Kristin’s 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!
  • 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!
  • Marcia Wells' debut middle grade novel EDDIE RED UNDERCOVER is nominated for the Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List.
  • 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!
  • Courtney Milan's THE COUNTESS CONSPIRACY garners an Honorable Mention For Best Historical Romance set in the UK and wins Best Romance Hero and Best Romance Heroine in the 2013 All about Romance Annual Poll.
  • Sherry Thomas's THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON wins the 2013 All About Romance Annual poll for Best Romance, Best Historical Romance Set in the UK, and Best Love Scenes.
  • Jasinda Wilder's TE SUCCOMBER (Falling Into You) hits the French Livres Hebdo Bestseller list at #10!
  • The New York Times gives Sherry Thomas's THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON a stunning review: “The Chinese-born Thomas is known for a lush style that demonstrates her love of her second language, and this novel edges into historical fiction with its transporting prose even as it delivers on heat and emotion and a well-earned happily ever after.”
  • Marie Lu's PRODIGY and Gail Carriger's ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE make YALSA's 2014 list for Best Fiction for Young Adults.
  • Courtney Milan's indie published THE HEIRESS EFFECT and Hugh Howey's hybrid title WOOL are chosen for the 2014 ALA Reference and User Services Association Reading Shortlist!
  • Marie Lu's CHAMPION named a 2013 Amazon Best Book of the Year for Young Adults!
  • Library Journal names Sherry Thomas's LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON as a Best Book of 2013: Romance.

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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