Barbara Clark is an agent and publishing consultant who began her career in book publishing at Doubleday. She went on to hold editorial positions at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Simon and Schuster, and then held executive- and senior-level editorial positions at Viking Studio Books, Rizzoli International Publications, and Stewart, Tabori & Chang. She established her agency in 2008, the year she served as a panelist at the James River Writers Conference in Richmond, Virginia. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s degree in acting from the Actors Studio MFA Program. The Barbara Clark Agency specializes in literary fiction and nonfiction as well as illustrated books. Barbara maintains her office in South Salem, New York, in northern Westchester County.