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 Literary Agency

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 is an editor for several lines at The Wild Rose Press. Though they’re known for romance, TWRP also accepts other genres including mystery, fantasy and New Adult. She has been owner of www.fiction-doctor.com, a freelance editing company for fifteen years.

Cindy Davis

Barb Wilson – Author/Editor

Barb has worked for several different fiction publishers specializing in romance and romantic suspense. She is the owner of www.editpartner.com, a freelance editorial company intended for authors who wish to self-publish. Her favorite stories have HEAs.

Barb Wilson

Alicia Dean – Author/Editor

Alicia has edited for The Wild Rose Press since they opened their doors in 2006. Her favorite genre is suspense, but she works with most others. She is also a freelance editor under her author pen name, Alicia Dean at http://aliciadean.com/editing-services/ Ally loves discovering new stories and helping authors polish them until they shine.

Alicia Dean

Siobhan McBride – Serendipity Literary Agency

siobhanmcbride—ThumbnailSiobhan McBride joined Serendipity Literary Agency in 2014. She began her career in Publishing as an intern for the literary agency Objective Entertainment, and from there went on to work as a writer in the Editorial departments of various magazines including MovieMaker and Chronogram. Her passion for music and film led her to becoming the Music Editor of CriticalMob, eventually moving on to do freelance work with their parent company, Company Cue.

Siobhan is actively seeking to build her list with voice driven narratives that hold philosophical undertones. She holds a strong interest in Literary and Gothic Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Adult Dystopian, Mystery/Crime, Thrillers, Historical, and daring Young Adult. For Memoir and Non-Fiction titles, she seeks Investigative, True Crime, dark/bizarre History, interior design and cookbooks. Siobhan enjoys the dark, macabre aspects of life where paranormal fiction and horror are viewed as under-appreciated art forms deeply rooted in psychology, and looks for authors unafraid to delve into the inner workings of the human psyche.

Caitlan Rubino Bradway – LKG Agency

bradway-picCaitlen Rubino-Bradway joined the LKG Agency in 2008, thereby disproving the theory that no English major ever does anything with their degree.  Before that she worked at another literary agency, Don Congdon Associates, where she had the behind-the-scenes thrill of seeing Kathryn Stockett’s The Help first come in (and getting one of the first reads). And before that she was acquring her Masters in English and Publishing from Rosemont College. Caitlen has enjoyed her apprenticeship under Lauren very much, and is now actively looking to build her own list, which includes (after a surprisingly minimal amount of begging and pleading), securing Lauren’s agreement to open the agency to considering middle grade and young adult fiction.

In her spare time, Caitlen is also an author.  Her first book, Lady Vernon and Her Daughter, which she co-wrote with her mother, was released by Crown in 2009.  Her first middle grade novel, Ordinary Magic, was published by Bloomsbury Children’s in 2012

Mollie Nickell

MolliMolli Nickell, author of “WRITE RIGHT: Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot,” is an award-winning former publisher, Time-Life editor and researcher, motivational speaker, writers’ workshop leader, author, UCLA instructor, syndicated columnist, and way-former surfer chick. Currently she guides writers as a Story Doctor, editor, marketing guru, and pre-submission specialist. Her clients write picture books, sci fi, fantasy, mid-grade, romance, action adventures, who-done-its, and every genre in between. Contact via website: www.getpublishednow.biz

Martha Engber

martha

A journalist by profession, Martha Engber received a 5-star “original and highly recommended” rating from the Midwest Book Review for her literary novel, THE WIND THIEF The author of GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS FROM THE GROUND UP, she’s also had hundreds of articles published in the Chicago Tribune; a full-length play produced in Hollywood; and poetry and fiction published in Watchword, Iconoclast, Anthology, Bookpress, Berkeley Fiction Review and other literary magazines.