Welcome to NLA

Representing bestselling authors since 2002

We are glad you found us! As a Denver-based agency, we pride ourselves on being exceptional yet just a little bit different. Look around our site and discover just what we mean. more »

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

  • Publishers Weekly gives debut epic fantasy RADIANT by Karina Sumner-Smith a starred review calling it, "ingenious."
  • Dave Lowry's debut novel CHINESE COOKING FOR DIAMOND THIEVES named Best New Fiction at Typographical Era.
  • Time Magazine picks EDDIE RED UNDERCOVER by Marcia Wells as one of the 5 Best Books for Your Kids (this summer)!
  • Josh  Malerman's BIRD BOX is nominated for the Michigan Notable Book Award.
  • Gail Carriger's ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE is nominated for the 2015 Sakura Medal.
  • RADIANT by Karina Sumner-Smith earns Top Fantasy Debut at Publishers Weekly and at Tor.com.
  • BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE by Miranda Kenneally chosen by Epic Reads as Top Most Anticipated YA Novel Publishing in July.
  • Jaleigh Johnson's debut novel THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY chosen as Top 20 Best Book of 2014 at amazon.
  • Hugh Howey's WOOL is the bestselling translated science fiction title of all time in Taiwan.
  • Romantic Times grants a Top Pick Gold Star (its highest rating) to THE SAINT by Tiffany Reisz.
  • THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES - 36 Tales Brief and Sinister including stories by international bestselling author Stefan Bachmann - receives a starred review from Kirkus.
  • Kristen Callihan's SHADOWDANCE is the Winner of the 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for best Historical Fantasy/Paranormal novel.
  • Publishers Weekly announces the national launch of Storybird including authors Natalie Bahm, Wen Baragrey and Juliana Stone (w/a J.A Stone).
  • Author of GEEKOMANCY, Michael Underwood nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Fancast for The Skippy & Fanty Show.
  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX is a May 2014 LibraryReads Pick and a June 2014 IndieNextPick!
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