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Full Agent Profile: Joanna Volpe



NAME

Joanna Volpe

AGENCY
New Leaf Literary & Media
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
query@newleafliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE




FICTION GENRES
Horror | Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade | Graphic Novels
NONFICTION GENRES

Pop Culture | Narrative | Nature/Ecology | Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent is closed to queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Children's: chapter books to YA novels
    • *She is also interested in graphic novels for kids/teens, or novels with a high graphic element.
    • Adult: romance (historical, paranormal), fantasy (urban fantasy, steampunk), up-market fiction (dark drama, women's fic, magical realism, speculative fic), and commercial non-fiction (pop culture, environmental, foodie).
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Right now she is NOT looking to acquire: picture books, cookbooks, academic nonfiction, epic fantasy/hi-science fiction for adults, poetry, personal essay collections/short stories, memoir, screenplays, true crime, corporate/legal thrillers, adult contemporary romance/chick lit, police procedural mysteries, cozy mysteries.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Young Adult
    TORN-Golden Heart winner Erica O'Rourke's debut paranormal trilogy, in which a girl must choose between two guys and two equally dangerous worlds: mob-connected Chicago and a magical underground society in New Orleans, in a three-book deal, in a pre-empt, to Alicia Condon at Kensington's K Teen, for publication in July 2011, by Joanna Volpe at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation (NA).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Leigh Bardugo's debut THE GRISHA, about a girl who must leave her best friend - and first love - behind to save her country from the growing darkness of the Unsea, but first she must contend with the kingdom's magical elite and their seductive and powerful leader, pitched as Graceling meets Tsarist Russia, to Noa Wheeler at Holt Children's, in a significant deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Joanna Volpe at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation (World English).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Martin Leicht and Isla Neal's debut PARASITE, first of a YA trilogy set in the future and deep in space, pitched as 'Juno meets Alien', to Julia Maguire at Simon & Schuster Children's, in a very good deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Stephen Barbara at Foundry Literary + Media, for Neal, and Joanna Volpe at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation, for Leicht (NA).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Ella Monroe's CAPITAL GIRLS series, about the daughters of the most powerful families in the nation and how their friendships are tested by love, secrets, scandals, and betrayal -- pitched as PRETTY LITTLE LIARS meets THE WEST WING, to Sara Goodman at St. Martin's, in a three-book deal, by Joanna Volpe at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation (NA)

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Heart Doctor and the Baby (Medical Romance HB)
    Author:   Lynne Marshall
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Mills & Boon; Library ed edition (August 6, 2010)
    Feisty obstetrician René Munro longs for a baby, but being single and thirty-five, she's forced to consider all options. Enter heart doctor Jon Becker--dedicated colleague, trusted friend and ideal father material! Heart pounding, René makes a life-changing proposition when she asks Jon to help make her baby dream come true.
    View book at Amazon

    Deception (Haunting Emma)
    Author:   Lee Nichols
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Bloomsbury USA Children's Books; 1 edition (June 8, 2010)
    With her antiquities-dealer parents supposedly away on vacation, big brother Max somewhere abroad, and former best friend ignoring her, Emma Vaile, 17, is alone in San Francisco. Expecting freedom, she finds loneliness and trouble instead. Being abandoned and ratted out to Child Protective Services are bad enough, but there's also the return of disturbing visions she hasn't had for a decade.
    View book at Amazon

    The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
    Author:   Kody Keplinger
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Poppy; 1 edition (September 7, 2010)
    A cynical and witty "DUFF" --Designated Ugly Fat Friend-- decides the intrigue of casual sex with a gorgeous-but-jerkoff player is more alluring than facing her own issues with self-esteem… until it all goes wrong when they realize they're falling in love
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    The Shadow Reader
    Author:   Sandy Williams
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Ace
    McKenzie Lewis, a professional college student and shadow-reader for the fae, is forced to choose sides -- and between the men she loves -- in a fae war. This is the first book in a series.


    Divergent
    Author:   Veronica Roth
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
    DIVERGENT is the story of a dystopian society where every sixteen-year-old must make a choice that will determine the rest of their lives. This is the first book in a trilogy.





    LINKS
    http://twitter.com/#!/JoSVolpe
    http://theswivet.blogspot.com/2008/08/new-acquiring-agent-at-fineprint.html
    This is the post on Swivet.com blog about Ms. Stampfel's likes/dislikes
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Joanna/
    This is the agent's page on PublishersMarketplace.com
    http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2009/04/dreaded-pitch-what-to-include-in-that.html
    Here is her article about pitches and hooks
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    FinePrint Literary Management
    Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation