Kristin’s News

  • Ally Carter's ALL FALL DOWN hits the New York Times bestseller list at #15!
  • EDDIE RED UNDERCOVER by Marcia Wells is a 2015 Edgar Nominee for Best Juvenile Fiction.
  • Ally Carter's ALL FALL DOWN is a winter 2014-2015 Kids' Indie Next List Pick!
  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX is named the 2015 Michigan Notable Book.
  • Stacey Lee's UNDER A PAINTED SKY is name a Barnes & Noble Most-Anticipated YA Debut of 2015!
  • Washington Post names the five best romance novels of 2014 and Kristen Callihan's EVERNIGHT is on the list.
  • Kirkus chooses Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX as a Best Fiction Book of 2014!
  • Marie Lu's THE YOUNG ELITES is an Amazon Best Book of 2014!
  • Malerman's BIRD BOX is a 2015 Texas Library Association Tayshas High School Reading List Pick!
  • Marie Lu's debut fantasy novel THE YOUNG ELITES hits the New York Times Bestseller list and spends 4+ weeks there.
  • Malerman's BIRD BOX is a 2014 Best Horror Nominee for the Goodreads Choice Awards.
  • Hudson Booksellers chooses Malerman's BIRD BOX as a Best Book of 2014.
  • Marie Lu's THE YOUNG ELITES is an Amazon Best of the Month Pick!
  • Kristen Callihan's debut New Adult novel THE HOOK UP hits the USA Today Bestseller list!
  • Kirkus chooses M.C. Planck's SWORD OF THE BRIGHT LADY as a Top Pick for Speculative Fiction Reads for September.

Kristin NelsonPresident and Founding Literary Agent

Being an avid reader practically since birth, Kristin is equally happy reading a Pulitzer prize-winning literary novel for her book club as she is reading a sexy historical-romance. She established Nelson Literary Agency, LLC, in 2002 and over the last decade of her career has represented over thirty New York Times bestselling titles and many USA Today bestsellers. When she is not busy selling books, Kristin plays tennis and also enjoys playing bridge (where she is the youngest person in her club). She can also be found hiking in the mountains with her husband and their dog, Chutney.

Kristin is looking for a good story well told. How you tell that story doesn’t need to fit in a neat little category. For specifics, check out her examples on our Submission Guidelines page, follow the clear directions posted there, then submit a query directly to Kristin:

You can read about Kristin’s latest sales at Publishers Marketplace.

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