Full Agent Profile: Tina Wexler



NAME

Tina Wexler

AGENCY
International Creative Management (ICM)
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL

AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.icmtalent.com/



FICTION GENRES
Young Adult | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

Religion | Food & Lifestyle | Science | How-To | Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Self-Help | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Art | Adventure/True Story | Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Gardening | Nature/Ecology | Film & Entertainment | Cultural/Social Issues | Technology | Humor | Journalism | Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She specializes in middle grade and YA fiction, with particular interest in adventure stories with boy appeal, gothic love stories, magical realism, and contemporary sci-fi.
    • On the adult side, she is looking for prescriptive and narrative nonfiction.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • screenplays
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Snail Mail: query with SASE
    • Email: query, no attachments, five sample pages pasted into body of email

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION
    • B.A. Wheaton College, Norton, MA
    • M.F.A. (Poetry) Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY


    NEW DEALS
    Young Adult
    MUDVILLE By Kurtis Scaletta (Knopf) It’s not looking good for 14-year-old Roy— baseball camp is over; he’s consigned to dig ditches for the summer; his mom, a flight attendant, hasn’t been home in months; his father can’t cook; and his new foster brother lacks basic hygiene. So begins MUDVILLE, a story about fathers and sons, brothers and baseball.

    Fantasy | Middle Grade
    ANY WHICH WALL By Laurel Snyder (Random House Books for Young Readers) Neighborhood friends Henry, Emma, Roy, and Susan are whiling away another endless summer in Quiet Falls, Iowa when they come upon a giant wall in the middle of a cornfield. They soon discover that the wall has magical properties; it can transport them to any wall of any building anywhere (real or imagined) in any time period.

    Fantasy | Middle Grade
    THE LAST SYNAPSID By Timothy Mason (Delacorte) In the sleepy mountain town of Faith, Colorado, best friends Rob Gates and Phoebe Traylor are having another boring school year when they come nose to snout with Sid, a mild-mannered herbivore from 250 million years ago. Sid is on a quest to save humankind from extinction and believes Phoebe and Rob are the allies he’s been searching for.

    Mystery | Adventure | Middle Grade
    THE MYSTERY OF THE THIRD LUCRETIA and UNTITLED BOOK #2 by Susan Runholt (Viking) The story of two best friends from Minnesota, an ancient Roman noblewoman, a 17th-century painter, and a very talented—and very dangerous—art forger. Fourteen-year-olds Kari and Lucas are ecstatic when Kari's mother, a fashion writer, takes the two girls with her on assignment in London. Wandering the National Gallery, Kari and Lucas unwittingly walk in on the biggest art scandal of the 21st century.

    Middle Grade
    THE CURSED HOUSE by Robin Friedman (Charlesbridge) Israeli-born Roxanne Ben-Joseph, 13, wishes her family would try harder to assimilate with their Staten Island neighbors. Maybe then she wouldn’t have to turn to her favorite TV shows for companionship. When a new family moves into the house next door, Roxanne realizes that fitting in isn’t the most important thing in life.

    Middle Grade
    AS IF BEING 12¾ ISN’T BAD ENOUGH (My Mother Is Running For President) by Donna Gephart (Delacorte) Flat-chested, uncoordinated, and better friends with the teachers at her school than her peers, Vanessa Rathrock is poised to become the next first daughter. Too bad she doesn’t want it. What she wants is to have an ordinary life; no scheduling appointments when she needs to talk to her mom, no cameras capturing every embarrassing move she makes, no body guard trailing her around Lawndale Academy. AS IF BEING 12¾ ISN’T BAD ENOUGH is humorous coming of age story in the vein of early Judy Blume, filled with spelling bees, blackmail, unrequited love and the best lemon squares in Florida.

    Young Adult
    BEFORE, AFTER, AND SOMEBODY IN BETWEEN by Jeannine Garsee (Bloomsbury Children’s) An urban fairy tale featuring Martha Kowalski, a sharp-tongued fourteen-year-old growing up in Cleveland's inner city, determined to reinvent herself.

    Non-Fiction | Religion | Multi-Cultural | Art | Spirituality | Pop Culture
    THE LITTLE BOOK OF HINDU DEITIES by Sanjay Patel (Plume) Pixar animator’s wonderfully original full-color guide to Hindu deities.

    Children's | Art
    WHO KIDNAPPED MONA LISA? by Ruthie Knapp (Bloomsbury Children’s) From the author of the OFF THE WALL MUSEUM GUIDES series comes a playful look at life through the eyes of the world’s most famous painting.

    Young Adult
    THE PROBLEM WITH PARADISE by Lesley Dahl (Delacorte) Instead of spending the summer hanging out with friends, 14-year-old California girl Casey is forced to stay with her father and his new wife on a nearly-deserted Caribbean island. Three month with no phones, no Internet—no life!

