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agent :
Gina Panettieri
Talcott Notch Literary Services
215 Broad Street, Second Floor, MILFORD, CT 06460 US

Talcott Notch Literary is a rapidly growing and expanding full-service literary agency, partnering 25-year veteran literary agent Gina Panettieri, former Director of Innovation and Acquisitions for Adams Media and now Senior Literary Agent and Media Strategist Paula Munier, and Associate Agent Saba Sulaiman, Associate Agent Amy Collins and Associate Agent Dennis Schleicher, with a strong editorial support staff assisting in locating and acquiring the freshest new voices in adult and adolescent fiction, and nonfiction of all descriptions. Talcott Notch Literary has placed hundreds of writers with scores of publishers.

With a long history of creating bestsellers and award-winners out of debut works as well as also working successfully with well-established professionals, Talcott Notch Literary strives to find the best in thought-provoking and groundbreaking new titles. Please consult our website for each agent's particular interests.

Latest Agency News: Kyle Lukoff's MG novel, TOO BRIGHT TO SEE, has been awarded BOTH a Stonewall Book Award and a Newbery Honor, an accomplishment we believe is a first in the history of the awards. Huge congrats to Kyle and his agent, Saba!

WSJ-today bestselling authors Andrews & Wilson have been tapped to take over the long-running Tom Clancy Jack Ryan thriller series, beginning with Book 24! Huge congrats!

More great news for the same team, the TIER ONE thrillers series written by Andrews & Wilson has been optioned by the Cross Brothers for development for series adaptation!

New Releases:
HIGH YELLA, by Steve Majors. A compelling memoir exploring racial and sexual identity and the way we have come to define family, by a former NBC, MsNBC and CNBC news producer and anchor.

ROGUE ASSET, A WEB Griffin Presidential Agent series novel, by Andrews & Wilson. A must-read for Griffin fans!

THE UNSEEN PHOTOS OF STREET GANG; How We Got to Sesame Street, the official tie-in book to the Sundance Film Festival hit documentary by Trevor Crafts.

What we're seeking:

In fiction, Talcott Notch is actively seeking mysteries, thrillers and suspense, contemporary women's fiction, historical fiction with a strong female protagonist, dark fantasy and magical realism. We're also looking for middle-grade and YA novels, particularly fantasy, romance, comedy, and novels dealing with social issues such as racism, child abuse, homelessness, and poverty.

In nonfiction, we're seeking career, business, cookbooks, memoir, crafts, travel, art, humor, pop science, history and biography.

years experience: 30
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Reference, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Sports, African-American, Science, True crime, Celebrity bios, Memoirs, Relationship, Horror, Career, Self-help, Humor, LGBTQ+, Popular culture, Bookclub and upmarket fiction
From Brette Sember, author of THE PARCHMENT PAPER COOKBOOK, THE ESSENTIAL SUPERVISOR'S HANDBOOK, and THE ORGANIZED KITCHEN. "I highly recommend Gina as an agent. She has represented me for several years and in that time has sold many books for me. She's more than a salesperson though - she is my trusted partner. Her goal is to help advance my career and she does so by recommending me for other work, discussing the direction of my work, talking over ideas with me, and helping me be as successful as possible."

From Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of THE CONNECTED CHILD. "In searching for an agent to guide our manuscript to publication, we contacted several professionals. From our first conversation with her, Gina Panettieri won our hearts and our trust. She has been diligent in guiding us and finding the book a respected publisher. Fiercely protective, deeply insightful and readily available, Gina has been our ally and advocate through every step of the process. When it comes to literary agents, Gina Panettieri is the real deal!

Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D.
(Director: TCU Institute of Child Development)
The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your
adoptive family

From Kim Lutz, multi-published cookbook and health writer, author of THE WELCOMING KITCHEN. "Gina Panettieri has taken my dream and turned it into a reality in under one year. As my agent, she has secured two contracts for me and shopped two other projects for me. Thanks to Gina, I am now a published author!"

