New Literary Agent Alert: Katie Reed of Andrea Hurst & Associates |

About Katie: Katie obtained her Bachelor’s in English from California State University, Sacramento, but the most enlightening part of her college career was her internship with Andrea Hurst & Associates. There she discovered her passion for being part of the process that connects compelling stories with book-hungry readers. Katie resides in the small town of Durham, California with her incredible husband, her joyful son, and Snoodles, her loyal cat. Besides her addiction to reading, she is also a diehard Miami Heat fan and obsessed with all things Disney.

(What writing credentials will impress an agent or editor?)

She is seeking:


All areas of YA fiction, particularly:

Commercial, with a compelling hook and a protagonist who battles real life teen issues

Science fiction (soft)


Commercial and Literary Adult Fiction in the following genres:

Book Club Women’s Fiction

Science Fiction (soft)



Contemporary Romance

(How long should you wait before following up with an agent?)

Nonfiction in the following genres:

Memoir/Biography with a strong platform




True Crime (I would prefer to avoid this unless it is high profile and current)


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New Literary Agent: Lara Perkins of Andrea Brown Literary |

About Lara: Lara Perkins is an Associate Agent and Digital Manager at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. She has been with the agency for over three years, working closely with Senior Agent Laura Rennert, with whom she jointly represents a number of clients, in addition to building her own list. Recent deals, together with Laura Rennert, include Matthew Ward’s middle grade novel, THE FANTASTIC FAMILY WHIPPLE, sold in a two book, six-figure deal to Razorbill, and P.J. Hoover’s young adult novel, SOLSTICE, forthcoming with Tor Teen in June 2013. Lara has a B.A. in English and Art History from Amherst College and an M.A. in English Literature


from Columbia University, where she studied Victorian Brit Lit. In her pre-publishing life, she trained to be an architect, before deciding that books, not bricks, are her true passion. She spent over a year at the B.J. Robbins Literary Agency in Los Angeles before coming to Andrea Brown Literary. Find her on Twitter

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