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AvantGuild: Professor, Bookseller, Kidlit Agent

rosemary-stimola-headshot.jpgIn the latest installment of mediabistro.com’s “Pitching an Agent,” we learn about Rosemary Stimola, a former lingustics professor who gave up academia to run a children’s bookstore and then, in 1997, launched her own literary agency. “She feels she has a natural intuition when it comes to fiction for children and young adults,” reports M. David Hornbuckle, and she currently represents about 50 authors, including former GalleyCat party star Siobhan Vivian.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.