./ Select Books
LEAN BRANDS: Catch Customers, Drive Growth, and Standout in Any Market by Luis Pedroza, / Career Press - Red Wheel/Weiser
IN LENNON'S GARDEN: Behind the Gates of the Dakota with John and Yoko / A memoir by Michael "Tree" Medeiros / Diversion Books
A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY DIVORCE, Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill / Cider Mill Press
HOW TO MEET SOMEONE (Not Online): Create More Meaningful Relationships Offline,
Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill / Cider Mill Press
TALES FROM THE WINE FLOOR:100 Questions Asked of a Somm, James Quaile / Globe Pequot


Speaking, Panels etc: The Stanford Professional Publishing Course • AAP • NYU Publishing Institute • ASJA • The Baltimore Publishers Association • The BookBinders Guild • BookTech • BEA Writer's Digest • The Center for Independent Publishing (Advisory Board) Unicorn Writers Conference
JACKIE MEYER, President, Literary Agent /
ARIA GMITTER, Literary Agent /
Send your proposal VIA-E-MAIL to
(include your media platform, Table of Contents with full description of each chapter)
*First-time authors: We appreciate proposals that are professional and complete.
Please consult the many fine books available on writing book proposals.

We are not considering poetry, or screenplays.

Please Note: Due to the volume of queries and submissions, we are unable to respond unless they are of interest to us.

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