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Full Agent Profile: Suzie Townsend



NAME

Suzie Townsend

AGENCY
New Leaf Literary and Media
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
query@newleafliterary.com, put QUERY--SUZIE in the subject line
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/sztownsend81//



FICTION GENRES
Science Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Women's Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • I love all subgenres of YA, but I'm especially looking for contemporary (and scary!) YA thrillers and YA Horror, and a YA epic fantasy--Graceling meets Game of Thrones.
    • I'm especially looking for high concept literary middle grade like Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me and high stakes MG like the movie SUPER 8 in novel form.
    • Upmarket and issue driven women’s fiction. I love novels that would be great for book club discussions. I especially love authors like Jodi Picoult, Sue Monk Kidd, Anna Quindlen, and Alice Hoffman.
    • Paranormal romance. I’m an absolute junkie for steamy page turning paranormal romances. I own every Jeaniene Frost, Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, and Gena Showalter novel.
    • Historical romance sagas. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet is one of my favorites, and I recently loved novels by Phillippa Gregory, Karleen Koen, and Elizabeth Chadwick. The Tudors is also a guilty pleasure of mine, and I find especially English and French history fascinating.
    • Urban fantasy. This is my absolute favorite genre as a reader, but I’m looking for something other than just vampires. The darker the better. Kim Harrison and Kelley Armstrong are on my must read list.
    • Dark romantic fantasy. The more epic the better. Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy and Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series cost me friends since I spent days holed up reading.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Fantasy | Young Adult
    Ingrid Paulson's debut VALKYRIE RISING, about a girl who learns she is a Valkyrie descended from Norse Gods, and when her older brother is kidnapped, she and his annoying but gorgeous best friend have to get to Valhalla and get past Odin and his undead army to save him - and the world, to Anne Hoppe at Harper Children's, by Suzie Townsend at FinePrint Literary Management (World English).

    Fiction | Fantasy | Middle Grade
    Nineteen-year-old author of BREAK Hannah Moskowitz's ZOMBIE TAG, about a boy who copes with his brother's death by playing Zombie Tag (a capture-the-flag game but with fake zombies and spatulas) until he brings his brother - and everyone else buried in a five-mile radius - back from the dead, to Nancy Mercado at Roaring Brook Press, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Suzie Townsend at FinePrint Literary Management

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Julie Cross's TEMPEST, the first in a trilogy about a 19-year-old time traveler who witnesses his girlfriend's murder and inadvertently jumps back two years; stuck there, he's recruited by a shadowy government agency run by the man he thought was his father and vows to save his girlfriend no matter the cost, pitched as "Twilight" meets "The Time Traveler's Wife," to Brendan Deneen at Thomas Dunne Books, in a pre-empt, by Suzie Townsend at FinePrint Literary Managem

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Personal Demons
    Author:   Lisa Desrochers
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Tor Teen; First Edition edition (September 14, 2010)
    In this steamy case of adolescent wish fulfillment, high-school senior Frannie finds herself caught between two impossibly hot new schoolmates who turn out to be a demon and an angel wrangling for her soul.
    View book at Amazon

    Losing It
    Author:   Cora Carmack
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   William Morrow



    A Snicker of Magic
    Author:   Natalie Lloyd
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Scholastic



    Nightingale's Nest
    Author:   Nikki Loftin
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Razorbill






    LINKS
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/sztownsend81//
    This is her PublishersMarketplace page
    http://confessionsofawanderingheart.blogspot.com/
    This is her blog
    http://motherwrite.blogspot.com/2010/05/interview-with-agent-suzie-townsend.html
    Interview with Ms. Townsend
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    FinePrint Literary Management