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Pitching an Agent: Giving Authors 'A Competitive Advantage'

Heeding editors clamoring for YA books, Kristin Nelson seeks clients to help her blow out the category

By Rachel Kramer Bussel - September 27, 2006

Name/agency: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency, LLC
Number of agents: One
Number of clients: About 20
Notable clients: Ally Carter (I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, Cheating at Solitaire), Linnea Sinclair (2006 Rita Award Winner for Best Paranormal Romance Gabriel's Ghost, Finders Keepers, An Accidental Goddess), Shanna Swendson (Enchanted, Inc., Once Upon Stilettos), Jennifer O'Connell (Bachelorette #1, Dress Rehearsal, Plan B), Cheryl Sawyer (Siren, Code of Love), Becky Motew (Coupon Girl), Jana DeLeon (Rumble on the Bayou)
Amount of unsolicited material accepted: 2 percent*
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 95 percent fiction, 5 percent nonfiction

Background: Nelson ...

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