About NLA

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Kristin Nelson

President and Founding Literary Agent

Kristin launched Nelson Literary Agency (NLA) in August 2002 and manages the literary development and careers of numerous bestselling authors. Check out her agent page and what she is acquiring.

Danielle Burby

Literary Agent

Danielle joined NLA in 2017 and is based in New York. Check out her agent page and what she is acquiring.

Joanna MacKenzie

Literary Agent

Joanna joined NLA in 2017 and is based in Chicago. Check out her agent page and what she is acquiring.

Quressa Robinson

Literary Agent

Quressa joined NLA in 2017 and is based in New York. Check out her agent page and what she is acquiring.

Brian Nelson

Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Brian runs the day-to-day operations and accounting for the company.

Angie Hodapp

Director of Literary Development

Angie is our data systems genius, submissions manager, and director of editorial and literary development for current clients.

 

 

Sam Cronin

Contracts Manager & Royalty Auditor

Sam joined NLA in 2016 and runs NLA’s contract and royalty department.

Tallahj Curry

Literary Assistant

Tallahj joined NLA in 2016. As well as being Kristin’s assistant, she manages the NLA newsletter, website, and assists Angie with queries and submissions.

Maria Heater

Literary Assistant

Maria joined NLA in 2019 as Kristin’s assistant. In addition to queries and submissions, she assists with foreign rights and the NLA newsletters.

Chutney

The Grand Dame of NLA

At 15+ years old, Chutney is Kristin & Brian’s 13-pound rat terrier who doesn’t care much for books but loves coming to the office each day, basking in the sun, and joyously greeting the FedEx and UPS person when they come.

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