Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 29, 2018

Agent Looking for Clients

HEATHER JACKSON LITERARY AGENCY

About Heather Jackson Literary Agency: Heather Jackson decided to jump over the desk to the agent side in 2016 after a highly successful career as a trade editor.  In her 20+ years as an editor she acted as the creative midwife to multiple dozens of New York Times bestselling authors and titles, including: Tim Ferriss, Jillian Michaels, Suzanne Somers, Ron Fournier, Joy Bauer, Janine Driver, Rick Hanson, Dr. Robert C. Atkins, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Arthur Agatston, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Dr. Susan Love, Dr. Alice D. Domar, Mallika Chopra, Barbara Sher, Martina Navratilova, Joe and Teresa Graedon, B. Smith and Dan Gasby, Howard Dully…among many others.

The selective client list she and we are cultivating has one unifying theme: to represent authors and books that make you want to press the pause button on everything else–ditch the screens, the duties, and close your office or bedroom door–to sit down and read for hours.  Books that inform, inspire, entertain, surprise, help; books that make you cry, laugh, question, feel, and stretch.  Books that make a personal difference and a more global one; yet always those that can ignite or shift a conversation. And, most importantly, books that can connect deeply and widely with masses of readers.

What she is seeking: Heather specializes in commercial non-fiction and fiction, adult, YA, and children’s literature. Areas of particular interest include: politics, popular psychology and science, history, memoir. She loves a great and memorable character in women’s fiction, thrillers, and romantic suspense. And she is always game for the quirky, unique, or deeply moving narrative that takes us in with brilliant writing and insights. She also represents top-tier authors in personal health and wellbeing, business, and self-help.

How to submit: Please send your query to QUERY@HJLIT.COM with a brief description of your book, its uniqueness in the marketplace, and why you and only you can write it. Do not send attachments.

We do not accept unsolicited proposals or manuscripts. Though we deeply respect every author’s work, due to the volume of submitted queries we can only respond to projects we are interested in pursuing.  Please send your query to the below address with a brief description of your book, its uniqueness in the marketplace, and why you and only you can write it. Do not send attachments.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. I checked out her client list and Heather is one big-time agent! Doesn’t look like she does KidLit, but plenty else!

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    • She says YA and I I guess she is open to children’s literature since she listed it. Lot of non-fiction.

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