    Romance
    PROMISE by Helen Brenna (Harlequin), about a computer-hacker-turned-security-software-developer who is forced to partner up with a sexy Greek with a lot of connections (and secrets), when Greece's Minister of Defense refuses to do business with her.

    Romance
    Helen Brenna's three-book series set on Maribelle Island, where the only thing worse than being an outsider is being an islander with something to hide. (Harlequin)

    Fiction | Young Adult
    DIARY OF A CHAV and DIARY OF A CHAV: Slinging the Bling by Grace Dent (Little, Brown) The secret scrawlings of the dynamic Shiraz Bailey Wood, a brainy Essex dreamer who plans to ditch her faux gold hoops and spray tan and bust out from her blue-collar chav upbringing.

    Fiction | Young Adult
    SAY THE WORD by Jeannine Garsee (Bloomsbury) 17-year-old Shannon Gallagher is unable to accept that her mom left her father for another woman, relocated to New York City and started a new family. But when her mom's partner, Fran, calls with news that Shannon's mom has suffered a stroke and probably won't survive the night, Shannon flies to New York and finds herself alone with "the enemy." It isn't until after her mom's funeral that Shannon begins to wonder if she and her father have been seeing things the wrong way. Shannon sets about making things right with Fran, even though it means siding with the family she's resented for years and standing up to the man who has dictated every detail of her life.

    Middle Grade
    NEW RECRUIT and UNTITLED NOVEL by Sara Lewis (Arthur A. Levine Books) The story of two cousins living on an Air Force base, the dynamic sixth grade teacher who introduces them to improv, and the community that rallies around them when one of their own goes missing.

    Non-Fiction | Celebrity | Pop Culture | Juvenile
    STAR POWER by Vicki Arkoff (Disney) A collection of inspiring essays from today's hottest teen stars.

    Non-Fiction | Food & Lifestyle | Self-Help | Spirituality | Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology
    ECOTHERAPY edited by Linda Buzzell and Craig Chalquist (Sierra Club Books) An anthology of nature-based methods of healing self and world.

    Middle Grade
    HERBERT'S WORMHOLE, a novel in comics, written by Peter Nelson and illustrated by Ro Rao, about two boys, one a science whiz, the other a video game fanatic, who create what Einstein only imagined -- a wormhole that bores down to the future, to Brenda Bowen at Bowen Press, by Tina Wexler at ICM for Nelson and Richard Winkler at Curious Pictures for Rao (world). TV rights optioned by Curious Pictures.

    Non-Fiction
    NO MORE DIRTY LOOKS: How to End Your Addiction to Chemical Cosmetics (and Still Look Hot) by Alexandra Spunt and Siobhan O'Connor to Katie McHugh at Da Capo, at auction, by Tina Wexler at ICM (world)

    Non-Fiction | Cookbooks
    ANI'S RAW FOOD DESSERTS founder Ani Phyo's ANI'S ECO-EASY RAW BIBLE: Over 200 Fast Raw Food Recipes for Healthy Green Living, to Renee Sedliar at Da Capo, for publication of Spring 2010, by Tina Wexler at ICM (World).

    Middle Grade
    THE TANGLEWOOD TERROR author Kurtis Scaletta's HALF STREET HORROR, about four eighth-graders who build a robot to battle the junkyard monster that lurks in their North Minneapolis neighborhood, to Allison Wortche at Knopf, by Tina Wexler at ICM (NA).

    Food & Lifestyle | Self-Help | Cookbooks | Health & Fitness
    Author of Ani's Raw Food Kitchen and Ani's Raw Food Essentials Ani Phyo's BLAST OFF: The Healthy, Energizing Way to Shed Up to 15 Pounds in 15 Days, explaining the benefits of a raw food diet, offering a plan, recipes, and lifestyle tips, again to Renee Sedliar at Da Capo, for publication in Spring 2012, by Tina Wexler of ICM (world).

    Young Adult
    Angie Smibert's THE FORGETTING CURVE, sequel to MEMENTO NORA, wherein the city of Hamilton makes implanted ID chips mandatory, chips that also allow the city's citizens to remotely erase unwanted memories - and for TFC to implant new ones, to Marilyn Brigham at Marshall Cavendish, for publication in Spring 2012, by Tina Wexler at ICM (world).

    Fantasy | Children's | Adventure | Middle Grade
    NY Jets DE Trevor Pryce's THE KULIPARI, the story of a young frog whose home, the Amphibilands, is threatened by longtime enemies, the scorpions and spiders, to Susan Van Metre at Abrams, for publication in Spring 2012, by Tina Wexler at ICM (World).

