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Full Agent Profile: Uwe Stender



NAME

Uwe Stender

AGENCY
TriadaUS Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
uwe@triadaus.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.triadaus.com



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Sports | Celebrity | Biography | Religion | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Science | Parenting | How-To | Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Adventure/True Story | Dating/Relationships | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Gardening | Nature/Ecology | Pets | Military | Film & Entertainment | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor | Juvenile | Gift Books

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • We are aggressively looking for all sorts of YA and middle grade fiction. Think, for example: The Secret Year, Thirteen Reasons Why, Story of A Girl, Wonder.
    • In non-fiction we are now looking for history and military history.
    • We are now also aggressively looking for great mysteries: cozy, noir, anything with great characters and great twists.
    • In adult fiction: We love in Women's Fiction: Jennifer Weiner, Candace Bushnell.
    • In literary Fiction: We love The History Of Edgar Sawtelle, The Help, High Fidelity, Kavalier and Clay.
    • In mystery fiction: We love Lawrence Block, Stieg Larsson, Richard Price.
    • We are also always looking for all kinds of nonfiction.
    • We love great stories, great writing and clever hooks.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Fantasy
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • This agent prefers email queries
    • Email: query only (no attachments)
    • Snail Mail/nonfiction: query with full outline & SASE

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Our best known clients are:
    • actress Melody Thomas Scott, CNN HLN and TruTV's In Session News Anchor Christi Paul, former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan, 4 time Grammy Award winning composer Lalo Schifrin ("Mission Impossible"), Elizabeth LaBan, FOX NEWS Network Entertainment reporter, columnist and producer Hollie McKay, Brooks Benjamin, and legendary NBA referee Bob Delaney.
    EDUCATION
    • Ph.D.


    NEW DEALS

    Film rights to Bob Delaney's COVERT: My Years Infiltrating the Mob, to Appledown Films & Scott/Burns Productions, with Ron Shelton and John Norville adapting, and Shelton directing.


    Film rights to the middle grade novel Priscilla the Great by Sybil Nelson, pitched as "A Young Juno Meets Pippi Longstocking" to Doubleteam Productions.

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Alfred A. Knopf Children's Books/Random House editor Erin Clarke bought world rights to Elizabeth LaBan's YA novel, The Tragedy Paper, from Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency. The book, scheduled for 2013, is set in a ritzy private school and tracks the fallout from an English teacher assigning his yearly "tragedy paper."

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    CNN HLN and TruTV's In Session News Anchor Christi Paul's memoir LOVE ISN'T SUPPOSED TO HURT, chronicling her experiences dealing with an emotionally abusive spouse, to Carol Traver at Tyndale, for publication in Summer of 2012, by Uwe Stender of TriadaUS Literary Agency.

    Non-Fiction | Pop Culture
    Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and Brian Bellmont's The Totally Sweet 90s, a miscellany exploring the favorite toys, trends, and tastes of the 90s, from flannel shirts and the Rachel haircut, to Beanie Babies and Pete and Pete, for publication in 2013, again to Meg Leder at Perigee, in a nice deal, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

    Non-Fiction | Politics
    Race-Baiter, by TV and Media Critic for the Tampa Bay Times and freelance NPR commentator Eric Deggans, about how the media wields race and other cultural wedge issues to divide America in these crucial times, to Emily Carleton at Palgrave/MacMillan by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

    Non-Fiction | Parenting | Nature/Ecology
    The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book, by Editor of "Birds & Blooms" Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer, the perfect illustrated guide to getting a child back outdoors, to Katie Benoit Cardoso at Globe Pequot Press by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (NA).

    Non-Fiction | Parenting | Nature/Ecology
    We Love Nature, by Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer, an interactive journal for any parent that loves taking their child outside, to Jennifer Urban-Brown at Roost Books by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

    Non-Fiction | Travel
    How To Travel the World For Free, by Michael Wigge, to Marianna Dworak at Skyhorse by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Kate Hattemer's YA novel The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy, where witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three friends decide to take down the reality TV show For Art's Sake that is being filmed at their high school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy. When they discover a web of secrets and corruption involving the principal, vice principal, and even their favorite teacher, it's up to Ethan, his two remaining best friends, and a heroic gerbil named Baconnaise to save their school, to Erin Clarke at Knopf Children's by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency.

