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Full Agent Profile: Brenda Bowen



NAME

Brenda Bowen

AGENCY
Sanford J. Greenberger Associates
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
querybb@sjga.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.sjga.com/



FICTION GENRES
Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

Memoirs | Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Children’s books are her specialty.
    • She likes a strong voice, wit, verve; room for illustrations (if it’s a picture book). She always loves middle-grade fiction.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • She has been editorial director of Scholastic Press; Henry Holt & Company; Disney Book Group/Hyperion; and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
    • She has edited books that have been #1 New York Times bestsellers, and have won the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Caldecott Honor, the Printz Honor, and the Eisner Award.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Etsy sensation Emily Winfield Martin's ODDFELLOW'S ORPHANAGE, a collection of vignettes about the gifted and talented children -- and dancing bear and hedgehog -- who live within the topiary walls of Oddfellow's Orphanage, illustrated by the author in a style reminiscent of 18th century engravings, if 18th century engravings were slightly surreal, to Mallory Loehr at Random House Children's, by Brenda Bowen at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    National Book Award finalist Martine Leavitt's MY BOOK OF LIFE BY ANGEL, a novel told in unrhymed verse about a 16-year-old girl who falls into the trap of prostitution on the streets of Vancouver, and whose only escape is through rescuing a newcomer who is even younger and more vulnerable than she, to Margaret Ferguson at Margaret Ferguson Books, and a second untitled book, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Brenda Bowen at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (US).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Year We Disappeared: A Father - Daughter Memoir
    Author:   Cylin Busby
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Bloomsbury USA Children's Books; Reprint edition (March 30, 2010)
    On August 31, 1979, tough cop John Busby was shot at close range while driving to work on Cape Cod. Bleeding profusely with the lower half of his face blown off, he realized that somebody wanted him dead, and identified a brazen local bully as the culprit. John and his daughter, Cylin, who was nine at the time of the shooting, recount the year that followed in alternating chapters, incorporating candid commentary and sometimes-disturbing detail about a crime that never resulted in arrests.
    View book at Amazon

    Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom
    Author:   Marilyn Singer
    Genres:   Children's
    Publisher:   Knopf Books for Young Readers (December 28, 2010)
    Do animals celebrate Valentine's Day? Nobody knows for sure. But this funny (and punny) little book imagines how some of them declare their love, affection, or friendship any day of the year.
    View book at Amazon

    Roman Mysteries Omnibus (The Roman Mysteries)
    Author:   Caroline Lawrence
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Orion Children's Books (March 3, 2010)

    View book at Amazon

    How The Sphinx Got To The Museum
    Author:   Jessie Hartland
    Genres:   Children's
    Publisher:   Blue Apple Books (September 1, 2010)
    At some point every visitor to a museum wonders the same thing: How did that get here? With exhaustive, dizzying, yet crystal clear detail, Hartland answers that question in regard to a seven-ton sphinx from ancient Egypt.
    View book at Amazon




    LINKS
    http://www.bowenpress.blogspot.com/
    This is Ms. Bowen's blog
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