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Full Agent Profile: Laura Rennert



NAME

Laura Rennert

AGENCY
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
lauraqueries@gmail.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.andreabrownlit.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Middle Grade | Graphic Novels
NONFICTION GENRES

Multi-Cultural | Narrative | Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Laura specializes in all categories of children's books, picture books to young adult. She also specializes in literary fiction, women's fiction, mysteries and thrillers (particularly those with a female perspective or angle), and narrative nonfiction, memoir, and popular nonfiction.
    • She is particularly interested in voice-driven fiction and nonfiction with a fresh, original perspective, an unusual sensibility, and real emotional power. One of her specialties is the commercial-literary book.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Romance, Western, Prescriptive Non-fiction, Spirituality
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Laura represents award winning and bestselling authors, as well as brand new first-time authors. Her recent and major deals include a middle-grade/YA series she sold to Random House for over half a million dollars; two six-figure deals for works of literary fiction to Doubleday; six-figure YA deals to Razorbill, Feiwel & Friends, Simon & Schuster, and Knopf; and a film deal to Nickelodeon/Paramount.
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of Cornell University (B.A), magna cum laude, and University of Virginia (Ph.D.)


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Young Adult
    Sarah Jaworski's DULL BOY, in which a high school boy discovers that he, along with three other teens, has super powers and has to contend with the usual high school difficulties and the unusual ones of being tracked by a bizarre super-villainess and her super-powered son, to Mark McVeigh at Dutton, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Andrew Smith's GHOST MEDICINE, exploring the friendship of three remarkable young men on the cusp of adulthood in ranch country, while tracing the terrible and tranformative events set in motion by a long-standing rivalry, to Liz Szabla at Feiwel & Friends, in a good deal, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Laura Preble's next book in the Queen Geek Social Club series, Mean Girls meets Princess Diaries, about high school girl geeks who start a club to find others of their kind and to wrestle control of the campus from the popular kids, to Jessica Wade at Berkley, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (NA).

    Fiction | Children's
    Cece Meng's I WILL NOT READ THIS BOOK!, a humorous cliffhanger in which a kid determined NOT to read a book has one misadventure after another until coming to the climactic moment where circumstances compel a change of heart, to Jennifer Wingertzahn at Clarion, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    National Book Award finalist Beth Kephart's THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE, the story of a sixteen year-old, her troubled best friend, and twelve other privileged American teens on an outreach trip to a heat-flattened town, where they are confronted with the harsh realities of barren land, excruciating poverty, and the difficulty of making a real difference, again to Laura Geringer of Laura Geringer Books, by Amy Rennert at the Amy Rennert Agency (world).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Pay It Forward author Catherine Ryan Hyde's THE DAY I KILLED JAMES, about a high school senior who runs away from home after her neighbor kills himself because of unrequited love for her and finds redemption through helping a younger girl who has experienced a tragedy, to Michelle Frey at Knopf, for publication in summer 2008, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/LauraRennert/
    This is the agent's webpage on PublishersMarketplace
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Andrea Brown Literary Agency (old address)