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Full Agent Profile: Kathleen Rushall



NAME

Kathleen Rushall

AGENCY
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
kathleen@marsallyonliteraryagency.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/



FICTION GENRES
Women's Fiction | Romance | Young Adult | Children's | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

Celebrity | Food & Lifestyle | Parenting | How-To | Cookbooks | Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Finance | Health & Fitness | True Crime | Humor | Home/Design

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Kathleen represents picture books, middle grade fiction, and young adult fiction as well as new adult fiction, women's fiction, and romance. Kathleen also represents select nonfiction.
    • She loves quirky, funny, and character-driven picture books and a wide range of YA from contemporary romance to horror, thrillers, and historical fiction.
    • For nonfiction, Kathleen enjoys crafts, how-to, women's interest, pop culture, and mind/body/spirit topics.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does NOT represent religion politics, science, nature or overtly spiritual self help.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Kathleen Rushall worked as an intern at the Sandra Dijkstra Agency and as an assistant agent at Waterside Productions before joining Marsal Lyon in 2011.
    • She is actively building her client list.
    EDUCATION
    • master's in children's literature from San Diego State University
    • bachelor's in English from Seattle University
    • minor in Fine Arts from Seattle University


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Young Adult
    Kristen Held's HOLDING COURT, when a sixteen-year-old girl with an embarrassing psychic gift she can't control takes a job at a castle-turned-dinner theater, all she wants is the chance to wear a fancy gown and ogle her crush from afar, but when she stumbles over a dead body that promptly disappears, she must prove she didn't hallucinate a dead girl before the killer strikes again, to Alycia Tornetta at Entangled Teen, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Laurie Elizabeth Flynn's debut FIRSTS, in which a seventeen-year old girl gives classmates the chance to get their awkward fumblings over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time she never had, but when what was meant to be temporary gets out of control, she begins to question where her heart really belongs, to Kat Brzozowski at Thomas Dunne Books, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World English).

    Fiction | Children's
    Josh Funk's PIRASAURS!, in which a young recruit joins a crew of dinosaur pirates on a treasure-hunting, swashbuckling adventure, illustrated by Michael Slack, to Celia Lee at Scholastic, for publication in 2016, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency for the author and Lori Nowicki of Painted Words for the illustrator. (World)

    Fiction | Children's
    Catherine Bailey's HYPNOSIS HARRY, about a boy whose parents say no to everything, but when he gains the power to hypnotize them he begins to question if he really wants his every wish granted (and what he's going to do with those pesky pet monkeys), to Nicole Frail at Sky Pony Press, by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Jess Keating's third book in the My Life is a Zoo series, in which Ana must navigate life as an eighth grader, juggling very different friends, turning thirteen, and surviving the school talent show, to Aubrey Poole at Jabberwocky, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World English).

    Fiction | Children's
    Jess Keating's PINK IS FOR BLOBFISH, that subverts expectations of the color pink and introduces kids to unusual pink creatures throughout the animal kingdom, to Katherine Harrison at Knopf Children's, in a two-book deal, in a pre-empt, by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    Twitter
    http://twitter.com/KatRushall
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
    Waterside Productions, Inc.