    Non-Fiction | Parenting
    Dale McGowan's IN FAITH AND IN DOUBT, addressing parenting issues in the religious/nonreligious mixed marriage, to Christina Parisi at Amacom, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency.

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    Founding member of The Lovin' Spoonful Steve Boone's Hotter Than a Match Head, written with Tony Moss, about Steve Boone's life as a member of an iconic 60's band and beyond to Jack David at ECW, for publication in 2014, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (world).

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs | Travel | Humor
    Michael Wigge's How to Barter for Your Dream Home-A Journey Around the World, starting with only an apple, the author barters his way through the world and ends his bartering journey in Hawaii with his own house, to Marianna Dworak at Skyhorse, for publication in 2014, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency.

    Non-Fiction | History
    Tom McMillan's FLIGHT 93: THE STORY AND THE LEGACY, about the 9/11 flight that crashed outside Shanksville, PA, never reaching its intended target because of the actions of passengers and crew, with access to oral histories from family members and first responders, interviews with the coroner who supervised the crash site, sequential details of the passenger uprising, and a chronology of the long effort to memorialize the heroes, to Jon Sternfeld at Lyons Press, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency.

    Non-Fiction | Parenting | How-To | Gardening | Nature/Ecology
    Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer's THE KIDS' OUTDOOR MYTH BOOK, part how-to, inspirational, and aspirational, this book appeals to kids of all ages to get them back outdoors, to Katie Benoit Cardoso at Globe Pequot, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (NA).

    Non-Fiction | How-To | Gardening
    Stephanie Rose's GARDEN THERAPY, 40 creative seasonal projects to beautify your garden and your life, to Jennifer Urban-Brown at Roost Books, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    ESPN The Magazine writer Kate Fagan's coming-of-age memoir "The Reappearing Act", to Marianna Dworak at Skyhorse , by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary (World).

    Non-Fiction | Science
    Dr. Jennifer Verdolin's "Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell us about Human Relationships, " considering courtship and dating from an Animal Behaviorist’s perspective, to Steven L. Mitchell at Prometheus, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Erin Clarke at Knopf has acquired a YA novel by Kate Hattemer (author of the forthcoming Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy). In her new book, The Land of Ten Thousand Madonnas, three teen cousins embark on a backpacking trip to Europe at the mysterious behest of their fourth cousin, who recently died. It will pub in spring 2015; Uwe Stender at TriadaUS did the deal for world rights.

    Non-Fiction | Parenting
    Dr. Amber Ankowski and Andy Ankowski's "Baby Experiments", a do-it-yourself guide to understanding and outsmarting your kids, to Lisa Reardon at Chicago Review Press, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Brooks Benjamin's debut MY 7TH GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS, in which a 12-year old boy has the chance to compete for a summer dance scholarship and has to decide what's more important: sticking with his crew or freestyling his way into solo greatness, to Wendy Loggia at Delacorte, for publication in Spring 2016, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

    Non-Fiction | Nature/Ecology
    Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer's The Secret Lives of Animals, a colorful and family-friendly guide to more than 100 North American animals that offers up “spark moments” in nature, to Katie Benoit Cardoso at FalconGuides, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Billy Taylor's THIEVING WEASELS, in which a 17 year old boy starts a new life in a Northeastern prep school after escaping from his family of grifters until they find him and bring him back for one last con; the only problem is, he can't tell who the mark is, and when that happens, the mark is probably you, to Namrata Tripathi at Dial, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (world).

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Deanna Romito’s SUMMER BUCKET LIST, in which 13 year old Ella decides to make a summer bucket list for her and her BFF in order to bring them closer together—but realizes she might be trying to save a friendship that is past its expiration date, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Women's Fiction
    Elizabeth LaBan's THE RESTAURANT CRITIC'S WIFE, in which a woman with two kids, a master's degree in hotel management that's gathering dust, and a controlling husband faces lots of questions about how she ended up where she is, to Jodi Warshaw at Lake Union Publishing, for publication in January 2016, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

    Non-Fiction | Travel | Nature/Ecology
    Ken Keffer's Hiking Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains to David Legere at FalconGuides, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency.

