Jennifer joined the Andrea Brown Literary Agency in 2016, after a career in marketing and public relations. Agenting is her dream job. She loves working with writers and illustrators, and nothing gives her greater joy than to help an author elevate their story. She is most drawn to emotionally compelling voices and fresh perspectives underrepresented in literature.
Please send Jennifer:
Adult literary thrillers and horror (she is a suspense junkie, who loves to be scared). Throw in dash of (bad) romance, and she’s hooked!
YA novels in any genre (horror, thrillers, gothic, humor), but especially literary stories about ordinary teens dealing with life, family, relationships, sexuality, mental health, or recovery. A blend of genre and literary would be best of all. Also, lately, she'd like to fall in love (or lust).
Stories that blurs the lines between the real and the imagined.
Please no picture books at this time. Her list is currently very full.
Note: Sadly, Jennifer is not the best fit for novels-in-verse, as those forms are not her editorial strength. Please consider one of her colleagues instead.
That’s her wish list, but you might have something she has never considered before, and it might be absolutely perfect for her. Surprise her!
NYT-bestselling author of HELL FOLLOWED WITH US Andrew Joseph White's debut adult horror novel, YOU WEREN'T MEANT TO BE HUMAN, in which a pregnant trans man must stop a covert alien presence and rid their progeny from his body before the worms subsume all of humanity. Sold to Saga Press, in a six-figure deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in fall 2025.
Author-illustrator Mars Lauderbaugh's debut graphic novel, HOLLOW MAGIC, in which a 17-year-old witch, searching for ways to understand her magic, meets an intriguing knight full of secrets, and, with their help, must find a way to lift the curse from an ancient castle or lose the chance to learn the truth about her lineage forever. Sold to Feiwel and Friends, for publication in fall 2026.
Author-illustrator Cassandra Federman's GRAY SQUIRREL LOSES IT, in which a tour of a deciduous forest is interrupted by a panicked gray squirrel who cannot remember where he buried his nut. Sold to Random House Children's, at auction, for publication in summer 2025.
Jamison Shea's debut YA, I FEED HER TO THE BEAST AND THE BEAST IS ME, which follows a Black teen ballerina's dark descent after she bathes in the blood of an eldritch god for the power to best her competition; with a second YA speculative suspense novel to follow. Sold to Holt Children's, in a major deal, in a seven-house auction, for publication in fall 2023, and the second YA in fall 2024.
NYT-bestselling author of Cemetery Boys Aiden Thomas's CEMETERY BOYS 2, a sequel told from Julian's point-of-view, pitched as The Sixth Sense meets Final Destination, when a monster starts creating malingo spirits in East L.A. Sold to Feiwel and Friends, in a six-figure deal, for publication in winter 2024.
Sas Milledge to illustrate the graphic novel adaptation of NYT-bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater's THE RAVEN CYCLE, a YA series about four private school boys, a psychic's daughter, and a Welsh legend who lies dormant beneath the mountains of a sleepy Virginia town. Sold to Viking Children’s in a six-figure deal, in a four-book deal, for publication in spring 2025.
Nikki Shannon Smith's STRANDED, pitched as MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN for today and tomorrow's reader, a survival story in which an 11-year old girl must learn the skills needed to keep herself alive after a winter storm leaves her stranded alone in the Adirondack mountains, to Scholastic, for publication in fall 2024.
Sylvia Liu's NEAR AND DEER, in which a girl secretly cares for an orphaned fawn befriended by her dog, distracting her from helping to save her family's inn, to Scholastic, for publication in summer 2024.
Debut author AY Chan's MODESTY SETO AND THE LEGEND OF XIAOXI FU, the first in a planned series, in which a 12-year-old tae kwan do champion must learn to overcome her own perceived obstacles and use a centuries-old ancestral book to help her journey. Sold to Aladdin in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2024.
PBChat founder Justin Colon's THE QUACKEN, a horror-comedy in which a young camper inadvertently releases a gigantic duck of legend after breaking the #1 rule at camp and must escape it through a series of horror-spoofing situations to avoid being eaten, illustrated by Pablo Pino. Sold to Simon & Schuster Children’s, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2024.
PBChat founder Justin Colon's IMPOSSIBLE POSSUMS, in which a lonely possum with a flair for villainy attempts to create his very own henchman but ditches the instructions to his new possum-making machine, leading to a series of mishaps as it pops out all the wrong creatures, each with a chaotic agenda of their own; and an untitled sequel, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez. Sold to Disney-Hyperion, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2024
Ann Zhao's debut DEAR WENDY, in which two first-year college students with anonymous relationship advice accounts on Instagram feud over who gives the best tips, only to meet in real life and discover they both identify as aromantic and asexual—a rarity even at their diverse liberal arts college. Sold to Feiwel and Friends, for publication in winter 2024.
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