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Representing fiction and nonfiction with a unique, boutique-style approach, Park Literary & Media was founded in 2005 by Theresa Park. PLM is a full-service agency that manages all aspects of an author’s career with focused personal attention and the highest professional standards. With a robust foreign rights department and dedicated marketing, retail and client promotions, plus deep relationships with film and television entities in Los Angeles, we bring top-tier resources and a wealth of experience to every client, every day.
Prior to becoming a literary agent, Theresa was an attorney at Cooley Godward, a Silicon Valley law firm. But it was her love of books and interest in combining business and art that propelled her toward a publishing career at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. Opening the doors to PLM in 2005, she now represents principally plot-driven fiction and a short list of serious nonfiction. Dedicated to clients Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber, Emily Giffin, Janice Y.K. Lee and others, she always finds time to enjoy a good meal, make a yearly visit to Vienna (her hometown) and connect with friends and family all over the world—she is fluent in German, can speak French and understand a smattering of Japanese. Theresa is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and Harvard Law School, her varied education and background making her a uniquely broadminded business partner – but it's her love of connecting ideas and people that makes her a great agent.
Always eager to travel the world, meet new people and learn about other cultures, Abigail began her career working for the multinational corporation, EF Education. After realizing that books were her passion, she joined the foreign rights department at the Nicholas Ellison Agency where her prior experience in international business combined with her outgoing, adventurous nature proved invaluable to building relationships with co-agents and publishers. After joining PLM in 2005, Abigail expanded her roster of clients and today, in addition to her role as the Executive Director of International Rights, she represents both emerging and established authors, including Emily Anthes, Catherine McKenzie, Emily Voigt, Martin Michaud and Diana Yen. Although her projects—and tastes—run the gamut from popular science and narrative nonfiction to commercial fiction and thrillers, all her clients’ work share elements of adventure, surprise and the unexpected.
At times providing legal and business insight to the agency’s clients, Emily really shines at helping clients build innovative marketing initiatives and develop their own brands in all kinds of ways. This includes overall brand strategy, publicity, website development, social media, promotional partnerships, licensing or simply helping authors mine their own contacts, in order to develop his or her own career in book publishing. After earning a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies, then a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, this business savvy jack-of-all-trades went on to practice law at King & Spalding, joining PLM in 2009. Now she loves channeling her creativity to dream up possibilities for her clients, and then making them happen.
*Emily does not directly represent clients or accept queries.
Andrea works with authors, publishers and retail accounts to develop and execute promotions that boost brand awareness and maximize sales. She loves a challenge in any form and when she’s not cooking up sales initiatives she brings her creativity into the kitchen where she’s constantly trying new recipes or indulging in something sweet! But her true passion is publishing. After earning a BA in English, she attended the Denver Publishing School before working in sales at Random House and then Penguin Young Readers Group. Andrea joined PLM in 2013 and is the main point person for publishers as well as a liaison with film studios and retail accounts. She’s constantly working to create marketing plans and build promotions around PLM clients that go beyond the book and bring excitement and new fans to their brands.
*Andrea does not represent clients or accept queries.
With a passion for storytelling, Alex began her career at a Hollywood agency and then at literary agency Sanford J. Greenburger Asoc. in New York before earning a JD from Harvard Law School. After working as a corporate and licensing attorney at WilmerHale, she joined PLM in 2012, where she now draws on her broad expertise to provide legal and business guidance to the agency and its clients on all publishing and entertainment matters. On the literary side, this world traveler is able to flex her creativity while working directly with clients on a variety of projects, including detailed manuscript revisions, self-publishing, and marketing. A lover of film and theater and an avid reader with broad literary and commercial tastes, Alex brings her attention to detail and thoughtful approach to every project, whether a publishing contract or fiction manuscript, making her an indispensable asset to the PLM team and our clients.
*Alex takes on clients selectively.
Fueled by the thrill of reading a new story for the first time, Peter works creatively with clients and the PLM team on marketing, branding initiatives and promotions to get great books into the hands of readers. Before joining PLM, he was a story editor at a book-scouting agency working with film clients, and he continues to look for new ways to partner with Hollywood on adaptations and multimedia properties. Find him re-watching Studio Ghibli movies, playing board games with friends, or right here to submit a new fiction query—he’s ready to add more authors to his growing client list!