    Non-Fiction | How-To
    Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer's THE YOUNG BIRDER'S FIELD BOOK, to Brian Sockin at Cornell Lab, for publication in April 2016, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

    Non-Fiction | Parenting
    Duke University animal behaviorist and author of WILD CONNECTION Jennifer Verdolin, Ph.D.'s THE PARENTING JUNGLE, an exploration of the ways humans are similar to and different from animals when it comes to nurturing and raising children, to Allie Bochicchio at The Experiment, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

    Non-Fiction | Gardening
    Stacy Tornio’s PLANTS YOU CAN’T KILL, the never-fail, you-can-do-it approach to growing a garden, to Nicole Frail at Skyhorse, for publication in February 2017, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English) Foreign: uwe@triadaus.com.

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Blair Thornburgh’s HIT SINGLE, a humorous YA romance about a girl who becomes the unwitting subject of a hit song, to Alexandra Cooper at Harper Collins Children’s, for publication in Summer 2017 in a two-book deal, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World). TV and Film uwe@triadaus.com

    Non-Fiction | Dating/Relationships
    Dedeker Winston’s THE SMART GIRL’S GUIDE TO POLYAMORY, Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love, to Nicole Frail at Skyhorse, for publication in Spring 2017, by Uwe Stender and Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    J.C. Lane’s TAG YOU’RE DEAD, pitched as “Person of Interest” meets “A Clockwork Orange” for a YA audience, about six teenagers who play Tag in present-day Chicago, with a twist from the childhood version…if you get tagged, you’re dead, to Annette Rogers at Poisoned Pen Press, for publication in Summer 2016, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World English).

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    BFF BUCKET LIST author Dee Romito’s ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES, in which a 12-year-old girl used to flying around the country for her father’s job gets a chance to go to middle school for six weeks and sets out to see what she can accomplish without her VIP status, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World). Audio: brent@triadaus.com TV/Film: uwe@triadaus.com

    Non-Fiction | History
    FLIGHT 93 author Tom McMillan’s GETTYSBURG REBELS, about five young men who grew up in Gettysburg, moved south to Virginia in the 1850s and returned as invaders with Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army in July 1863, to Alex Novak at Regnery History, by Uwe Stender at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World). TV/Film: uwe@triadaus.com

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Lost World
    Author:   Lynnette Porter and David Lavery
    Genres:   Pop Culture | Film & Entertainment
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks; Spring 2006
    A timely look at the significance of the series LOST within television programming, as well as the many themes that resonate within our culture


    Parenting Beyond Belief
    Author:   Dale McGowan
    Genres:   Religion | Parenting
    Publisher:   Amacom 2008
    Dale McGowan's nonfiction book (with Richard Dawkins, Julia Sweeney, Penn Jillette, Michael Shermer, Don Ardell and others) about raising children without religion and the many issues that relate directly to it


    86'd
    Author:   Dan Fante
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Harper Perennial



    Hating Olivia
    Author:   Mark SaFranko
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Harper Perennial



    Mooch
    Author:   Dan Fante
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Harper Perennial



    Chump Change
    Author:   Dan Fante
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Harper Perennial



    Spitting Off Tall Buildings
    Author:   Dan Fante
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Harper Perennial



    Covert- My Years Infiltrating the Mob
    Author:   Bob Delaney with Dave Scheiber
    Genres:   True Crime
    Publisher:   Sterling/Union Square Press



    The Grandparents Handbook
    Author:   Elizabeth LaBan
    Genres:   Parenting
    Publisher:   Quirk



    The Optimal Health Revolution
    Author:   Dr. Duke Johnson
    Genres:   Health & Fitness
    Publisher:   BenBella Books



    Everything I'm Not Made Me Everything I Am
    Author:   Jeff Johnson (foreword by Kanye West)
    Genres:   Self-Help
    Publisher:   Tavis Smiley Books/Hay House



    The Equation
    Author:   Omar Tyree
    Genres:   Business
    Publisher:   Wiley



    Global Climate Change
    Author:   Dr. Ernest Zebrowski
    Genres:   Cultural/Social Issues
    Publisher:   Imagine Books



    Substitute Yourself Skinny
    Author:   Susan Irby
    Genres:   Cookbooks
    Publisher:   Adams Media



    Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt
    Author:   Christi Paul
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Tyndale






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