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Full Agent Profile: Kevan Lyon



NAME

Kevan Lyon

AGENCY
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency LLC
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
Kevan@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION GENRES

Medical | Parenting | Memoirs | Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Narrative | Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Pets | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She handles women's fiction, with an emphasis on commercial women's fiction, young adult fiction and all genres of romance.
    • Her particular interest is historical fiction of all types.
    • She looks for stories that draw the reader in and loves a sweeping, complex story with strong female characters. Her authors in women's fiction span a broad range of genres from literary and commercial books to all genres of romance including historical, contemporary, suspense and paranormal.
    • She loves to be surprised by a unique plot or characters and is always looking for a new, fresh voice or approach.
    • She is also interested in non-fiction, representing authors in the areas of current events, narrative, memoir, environment, parenting and pets/animals. With non-fiction projects she looks for topics that she is passionate about or that speak to issues of particular concern to women and families.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does NOT represent science fiction or erotica.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Former Executive VP for Advanced Marketing Services
    • Actively building her client list
    EDUCATION
    • She holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Young Adult
    Nikki Archer's debut THE SPACE BETWEEN US, in which a teenage girl escapes to Mexico after a deadly confrontation with her abusive father, only to cross paths with a girl in even more trouble than she is, and saving this new friend from the dangerous captors holding her hostage will mean risking her own freedom, but it may be her only shot at redemption, to Marie Romero at Spencer Hill Press, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World English).

    Fiction | Romance
    Tiffany Snow's KATHLEEN TURNER series, in which a woman is torn by her love for two brothers - one a high-powered attorney, and the other a genius assassin, to Nick Loeffler at Kindle Worlds, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie's SWEET MADNESS, a reimagining of the Lizzie Borden murders, told through the perspective of Bridget Sullivan, Lizzie's maid and confidant, who finds herself in a perilous situation, to Jacquelyn Mitchard at Merit Press, in a nice deal, by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency for Currie and Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency for Leaver (World English).

    Fiction | Romance
    NYT bestselling author Marie Force's next books (#9 and #10) in her FATAL romantic suspense series, moving to a simultaneous digital and print release, again to Angela James at Carina Press, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2015, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Romance
    NYT bestselling author Laura Kaye's RIDE HARD, the first book in the Raven Riders series, in which a shy and distrustful woman running from a controlling ex-fiance seeks shelter with an outlaw motorcycle club with a tradition of protecting those who can't defend themselves, and falls under the watchful eye of the club's mysterious and intense leader who's intent on discovering all her secrets, to Amanda Bergeron at Avon, in a significant deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in Spring 2016, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Romance
    Patience Griffin's THE ACCIDENTAL SCOT, the next novel in her Kilts and Quilts series, in which a young woman returns to her small Scottish hometown to care for her injured father and save his failing factory, finding herself falling for an American engineer who offers a solution, despite her fears that this man of her dreams may have plans to steal the family business, again to Tracy Bernstein at NAL, for publication in Fall 2015, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World English).

    Fiction | Women's Fiction
    Laura Trentham's HONEYSUCKLE SEASON, in which a woman comes home to her Alabama hometown to help her ailing grandmother, convinced she will return to her city life once all is well, but instead falls hard for the new high-school football coach, who is determined to turn-around the scandal-ridden football program in a small southern town where football is everything, to Eileen Rothschild at St. Martin's, in a nice deal, in a three book deal, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Heirs of Kilronan
    Author:   Alix Rickloff
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Pocket Books



    Haunting Jasmine
    Author:   Anjali Banerjee
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Berkley



    Nothing But Scandal
    Author:   Allegra Johnston
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Kensington



    Early Bright
    Author:   Ami Silber
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Toby Press



    Blades of the Rose Series
    Author:   Zoe Archer
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Kensington



    Behind the Red Door
    Author:   Jackie Barbosa
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Kensington



    Sins of the Flesh
    Author:   Caridad Pineiro
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Grand Central



    Legacy
    Author:   Cayla Kluver
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Amazon Encore



    Ark of Fire
    Author:   Chloe Palov
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Berkley



    Rescue Warriors
    Author:   David Helvarg
    Genres:   Narrative
    Publisher:   Thomas Dunne



    Promise Bridge
    Author:   Eileen Schwab
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   NAL



    More Than A Minute
    Author:   Holly Green
    Genres:   Business
    Publisher:   Career Press



    When I Married My Mother
    Author:   Jo Maeder
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Da Capo Press



    The Gentleman Poet
    Author:   Kathryn Johnson
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Morrow/Avon



    Call of the Highland Moon
    Author:   Kendra Leigh Castle
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks



    Wild Highland Magic
    Author:   Kendra Leigh Castle
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks



    Dark Highland Fire
    Author:   Kendra Leigh Castle
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks



    50 Ways to Save the Seas
    Author:   David Helvarg
    Genres:   Science
    Publisher:   Inner Ocean Press



    Thread of Fear
    Author:   Laura Griffin
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Pocket Books



    Whisper of Warning
    Author:   Laura Griffin
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Pocket Books



    Muchacho
    Author:   LouAnne Johnson
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Knopf



    Stay Sweet
    Author:   Michele Greene
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Simon Pulse



    Knight of Desire
    Author:   Margaret Mallory
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Grand Central



    Knight of Pleasure
    Author:   Margaret Mallory
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Grand Central



    Knight of Passion
    Author:   Margaret Mallory
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Grand Central



    Our Little Secret
    Author:   Starr Ambrose
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Pocket Books



    Fierce Heart: The Story of Makaha and the Soul of Hawaiian Surfing
    Author:   Stuart Coleman
    Genres:   Narrative
    Publisher:   St. Martins






    LINKS
    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/kevanlyon
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/MarsalLyon/
    This is her webpage on PublishersMarketplace.com
    http://magicalmusings.com/?p=1582
    This is her guest blog post on MagicalMusings.com
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