Full Agent Profile: Karen Gerwin



NAME

Karen Gerwin

AGENCY
DeFiore and Company
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
kgerwin@defioreandco.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.defioreandco.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction
NONFICTION GENRES

Food & Lifestyle | Parenting | Memoirs | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Gay & Lesbian | Humor

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Karen loves anything having to do with pop culture, lifestyle, parenting, humor, memoir/narrative nonfiction, and women's interests.
    • She is also looking for fiction that is well-written, has interesting characters, and tells an engaging story.
    • She has represented a number of blogger-to-book deals
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She is NOT interested in genre fiction (i.e. sci-fi/fantasy, romance, mystery, thriller).
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • She former worked as an editorial assistant at Hyperion before leaping into agenting at ICM, William Morris, and The Creative Culture before DeFiore
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Amy's Answering Machine: Messages from Mom
    Author:   Amy Borkowsky
    Genres:   Pop Culture
    Publisher:   Atria; (April 3, 2001)
    Based on the hit CD of the same name, Borkowsky shares more than a decade's worth of maddening phone messages from her hilariously overprotective mom
    View book at Amazon

    Let's Panic About Babies!: How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain, ... Turn You into a Worthwhile Human Being
    Author:   Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy
    Genres:   Parenting | Humor
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin (March 1, 2011)
    A spoof on traditional panic-ridden parenting guides, which began as the authors' website
    View book at Amazon

    Rules for My Unborn Son
    Author:   Walker Lamond
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (October 27, 2009)
    A collection of fatherly advice for boys, which began as the author's blog, a way to preserve and share the lessons his late father had taught him growing up
    View book at Amazon

    Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist's Journey Through the Hell of Divorce
    Author:   Stacy Morrison
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (March 23, 2010)
    An inspirational divorce memoir from Redbook Editor-in-Chief, Stacy Morrison
    View book at Amazon




    LINKS
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    International Creative Management (ICM)
    Lorretta Barrett Books, Inc.
    William Morris Agency
    The Creative Culture