Full Agent Profile: Jessica Regel



NAME

Jessica Regel

AGENCY
Foundry Literary + Media
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
jrsubmissions@foundrymedia.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.foundrymedia.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

Memoirs | Pop Culture | Narrative | Humor | Journalism | Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She represents all genres of young adult and middle grade books, as well as a select list of adult general fiction, women’s fiction, and adult nonfiction.
    • She is passionate about discovering projects that are compulsive, contagious, and creative.
    • She’s particularly interested in books that are “conversation starters” and novels that bridge the literary-commercial divide, combining a high-concept plot with beautiful writing.
    • She is looking for novels that balance literary & commercial. She doesn't do genre fiction, but she would do a novel with fantasy or sci fi elements-- such as THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, THE END OF MR. Y, or THE SPARROW.
    • She's looking to find fresh Young Adult and Middle Grade writers.
    • She handles some historical novels, but she prefer contemporary settings. The historicals she tends to be interested in feature popular historical figures.
    • She would love to find a memoir or a narrative non-fiction book directed at the teen market.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She doesn't handle practical nonfiction, inspirational/religion, genre science fiction or fantasy, or political thrillers.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of Hunter College


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Young Adult
    Sheryl Scarborough's debut mystery series C.S. HIGH, the first two books about a teenage girl's attempt to solve her mother's cold case murder using forensics taught to her in her high school science class, and weaving in actual forensics that readers can do at home, to Melissa Frain at Tor Children's, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).

    Fiction | Commercial Fiction
    Bryn Greenwood's WHAT BELONGS TO YOU, a love story between two unlikely people-- a strong-willed girl of ethereal beauty and a tattooed motorcycle riding ex con with a heart of gold--and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives, to Laurie Chittenden at Thomas Dunne Books, at auction, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    Laure Dugas' CHAMPAGNE BABY, a memoir about a young French woman with all the pedigree (born into a family of winemakers from two of the country's most storied regions: Champagne and the Rhone Valley) but none of the interest, discovering her passion for wine on American soil, to Nina Shield at Ballantine, for Spring 2016 publication, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    TV writer Sara Saedi's YA debut NEVER EVER, the story of a girl and her two brothers -- when a handsome stranger invites the three of them to a secret island where no one grows old they think they've won the lottery, but they soon discover that something sinister is going on, pitched as inspired by the dark mythology of the Peter Pan story, to Kendra Levin at Viking Children's, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    A Beautiful Dark author Jocelyn Davies's THE ODDS OF LIGHTNING, about four teens whose lives intersect by chance during a freak thunderstorm in New York City; when they are struck by lightning, with some extraordinary consequences, they embark on an epic all-nighter to follow their dreams, fall in love, and reconcile the past, to Sara Sargent at Simon Pulse, at auction, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media.

    Non-Fiction | Cookbooks
    Founder of Atsby New York Vermouth Adam Ford's VERMOUTH: The Revival of the Spirit that Created America's Cocktail Culture, the first-ever look into the history and recent revival of this aromatized, fortified wine, including photos and cocktail recipes, to Ann Treistman at Countryman Press, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).

    Non-Fiction | Juvenile
    Matthew Murrie and Andrew McHugh's THE BIG BOOK OF WHAT IF...?, a collection of thought-provoking questions and activities that allows kids to be actively curious and promotes critical thinking, to Lindsay Brown at Beyond Words, by Jessica Regel of Foundry Literary + Media (NA).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    Twitter
    http://twitter.com/jessregel
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency