Full Agent Profile: Laurie McLean



NAME

Laurie McLean

AGENCY
Foreword Literary, Inc.
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
querylaurie@forewordliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://forewordliterary.com/



FICTION GENRES
Science Fiction | Mystery | Horror | Fantasy | Romance | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Adventure | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does NOT represent nonfiction of any sort, commercial and literary fiction, memoir, picture books or graphic novels. She is also not too keen on WWII stories. For children's books, she does NOT represent picture books or chapter books.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Laurie is only open to referral queries and submissions upon request from writers she meets at writers conferences and online events. Please contact other Foreword Literary agents for unsolicited submissions.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Laurie has a deep knowledge of contracts, negotiating, marketing/promotion and technology. Her number one rule: it HAS to be great writing. She specializes in hybrid authors who want to build a career.
    • Laurie is closed to unsolicited queries. For those please contact one of the other agents at Foreword Literary. Find out more about each of our agents at forewordliterary.com
    • Laurie is eager to be contacted by referrals from people she knows in publishing, or writers she meets at conferences or online events. She is especially interested in successful traditionally published authors who wish to become successful hybrid authors.
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of State University of New York and Syracuse University’s prestigious Newhouse School of Journalism


    NEW DEALS
    Adventure | Middle Grade
    UNCLE PIRATE SAVES THE DAY (sequel to Uncle Pirate) by Douglas Rees

    Fantasy | Young Adult | Adventure
    VAMPIRE HIGH: SOPHOMORE YEAR (sequel to Vampire High) by Douglas Rees

    Romance
    CUTBACK & DARK CANYON (2-book deal) by Jill Sorenson Bantam Dell--2008/2009

    Fiction | Fantasy | Young Adult
    BLOOD OF EDEN TRILOGY by Julie Kagawa

    Fiction | Fantasy | Young Adult
    IRON PRINCE (ETHAN'S TRILOGY) by Julie Kagawa

    Fiction | Science Fiction | Fantasy | Historical Fiction | Adventure
    MINISTRY OF PECULIAR OCCURRENCES SERIES by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

    Fiction | Romance | Young Adult
    AWKWARD/INVISIBLES/REVENGE SOCIETY/FAUXMANCE by Marni Bates

    Fiction | Fantasy
    TORREIN by Shea Berkley

    Fantasy | Young Adult
    THE MARKED SON/THE LOST PRINCE/THE BASTARD KING trilogy by Shea Berkley

    Fiction | Fantasy
    GEIST/SPECTYR/WRAYTHE/HARBINGER by Philippa Ballantine

    Fiction | Fantasy
    HUNTER & FOX and sequel by Philippa Ballantine

    Fiction | Fantasy | Offbeat/Quirky
    ENORMITY by Walter Greatshell

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Hex Appeal
    Author:   Linda Wisdom
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 1, 2008)
    The second book in the Hex series features feisty witch Jazz and her drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop boyfriend in a new installment. On again, off again for over 300 years, Jazz and Nick are finally back together, but then Jazz thinks Nick has bitten her. Separated again, upset and angry, the two of them start having violent, recurring dreams in which each one figures in disturbing and menacing ways. They can't sleep, they can't eat, and they finally figure out they'd better get together and discover who's poisoning their dreams-and their relationship
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    Vampire High
    Author:   Douglas Rees
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Delacorte Books for Young Readers (September 9, 2008)
    Grade 8 Up-When Cody Elliot's parents receive his less-than-stellar report card, they decide it's time for a change. His options are Our Lady of Perpetual Homework and Vlad Dracul Magnet School, so the choice, for Cody, is obvious. After his interview with the headmaster at Vlad and meeting Charon, the school's yellow-eyed wolf, Cody knows there is something decidedly different about this place. He also learns why he gets admitted: most of the students are vampires
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    Drawn Into Darkness: A Soul Gatherer Novel
    Author:   Annette McCleave
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Signet (September 1, 2009)
    Lachlan MacGregor looks like a rather hunky priest, but the 400-year-old undead hero of McCleave's entertaining paranormal romance debut is actually serving penance by gathering souls destined for Heaven, saving them from demons. He also keeps an eye on Emily, the superpowered 14-year-old daughter of his downstairs neighbor, artist Rachel Lewis. Rachel is shocked by her instantaneous attraction to a man of the cloth, but Lachlan's happy to act on their chemistry in between supernatural battles. Swords flash, spells are cast, and twist and turns come head-spinningly quickly, but Rachel is game for anything as long as she can save her daughter and find true love
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    Tortilla Sun
    Author:   Jennifer Cervantes
    Genres:   Young Adult | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   Chronicle Books (May 5, 2010)
    The story of an alienated Hispanic teen who spends the summer with her grandmother in New Mexico and discovers what family is all about
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    Xombies: Apocalypticon
    Author:   Walter Greatshell
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Ace; Original edition (February 23, 2010)
    A post-apocalyptic zombie novel that stars a pre-pubescent girl, a submarine full of skate-punk teen boys, a skeleton crew of naval officers, and a trip to Greenland to avoid all the humans infected with the Agent X biotoxin that has literally ended the world as we know it
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    The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
    Author:   Julie Kagawa
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Harlequin; Original edition (February 1, 2010)
    Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
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    LINKS
    This is Ms. McLean´s blog:
    http://agentsavant.com
    Follow Laurie on Twitter @agentsavant
    Laurie's Facebook page is www.facebook.com/laurie.mclean
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