Full Agent Profile: Laurie Abkemeier



NAME

Laurie Abkemeier

AGENCY
DeFiore and Company
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
lma (at) defioreandco.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.defioreandco.com/



FICTION GENRES

NONFICTION GENRES

Sports | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Medical | Science | Parenting | How-To | Self-Help | Memoirs | Adventure/True Story | Business | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Humor | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Only represents non-fiction; interested in anything fresh & provocative
    • She is currently most interested in narrative nonfiction about remarkable individuals or achievements in the areas of history, sports, science, nature, sociology, and technology, and prescriptive nonfiction that is research-based.
    • She is also interested in hearing from artists and illustrators with book ideas.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does NOT represent fiction
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://www.defioreandco.com/submissions
    • Although she prefers email queries, she also accepts snail mail queries with SASE
    • Email: despite what the agency website says, please query via lma (at) defioreandco.com (no attachments); be sure to put the work QUERY in the subject line
    • Snail Mail: query with SASE

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Dating/Relationships
    Relationship psychologist and Discovery Fit & Health columnist Ty Tashiro's THE SCIENCE OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER, analyzing decades of scientific data and revealing the three traits (and Tashiro explains why we get only three) that really matter in the quest for enduring love and how to identify them at the beginning of a relationship, to Deb Brody at Harlequin Nonfiction, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (NA).

    Non-Fiction | Sports | Narrative
    Greg Nichols' STRIKING GRIDIRON: A Town's Pride and a Team's Shot at History During the Steel Strike That Changed America Forever, a portrait of Braddock, Pennsylvania, the legendary Coach Chuck Klausing, and the high school football team's record-breaking sixth season in 1959 set against the backdrop of the longest steel strike in history, to Rob Kirkpatrick at Thomas Dunne Books, in a pre-empt, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (NA).

    Fiction | Children's
    Debut author/illustrator Susan Farrington's WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU, about love and acceptance, featuring colorful creatures in the tradition of the author's popular and omnipresent New York subway poster, to Alessandra Balzer at Balzer & Bray, in an exclusive submission, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (World English).

    Non-Fiction | Sports
    Richard King's MEETING TOM BRADY, an illustrated journal of the author's humorous quest to meet the Patriots quarterback and have a game of catch, from training camp to the locker room, and from Brady's alma mater to Patriots fan hangouts, including interviews with ESPN journalists and current and retired NFL players, again to Stephen Hull at ForeEdge, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (World English).

    Non-Fiction | Medical
    Surgeon and author of Small Catherine Musemeche MD's HURT, a history of how trauma care and injury prevention advanced from before 9-1-1, EMTs and trauma surgeons to the state-of-the art trauma facilities that save countless lives today, again to Stephen Hull at ForeEdge, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (World English).

    Non-Fiction | Art | Home/Design
    Artist and designer Meera Lee Patel's BEING ME (BUT BETTER), a full-color, hand-lettered journal that encourages readers to collect their goals and dreams, and work to achieve them, to Marian Lizzi at Perigee, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (World).

    Non-Fiction | Biography
    Author of Death in the Baltic Cathryn Prince's AMERICAN DAREDEVIL, an account of the short life of Richard Halliburton, dubbed "the swashbuckler of storytelling," a best-selling author in the 1920s and '30s and the first celebrity adventurer who embarked on a series of outrageous feats, including swimming the Panama Canal and circumnavigating the globe in an open cockpit biplane, and inspired the likes of Paul Theroux and Susan Sontag, to Jerry Pohlen at Chicago Review Press, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (world English).

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    Eytan Bayme's HIGH HOLIDAY PORN, a heartwarming, fantasy-laden, usually embarrassing, sometimes raunchy and always humorous coming-of-age memoir about an Orthodox boy in the Bronx who discovers masturbation during Passover dinner, gets caught with porn on Yom Kippur, fantasizes about marrying his grade school classmate (if only he could get up the nerve to speak to her), and finally figures out that the way into a girl's pants is through her heart -- and maybe the heart is all that ever mattered anyway, to Daniela Rapp at St. Martin's, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (NA).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
    Author:   John Grogan
    Genres:   Memoirs | Pets
    Publisher:   William Morrow (November 1, 2005)
    NYTimes Bestseller: The story of John Grogan, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and his wife, Jenny, that chronicles the adventures of inviting Marley, a bigger-than-life, bad-boy Labrador retriever, into their home
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