Full Agent Profile: Sara Megibow



NAME

Sara Megibow

AGENCY
KT Literary
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
saraquery@ktliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.ktliterary.com



FICTION GENRES
Science Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | Young Adult | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Sara represents authors with novels in these genres: middle grade (all sub-genres), young adult (all sub-genres), romance (all sub-genres) and fantasy/science fiction for adults. She reads queries herself and turn around time is roughly 5-14 days. All queries will receive a response.
    • Sara is a member of AAR, SCBWI and SFWA
    • Always LGBTQIA+ Friendly!
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Sara does not represent screenplays, memoir, self-help, picture books or any book that has been previously published.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://ktliterary.com/submissions/
    • This agency only accepts email queries
    • Email: saraquery@ktliterary.com with a query letter and the first 3 pages of the manuscript in the body of the email.
    • Please put the word QUERY and the title of book in the subject field of the email. Please include the author website if available.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION
    • Northwestern University
    • BA in Women's Studies
    • BA in Gender Studies
    • BA in American History


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Romance
    Author of ABSENCE OF MOTIVE Maggie Wells's new series, launching with a society murder that leads to shocking revelations that rock a small Southern town and prove the old adage that absolute power corrupts absolutely, again to Denise Zaza at Harlequin Intrigue, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

    Fiction | Science Fiction
    Biologist Julie E. Czerneda's TO EACH THIS WORLD, about a desperate mission to reconnect with long lost sleeper ships, sent centuries earlier from Earth to settle distant worlds, and a trio of Humans who work with their mysterious alien allies to rescue any descendants they can find of those ships while avoiding a malicious entity in the cosmos that intends to kill any Human found outside Earth's solar system, to Sheila Gilbert at DAW, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world English).

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Author of THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER K Arsenault Rivera's THE WITCH OF THE WOODS, THE MOTIVES OF THE WOLF, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF BETZOLD, HARVESTTIDE, and NIGHT CLOSES ROUND, set in Magic The Gathering's INNISTRAD: MIDNIGHT HUNT series, to Emily Mei at Wizards of the Coast, in a nice deal, for publication in fall 2021, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    New York Times bestseller RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
    Author:   Casey McQuiston
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin/ Macmillan
    A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends... First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides?namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?


    VESPERTINE by New York Times bestselling author Margaret Rogerson
    Author:   Margaret Rogerson
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Margaret K McElderry Books/ Simon & Schuster
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a thrilling new YA fantasy about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead. The dead of Loraille do not rest. Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the deceased so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits with a ravenous hunger for the living. She would rather deal with the dead than the living, who trade whispers about her scarred hands and troubled past. When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia defends it by awakening an ancient spirit bound to a saint’s relic. It is a revenant, a malevolent being that threatens to possess her the moment she drops her guard. Wielding its extraordinary power almost consumes her—but death has come to Loraille, and only a vespertine, a priestess trained to wield a high relic, has any chance of stopping it. With all knowledge of vespertines lost to time, Artemisia turns to the last remaining expert for help: the revenant itself. As she unravels a sinister mystery of saints, secrets, and dark magic, her bond with the revenant grows. And when a hidden evil begins to surface, she discovers that facing this enemy might require her to betray everything she has been taught to believe—if the revenant doesn’t betray her first.


    BLACK SUN by New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse
    Author:   Rebecca Roanhorse
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Saga/ Simon & Schuster
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.


    INSTINCT by New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough
    Author:   Jason M. Hough
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Skybound/ Simon & Schuster
    Twin Peaks meets Blake Crouch as an overwhelmed police officer struggles to save her small, isolated mountain town after a series of seemingly unrelated violent incidents and senseless deaths in this twisting, atmospheric thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dire Earth Cycle. Welcome to Silvertown. Population: 602 (for now). Officer Mary Whittaker has yet to be fully welcomed by the residents of this tiny, quirky mountain town which seems to be home to more conspiracy theories than any other place in America. But with the chief of police on leave, she is left alone to confront a series of abnormal incidents—strange even by Silvertown standards. A teenager dies tragically after eating obviously poisonous mushrooms from his lawn. A hiker found dead on a trail, smiling serenely after being mauled by a bear. A normally doting mother leaving her toddler twins behind without noticing. Other residents seem to have lost all sense of self-preservation as they walk out in front of Mary’s moving cruiser or sit placidly in the middle of a sharp bend in a mountain road. It’s almost as if the townsfolk are losing their survival instincts, one by one. As she digs deeper into her investigation and uncovers a larger conspiracy lurking below the surface of Silvertown, Officer Whittaker finds herself on the brink of falling prey to whatever has possessed the town and she must distinguish the truth from paranoia-fueled lies before she ends up losing her own instincts…and her life.


    YES & I LOVE YOU by New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren
    Author:   Roni Loren
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks
    A beautifully emotional new contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roni Loren Everyone knows Miz Poppy, the vibrant reviewer whose commentary brightens the New Orleans nightlife. But no one knows Hollyn, the real face behind the media star...or the fear that keeps her isolated. When her boss tells her she needs to add video to her blog or lose her job, she's forced to rely on an unexpected source to help her face her fears. When aspiring actor Jasper Deares finds out the shy woman who orders coffee every day is actually Miz Poppy, he realizes he has a golden opportunity to get the media attention his acting career needs. All he has to do is help Hollyn come out of her shell...and through their growing connection, finally find her voice.


