Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jacquie Flynn of Joelle Delbourgo Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Jacquie Flynn recently joined Joelle Delbourgo Associates as an agent. Prior to that, she was a long-time editor at Amacom Books. As an agent, she will specialize in areas of nonfiction. "She specializes in coaching authors to use Social Media and other marketing tools to build and connect with their reader community."
Nonfiction areas of interest: business and career, technology, science, psychology, self-help, and parenting.
Authors with whom she has worked include: William Illsey Atkinson, award-winning science writer; Ira Blumenthal, brand consultant, author, speaker and educator; William H. Colby, the lawyer who represented Nancy Cruzan's family in the first right-to-die case to reach the Supreme Court; Scott Fox, leading internet business evangelist and frequent speaker; Moira Gunn, Ph.D., host of public radio’s Tech Nation; Frederick Hahn, founder of Serious Strength, Inc.; and more.
How to submit: Does not accept e-mail queries of any kind; all materials must be submitted in hard copy with a SASE (letter only). Send snail mail queries to Joëlle Delbourgo Associates, Inc., 516 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 5, Montclair, NJ 07042. Please specify whether your work is being reviewed by other agents and/or publishers. Please submit a detailed overview outlining the nonfiction project, including a table of contents, marketing plan, author bio, and audience for the proposed work, along with a sample chapter of actual text. "We generally respond to all submissions within six weeks. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot always respond with a personal letter."
About Jacquie: She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University where she majored in International Relations and rowed on the Women's Crew team. She is also a Hockey Mom, knitter, and avid hiker who lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Like Joelle, she speaks French — but not nearly as well.
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