A contract master, Blair works alongside our co-agents to negotiate publishing agreements outside of the United States with a focus on Eastern Europe, South Korea and the Baltic states. After a day of executing foreign taxes for authors or assisting with submissions, you might just find this North Carolina native teaching textile arts classes at the American Folk Art Museum and Textile Arts Center in New York City. This creative studied Victorian Literature but has truly fallen in love with the voices of new and emerging authors, making PLM a perfect fit for her. She is actively building her own list of clients in the areas of middle grade and young adult fiction and adult non-fiction with a focus on D.I.Y., lifestyle, pop culture, pets, and books dealing with issues of sexuality, identity and culture.
Emily Clagett comes to Park Literary & Media from Columbia University, where she studied English Literature with a special focus in Film Studies. She brings with her experience in book scouting for film and television from internships at 20th Century Fox and Maximum Films. Her thrill for reading books and helping stories reach their audience makes working at PLM as executive assistant to Theresa Park a perfect fit. When she’s not in the office, Emily can be found getting up at the crack of dawn for tickets to Shakespeare in the Park or wandering through the costume institute at the Met. Emily also has a passion for travel and can’t wait for the next trip where she gets to make use of her French language skills.
*Emily does not represent clients or accept queries.
Park Literary & Media represents fiction and nonfiction with a boutique approach: an emphasis on servicing a relatively small number of clients, with the highest professional standards and focused personal attention. With a robust foreign rights department, a strong emphasis on specific marketing, retail, client promotions, and deep relationships with film and television entities in Los Angeles, the agency brings to bear top-tier resources and a wealth of experience in managing all aspects of an author's career.
With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas is truly one of the world's most beloved storytellers, with works translated into more than forty languages. All his novels, including THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER—the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah—have been New York Times and International bestsellers. He has also adapted and released twelve of his novels as major motion pictures—THE BEST OF ME, SAFE HAVEN, THE LUCKY ONE, THE LAST SONG, DEAR JOHN, NIGHTS IN RODANTHE, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, A WALK TO REMEMBER, THE LONGEST RIDE, THE CHOICE, and THE NOTEBOOK.
His latest novel, TWO BY TWO, published in October 2016. The author lives and writes in North Carolina.
One of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide, Debbie Macomber's novels have spent over 750 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list with ten of them hitting the number one spot. Known to bring compelling relationships that embrace family, romance and enduring friendships to life, her beloved Cedar Cove Series was Hallmark Channel’s first dramatic scripted television series. Starring Andie McDowell, it ran to popular acclaim for 4 seasons.
She has also published two bestselling cookbooks, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.
This #1 New York Times bestselling author is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a New York firm for several years, she moved to London, when she wrote her first novel, SOMETHING BORROWED. That book became a NYT bestseller, as have all her subsequent novels.
Her seventh novel, FIRST COMES LOVE, published in July 2016, and also became a NYT bestseller. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, the child of Korean immigrants, Janice traveled to the United States for school and graduated from Harvard College with a degree in English and American Literature and Language. Before starting her first book, she worked for several years as an editor at Elle and Mirabella magazines, with work also appearing in Glamour, Travel and Leisure and numerous other publications. Her debut novel, THE PIANO TEACHER, was published to critical acclaim, spending 19 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, highlighted as a Richard and Judy Summer Read pick (UK) and translated into 26 languages worldwide.
Her latest novel, THE EXPATRIATES, published in January 2016. She lives in New York City with her husband and four children.
Cecelia Ahern is the author of 15 novels, which are published in 47 countries and have sold 25 million copies worldwide. At 21-years-old she wrote her debut novel PS I Love You, which was adapted to film starring Hilary Swank. Her second novel Love, Rosie was also adapted to film. Cecelia also creates original TV series, including co-creating the ABC comedy series Samantha Who?
Cecelia lives in Dublin, Ireland with her family. Her new book ROAR will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2019.
Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating, he packed up his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer. He’s now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he’s lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California.
Emily Anthes is a science journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Wired, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Nature, Businessweek, Discover,
Psychology Today, Scientific American and elsewhere. She holds a master's degree in science writing from MIT and a
bachelor's degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she
also studied creative writing.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Born in Germany, Jessika grew up primarily in England, going on to study at the Fondation Nationale Des Sciences Politiques and the Sorbonne in Paris and at Oxford University. Since that time has she lived and worked as an editor and writer all around the world—in New York, Connecticut, the Netherlands and Hong Kong.
She currently lives with her family in Brooklyn.
An internationally acclaimed social psychologist and the recognized expert on obedience to authority, Thomas is a professor of social psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is also the undisputed expert on Stanley Milgram's life and work, penning the first biography of Milgram ever published.
He has authored more than forty articles and papers on Milgram and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Soman Chainani’s first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, and has been translated into over 26 languages across six continents, with a film adaptation from Universal in the works. As a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, Soman has made films that have played at over 150 festivals around the world. When he’s not telling stories or teaching in New York City, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time.
Robin earned a BA from Carleton College and an MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College. She worked in direct marketing for twenty years before becoming a freelance writer. She is also known to wander the globe as a travel journalist and looks forward to writing other books no one has written in the future.
A former critical care nurse, Jon wrote his first novel between hospital shifts and raising two children. After receiving a creative writing grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, he turned to writing full time, producing two critically acclaimed novels. During a short stint in Hollywood, he wrote numerous screenplays for Fox, Warner Bros. and Sony, and is the co-writer of the film Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Jon lives with his wife outside of Philadelphia and is currently working on a new novel.
A Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley, Galen is a Kellogg National Fellow in interdisciplinary leadership. She has received two Graham Foundation grants, and has been on design teams awarded First Prize in a national competition for an inner-city park for St. Paul, plus First Prize for Parc La Villette, Paris and Seventh Place in the Spectacle Island Design Competition, Boston. She has also served as a juror for several urban design and public art competitions while teaching courses on the social and cultural bases of architectural and urban design and research methods.
Her current research includes the body and the near-environment, the office of the future, environmental sociology and sociology of parks.
Carmindy was the resident makeup expert on the TLC makeover show What Not to Wear. Her work can be seen on the editorial pages of leading magazines—Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Self, Seventeen, Glamour and many more—and in her four books.
She is the creator and founder of Carmindy & Co cosmetics.
Melanie Conklin is a writer, reader, and life-long lover of books and those who create them. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey with her husband and two small maniacs. Counting Thyme is her debut middle grade novel.
Lisa’s debut novel, PASTORS' WIVES, was inspired by an article she reported as a staff writer for Time. She joined the magazine as a Tokyo correspondent; later covering news, trends, business, arts and religion stateside until 2009. Since then, Lisa has worked with Warner Bros., Sony Studios and CBS writing original TV pilots. Her articles and essays have been published in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Money, Adweek and Bon Appetit. Her first book, REMEMBER ME (HarperCollins, 2006), a travelogue and exploration of modern American funerals, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick.
Born and raised in Kobe, Japan, Lisa is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Rutgers College—and is now based in New Jersey.
Lindsay Cummings is the author of the THE MURDER COMPLEX series and the BALANCE KEEPERS series. She lives in Texas with her husband and is hard at work on THE ANDROMA SAGA with her co-writer, Sasha Alsberg.
Growing up as an Air Force brat, Brenda Drake was used to being the new kid at her school. Her favorite childhood memories are hearing her Irish grandmother tell her strange tales, giving Brenda her with a lifelong love of storytelling. When Brenda’s not writing or organizing author events such as Pitch Madness, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
A screenwriter and novelist born in Wilmington, DE, Joseph is the co-creator and showrunner of the hit Amazon series "RED OAKS." His film credits include “Stonehearst Asylum,” “Go with Me” and "Wind Chill,” which was produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney.
He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and young children, and is currently working on a new novel, the second season of “RED OAKS” and several film projects.
Leigh spent fifteen years in public relations, writing almost every day for other people until she started penning her own story as an author. Her first novel, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, will debut in May 2016.
Born and raised in Greensboro, NC, she now lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.
Jerome is a Distinguished Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University. Editor-in-Chief of New England Journal of Medicine for more than 8 years, he was honored by membership in the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been referred to as the "Conscience of American Medicine."
He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Lucy is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, attended Williams College in the Berkshires, and still misses the East Coast very much. When she’s not writing, Lucy can usually be found obsessing over the latest music, inventing new flavors of ice cream, or having what she feels are perfectly acceptable conversations with her dog, Ernie.
Le novità di novembre[vedi]
Le promozioni del mese di novembre[vedi]