Janet Reid, literary agent

This page answers questions I hear most frequently from authors.

What are you looking for?

I'm particularly looking for narrative non-fiction; history; current events.

I'd leap tall buildings for a Taylor Branch-like book about the second wave of feminism.

I love books about maps, and buildings.

I love books that make me see the world in a new way and show me connections between disparate things.


I'm looking for middle-grade and picture book  non-fiction.


What have you sold?

Here are the some of the most recent
   
Hilary Holladay, THE POWER OF ADRIENNE RICH: a biography,  (Nan Talese Books: 2020)


Thomas Lippman, CRUDE OIL, CRUDE MONEY: Aristotle Onassis, Saudi Arabia, and the CIA (Praeger: 2019)
Thomas Lippman, HERO OF THE CROSSING: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World (Potomac Books: 2016)


Dana Haynes, SCIROCCO (Blackstone: 2021)

Dana Haynes, ST.NICHOLAS SALVAGE AND WRECKING (Blackstone: 2018)


Laird Barron, WORSE ANGELS (Putnam: 2019)

Laird Barron, BLACK MOUNTAIN (Putnam: 2018)

Laird Barron, BLOOD STANDARD (Putnam: 2017)


Jeff Somers, WRITING WITHOUT RULES (F&W 2018)


Deb Vlock, WHAT DO I DO NOW: A Mental Health Mom's Guide to What  You Weren't Expecting

(Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)


Patrick Lee, SIGNAL (Minotaur: 2016)

Patrick Lee, RUNNER (Minotaur: 2015)

Bill Cameron, CROSSOAD (Crooked Lane: 2019)


Terry Shames, A RECKONING IN THE BACK COUNTRY (Seventh Street Books: 2018)

Terry Shames, AN UNSETTLING CRIME FOR SAMUEL CRADDOCK (Seventh Street Books: 2017)
Terry Shames, THE NECESSARY MURDER OF NONIE BLAKE (Seventh Street Books: 2016)


Gary Corby, DEATH ON DELOS (Soho Crime: 2017)

Gary Corby, SINGER FROM MEMPHIS (Soho Crime: 2016)


Phillip DePoy, SIDEWALK SAINT (Severn House: 2019)
Phillip DePoy, ICEPICK (Severn House: 2018)

Phillip DePoy, A PRISONER IN MALTA (Minotaur: 2016)

Phillip DePoy, THE ENGLISH AGENT (Minotaur: 2017)


Jeff Somers, WE ARE NOT GOOD PEOPLE (Gallery: 2015)



These are a few of the older titles I've sold


Patrick Lee, THE BREACH (Harper)

Patrick Lee, GHOST COUNTRY (Harper)

Patrick Lee, DEEP SKY (Harper)


Loretta Ross, DEATH AND THE REDHEADED WOMAN (Midnight Ink)
Loretta Ross, DEATH AND THE BREWMASTER'S WIDOW (Midnight Ink)
Loretta Ross, DEATH AND THE GRAVEDIGGER'S ANGEL (Midnight Ink)
Loretta Ross, DEATH AND THE VIKING'S DAUGHTER (Midnight Ink)


Lee Goodman, INDEFENSIBLE (Emily Bestler Books)
Lee Goodman, INJUSTICE (Emily Bestler Books)

Dana Haynes, CRASHERS (Minotaur)

Warren Richey, WITHOUT A PADDLE (St. Martin's Press)


Stephanie Jaye Evans, FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH (Berkley Prime Crime)


Robin Becker, BRAINS (Harper)

 

Are you a member of AAR?
Yes.

I'm also a member of  Biographers International Organization; American Historical Association; Organization of American Historians;  the NYC chapter of Mystery Writers of America; International Thriller Writers; the Women's National Book Association; and, Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.


If you need more information about queries and publishing I keep two blogs that might help you:

QueryShark.blogspot.com

JetReidLiterary.blogspot.com




 
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