    Young Adult
    Leigh Fallon's THE CARRIER OF THE MARK, about an American teen who moves to Ireland and finds herself at the center of a Celtic legend of elemental power, and the ancient world that exists to protect it; the first acquisition from Inkpop, its interactive website for teen writing, to Erica Sussman at Harper Children's, for publication in Fall 2011, by Tina Wexler at ICM (World English).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Treasure (Harlequin Superromance)
    Author:   Helen Brenna
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Harlequin (February 13, 2007)
    Jake Rawlings has been searching for the Spanish galleon Concha his whole life, and now, suddenly, he's saddled with Annie Miller, a marine archaeologist who claims she can take him to it, and as they set sail for the Bahamas, maybe the real treasure is staring them in the face.…
    View book at Amazon

    The Girlfriend Project
    Author:   Robin Friedman
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Walker Books for Young Readers (March 20, 2007)
    Reed is a nerdy senior who's never had a date until Reed's two best friends create a website to help him navigate the world of women, and now he's a chick magnet, but unfortunately, his lack of experience makes dating a minefield, and he needs all the online help he can get
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    Before, After, and Somebody In Between
    Author:   Jeannine Garsee
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (June 26, 2007)
    More than anything she’s ever wanted, Martha wants to play the cello; but with the school bully making her a favorite target, and with her mom fresh out of rehab, Martha´s dream might not become a reality...until a wealthy lawyer invites her into his family’s home, giving her a chance to start over, but even Marha knows the fairy tale can´t last forever...
    View book at Amazon

    ECOTHERAPY
    Author:   Linda Buzzell and Craig Chalquist
    Genres:   Self-Help | Spirituality | Nature/Ecology
    Publisher:   Sierra Club Books
    An anthology of essays examining nature-based methods for healing self and world


    PICKING COTTON: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
    Author:   Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton, with Erin Torneo
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press



    DIVA WITHOUT A CAUSE
    Author:   Grace Dent
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Poppy/Little, Brown



    TARRA & BELLA
    Author:   Carol Buckley
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Putnam
    The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends


    NO MORE DIRTY LOOKS
    Author:   Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Da Capo
    The Truth about Your Beauty Products--and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics


    ANI'S RAW FOOD ESSENTIALS
    Author:   Ani Phyo
    Genres:   Cookbooks
    Publisher:   Da Capo



    PENNY DREADFUL
    Author:   Laurel Snyder
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Random House Books for Young Readers
    "I wanted to climb inside this book and pull it over my head!" --Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of WHEN YOU REACH ME


    HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Author:   Donna Gephart
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Delacorte



    WHO STOLE MONA LISA
    Author:   Ruthie Knapp
    Genres:   Children's
    Publisher:   Bloomsbury
    illustrated by Jill McElmurry


    RAMAYANA
    Author:   Sanjay Patel
    Genres:   Religion
    Publisher:   Chronicle



    PAST MIDNIGHT
    Author:   Mara Purnhagen
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Harlequin Teen



    WHERE DID YOU GO? OUT. WHAT DID YOU DO? NOTHING
    Author:   Robert Paul Smith
    Genres:   Parenting
    Publisher:   W.W. Norton



    MAMBA POINT
    Author:   Kurtis Scaletta
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Knopf



    HERBERT'S WORMHOLE
    Author:   Peter Nelson
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   HarperCollins
    Artwork by Rohitash Rao


    BREADCRUMBS
    Author:   Anne Ursu
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Walden Pond Press



    BIGGER THAN A BREADBOX
    Author:   Laurel Snyder
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Random House Books for Young Readers



    CARRIER OF THE MARK
    Author:   Leigh Fallon
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   HarperCollins



    TILLY THE TRICKSTER
    Author:   Molly Shannon
    Genres:   Children's
    Publisher:   Abrams



    THE TANGLEWOOD TERROR
    Author:   Kurtis Scaletta
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Knopf



    OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN
    Author:   Donna Gephart
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Delacorte



    BEYOND THE GRAVE
    Author:   Mara Purnhagen
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Harlequin



    THE UNQUIET
    Author:   Jeannine Garsee
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Bloomsbury



    HAUNTING THE NIGHT
    Author:   Mara Purnhagen
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Harlequin



    ANI'S RAW FOOD ASIA
    Author:   Ani Phyo
    Genres:   Cookbooks
    Publisher:   Da Capo



    SAVAGE COAST
    Author:   Muriel Rukeyser
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Feminist Press



    SAY THE WORD
    Author:   Jeannine Garsee
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Bloomsbury



    THE BIG POSTER BOOK OF HINDU DEITIES
    Author:   Sanjay Patel
    Genres:   Religion
    Publisher:   Chronicle



    FLIP
    Author:   Martyn Bedford
    Genres:   Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Wendy Lamb Books



    DRAGONBORN
    Author:   Toby Forward
    Genres:   Fantasy | Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Bloomsbury



    MEMENTO NORA
    Author:   Angie Smibert
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Marshall Cavendish






    LINKS
    http://gretchenmcneil.blogspot.com/2009/03/interview-with-tina-wexler-literary.html
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    http://caseylmccormick.blogspot.com/2010/03/agent-spotlight-tina-wexler.html
    http://middlegradeninja.blogspot.com/2010/07/7-questions-for-literary-agent-tina.html
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