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12 July, 2013

Joëlle Delbourgo, President and Founder, Literary Agent and Publishing Consultant

Delbourgo006 high resJoëlle Delbourgo is President and Founder of Joëlle Delbourgo Associates. She represents a broad range of adult nonfiction and fiction, as well as a select and growing list of young adult and middle grade fiction and nonfiction.

Joelle’s authors include New York Times bestselling fiction writer Ben H. Winters, author of the acclaimed novel, Underground Airlines and winner of both the Edgar Award and the Philip K. Dick Award  (The Last Policeman, Countdown City, World of Trouble) and New York Times bestselling author, Dale Russakoff (The Prize:  Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools),  Jim Obergefell, named plaintiff in the Supreme Court marriage equality case (Obergefell v. Hodges), Dr. Michele Borba, award-winning educator and parenting contributor to The Today Show (author of UNSELFIE), New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Susan Forward, Ashley Rhodes-Courter (Three Little Words) Missy Chase Lapine (The Sneaky Chef), Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (For the Next Generation), Israel Meir Lau (former Chief Rabbi of Israel), breast cancer awareness crusader Geralyn Lucas (Why I Wore Lipstick, Then Came Life), Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writers Ellen E. Schultz and Geeta Anand, classicist Philip Freeman (Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great), American Public Media host of Marketplace and Sound Money, Chris Farrell (Un-Retirement), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Debbie Cenziper (Washington Post), religious scholar and award-winning documentarian, Simcha Jacobovici (co-author of The Lost Gospel), among many others.

Prior to founding Joëlle Delbourgo Associates, Delbourgo was a senior editorial executive at HarperCollins and Random House for more than two decades. The authors she published included Ken Davis, Abraham Verghese, Lee Smith, Barbara Tuchman, Carl Sagan, Robert Massie, James P. McPherson, Jim Davis, Sophy  Burnham, Delia Ephron and Margaret George.  She began her career at Bantam Books, where she discovered and launched the Choose Your Own Adventure series for kids, which sold millions of copies worldwide.

Joëlle is a member of AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives).

She holds a Master of the Arts in English and Comparative Literature with Honors from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of the Arts from Williams College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a double concentration in History and English Literature. She also attended Vassar College.  Joëlle is as sought-after speaker, panelist, workshop leader and instructor at writing conferences, such as the Madison Writers Institute, the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Jackson Hole Writers Conference, and also teaches each year at Rancho La Puerta (“Rancho Reads and Writes”).  Born in Alexandria, Egypt, she has lived on three continents, is fluent in French, and considers herself to be a citizen of the world.  The mother of two gainfully employed millennials, she is an ardent student of Latin and ballroom dance and makes a mean chocolate mousse.

To reach Joëlle, email her: joelle@delbourgo.com

You can also follow her @jldelbourgo on Twitter and see her latest sales on her Publishers Marketplace page

 

 


13 March, 2010

Jennifer Prost – Publicity

www.jenniferprost.com Contact Jennifer Prost

Jennifer Prost, a book publicist with over 20 years’ experience, works with many agency clients on crafting innovative and far-reaching campaigns.  Jennifer opened the doors of Jennifer Prost Public Relations in 1998. Before that she was Director of Publicity at Addison Wesley’s General Books and Summit Books (a division of Simon & Schuster), and Associate Publicity Director at Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

She has planned and executed bestselling publicity campaigns, and is dedicated to working hand in hand with authors and publishers to maximize media exposure and sell books. Known for her diversity, Jennifer is as comfortable promoting current affairs titles as she is parenting books, narrative nonfiction, business books, memoirs, fiction, and more.

Authors Jennifer has worked with include Scott Turow, Tom Wolfe, Hunter Thompson, Warren Bennis, Harold Kushner, T. Berry Brazelton, Susan Love, Brad Gilbert, and Missy Chase Lapine (AKA The Sneaky Chef).