    SWASHBUCKLERS by Dan Hanks
    Author:   Dan Hanks
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Angry Robot
    When Cisco Collins returns to his home town thirty years after saving it from being swallowed by a hell mouth opened by an ancient pirate ghost, he realises that being a childhood hero isn't like it was in the movies. Especially when nobody remembers the heroic bits – even the friends who once fought alongside him. Struggling with single parenting and treated as bit of a joke, Cisco isn't really in the Christmas spirit like everyone else. A fact that's made worse by the tendrils of the pirate's powers creeping back into our world and people beginning to die in bizarre ways. With the help of a talking fox, an enchanted forest, a long-lost friend haunting his dreams, and some 80s video game consoles turned into weapons, Cisco must now convince his friends to once again help him save the day. Yet they quickly discover that being a ghostbusting hero is so much easier when you don't have schools runs, parent evenings, and nativity plays to attend. And even in the middle of a supernatural battle, you always need to bring snacks and wipes...


    FOREVER HOME by Elysia Whisler
    Author:   Elysia Whisler
    Genres:   Women's Fiction | Romance
    Publisher:   MIRA Books/ Harlequin HarperCollins
    If home is where the heart is, Dogwood County may have just what Delaney Monroe needs. Newly retired from the Marine Corps, Delaney is looking for somewhere to start over. It’s not going to be easy, but when she finds the perfect place to open her dream motorcycle shop, she goes for it. What she doesn’t expect is an abandoned pit bull to come with the building. The shy pup is slow to trust, but Delaney is determined to win it over. Detective Sean Callahan is smitten from the moment he sees Delaney, but her cool demeanor throws him off his game. When her late father's vintage motorcycle is stolen from Delaney's shop, Sean gets to turn up in his element: chasing the bad guy and showing his best self to a woman who’s gotten under his skin in a bad way. Delaney isn't used to lasting relationships, but letting love in—both human and canine—helps her see that she may have found a place she belongs, forever.


    LUSH MONEY by Angelina M. Lopez
    Author:   Angelina M. Lopez
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Carina Press/ Harlequin
    A marriage of convenience and three nights a month. That’s all the sultry, self-made billionaire wants from the impoverished prince. And at the end of the year, she’ll grant him his divorce…with a settlement large enough to save his beloved kingdom. As a Latinx woman, Roxanne Medina has conquered small-town bullies, Ivy League snobs and boardrooms full of men. She’s earned the right to mother a princess and feel a little less lonely at the top. The offer she’s made is more than generous, and when the contract’s fulfilled, they’ll both walk away with everything they’ve ever wanted. Príncipe Mateo Ferdinand Juan Carlos de Esperanza y Santos is one of the top winegrowers in the world, and he’s not marrying and having a baby with a stranger. Even if the millions she’s offering could save his once-legendary wine-producing principality. But the successful, single-minded beauty uses a weapon prince Mateo hadn’t counted on: his own desire.


    THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
    Author:   Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Greenwillow Books/ HarperCollins
    No one knows what lies beyond the magical village door, but Ezomo is determined to find out. Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev’s debut is an unforgettable coming-of-age story about friendship, family, and long-standing traditions. The power of storytelling comes to life in this novel perfect for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly, Tracey Baptiste, and Tae Keller. There are three important laws in Ezomo’s village: Do not go to The Valley, do not go out at night, and never, ever, ever open the magical door that protects them all. But when Ezomo encounters the leopard believed to have killed his father, he and his two best friends embark on a journey that leads them past the boundaries set by their elders. With his friends by his side, Ezomo chases after the leopard, certain that it has the power to cure all. But in the process, he discovers the truth about his village. And that cautionary tales exist for a reason.


    FORGING A NIGHTMARE by Patricia A. Jackson
    Author:   Patricia A. Jackson
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Angry Robot
    FBI agent Michael Childs is tasked with tracking down a serial killer with an obsession for victims born with twelve fingers and toes. But he discovers something much more startling about himself… The only link between a series of grisly murders in New York City is that the victims were all born with twelve fingers and twelve toes. These people are known in occult circles as the Nephilim, a forsaken people, descendants of fallen angels. After a break in the case leads to supposedly killed-in-action Marine sniper Anaba Raines, Michael finds the soldier alive and well, but shockingly no longer human. Michael then discovers that he is also a Nephilim, and next on the killer’s list. Everything Michael once thought of as myth and magic starts to blur the lines of his reality, forcing him to accept a new fate to save the innocent, or die trying.


    TOO MUCH MAN by Katy James
    Author:   Katy James
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Carina Press/ Harlequin
    A grumpy former hockey player and a bisexual coffee-shop owner refuse to commit—to themselves or each other—in this fun, flirty debut Piper Welborn has created a warm, welcoming space for all in her queer-inclusive coffee shop, even if the long hours came at the cost of her love life. But she’s not ready to welcome one man in particular—a grumpy, muscular former hockey player. His smoldering presence is a temptation and a challenge to her long-standing vow not to date cis men. Gavin Williams has no business starting a relationship, least of all with a woman he’s not sure even likes him. He can’t resist the Friendly Bean’s hot, pink-haired owner, but a casual fling is all he can commit to. He’s hoping to leave town for the next stage in his career…if he ever gets the call with the job offer. A friends-with-benefits arrangement is perfect for them both—but neither is ready for the feelings that hit. When the post-hockey life Gavin always dreamed of is suddenly within his grasp, they’ll both have to make a choice: hold tight to what they thought life should look like, or work together to build something new.





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