Full Agent Profile: Jill Marsal



NAME

Jill Marsal

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



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Religion | Politics | Medical | Science | Parenting | How-To | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Memoirs | Dating/Relationships | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Finance | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Military | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues | Technology | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • On the fiction front, Jill looks for paranormal, mysteries, romantic suspense, and thrillers that keep the pages turning and have an original hook. She is also looking for general commercial fiction and welcomes a dramatic storyline and compelling characters in interesting situations or relationships. If you have a novel that has a highly original concept or voice, Jill would love to see it.
    • On the non-fiction side, Jill's areas of interest include health, self-help, relationships, psychology, business, parenting, history, current events, and narrative non-fiction. She is particularly drawn to projects which will move readers or leave them thinking, which make provocative arguments or share interesting research, or which offer useful, new advice.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Jill Marsal has been in the publishing industry for over 10 years, working as a Literary Agent with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency for eight years and at Dorchester Publications and Tudor Publishing, editing women's fiction and suspense/thrillers. Jill also has a strong legal background and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She practiced as an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for five years.
    EDUCATION
    • She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Women's Fiction
    Sherrill Bodine and Patricia Rosemoor's WRITTEN IN THE STARS, which follows the story of two women and the journal and birthmark that connects them both, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, by Danielle Egan-Miller and Abby Saul at Browne & Miller Literary Associates, in association with Jill Marsal at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Romance
    Dawn Ryder's UNBROKEN HEROES series, in which the first book is the story of a young woman mistaken for a traitor and the special ops agent assigned to get close to her to unmask her but who discovers himself falling in love with her and doubting if she is guilty, to Monique Patterson at St. Martin's, in a 3-book deal, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Mystery
    Marla Cooper's TERROR IN TAFFETA, the first in a new cozy mystery series featuring a destination wedding planner whose duties include an occasional murder investigation, to Anne Brewer at Thomas Dunne Books, in a two-book deal, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Romance
    Amelia Autin's KING'S RANSOM, in which the king of Zakhar reunites with his long-lost love...and unwittingly puts her life in danger along with his, to Mary-Theresa Hussey at Harlequin Romantic Suspense, in a three-book deal, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Romance
    Angi Morgan's TEXAS RANGER series: Austin, Dalhart, Hico & McGregor, four stories of a company of Texas Rangers who fight a crime boss threatening their lives, families and the women they love, to Allison Lyons at Harlequin Intrigue, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Romance
    Shelly Alexander's untitled novel, in which an erotic romance author who keeps her identity under wraps and her scandalous secret collide with the local chiropractor who is in the middle of a slanderous legal predicament, threatening to destroy her heart and his career, to Kelli Martin at Montlake Romance, in a two-book deal, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    Non-Fiction | Psychology
    Amy Ferris's 30 SHADES OF BLUE, an anthology about coming out of the dark and painful closet of depression, attempted suicide, and the deep sadness we don't speak of, to Krista Lyons at Seal Press, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
    Rosalind James's CARRY ME HOME, the story of a pro football player who's returned to his Idaho roots nursing a broken career and a broken marriage, and an independent academic itching to move on from small-town life -- until a campus predator forces her to re-evaluate her goals and her heart, to Maria Gomez at Montlake Romance, in a two-book deal, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Romance
    Marina Adair's IT STARTED WITH A KISS, the first book in the Magnolia Falls series, in which a woman moves to pecan country to follow her dream of owning a pie shop -- only to discover the cottage that comes with her new shop already has a tenant, and for a few kisses he is open to sharing his bed, and possibly his forever, to Michele Bidelspach at Grand Central, in a two-book deal, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    Twitter
    http://twitter.com/jillmarsal
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/MarsalLyon/
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency