J.D. Barker

Literary Crossover/Horror Thriller

How They Came to Us

With JD, Kristin practically wrote the handbook on How-Not-To-Offer-Rep-To-An-Author… JD found Kristin via her client Josh Malerman (fast pals after the Bram Stoker nominations). The timing/project wasn’t right and nearly a year would pass before they would connect again over JD’s second novel.

Even though JD received eight offers of representation, he kept Kristin at the top of his list. There was a connection there he hadn’t found while talking to other agents. Hesitating because of the thriller genre, Kristin almost made the mistake of passing on a novel she loved before coming to her senses. When JD and Kristin realized they both share an obsession with the cult film classic Eddie and the Cruisers, they both knew they had made the right choice in forging an agent/author partnership.


J.D. Barker is the internationally best-selling author of FORSAKEN and THE FOURTH MONKEY, a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and winner of the New Apple Medalist Award. His work has been compared to Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Thomas Harris. His latest novel, THE FIFTH TO DIE, released in July 2018 followed by DRACUL in the fall. His works have been translated into numerous languages and optioned for both film and television. Barker currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Dayna, and daughter, Ember.

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