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Full Agent Profile: Jennifer Jackson



NAME

Jennifer Jackson

AGENCY
Donald Maass Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
query.jjackson@maassagency.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.maassagency.com



FICTION GENRES
Science Fiction | Crime | Christian | Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Military/Espionage
NONFICTION GENRES

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • First love is science fiction and fantasy; always interested in a variety of new projects in these genres.
    • Actively seeking to expand her young adult fiction list in all genres.
    • Pioneered the expansion of the agency into romance and women's fiction.
    • Also developing a select list of suspense novels and thrillers.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Does not represent nonfiction, memoirs, poetry, picture books, screenplays.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Fantasy
    New York Times Bestseller Jim Butcher's WORKING FOR BIGFOOT, a trio of stories in which Harry Dresden is hired by Bigfoot (Subterranean Press)

    Fiction | Science Fiction
    World Fantasy Award nominee Yoon Ha Lee's NINEFOX GAMBIT (Solaris Books), the first novel in the Machineries of Empire trilogy, a tale of massacres, madness, and mathematics in deep space. Disgraced captain Kel Cheris must recapture the formidable Fortress of Scattered Needles, with the help of a 400-year-old undead advisor who is both her best ally and her most dangerous enemy, in order to redeem herself in front of the Hexarchate.

    Fiction | Young Adult
    A new novel from the author of I AM PRINCESS X -- Cherie Priest's DRAWING FIRE (Scholastic): Denise Farber evacuated New Orleans as a small child, escaping with her mother just hours ahead of Hurricane Katrina. Now she’s back, a teenage stranger in her own home town – where her mother has bought a supposedly haunted fixer-upper in the 8th ward. In the attic she finds an epic comic book composed by one of the golden age masters. The project was never published, though it has long been rumored to exist. Denise is the first person to see it in sixty-five years. And now, nothing will ever be the same…

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Cherie Priest's BRIMSTONE (Penguin/ROC): the tale of a shell-shocked WWI veteran, a young spiritualist, and the ghost of a vengeful Inquisitor who still has a taste for burning witches. One part Penny Dreadful and one part American Horror Story, with a splash of tragic romance and a fabulous retro setting.

    Fiction | Science Fiction
    Five new Liaden® novels from the dynamic writing duo of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, in which many threads of previous novels will be resolved, to be published by Baen Books.

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Hugo-Awarding winning author Elizabeth Bear's Lotus Kingdoms trilogy beginning with THE STONE IN THE SKULL (Tor Books) in which a brass automaton with a soul, the disenfranchised servant of a dead Caliph, and a priest with one golden eye are drawn into a high stakes political game involving two queens and the fate of their kingdoms.

    Fiction | Science Fiction
    Phlip K. Dick Award finalist Susan R. Matthews' BLOOD ENEMIES (Baen Books), the seventh book in the acclaimed Jurisdiction Universe series, in which Andrej is caught between an enemy with the will and the means to enslave Gonebeyond Space and a Malcontent secret agent who is willing to sacrifice Andrej, and everybody Andrej loves, to prevail, along with reprint rights on the first six titles, including EXCHANGE OF HOSTAGES.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Aeronaut's Windlass (Cinder Spires #1)
    Author:   Jim Butcher
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Penguin / Roc (September 2015)
    The eagerly awaited debut of the new series by the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files author. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion-to join a team of agents on a vital mission. Even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task, he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity's ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake.


    I Am Princess X
    Author:   Cherie Priest
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Scholastic (May 2015)
    Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her. Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Princess X?


    The Traitor Baru Cormorant
    Author:   Seth Dickinson
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Tor (September 2015)
    Baru Cormorant believes any price is worth paying to liberate her people-even her soul. When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home, overwrites her culture, criminalizes her customs, and murders one of her fathers, Baru vows to swallow her hate, join the Empire's civil service, and claw her way high enough to set her people free. Sent as an Imperial agent to distant Aurdwynn, another conquered country, Baru discovers it's on the brink of rebellion. Drawn by the intriguing duchess Tain Hu into a circle of seditious dukes, Baru may be able to use her position to help. As she pursues a precarious balance between the rebels and a shadowy cabal within the Empire, she orchestrates a do-or-die gambit with freedom as the prize. But the cost of winning the long game of saving her people may be far greater than Baru imagines.


    Vision in Silver (a novel of the Others)
    Author:   Anne Bishop
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Penguin / Roc (March 2015)
    The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him. Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict. For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…


    Dreams of Shreds and Tatters
    Author:   Amanda Downum
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Solaris (May 2015)
    When Liz Drake's best friend vanishes, nothing can stop her nightmares. Driven by the certainty he needs her help, she crosses a continent to search for him. She finds Blake comatose in a Vancouver hospital, victim of a mysterious accident that claimed his lover's life--in her dreams he drowns. Blake's new circle of artists and mystics draws her in, but all of them are lying or keeping dangerous secrets. Soon nightmare creatures stalk the waking city, and Liz can't fight a dream from the daylight world: to rescue Blake she must brave the darkest depths of the dreamlands. Even the attempt could kill her, or leave her mind trapped or broken. And if she succeeds, she must face the monstrous Yellow King, whose slave Blake is on the verge of becoming forever.


    Karen Memory
    Author:   Elizabeth Bear
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   Tor (January 2015)
    Set in the late 19th century--when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable's high-quality bordello. Through Karen's eyes we get to know the other girls in the house--a resourceful group--and the poor and the powerful of the town. Trouble erupts one night when a badly injured girl arrives at their door, begging sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, and who has a machine that can take over anyone's mind and control their actions. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the next night brings a body dumped in their rubbish heap--a streetwalker who has been brutally murdered.