Her clients include Simon & Schuster, University of California Press, Putnam, Portfolio, HarperCollins, Perseus, Johns Hopkins University Press, Running Press, and many more.

Reliable, responsive, and straightforward, Jennifer will find media opportunities that others have overlooked. She has been nominated for the LMP Award and served on the Board of Directors of the Publishers’ Publicity Association.

Selected Praise for Jennifer Prost:

“When it comes to working with the media, Jennifer is top-notch. I thoroughly trust her instincts and advice. For many years she has helped me pick the best guests for The Today Show. She is a true professional and I recommend her highly.” – Andrea Smith, Former Literary Editor, The Today Show, NBC-TV

“Jennifer Prost is a real pro. She had lots of creativity, energy, and follow-through. I recommend her highly.” – James A. Levine, agent and author

“Jennifer Prost had hands-on responsibility for my first book tour – for Presumed Innocent – and handled all aspects brilliantly. She was magnificently organized and unflappable.” – Scott Turow, author

“Jennifer’s work with me was always excellent. When we needed a spot on a morning show, she got it. When we needed a newspaper interview, she got it. I fully recommend her.” – Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

“I can’t recommend Jennifer Prost highly enough. She goes the distance, is organized, diligent, and open to – and active initiator of – new ideas and strategies. I trust her judgment implicitly. Not only is she a well-informed professional, she’s also a caring and committed person (with a great sense of humor, I might add). I would not hesitate for a second to hire Jennifer again, or to wholeheartedly recommend her.” – Mindy Lewis, author

“I always find Jennifer extremely professional and creative when we work together. I like that she’s willing to take on challenges and see projects from many different angles, frequently turning a ‘no’ into a ‘yes.’ I highly recommend Jennifer’s work.” – Craig Herman, VP, Associate Publisher, Running Press


12 March, 2010

Jacqueline Flynn – Literary Agent, Editor and Social Media Coach

Jacquie - headshot-011Jacqueline Flynn represents thought-provoking non-fiction in business, history, self-help, memoir, current events, science, and more as well as fiction and children’s titles. She is particularly interested in authors who offer unique perspectives that counter conventional wisdom and cookie-cutter solutions.  She now uses her finely-developed editorial acumen to guide authors through the process of positioning their books for the marketplace, preparing proposals, and marketing their work. Jacquie specializes in coaching authors to use Social Media and other marketing tools to build and connect with their reader community. A former editor with two decades experience, she is also available to work with authors as an editor on proposals and manuscripts, both nonfiction and fiction.

Recent sales include Laura Sobiech’s memoir FLY A LITTLE HIGHER (Thomas Nelson), Jennifer Alvarez’s debut middle-grade series THE GUARDIAN HERD (HarperCollins), Kate Harding’s  Asking for It (Da Capo Press), Anne Brown’s THE LIES BENEATH SERIES (Delacorte), and John Gaudet’s PAPYRUS: The Plant that Changed the World (Pegasus). Contact  jacqueline@delbourgo.com

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University where she majored in International Relations and rowed on the Women’s Crew team. She is also a Hockey Mom, knitter, and avid hiker who lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Like Joelle she also speaks French, but not nearly as well.

You can also check out Jacquie’s Publishers Marketplace  listing and follow her on Twitter.

She is also on Google+ Pinterest, and Instagram.


12 March, 2010

Carrie Cantor – Editorial Services and Associate Agent

Contact Carrie Cantor

Carrie Cantor is a veteran editor who has been in publishing for over 25 years For the past decade, Carrie has helped authors to prepare polished proposals and has edited manuscripts for private clients, including publishers.  She now also works with agency clients who need in-depth editorial attention and is building a client list for literary representation.

Carrie is seeking to edit and represent projects about current events, politics, history, popular science and psychology, memoir, and narrative nonfiction.

A graduate of State University of New York at Binghamton (where she majored in comparative literature), Carrie holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is the author of two history books for children.