October 26-28, 2018, Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA
Editors and Agents
Sarah Younger, Agent, Nancy Yost Literary Agency
Sarah E. Younger, senior agent, at the Nancy Yost Literary Agency began her career in publishing at Press53 in Winston Salem, N.C. after receiving her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She later attended the University of Denver’s graduate publishing program where upon completion she moved to New York City. Sarah joined the Nancy Yost Literary Agency in the fall of 2011 and has since cultivated a diverse and talented list of authors including a variety of commercial fiction and select non-fiction titles. She is specifically interested in representing all varieties of romance, women’s fiction, adult science fiction and fantasy, and select non-fiction. You can find her on her personal Twitter @seyitsme and learn more about the Nancy Yost Literary Agency including how to query Sarah by visiting the NYLA website www.nyliterary.com.
FYI: Sarah is not interested in representing: Poetry, Literary Fiction/Non-Fiction, Horror, YA, Middle Grade, or Children’s Picture books
Ann Leslie Tuttle, Agent, DG&B
Ann Leslie Tuttle joined DG&B in 2017 after working for 20 years at Harlequin Books where she most recently was a Senior Editor. At Harlequin, she was fortunate to work on an extensive and varied list of bestselling and award-winning titles in romance and women’s fiction. She received her B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. from the University of Virginia. Finding and nurturing talented new writers has always been Ann Leslie’s passion. At DG&B, she is actively seeking all kinds of romance from contemporaries, historicals, and romantic suspense to paranormals and inspirationals. Ann Leslie lives in New York City with her husband and young daughter, who is just discovering the magic of books and writing.
Erin Hennicke, Agent, Franklin & Siegel & Associates
Erin Hennicke, Director of Film & TV, started her career in the Subsidiary Rights Department of Viking Penguin before segueing into the film industry as a story editor at Barbra Streisand’s production company, Barwood Films, where she oversaw development and production. In 2000, Erin joined Franklin & Siegal & Associates, the largest literary scouting agency in New York, where for the past eighteen years, she has scouted books & material for Universal Studios, known for their adaptations of The Bourne Identity series by Robert Ludlum, and starring Matt Damon, among others; as well as Paramount TV on the series/mini-series side, since 2014. Scouting is an exciting and challenging job that allows her to have a foot in both the film and publishing industries and in daily contact with editors, agents, writers, film & TV executives—all in pursuit of the perfect story for her clients to adapt. A few of the projects Universal has optioned in recent years have been the New York Magazine article that became American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, directed by Ridley Scott, and the Fifty Shades series by E.L. James. Some upcoming novels that are in development include the thriller The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney for Universal/Imagine Films, and the YA series Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for Universal/Benderspink/Brownstone Films; and on the TV side, All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister and the upcoming Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory. She is based in New York City
Tiffany Shelton, Editor, St. Martin’s Press
Tiffany Shelton—a native of Florida—joined St. Martin’s Press in 2016 after obtaining a master’s degree in book publishing while living in Portland, OR. She’s looking for dynamic storytelling, immersive worlds, and characters to love (or love to hate). She is a big advocate of stories featuring diverse characters and cultures, and inventive retellings of ancient legends, myths, and fairy tales.
In adult, Tiffany is interested in contemporary romance especially romantic comedies, women’s fiction geared towards women in their 20s and 30s, literary fiction, historical fiction, speculative fiction, magical realism, thrillers, and millennial lifestyle nonfiction. In young adult, she interested in contemporary, historical, fantasy, magical realism, thrillers, and horror.
Kathleen Scheibling, Editor, Harlequin/Mills & Boon
Kathleen Scheibling has worked in publishing for more than twenty years and is currently Executive Editor of Harlequin Series in the Toronto office. She has worked with many New York Times bestselling authors from imprints such as Blaze, Western Romance, and most recently, Heartwarming. Harlequin has not only taught her all she needs to know about rugged cowboys and reclusive billionaires, it has also allowed her to work with the most professional, intelligent and inspiring group of authors in the business. Kathleen heads up the company’s newest global series, Harlequin/Mills & Boon DARE.
Kathleen is an avid reader, a rabid film lover, a one-time boxer turned yoga convert, and a fair-weather distance cyclist. You can follow her on Twitter @KScheibling.
Madeleine Colavita, Editor, Grand Central Publishing
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