Full Agent Profile: Laney Katz Becker



NAME

Laney Katz Becker

AGENCY
Markson Thoma Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
laney@marksonthoma.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.marksonthoma.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense
NONFICTION GENRES

Biography | Science | Parenting | Memoirs | Travel | Adventure/True Story | Dating/Relationships | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Pets | True Crime | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She is particularly interested in memoirs, especially if they're set in a different country or expose her to a different culture
    • She's always on the prowl for narrative nonfiction, (especially from journalists), as well as practical non-fiction—parenting, family, relationships, pets—by experts with solid platforms
    • In terms of fiction, she is interested in literary, commercial, psychological thrillers, legal thrillers, Jewish-themed fiction, character-driven novels about women's issues/family, and SOME chick lit, mommy lit and YA
    • She's always on the prowl for narrative nonfiction, (especially from journalists), as well as practical non-fiction—parenting, family, relationships, pets—by experts with solid platforms
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does NOT represent romance, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal or dystopian fiction, nor does she handle YA, children’s, middle grade or poetry.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • She is the author of DEAR STRANGER, DEAREST FRIEND (Perennial; 2001)
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of Northwestern University


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Kings of Colorado: A Novel
    Author:   David Hilton
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster (January 11, 2011)
    The story of a man who reflects back on his childhood when, at age 13, he stabbed his abusive father in the chest and was sentenced to two years at a boys reformatory ranch in Colorado, where corruption was the norm, and troubled boys learned to fend for themselves as they cared for and broke wild horses that were just as willful and untamed as the boys themselves
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    Seeking Happily Ever After: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Being Single Without Losing Your Mind(and Finding Lasting Love Along the Way)
    Author:   Michelle Cove
    Genres:   Women's Issues | Pop Culture
    Publisher:   Tarcher (October 14, 2010)
    A guide that helps single women deal with all stages of "singlehood" and gives them the tools they need to navigate through a changing culture and social order that is still based on "couples," while reassuring single women that happily-ever-after is a lifelong approach to nourishing their sense of well-being
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    Simply from Scratch
    Author:   Alicia Bessette
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Dutton Adult (August 5, 2010)
    The story of a young widow forms an unlikely friendship with a 9-year-old biracial girl who lives next door, and the two embark on winning a celebrity chef's first annual Desserts that Warm the Soul baking contest
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    LINKS
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/lbecker/
    This is her webpage on PublishersMarketplace
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Folio Literary Management