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Full Agent Profile: Penny Nelson



NAME

Penny Nelson

AGENCY
Manus & Associates Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
penny@manuslit.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.manuslit.com



FICTION GENRES

NONFICTION GENRES

Sports | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | How-To | Self-Help | Memoirs | Current Affairs | Business | Narrative | Finance | Nature/Ecology | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Penny Nelson is looking for non-fiction titles tackling current events, social issues, lifestyle trends, self-help, natural sciences, sports, and (very selectively) memoirs.
    • She is seeking out authors with strong expertise in their area of interest, journalistic or academic backgrounds, and/or a new twist on universal themes.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does NOT represent fiction
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • A sampling of books and authors Penny represents includes: Where War Lives by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Paul Watson (Rodale), The Jesus Machine by Dan Gilgoff (St.Martin’s Press), The Fine Art of Small Talk by Debra Fine (Hyperion), Total Engagement by Byron Reeves and Leighton Read (Harvard Business School Press), The Anger Solution and The Half-Lived Life by John Lee (Da Capo and GPP), Se Habla Dinero by Lynn Jimenez (Wiley), The Biker’s Guide to Business by Dwain Deville (Wiley), What’s a Mother (in-Law) to Do? by Jane Angelich (Simon & Schuster), The Introvert’s Way by Sophia Dembling (Perigee), The Message of You by Judy Carter (St. Martin’s Press), The Practicing Mind by Tom Sterner (New World Library), Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? by Rob Lehman and Julie Metzger (Sasquatch Books), I Dare Me by LuAnn Cahn (Perigee), and The Forest House by Joelle Fraser (Counterpoint).
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of Macalester College


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    Lu Ann Cahn's I DARE ME, one woman's story of the year she spent trying something new every day -- from riding a mechanical bull and eating a dead scorpion, to spending a day in a wheelchair and taking a drum lesson from a famous 80's rocker -- and how the challenge dramatically changed her life outlook, and can change readers' too, to Meg Leder at Perigee, by Penny Nelson at Manus & Associates.

    Non-Fiction | How-To
    The Comedy Bible author Judy Carter's THE SPEAKER'S BIBLE: Turning Your Life Story into a Money Making Career, helping readers discover the keynote speech buried inside their life story...and then shows them how to build a successful speaking career from that speech, to Daniela Rapp at St. Martin's, for publication in Fall/Winter 2012 and 2013, by Penny Nelson at Manus & Associates.

    Non-Fiction | Cultural/Social Issues
    Travel writer and blogger Sophia Dembling's THE INTROVERT'S WAY: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World, her manifesto for introverts who are tired of comments like: "we didn't realize you were an introvert -- we just thought you were a bitch," to Meg Leder at Perigee, for publication in Fall/Winter 2012, by Penny Nelson at Manus & Associates.

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    Legal reporter Erin Marie Daly's CHASING THE DRAGON: A Story of Dope, Death, and Generation Rx, the story of her brother's spiral toward death...first in the grip of prescription painkillers and ultimately of a heroin overdose, as with a sister's commitment to discovering the truth, she comes to understand the extent of a grave and growing trend among today's teenagers and young adults nationwide, to Liz Parker at Counterpoint, in a nice deal, by Penny Nelson at Manus & Associates.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



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