Full Agent Profile: Sally van Haitsma



NAME

Sally van Haitsma

AGENCY
van Haitsma Literary
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
sally@vanhaitsmaliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.vanhaitsmaliterary.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction
NONFICTION GENRES

Politics | Spirituality | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Nature/Ecology | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She is mainly interested in commercial and literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, business and current affairs.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • This agency does NOT represent horror, fantasy, romance, screenplays or poetry
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • She just formed her own agency in 2010, after 6 years with the Castiglia Literary Agency, and is actively building her client list
    • Sally's previous sales include: Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien (Simon & Schuster); Silverstein & Me by Marv Gold (Red Hen Press); America Libre and House Divided --2 book deal--by Raul Ramos y Sanchez (Grand Central); Does this Mean You'll See Me Naked? by Robert Webster (Sourcebooks) and The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian (HarperCollins)
    EDUCATION
    • She has a Masters in Communication from UC San Diego and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Cultural/Social Issues
    Craig Brandon‘s THE FIVE YEAR PARTY (BenBella Books, July 2010), an expose of US colleges woefully preparing graduates for the real world; grounded by research and interviews with leading academics, parents learn how to avoid third-tier party schools.

    Non-Fiction | Narrative
    Funeral director Robert Webster's DOES THIS MEAN YOU'LL SEE ME NAKED?, an intriguing account of his curious experiences in the business, also the subject of a documentary series in production by The Amazing Race director Star Price. (Sourcebooks, January 2011)

    Non-Fiction | Current Affairs | Military
    Foreign policy expert and author of America and Europe After 9/11 and Iraq, Sarwar Kashmeri's NATO 2.0, tackling the next big question: With the Cold War over and NATO as "world cop" dying in the mountains of Afghanistan, is there a future for the international alliance? (Potomac Books, January 2011)

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Never Bet the Farm: How Entrepreneurs Take Risks, Make Decisions - and How You Can, Too
    Author:   Anthony Iaquinto, Stephen Spinelli
    Genres:   Business
    Publisher:   Jossey-Bass (March 17, 2006)
    Two leading entrepreneurs, Anthony Iaquinto and Stephen Spinelli, turn much of the so-called expert advice on its head and show that by preparing for setbacks and using a framework that helps reduce risk and simplify decision making, entrepreneurs can increase the likelihood of success.
    View book at Amazon

    Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
    Author:   Stacey O'Brien
    Genres:   Memoirs | Nature/Ecology
    Publisher:   Free Press; Reprint edition (June 2, 2009)
    A remarkable true story of how the author rescued, bonded, and lived with a barn owl for l9 years against all odds, literally saving her own life in the process. A New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller.
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    Hick
    Author:   Andrea Portes
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Unbridled Books; First Edition edition (April 15, 2007)
    An American picaresque about a disgruntled 13-year-old and a glamorous but fading grifter. This debut novel-- a Los Angeles Times bestseller--tracks the power and peril of one young girl’s sexual curiosity.
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    America Libre
    Author:   Raul Ramos y Sanchez
    Genres:   Commercial Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (July 29, 2009)
    A debut thriller series, set in the near future, of a Hispanic liberation movement seeking to redraw the borders of the U.S. Manolo Suarez, a decorated war veteran, finds himself questioning his loyalty to his wife–and his country. Winner of the International Latino Award for fiction. The second book, House Divided, will be released in January 2011.
    View book at Amazon

    The Leisure Seeker: A Novel
    Author:   Michael Zadoorian
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition (February 9, 2010)
    THE LEISURE SEEKER by Michael Zadoorian (HarperCollins) A Detroit couple in their twilight years steal off on a forbidden vacation to Disneyland, driving cross-country in their ‘78 RV along the remnants of Route 66.
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    Dancing Otters and Clever Coyotes: Using Animal Energies, the Native American Way
    Author:   Gary Buffalo Horn Man, Sherry Firedancer
    Genres:   Spirituality
    Publisher:   Skyhorse Publishing (August 26, 2009)
    A beautifully designed book on Native American ways of understanding 58 animals and the lessons we might learn from their examples.
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    LINKS
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Castiglia Literary Agency
    Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency