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Full Agent Profile: Eric Myers



NAME

Eric Myers

AGENCY
Myers Literary Management
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
eric@myersliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.myersliterary.com



FICTION GENRES
Crime | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Celebrity | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Medical | How-To | Drama/Music | Self-Help | Memoirs | Adventure/True Story | Spirituality | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Film & Entertainment | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • As an agent, Eric has a strong affinity for Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction, as well as adult non-fiction, especially in the areas of history, biography, psychology, health and wellness, mind/body/spirit, and pop culture. He also loves a good thriller or historical novel, and is open to memoir from authors with strong platforms.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • He does NOT represent poetry, literary fiction, plays, screenplays, short-story collections, or children's picture books
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • eric@myersliterary.com

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Eric Myers founded Myers Literary Management in 2017, following two years with Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret LLC and thirteen with The Spieler Agency. A graduate of UCLA and the Sorbonne, Eric entered publishing as a journalist and author. He is proud to be a member of both the Authors’ Guild and the Association of Authors’ Representatives. His own books include Screen Deco: A Celebration of High Style in Hollywood, Forties Screen Style: A Celebration of High Pastiche in Hollywood, and Uncle Mame: The Life of Patrick Dennis, all published by St. Martin’s Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine and Arts and Leisure sections, Time Out New York, Opera News, Art and Auction, Variety, and Quest. As an agent, Eric has a strong affinity for Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction, as well as adult non-fiction, especially in the areas of history, biography, psychology, health and wellness, and pop culture. He also represents thrillers and historical fiction, and is open to memoir from writers who already have a strong platform. Among his authors are Chris Grabenstein (Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library), Lydia Kang (Control and Catalyst), MAD MEN cast member Bryan Batt (She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother), David Neilsen (Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom), Bridget Hodder (The Rat Prince), Simon Gervais (The Thin Black Line), Tracey Goessel (The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks), financial advisor Erin Lowry (Broke Millennial), former Soviet spy Jack Barsky (Deep Undercover), and World War II Resistance fighter Justus Rosenberg, whose autobiography will be published in 2018.
    EDUCATION
    • UCLA and the Sorbonne.


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    HOW TO BECOME A GUERRILLA by Justus Rosenberg. Rosenberg, the subject of a front-page story in the Sunday New York Times Metropolitan Section, escaped Poland just before the outbreak of World War II and fled to Paris, where he stayed throughout the War, passing for French, fighting with the Resistance, and helping smuggle thousands of refugees to freedom in America. Now 96 and a full-time professor of literature an language at Bard College, he is ready to tell his story. To be published by William Morrow in Spring 2018.

    Non-Fiction | How-To
    With THE GIRLS' AUTO CLINIC GLOVE BOX GUIDE, auto mechanic Patrice Banks, the owner of her own all-female auto repair shop in Philadelphia, makes car maintenance simple, and enables women to empower themselves by learning to do their own repairs, rather than be routinely overcharged by mechanics. To be published by Touchstone Books Fall 2017.

    Fiction | Historical Fiction
    In A BEAUTIFUL POISON, highly-regarded YA author Lydia Kang (CONTROL and CATALYST) makes her adult debut with this historical thriller about a set of society darlings in 1918 New York City threatened by both the lethal Spanish Influenza epidemic and by a serial poisoner. To be published Fall 2017 by Lake Union Press.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
    Author:   Chris Grabenstein
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Random House
    The New York Times bestseller about kids trapped inside an amazing library will be soon be a special TV movie from Nickelodeon.


    She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother
    Author:   Bryan Batt
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Harmony
    The MAD MEN cast member tells the quirky tale of what it was like growing up in New Orleans with a charmingly madcap mom.


    The $11 Billion Year
    Author:   Anne Thompson
    Genres:   Film & Entertainment
    Publisher:   HarperCollins
    Leading film-industry reporter Anne Thompson (the Indiewire blog THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD) focuses her laser-like analytical insight on Hollywood, and how the year 2013 marked a decisive turning point.


    The Thin Black Line
    Author:   Simon Gervais
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   The Story Plant
    Former Canadian Secret Service agent Simon Gervais brings his real-life expertise to bear in this tense, tight anti-terrorism debut thriller.


    WELCOME TO WONDERLAND series
    Author:   Chris Grabenstein
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Random House
    A boy whose home is a Florida tourist motel tries one wacky plan after another to keep it thriving against mightier competitors.


    Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as KGB Spy in America
    Author:   Jack Barsy
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Tyndale House
    As recently profiled on 60 MINUTES, Jack Barsky was born in the former East Germany, trained by the Soviets to be a spy, and sent to the US as an undercover agent. He tells the whole story in this tense and ultimately inspiring memoir.


    The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks
    Author:   Tracey Goessel
    Genres:   Biography
    Publisher:   Chicago Review Press
    DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS: THE FIRST KING OF HOLLYWOOD by Tracey Goessel. One of the leading authorities on the life of the great silent-screen swashbuckler, Goessel based much of this biography on material newly gleaned from a stack of very personal letters Fairbanks wrote to his wife, the equally beloved star Mary Pickford.


    The Rat Prince
    Author:   Bridget Hodder
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Margaret Ferguson Books/FSG
    THE RAT PRINCE by Bridget Hodder. The story of Cinderella receives a revisionist re-write in this debut Middle Grade novel by Bridget Hodder. Things are not at all what they seem in this captivating new version, which Hodder brings to the page with wit and spirit.





    LINKS
    www.myersliterary.com
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    The Spieler Agency
    Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret LLC