Full Agent Profile: Melissa Flashman



NAME

Melissa Flashman

AGENCY
Trident Media Group
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
mflashman@tridentmediagroup.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.tridentmediagroup.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Graphic Novels
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | How-To | Self-Help | Dating/Relationships | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Health & Fitness | True Crime | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Narrative and serious non-fiction, especially political, lifestyle, popular science and pop-culture books, and fiction including young adult (especially dark, issue-oriented YA with strong character and voice).
    • Interested in literary thrillers, graphic novels, and investigative journalism
    • Also interested in fashion, make-up, and women's issues related to pop culture
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    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Some recent books by authors she represents include Wall Street Journal columnist and data analyst Bill Tancer’s “Click”, “Maxed Out” by documentary filmmaker James Scurlock, “Starbucked” by Portland writer Taylor Clark and the “Poseur” young adult series by Rachel Maude.
    • She has also sold articles, essays and fiction to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Harper’s, the Altantic, Esquire, American Prospect, Slate.com, Salon.com, Granta, Tin House, n + 1, Chronicle Review, American Scholar, Bomb, O, More, Real Simple, More and Ms.
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of Wesleyan University and studied in the Ph.D. program in English at Johns Hopkins University


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead
    Author:   Don Borchert
    Genres:   Graphic Novels
    Publisher:   Tor Books; First Edition edition (August 3, 2010)
    Pulled from the grip of Mark Twain’s rotting zombie hands, is Tom Sawyer like you’ve never seen him before, in a swashbuckling, treasure-seeking adventure, spiked with blood, gore, and zombie madness. In this expanded and illustrated edition of Mark Twain’s beloved tale of boyhood adventures, Tom’s usual mishaps are filled with the macabre and take place in a world overrun by a zombie virus that turns people into something folks call “Zum.” The United States is infected with a plague of rotting, yet spry, Zum, searching for fresh meat.
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    ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism
    Author:   Yves Smith
    Genres:   Current Affairs
    Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (March 2, 2010)
    About the decades of bad economic policies and practices that have been widely and aggressively promoted in the US and abroad
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    Debt: The First 5,000 Years
    Author:   David Graeber
    Genres:   History
    Publisher:   Melville House (January 25, 2011)
    Anthropologist David Graeber shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginning of the agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems--a system that far preceeded cash or organized barter. It is in this era, Graeber shows, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.
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    Examined Life: Excursions with Contemporary Thinkers
    Author:   Astra Taylor
    Genres:   Pop Culture
    Publisher:   New Press (June 1, 2009)
    Examined Life boldly takes philosophy out of the dark corners of the academy and into the streets, reminding us that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, not in isolation from it. The companion to Astra Taylor's documentary film, the book features interviews with eight iconoclastic and influential philosophers, conducted while on the move through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas.
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