I am a literary agent in New York City. I keep a blog at JetReidLiterary.blogspot com that answers questions from writers and allows me to rant on things that drive me crazy in publishing and reasons I love my job and the city.
I also run QueryShark.blogspot.com a blog that posts (with permission) and critiques queries and revisions from writers. To submit a query click on the link "how to submit a query to the shark." It's all volunteer.
My clients include New York Times bestselling Patrick Lee (The Breach series and RUNNER); Jeff Somers (WRITING WITHOUT RULES); Thomas Lippman, Hilary Holladay, Dana Haynes; Gary Corby; and Phillip DePoy.
My list is largely crime novels and thrillers, and narrative non-fiction in history and biography.
I'm a member of AALA (formerly AAR); Mystery Writers of America (NYC chapter); International Thriller Writers; Sisters in Crime; Biographers International Organization; the American Historical Association; the Organization of American Historians; Western Association of Women Historians; and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
One of the ways I coped with the pandemic was to give money to people doing good works.
Here are my top four:
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