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agent : JoLynne.Worley@gmail.com
Jo-Lynne Worley
Worley Shoemaker L.L.C., Literary Management
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At our agency, we provide comprehensive strategic marketing and career-building for writers and other creative people. We help our clients perfect, publish and promote their work to the largest possible audience in the constantly changing world of books and media.

Our eclectic experience in developing and launching over 1,000 books, CDs, DVDs, card games, concerts, festivals, national and international tours, and promotional events, allows us to assist in many ways. We represent a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.

Here are some of the specific service we offer:

  • Project marketing assessment
  • Multi-media platform building
  • Editing
  • Book proposal development
  • Consulting on publishing options
  • Contract negotiations
  • Project reinvention
  • Literary agent to major or independent publishers
  • Strategic planning
  • Social media coaching
  • Career building
  • Contract renegotiation
  • Digital media strategy
  • Contacts with foreign rights, dramatic rights, and talent agents
  • Plans for books, events, products, or other medium

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  • years experience: 25
    GENRES & SPECIALTIES
    General fiction, Business/investing/finance, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Children's Fiction
    TRADE REFERENCES
    I credit the success of my books and writing/speaking career to Jo-Lynne Worley and Joanie Shoemaker. They are two of the smartest, most results-oriented, experts in the world of publishing and promoting today. Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., psychologist and author of 10 books which have been translated into more than 30 foreign editions, including the NY Times bestseller, The Dance of Anger.

    As a new writer trying to find my way in the rapidly changing and increasingly complex publishing industry, I needed more than a literary agent; I needed mentors and strategists. That's exactly what I found with Worley-Shoemaker. Jo-Lynne and Joanie know where the book industry has been and they're right on top of where it's going. Brene' Brown, author of I Thought it Was Just Me and The Gifts of Imperfection.

    Jo-Lynne Worley and Joanie Shoemaker have mentored and guided me through every aspect of the publishing and entertainment jungle--from books to film to stage, their wisdom and savvy are incomparable. Susie Bright, best selling author and editor of over 30 books and creative provocateur of the weekly show on Audible.com In Bed with Susie Bright.

    LEADING CLIENTS
    Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger, Dance of Connection, Dance of Intimacy and 7 other books.
    Brene' Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought it Was Just Me.
    Susie Bright, author and editor of over 30 books including The Best American Erotica series.
    Steve Ilardi, Ph.D., author of The Depression Cure: The Six Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs.
    Jenny Sue Kotsecki-Shaw, author of My Travelin' Eye (1st place winner of the Zia Award)
    Kathy Cramer, Ph.D., pioneer in the development of Asset Based Thinking (ABT)
    Craig Barnes, author of Democracy at the Crossroads (Gold medal in history at the 2010 Independent Publishers Book Awards)
    BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
    The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Intimacy and The Dance of Connection along with 7 other books -- Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
    The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought it Was Just Me -- Brene' Brown, Ph.D.
    The Best American Erotica series and the new book Big Sex Little Death -- Susie Bright.