Andrews & Wilson, Tier One thriller series (Thomas & Mercer), SONS OF VALOR series (Blackstone), The Shepherds Series (Tyndale)
Stacey McEwan, LEDGE


TIER ONE, by Andrews & Wilson. Amazon #1 bestselling novel.
TOO BRIGHT TO SEE, by Kyle Lukoff, winner of the Stonewall Book Award and Newbery Honor
THE WIDOWER'S WIFE by Cate Holahan, USA Today bestseller, Kirkus Best Book of the Year
Fiction: Thriller

Brian Andrews and Jeff Wilson's Jack Ryan book 24, following Marc Cameron's upcoming retirement from the Jack Ryan series, to Tom Colgan at Putnam, for publication in spring 2024, by Gina Panettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services for the authors, and by Tracy Fisher at William Morris Endeavor for the Clancy Estate.

Rights: Tracy Fisher
February 8, 2023 - QREATIVE EVOLUTION, by Louis Henry Mitchell
Non-fiction: Advice/Relationships/Self-Help

Creative director of character design, who directs and oversees all aspects of character art for Sesame Workshop Louis Henry Mitchell's QREATIVE EVOLUTION, using the author's personal stories and tales from other well-known creatives to address common themes all artists face: self-doubt, persistence, motivation, and external discouragement, presenting a new way to look at creativity, to Marilyn Kretzer at Blackstone Publishing, in a very nice deal, for publication in fall 2024, by Amy A. Collins at Talcott Notch Literary Services (world).
January 23, 2023 - BORDER LESS, by Namrata Poddar
Audio rights

Namrata Poddar's BORDER LESS, to Bethany Strout at OrangeSky Audio, at auction, by Amy A. Collins at Talcott Notch Literary Services.

January 20, 2023 - ARE YOU A FRIEND OF DOROTHY?, by Kyle Lukoff and Levi Hastings
Children's: Picture Book Non-fiction

Newbery Award Honoree, National Book Award finalist, and two-time Stonewall Award-winning author Kyle Lukoff's ARE YOU A FRIEND OF DOROTHY?, about the sanctuary and community sought by queer people claiming to be "friends of Dorothy" during the mid-20th century when homosexuality was still criminalized in the United States, illustrated by Levi Hastings, to Celia Lee at Simon & Schuster Children's, at auction, for publication in summer 2024, by Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch Literary Services for the author, and by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).

January 10, 2023 - HURT MOUNTAIN, by Angela Crook
Digital: Fiction: Debut

Angela Crook's HURT MOUNTAIN, in which four years after his daughter's disappearance, a man finds a brutally beaten young girl bearing an uncanny resemblance to her in an abandoned car; now he and his ex-wife find themselves united once more as they search for the link between this mysterious young girl and their missing child and learn what's gone is never truly lost, to Chantelle Aimee Osman at Lake Union Publishing, by Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary Services (world).

October 24, 2022 - TERMINAL SURF, by Brendan DuBois
Digital: Fiction: Mystery/Crime

Brendan DuBois's TERMINAL SURF, the 12th Lewis Cole novel, along with the first eleven books in the series, to be rereleased in a new package, to Andrew Watts at Severn River, by Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary Services.
October 21, 2022 - PHANTOM, by James R. Benn
Fiction: Mystery/Crime

James R. Benn's PHANTOM, the 19th installment in the Billy Boyle WWII mysteries, pitched as Billy Boyle meets The Monuments Men, about the murder of a high-ranking U.S. Army officer in Paris during the tensest days of World War II, and the art smuggling ring that the investigation uncovers, to Yezanira Venecia at Soho Crime, by Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary Services (world).

October 19, 2022 - TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US, by Rebecca Peryea
Children's: Young Adult Fiction

Rebecca Peryea writing as Rebecca Roque's TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US, a debut mystery where a teen's search for answers after her best friend's death reveals a secret society hiding behind the veil of augmented reality in a deadly conspiracy spanning generations, but exposing the shocking sickness at the center of her small town that may tear her family apart, to Marilyn Kretzer at Blackstone Children's, in a nice deal, for publication in 2024, by Gina Panettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services (world).
Film Rights:

Film: TIER ONE series by Andrews & Wilson, to the Cross Brothers.
Gina Panettieri, President gpanettieri at talcottnotch dot net
Paula Munier, Senior Agent pmunier at talcottnotch dot net
Saba Sulaiman, Associate Agent ssulaiman at talcottnotch dot net
Amy Collins, Associate Agent acollins at talcottnotch dot net
Dennis Schleicher, Associate Agent dschleicher at talcotnotch dot net
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