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Full Agent Profile: Jake Elwell



NAME

Jake Elwell

AGENCY
Harold Ober Associates, Inc.
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
jake@haroldober.com
  • Does not accept email queries.
  • AGENCY WEB SITE
    http://haroldober.com/



    FICTION GENRES
    Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Adventure | Military/Espionage
    NONFICTION GENRES

    History | Sports | Celebrity | Biography | Politics | Science | Parenting | How-To | Self-Help | Memoirs | Travel | Art | Adventure/True Story | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Military | Film & Entertainment | True Crime | Humor | Journalism

    CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Most interested in narrative non fiction - history, biography, Americana, sports, adventure, pop science, pop culture, true crime, microhistory. Some interest in thriller, historical and mystery fiction.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • This agent does NOT represent SF/fantasy, new age, anything relating to 9/11
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://haroldober.com/HOB-contacts.htm
    • Query with proposal for non fiction, synopsis + opening 2-10 pp for fiction. Unless you are referred to us or are a published author, we normally prefer snailed queries

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION
    • Phillips Exeter Academy, Lake Forest College


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Sports
    ICE TIME and PARADISE ROAD author Jay Atkinson's MEMOIRS OF A RUGBY-PLAYING MAN, a narrative of the author's life as an amateur rugby player, spanning three decades and all corners of the globe, from Boston to Belfast to Bali and back, with broader discussion of the game and its history along the way, to Peter Wolverton at Thomas Dunne Books, for publication in 2011, by Jake Elwell at Harold Ober Associates (World English).

    Non-Fiction | Sports
    Golf historian Jim Ducibella's KING OF CLUBS: The Great Golf Marathon of 1938, the story that captivated Depression-era America: J. Smith Ferebee's stupendous four-day, eight-city, 600-hole, cross-country golf marathon, to Sam Dorrance and Elizabeth Demers at Potomac Books, by Jake Elwell at Harold Ober Associates (World English)

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Angels & Demons
    Author:   Dan Brown
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Atria; (July 1, 2003)
    When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment at a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol, seared into the chest of a murdered physicist, he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati--the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth
    View book at Amazon

    Rockne: The Coach, the Man, the Legend
    Author:   Jerry Brondfield
    Genres:   Sports
    Publisher:   Bison Books (September 1, 2009)
    On April 1, 1931, newspapers in all parts of the country announced in giant headlines that Knute Rockne had died in a plane crash in Kansas. Who was Rockne, age forty-three, to receive all this attention? As head coach of the Notre Dame football team, he was a celebrity whose face and voice were familiar to millions through magazines, newspapers, and radio. In Rockne Jerry Brondfield has recaptured the magnetism that made Rockne great. In this dramatic and peculiarly American story, he shows how a Norwegian immigrant could gain lasting fame as the coach of an American game at a university founded by Frenchmen and associated with the Irish.
    View book at Amazon

    Leopards Kill
    Author:   Jim DeFelice
    Genres:   Military/Espionage
    Publisher:   Forge Books; First Edition edition (November 3, 2009)
    A retelling of the Heart of Darkness archetype, set amid the fighting in Afghanistan
    View book at Amazon

    The Burn Farm
    Author:   Michael Benson
    Genres:   True Crime
    Publisher:   Pinnacle (September 1, 2009)
    True crime author and conspiracy theorist Benson (Betrayal in Blood) chronicles the real and disturbing life of Sheila LaBarre, who lured vulnerable men back to her remote New Hampshire farmhouse and abused them psychologically and physically; and after some of her victims disappeared, a police investigation uncovered the remains of two young men in burn pits on the farm.
    View book at Amazon




    LINKS
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/WieserandWieser/
    This is the agent's webpage on PublishersMarketplace
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Wieser & Elwell, Inc.
    Wieser & Wieser, Inc.
    Wieser & Elwell, Inc.