Full Agent Profile: Abigail Koons



NAME

Abigail Koons

AGENCY
The Park Literary Group
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
akoons@parkliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.parkliterary.com



FICTION GENRES
Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Science | Multi-Cultural | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Art | Current Affairs | Narrative | Nature/Ecology | Cultural/Social Issues | Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • The projects she's inclined to take on are enlightening and engaging. They make her laugh or they tell her something new.
    • A mystery needs to stump her and a thriller needs to thrill her.
    • Yes, good writing is essential, but so are wonderful characters and a brilliant story--this applies to both fiction and non-fiction
    • She is interested in quirky, edgy and commercial fiction, as well as superb thrillers and mysteries.
    • Her passion for travel makes her a natural fit for adventure and travel narrative nonfiction
    • She is also seeking exceptional memoirs and projects about popular science, history, politics and art.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • http://www.parkliterary.com/staff_bios.asp
    • Abigail works with both emerging and established talent, representing projects about popular science, history, politics, current affairs and art. She also has a passion for character-driven commercial women's fiction. Some of her clients include Emily Anthes, Marjorie Liu, Catherine McKenzie, Susan McCorkindale and Emily Voigt. She began her career at the Nicholas Ellison Agency.
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of Boston University


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Commercial Fiction
    Catherine McKenzie's SMOKE, a local investigator struggling to save her marriage is drawn back to her firefighting past when a wildfire threatens her small town nestled in the Colorado Rockies, to Tara Parsons at Amazon Publishing, by Abigail Koons at Park Literary Group (world English, excl. Canada).

    Non-Fiction | Cultural/Social Issues | Juvenile
    Carmindy's BLOOM: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Gorgeous, a beauty book for teenagers encouraging them to recognize and embrace their own natural beauty while enhancing their unique features with make-up from the author of The 5-Minute Face and makeup artist on TLC's "What Not to Wear," to Jeanette Shaw at Perigee, for publication in Summer 2014, by Abigail Koons and Emily Sweet at the Park Literary Group (world).

    Fiction | Women's Fiction
    Author of FORGOTTEN Catherine McKenzie's HIDDEN, in which a married man's sudden death shatters the lives of two women -- his wife and his co-worker, moving to Liz Egan at Amazon Publishing, for publication in Spring 2014, by Abigail Koons of Park Literary Group (US).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl
    Author:   Susan McCorkindale
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   NAL Trade (October 7, 2008)
    At her husband’s prompting, suburban mom and New York career woman Susan McCorkindale agreed to give up her stressful six-figure job. Together, they headed down south to a 500-acre beef farm, and never looked back. Well, he didn’t look back. She did. A lot.
    View book at Amazon




    LINKS
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/ParkLiterary/
    This is the agency webpage on PublishersMarketplace
    http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Agent+Advice+Abigail+Koons+Of+The+Park+Literary+Group.aspx
    Interview with Ms. Koons
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Nicholas Ellison/Sanford J. Greenburger Inc.
    The Park Literary Group (old address)