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Full Agent Profile: Liza Dawson



NAME

Liza Dawson

AGENCY
Liza Dawson Associates
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
queryliza@lizadawsonassociates.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.lizadawsonassociates.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Military/Espionage
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Religion | Politics | Science | Parenting | Self-Help | Memoirs | Travel | Adventure/True Story | Women's Issues | Narrative | Psychology | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues | Technology | Humor | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Ancient history; academics who can write; women's history and issues; fiction with narrative drive; literary thrillers
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • poetry, westerns, category romance, health and fitness, cookbooks, gift books
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Snail Mail: query with SASE
    • Email: query only

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Dawson launched the agency in 1996 after a twenty-five year career as a vice-president at William Morrow and executive editor at Putnam. Five agents work at the agency. Dawson belongs to the Women's Media Group, the Mystery Writers of America, and the AAR.
    EDUCATION
    • B.A. in History from Duke University
    • Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    SISTER MINE
    Author:   Tawni O'Dell
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Shaye Areheart Books (2007)
    Funny, sad, and memorable, this is the new novel by the author of the New York Times bestselling novel BACK ROADS.
    View book at Amazon

    THE GENIUS
    Author:   Jesse Kellerman
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Mystery | Family Saga | Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Putnam (2008)
    The cocky owner of a NYC art gallery is thrust into a murder that happened decades ago when he comes across a trove of outsider art.
    View book at Amazon

    THE DARKER SIDE
    Author:   Cody Mcfadyen
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Bantam (2008)
    Mcfadyen's third in his dazzling series of Smoky Barrett novels -- Barrett heads a team of Los Angeles-based FBI agents who hunt serial killers. Mcfadyen is a bestseller all over the world.
    View book at Amazon

    LOVE IN A TORN LAND: Joanna of Kurdistan
    Author:   Jean Sasson
    Genres:   History | Memoirs | Journalism
    Publisher:   Wiley (2007)
    Sasson's most recent book is the story of a Kurdish freedom fighter as she and her husband survive against Saddam Hussein's attacks. Sasson is the author of the bestseller PRINCESS: Life Behind the Veil in Saudia Arabia
    View book at Amazon

    VIRGIN RIVER
    Author:   Robyn Carr
    Genres:   Memoirs | Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Mira (2007)
    The debut of a warm and romantic series set in the town of Virgin River, a place where strong men and the strong women who love them build a life for themselves in the mountains of Northern California. Carr's most recent books in the series have been New York Times bestsellers.
    View book at Amazon

    THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
    Author:   Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    Genres:   Dating/Relationships | Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Dial
    A charming literary novel set in 1946 on the island of Guernsey.
    View book at Amazon

    THE SECRET OF THE GREAT PYRAMID: How One Man's Obsession Led to the Solution of Ancient Egypt's Greatest Mystery
    Author:   Bob Brier and Jean-Pierre Houdin
    Genres:   History
    Publisher:   Collins (2008)
    When renowned Egyptologist Bob Brier was approached by a French architect who claimed he'd figured out how Egypt's most famous pyramid was really built, Brier initially scoffed. Three years later, a book and television show resulted as did international academic acclaim for the bold new theory.


    THE MOTIVATION BREAKTHROUGH: Six Secrets to Turning On the Turned Off Kid
    Author:   Richard Lavoie
    Genres:   Parenting
    Publisher:   Touchstone (2007)
    Educator Rick Lavoie explains how to get kids interested in learning. Lavoie is a celebrity in the special ed world. His FAT CITY videos which explains how kids with learning disabilities perceive the world are treasured by thousands of parents and educators.





    LINKS
    http://www.nataliercollins.com/agent-information/agent-book-chapter.php
    Interview with Liza Dawson by Natalie R. Collins
    http://www.onthemedia.org/yore/transcripts/transcripts_030703_oprah.html
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Liza Dawson Associates (old address)