Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 21, 2017

Agent Looking For Clients – Jessica Faust

Jessica Faust
BookEnds Literary Agency

Jessica Faust

President & Literary Agent

As owner and President at BookEnds, Jessica Faust prides herself on working closely with her authors to make their goals come to fruition. Jessica has worked with a number of bestselling and award-winning authors. Her areas of expertise are in the genres of mystery, suspense, thrillers, women’s fiction, romance, and young adult. In nonfiction her focus is primarily on self-empowerment, business, entrepreneurship, career, personal growth, current affairs, and self-help. More specifics on what she’s looking for can be found on our submissions page.

A veteran of publishing, Jessica began her career in 1994 as an acquisitions editor at Berkley Publishing, Macmillan, and Wiley, where she had the unique opportunity to acquire and edit both fiction and nonfiction. Jessica takes her editorial experience and passion to the agency, where she works with her authors to make their books the best they can be and build a career beyond just the first contract.

Jessica has been a regular columnist with Romantic Times magazine, taught at New York University’s Continuing Education Program, been recognized as Agent of the Year by the NYC Romance Writers of America, and is asked regularly to speak at writers’ conferences throughout the world. She is a member of RWA, MWA, SCBWI, ITW, and AAR.

Jessica is most actively seeking dark. Dark thrillers, suspense, mysteries, YA and romance. I’d love to see psychological suspense in the vein of Girl on a Train or suspense series like that of Linda Castillo. I’m always a sucker for a clever hook and a really damaged female protagonist (although I’m not adverse to a really damaged male protagonist.

Romantic suspense that’s dark. Think Shelley Coriell or Karen Rose.

I always love historical mysteries. I’m especially fond of those set in NYC or the Regency period, but surprise me with a setting I didn’t know I’d love.
Send me something akin to Sarah Addison Allen and you’ll have my heart.

I’d like a story with marital strife and dark secrets. The wife who discovers the dark secret her husband is keeping, or who is struggling to keep her own dark secret hidden. This could be psychological suspense, romantic suspense or women’s fiction. It could be any genre really. YA (without the marriage).

I’m also hungry for a wilderness survival story. This could be adult or YA. It could be women’s fiction, or suspense.

A native of Minnesota, Jessica now lives in New Jersey. Her personal interests include cooking, entertaining, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

You can contact Jessica at or follow her through Twitter at

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Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks for sharing!


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