Get to Know a Literary Agent in Attendance: Greg Daniel of Daniel Literary Group

Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 4.15.59 PM.pngGreg Daniel is a literary agent and the founder of Daniel Literary Group, a literary agency representing quality nonfiction books for adults.

His authors are recognized and published across a variety of categories including narrative nonfiction, religion/spirituality, business, pop culture, practical advice, social issues, and biography/memoir.

In addition to taking pitches at the event, he will be teaching the speech “Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal.”

“We take pride in our ability to come alongside our authors and help strategize about where they want their writing to take them in both the near- and long-term. Forging close relationships with our authors, we help them with such critical factors as editorial refinement, branding, audience, and marketing. We are committed to finding the ideal publishing home for each of our authors–a home where their books can reach the broadest possible audience.”

Greg founded Daniel Literary Group in early 2007 after more than ten years in publishing, six of which were at the executive level at Thomas Nelson Publishers where he was Vice President and Associate Publisher for W Publishing Group, a trade book division of Thomas Nelson.

Greg has had the honor of working with such critically acclaimed authors as Sara Miles, Jon Sweeney, Scot McKnight, River Jordan, Matthew Paul Turner, David Dark, and Debbie Blue. Greg has also been involved with publishing books by a number of celebrity personalities, including Bono, George Foreman, and “Black Hawk Down” hero Cpt Jeff Struecker.
 
 With his publishing background, Greg brings a keen editorial eye to the projects he represents. He teaches writing workshops at a handful of conferences each year. Greg also provides consulting services to authors who need help determining their best entryway into publishing in an ever-evolving market.

 

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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Vicki Selvaggio of Jennifer De Chiara Literary

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Vicki Selvaggio is a literary agent with Jennifer De Chiara Literary.

With a strong background in business ownership, Vicki came to The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency with over 6 years of actively working as a volunteer and Regional Advisor for SCBWI Northern Ohio. Drawn to the publishing scene first as an author writing all genres, with her most recent publication in the 2015 Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market, Vicki’s passion for honing the craft carried over into reading manuscripts for the agency. Currently, she is excited to read compelling manuscripts that will resonate with her long after she’s done.

She is seeking: “I am currently looking for lyrical picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, new adult, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, fantasy, narrative nonfiction, adult fiction but find I’m especially drawn to middle grade and young adult. I especially love thrillers and all elements of weird, creepy stuff. If it’s out of the box, and it will make me think and think, long after I’m done reading, send it to me! On the flip side, I yearn for books that make me laugh, cry and wonder about the world.”

Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Cate Hart of Corvisiero Literary

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 10.48.06 PM.pngCate Hart is a literary agent at Corvisiero Literary.

Cate is all about guilty pleasures. She loves salted caramel mochas, Justin Timberlake, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, and Steampunk. As a native Nashvillian, Cate’s biggest guilty pleasure is watching “Nashville.”

When she’s reading, Cate looks for character-driven stories, a distinguished voice, and intriguing plots.She loves characters that surprise her, like the pirate with a heart of gold, and plots that keep her guessing until the very last page.

When she’s not reading queries, Cate works with clients to build their platform, works on PR projects to help promote clients’ books, and reads manuscripts with an editorial eye.

She is seeking: Cate seeks unique stories with well-crafted plots and unforgettable characters with a strong voice. Her favorite genre is historical, whether it’s Middle Grade or YA, Adult Romance or something even spicier. The time periods she loves most are Elizabethan England, the American and French Revolutions, the Victorian Era and the Gilded Age. She loves Scottish and French History. If it’s steampunk, clockpunk, or candlepunk, she wants it.

Her first love will always be young adult. She will consider any YA subgenre, but is looking especially for Fantasy and Magical Realism.

For Middle Grade, she is looking for Fantasy, Adventure and Mystery with a humorous or heart-warming voice and a unique concept.

For Adult, she is only accepting Historical Romance.

Cate will also consider select LGBTQ and Erotica.

For Non-Fiction, Cate will consider select histories and biographies. She is looking for secret histories and little known facts and events. She enjoys reading about the everyday heroes of the American and French Revolutions, something more beyond the tactics of war.