Full Agent Profile: Jody Rein


Jody Rein

Jody Rein Books, Inc.
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    Commercial Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Offbeat/Quirky

    Biography | Memoirs | Narrative | Humor | Journalism

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    • Does not represent poetry, romance, horror, children’s books, science fiction, fantasy, or men's adventure

    • Jody Rein was an executive editor with major publishers in New York before leaving corporate publishing to open her agency. JRB has also had considerable success in selling self-published books books to major houses Jody created the free book marketing software, www.writersblogfinder.com.
    • JRB clients primarily write narrative and commercial nonfiction, although JRB occasionally represents the rare and wonderful novel. JRB also independently publishes, through Author Planet Press, JRB client books on which rights have reverted, and a few other worthy JRB client books. Jody Rein also owns and operates the publishing consulting company, www.authorplanet.org.

    Non-Fiction | Journalism
    Mark Obmascik's IN THE CRADLE OF STORMS: From a bestselling author, the heartbreaking, redemptive story of two World War II soldiers whose fateful encounter in the Forgotten War of Alaska has fascinated Americans for decades. In researching his bestselling book The Big Year, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Mark Obmascik rediscovered a long-lost document from World War II: the diary of a Japanese surgeon, recovered from his body by the soldier who killed him. In the Cradle of Storms reveals the layered and moving story of two men bound together by a nineteen-page diary—and how its words eventually captivated American troops and changed our war-torn society. Written as one desperate man’s final testament, Paul Nobuo Tatsuguchi’s journal revealed the medic’s studies in America and his love for the US. It sent shock waves through American troops of the 1940s, shattering racist preconceptions and opening eyes to the common humanity of soldiers on both sides of the battle lines. Years later, it sent Laura Tatsuguchi Davis, the dead medic’s daughter, on an intense search for the truth behind her father’s life and legacy. And it drove Dick Laird—the sergeant who found the diary—to undertake a forty-year quest on two continents to find Laura, whose kindness and forgiveness offered redemption for his own tortured soul. With journalistic acumen, sensitivity, and unmatched narrative skills, Obmascik tells the unforgettable true story of a horrific battle on a barren Alaskan island, two families struggling for peace, and the unlikely road to forgiveness.

    The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story
    Author:   Dean King
    Genres:   History
    Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company
    Nearly every American has heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys and their infamous feud, yet almost nobody knows the truth of this legendarily violent and influential clash in the heart of Appalachia. Contrary to popular belief, this wasn’t just a matter of two hillbilly families taking potshots at each other: the Hatfields and McCoys were well-established landowners, who had intermarried and interacted for decades. But after the Civil War, things turned bloody. By the time the fury subsided, 13 family members lay dead, and the hostilities had become a national media spectacle as state officials and the United States Supreme Court were drawn into the grisly dispute. Filled with brutal murders, clannish loyalty, reckless affairs, mercenaries, and gun-slinging lawmen, The Feud is the riveting story of two frontier families struggling for survival within the narrow confines of a vast land.
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    Teaching Savages to Fly
    Author:   Logan Ward
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   River Head
    Logan Ward's TEACHING SAVAGES TO FLY: Murder, Faith and a Flying Car Over the Amazon, the true story of aviation pioneer Steve Saint, who invented the world's first flying car for a rainforest tribe desperate to find inexpensive and reliable transport in and out of the jungle; the very same Stone-Age tribe, that is, who fifty years earlier had murdered his own missionary father, to Becky Saletan at Riverhead, at auction, by Jody Rein at Jody Rein Books (World).

    Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder
    Author:   Lucy Jane Miller, Doris A. Fuller
    Genres:   Psychology
    Publisher:   Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition affecting at least one in twenty children who experience sensations in taste, touch, sound, sight, smell, movement, and body awareness in a vastly different manner from how other children their ages do. What may be typical activities for most kids are a daily struggle that may result in social, emotional, or academic problems. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the best-known SPD researcher in the world, brings together a lifetime of study to teach parents and others the signs and symptoms of SPD and its four major subtypes; ways the disorder is diagnosed and treated; sensory strategies for living with the condition; and methods to help SPD kids thrive.

    My blog lives on my consulting website, which is separate from my agency. www.authorplanet.org is "a sweet spot between traditional and self-publishing." I'm passionate about maintaining quality, civility and rationality in all things publishing.
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