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Representing bestselling authors since 2002

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About Kristin

Kristin NelsonBeing an avid reader practically since birth, Kristin is equally happy reading a Pulitzer prize-winning literary novel for her book club or a sexy romance novel. more »

“Writing is a dream and a passion. I get that. So don’t let a “no” stop you. Keep your sense of humor, believe in your talent, and most of all, write!”

About Sara

Sara MegibowAs part of a family of artists, Sara celebrates the making of books as dreams come true. As a voracious reader, buying these books and curling up with them under a fuzzy blanket is the reward. more »

“Writing is an art. Publishing is a business. Embrace both of these aspects and celebrate every success!”



An educated writer is a successful writer! We help aspiring writers go above and beyond by offering  insightful webinars on the publishing industry.  more »

Recent News

  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX is a May 2014 LibraryReads Pick and a June 2014 IndieNextPick!
  • Mari Mancusi's SCORCHED is a 2014 Thriller Writers Award Finalist for Best Young Adult novel!
  • Courtney Milan's THE COUNTESS CONSPIRACY, Kristen Callihan's SHADOWDANCE, Sherry Thomas's BURNING SKY and THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON are all nominated for the prestigious 2014 RITA romance awards!
  • Award-winning journalist Derek E. Sullivan sells his debut novel BIGGIE to Albert Whitman Teen.
  • Eleri Stone nominated for a prestigious RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for WITCH BOUND.
  • THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY by Jaleigh Johnson earns starred reviews at Kirkus, SLJ and PW.
  • Malerman's BIRD BOX earns a coveted starred Publishers Weekly review: "The author uses understatement and allusion to create a lean, spellbinding thriller that Stephen King fans will relish."
  • Oprah.com picks Marie Lu's LEGEND for 2014 Spring reading list!
  • New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren inks deal for another contemporary erotic trilogy with Berkley Heat.
  • PRINCE OF TRICKS by Jane Kindred chosen by USA Today as Recommended Read.
  • Jaleigh Johnson's debut THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY chosen for the prestigious ABA Indie Next List.
  • Marcia Wells' debut middle grade novel EDDIE RED UNDERCOVER is nominated for the Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List.
  • Michael F. Haspil sells his debut fantasy, GRAVEYARD SHIFT, to TOR for publication in 2015.
  • Kirkus calls HIGH & DRY by Sarah Skilton, "a dark, well-constructed mystery with a strong voice."
  • Gail Carriger's ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE lands on the 2014 YALSA Best Books for Young Adults List, Notable Books for Children List, and the YALSA Amazing Audiobooks or Young Adults List!
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