    The Throne of the Crescent Moon
    Author:   Saladin Ahmed
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   DAW Books (February 2012)
    The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, home to djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, are at the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince. In the midst of this brewing rebellion a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the Kingdoms. It is up to a handful of heroes to learn the truth behind these killings: Doctor Adoulla Makhslood, “the last real ghul hunter in the great city of Dhamsawaat,”; Raseed bas Raseed, Adoulla’s young assistant, a hidebound holy warrior; and Zamia Badawi, Protector of the Band, gifted with the near-mythical power of the lion-shape. When they learn that the murders and the Falcon Prince’s brewing revolution are connected, the companions must race against time — and struggle against their own misgivings — to save the life of a vicious despot. In so doing they discover a plot for the Throne of the Crescent Moon that threatens to turn Dhamsawaat, and the world itself, into a blood-soaked ruin.


    Of Noble Family
    Author:   Mary Robinette Kowal
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Tor Books (April 2015)
    Up-and-coming fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal enchanted fans with her novels Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass, which introduced Regency glamourists Jane and David Vincent. When Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies, no one in the family can travel there to attend to his affairs. Grudgingly, Vincent and Jane decide to go. Near the end of the sea voyage Jane discovers that she is with child, and when they finally arrive at the estate to complete what they expect to be routine legal tasks, they realize that nearly everything they came expecting to find has been a lie.


    Chapelwood
    Author:   Cherie Priest: The Borden Dispatches
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Penguin / Roc (September 2015)
    From the award-winning author of Maplecroft, comes a new tale of Lizzie Borden’s continuing war against the cosmic horrors threatening humanity… Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named “Harry the Hacker” by the press, has been carving up citizens with a hatchet. And from the church known as Chapelwood, an unholy gospel is being spread by a sect that worships dark gods from beyond the heavens. This darkness calls to Lizzie Borden. It is reminiscent of an evil she had dared hoped was extinguished. The parishioners of Chapelwood plan to sacrifice a young woman to summon beings never meant to share reality with humanity. An apocalypse will follow in their wake which will scorch the earth of all life. Unless she stops it…


    Last Plane to Heaven: The Final Collection
    Author:   Jay Lake
    Genres:   Science Fiction | Fantasy
    Publisher:   Tor Books (September 2014)
    The final and definitive short story collection by the award-winning author of Green, Endurance, and Kalimpura. Long before he was a novelist, SF writer Jay Lake, was an acclaimed writer of short stories. In Last Plane to Heaven, Lake has assembled thirty-two of the best of them. Aliens and angels fill these pages, from the title story, a hard-edged and breathtaking look at how a real alien visitor might be received, to the savage truth of "The Cancer Catechisms." Here are more than thirty short stories written by a master of the form, science fiction and fantasy both. This collection features an original introduction by Gene Wolfe.


    Gideon
    Author:   Alex Gordon
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (January 2015)
    Preston & Child meets Kim Harrison in this edge-of-your-seat debut thriller—a superb blend of mystery, urban fantasy, horror, romance, and the supernatural. When Lauren’s father dies, she makes a shocking discovery. The man she knew as John Reardon was once a completely different person, with a different name. Now, she’s determined to find out who he really was, even though her only clues are an old photograph, some letters, and the name of a town—Gideon. But someone—or something—doesn’t want her to discover the truth. A strange man is stalking her, appearing everywhere she turns, and those who try to help her end up dead. Neither a shadowy enemy nor her own fear are going to prevent her from solving the mystery of her father—and unlocking the secrets of her own life.


    Dragon in Exile (a novel of the Liaden® Universe)
    Author:   Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   Baen Books (June 2015)
    Star-trading Clan Korval—known to Terrans as the Tree-and-Dragon Family and to the locals simply as "the Dragon"—has been convicted of crimes against the homeworld. No matter that one of the "crimes" consisted of saving the elitist planet of Liad from very real internal threats, the Council of Clans wanted Korval heads to roll. Unfortunately for the Council, the Dragon's allies conspired to impose a milder punishment for saving the world: banishment, rather than execution. Now relocated to the free-for-all world of Surebleak, the Dragon is under contract to keep the Port Road open to all traffic, and to back the New Bosses in imposing law and order on a society originally based on larceny and assassination. This modest rustication is going surprisingly well, until Korval discovers that the enemy they'd sought to destroy. . .wasn't quite destroyed, and is more determined than ever to eradicate Korval.


    Kris Longknife: Unrelenting
    Author:   Mike Shepherd
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   Penguin / Ace (October 2015)
    The aliens attacking the planetary system of Alwa are an enemy unlike any Admiral Kris Longknife has ever encountered before. She doesn’t know who they are, only that they worship a being known as the Enlightened One and are unafraid to sacrifice themselves against her fleet. But Kris faces more than just the fanatical behavior of an alien armada. A saboteur has infiltrated the military’s medical facility and unleashed an epidemic that has spread throughout the fleet without warning. Seventy-two career military women are down with something not even the aliens could do to them—including Admiral Kris Longknife…





    LINKS
    This is Jennifer Jackson's personal website
    http://www.jenniferjackson.org
    Twitter
    http://twitter.com/arcaedia
    This is Jennifer Jackson's blog
    http://arcaedia.wordpress.com/
    This is the agency webpage on PublishersMarketplace
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/DonaldMaass/
    Interview with Jennifer Jackson at Odyssey Workshop
    http://odysseyworkshop.livejournal.com/51376.html
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