Faculty

2015 Faculty
(come back to see more to be posted soon)

Mitchell Peck
Hollywood Embassy

Mitchell Peck

For 20 years as a movie producer, I’ve specialized in working with aspiring writers from outside the Hollywood system — developing their screenplays, and successfully guiding them into top literary agency representation, studio deals, and produced movies.

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg
D4EO

Pam Vlieg

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg started her literary career as assistant to Laurie McLean, of Foreword Literary Agency, in early 2012. By April Pam was promoted to Associate Agent. In her first two years as an agent, Pam brokered 24 deals, with such publishers as Knopf, Scholastic, NAL, ACE, Grand Central, and others.

She joined D4EO in June 2014, where she will continue to build her list. She has a passion for genre fiction as well as MG, YA, and New adult fiction.

Heather Webb

Heather Webb

Heather Webb is the author of BECOMING JOSEPHINE and RODIN’S LOVER, published by Plume/Penguin. In addition to writing, she is an editor who works with writers from novice level to advanced to hone their skills—something she adores. You may also find her twittering @msheatherwebb or contributing to award-winning writing sites WriterUnboxed.com and RomanceUniversity.org. In all of her spare time, Webb teaches Write to Publish and craft-based courses at a local college. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and Romance Writers of America. Find her at www.HeatherWebb.net

Tom Zoellner

Zoellner

Tom Zoellner is the author of four nonfiction books, The Heartless Stone, Uranium, A Safeway in Arizona and Train. He has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NPR’s All Thing Considered and Talk of the Nation, PRI’s Marketplace, Fox and Friends, CNN, Bloomberg TV and C Span’s Book TV. His work has been translated into thirteen languages, and his journalism has appeared in Harper’s, Time, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Oxford American, Men’s Health, Slate and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other places. He is an Associate Professor of English at Chapman University and lives in the mountains above Los Angeles.

Susan Spann

Susan Spann

Susan Spann is a California transactional attorney whose practice focuses on publishing law and business, with an emphasis on contracts. Her clients include a variety of publishers, authors (traditional, self-published, and hybrid), editors, artists, web developers, and other professionals. She is also the author of the Shinobi Mysteries (Minotaur Books), featuring ninja detective Hiro Hattori and his Portuguese Jesuit sidekick, Father Mateo. Her debut novel, CLAWS OF THE CAT (Minotaur Books, 2013), was named a Library Journal Mystery Debut of the Month. Susan has a degree in Asian Studies from Tufts University, where she studied Chinese and Japanese language, history, and culture. She lives in northern California with her husband, son, two cats, and an aquarium full of seahorses. You can find Susan online at her website (http://www.SusanSpann.com), on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SusanSpannAuthor) or on Twitter (@SusanSpann), where she created the #PubLaw hashtag to provide legal and business information for authors and artists.

Paul Lucas
Janklow & Nesbit

Paul Lucas

Paul began representing authors in 2011 after several years working in the legal and subrights departments at Janklow & Nesbit. He seeks both literary and commercial fiction (focusing on literary thrillers, science fiction and fantasy). On the non-fiction side, he loves history, biography, business, popular science and sports.

Clients include – Award winning scholar, historian and documentarian Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; New York Times bestselling former intelligence officer, Robert Baer; Rho Agenda series author Richard Phillips; Popular Science contributing editor Brooke Borel; Matthew Mather (CyberStorm, The Atopia Chronicles) John Burley (The Absence of Mercy) and New Yorker cartoonist Ben Schwartz, among others.

He does not represent: children’s fiction, women’s fiction, inspirational literature, memoir, screenplays, poetry, health/well-being and a host of other things that are currently slipping his mind. Feel free to query him.

Cindy Davis
Author/Editor

Cindy Davis

Barb Wilson
Author/Editor

Barb Wilson

Alicia Dean
Author/Editor

Alicia Dean