Full Agent Profile: Wendy Strothman


Wendy Strothman

The Strothman Agency

Literary Fiction | Young Adult | Middle Grade

History | Biography | Religion | Science | Multi-Cultural | Memoirs | Current Affairs | Business | Narrative | Finance | Nature/Ecology | Journalism

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    • This agency represents a number of academic intellectuals
    • They specialize in narrative non-fiction, memoir, history, science and nature, arts and culture, literary travel, current affairs, and some business
    • They have a highly selective practice in literary fiction and children’s literature
    • She is looking for strong voice and high quality of writing
    • They DO handle YA and middle grade, but no children's books
    • They do not handle commercial fiction, romance, science fiction, self help, how-to, chick lit, children's books, or art books

    • Former head of Houghton Mifflin's trade and reference division
    • Former head of Beacon Press
    • Graduate of Brown University

    Voices Of Alzheimer's: Courage, Humor, Hope, and Love in the Face of Dementia
    Author:   Betsy Peterson
    Genres:   Self-Help | Memoirs
    Publisher:   Da Capo Press (November 1, 2004)
    A paperback original collecting quotes, tips, and encouragement for those whose loved ones are afflicted with Alzheimer's
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    New Boy
    Author:   Julian Houston
    Genres:   Historical Fiction | Young Adult
    Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin (November 28, 2005)
    The story of an African American boy from Virginia who goes to an exclusive New England prep school in 1955
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    Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope
    Author:   Shirin Ebadi, Azadeh Moaveni
    Genres:   Memoirs | Cultural/Social Issues
    Publisher:   Random House; 2003
    The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work
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    A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder
    Author:   Robert B. Oxnam
    Genres:   Memoirs | Psychology
    Publisher:   Hyperion (October 1, 2005)
    Outwardly, Oxnam was a successful China scholar and president of the Asia Society, but inwardly, he struggled with self-doubt and inadequacy, blackouts and alcoholism--only to be later diagnosed with multiple personality disorder when Tommy, an angry boy, emerged as the first of Oxnam's alternate personalities
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    Errors and Omissions: A Novel
    Author:   Paul Goldstein
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Doubleday (July 11, 2006)
    When intellectual property litigator, Michael Seeley, flies out to Hollywood to confirm that a studio giant owns the rights to their corporate cash-cow franchise of Spykillers, Michael is plunged headfirst into the tangle of politics of the blacklisting era and then into the even darker world of Nazi-occupied Poland
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    Guantanamo Bay: A History
    Author:   Jonathan Hansen
    Genres:   History
    Publisher:   Harvard University

    A Mirror of Medieval Music
    Author:   Thomas Forrest Kelly
    Genres:   Drama/Music
    Publisher:   Havard University

    The Race Card
    Author:   Richard T. Ford
    Genres:   Cultural/Social Issues
    Publisher:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Today's race relations, law professor Ford demonstrates, are more complex and contradictory than those of the unambiguously white supremacist past. In this journey through a political minefield, he examines dubious charges of racism and other kinds of bias, while acknowledging that exaggerated claims can piggyback on real examples of victimization
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    High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed
    Author:   Michael Kodas
    Genres:   True Crime | Journalism
    Publisher:   Hyperion (February 5, 2008)
    Journalist Kodas has written a disturbing account of stupidity and greed on the slopes of Mount Everest
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    IP Rules: How Law and Legal Change Drive the Risk and Reward of Intellectual Assets
    Author:   Paul Goldstein
    Genres:   Technology
    Publisher:   Viking/Portfolio Hardcover (November 8, 2007)
    Goldstein, who teaches law at Stanford, explains the Byzantine legal codes that apply to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
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    Rowing to Freedom: The Emancipation of John Washington and Wallace Turnage
    Author:   David W. Blight
    Genres:   History
    Publisher:   Harcourt; 1 edition (November 5, 2007)
    Three fascinating works are packaged here: two unpublished manuscripts by former slaves Wallace Turnage (1846–1916) and John Washington (1838–1918), and an illuminating analysis of them by award-winning historian Blight
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    A Patent Lie
    Author:   Paul Goldstein
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Doubleday; 1 edition (June 17, 2008)
    Goldstein, a Stanford law professor and intellectual property expert, delivers on the promise of his thriller debut, Errors and Omissions (2006), with this outstanding sequel.
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