Kristin’s News

  • 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.
  • Random House announces its 30th printing for Jamie Ford's debut novel HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET and that officially puts the title over a million copies in print. 
  • Publishers Weekly gives Marie Lu's first book in her new series, THE YOUNG ELITES, a starred review.
  • Janice Hardy's SHIFTER is chosen for Ten Books All Georgians Should Read List.
  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX is nominated for the 2014 Kirkus Prize for Fiction.
  • 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.
  • Hugh Howey's WOOL is the bestselling translated science fiction title of all time in Taiwan.
  • Kristen Callihan's SHADOWDANCE is the Winner of the 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for best Historical Fantasy/Paranormal novel.
  • 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!

Kristin NelsonPresident and Senior 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 and read about Kristin’s latest sales at Publishers Marketplace.

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