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Agent Adds & Cancellations for WDC 2015

Here is a list of changes for the Aug. 1, 2015 Writer's Digest Conference Pitch Slam. Attendees should feel free to write this info down or print this info off.

CANCELED:

Thomas Flannery Jr

Sarah Nagel

Linda Camacho

Catherine Luttinger

Jill Grosjean

Steve Kasdin

Cara Mannion

Connor Goldsmith - out first session, present for last 3 sessions

3 ADDITIONS: 

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Amanda O'Connor - Trident Media Group

Agent

Trident Media Group

She is seeking: Amanda is continuously building her client list in general-interest and upmarket nonfiction, spirituality and wellness, and literary fiction. She looks for the “wisdom factor” across genres and disciplines, especially authors who have an expertise they are eager to share with the world. Her favored subjects include (but are not limited to) history, religion, popular science, sociology, culinary arts, and creativity. In spirituality, Amanda’s approach is truly ecumenical, seeking leaders of all faith communities from Catholic nuns to Sikh entrepreneurs, from practical self-help to inspirational memoir. Literary fiction is a pursuit of passion. She gravitates towards works that address timeless concerns of the soul through the lens of modern life. Above all else, Amanda loves a well-crafted sentence.

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Catherine Wallace

Editor

HarperCollins Children's Books

She is seeking: books for middle grade and teen readers. She is particularly interested in character-driven contemporary fiction with smart-but-flawed protagonists, swoon worthy romances, narrative risk-takers, fractured fairy tales/mythology, and fast-paced action/adventure.

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Katherine Harrison

Editor

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

She is seeking: young adult fiction and middle grade fiction. She also seeks nonfiction for YA and MG.

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