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Full Agent Profile: Joanne Wyckoff



NAME

Joanne Wyckoff

AGENCY
Carol Mann Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
joanne@carolmannagency.com.
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://carolmannagency.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Religion | Politics | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Memoirs | Spirituality | Women's Issues | Narrative | Psychology | Nature/Ecology | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Her nonfiction list includes memoir, psychology, women's issues, education, narrative nonfiction, natural history, biography, parenting, religion, African-American issues, and cultural studies.
    • She is interested in working with journalists who want to write in-depth about some subject, or who want to expand a series into a book-length treatment
    • She is eager to represent psychologists and sociologists who have a new take on behavioral or social issues, including those affecting children—whether it be ADHD and autism or new technology
    • Wyckoff is most interested in strong original voices and books that explore a topic in new and surprising ways.
    • The quirky personal narrative is also a favorite, as is narrative nonfiction on almost any cultural topic.
    • She also has a particular love of the memoir and is always looking for exciting and strong new voices in this genre.
    • In fiction, her interests run to literary women’s fiction and novels that evoke a strong sense of place.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Please note her agent profile and her preference to be queried directly via email

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Former executive editor of Beacon Press
    • Former Senior Editor at the Ballantine Publishing Group (Random House)
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of Wells College and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life
    Author:   Lauretta Hannon
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Gotham (April 6, 2010)
    As Hannon, a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered, writes of her impoverished childhood in a dysfunctional family in Georgia, her college experiences, and a career in marketing, she touts the core values of love, forgiveness, and gratitude that helped her make her way
    View book at Amazon

    The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--and What We Can Do About It
    Author:   Tony Wagner
    Genres:   Cultural/Social Issues
    Publisher:   Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (April 6, 2010)
    Wagner, a Harvard education professor, begins by offering his astute assessment of secondary education in the U.S. today and how it fails to produce graduates who are “jury ready” (i.e., able to analyze an argument, weigh evidence, and detect bias). His thesis revolves around “Seven Survival skills”—the core competencies he deems necessary for success both in college and in the twenty-first-century workforce.
    View book at Amazon

    Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life
    Author:   Fred Mandell, Kathleen Jordan
    Genres:   Self-Help
    Publisher:   Avery Trade; 1 Original edition (August 3, 2010)
    As Mandell and Jordan illuminate, at its heart, making a major life change is a fluid process. But, armed with these seven key skills, anyone can overcome the bumps and obstacles effectively. With targeted exercises throughout, this is a book for all ages and stages-from those looking to transition to a new career to people embarking on retirement. Becoming a Life Change Artist sparks the luminous creativity that lies within each of us.
    View book at Amazon




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