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Full Agent Profile: Elaine Markson



NAME

Elaine Markson

AGENCY
Markson Thoma Literary Agency, Inc.
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
elaine@marksonthoma.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.marksonthoma.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She is especially interested in new mystery/thriller projects.
    • She is particularly interested in journalism, biography, and cultural history
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Elaine Markson has been an agent for more than 30 years. She represents a diverse list of writers whose work includes literary and commercial fiction, memoir and biography, as well as books on politics, science, history, business, psychology, and food. She also works with several children's and young adult authors.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World
    Author:   Rita Golden Gelman
    Genres:   Memoirs | Travel
    Publisher:   Three Rivers Press (June 1, 2010)
    In 1987, Rita, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her ongoing journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter—against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has met thousands of readers, stayed in their homes, and sat around kitchen tables sharing stories and food and laughter. In this essay collection, Gelman includes her own further adventures, as well as those of writers and readers telling tales of the shared humanity they experienced in their travels
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    Fragile: A Novel
    Author:   Lisa Unger
    Genres:   Mystery
    Publisher:   Shaye Areheart Books (August 3, 2010)
    When Charlene disappears one night after a fight with her mother, her seventeen-year-old boyfriend, Rick, becomes a prime suspect, and his parents, psychologist Maggie Cooper and her husband Det. Jones Cooper, are reminded of the disappearance 20 years earlier of Sarah Meyers in the same small town, whose mutilated body was found after she vanished on her way home from school.
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    Die for You: A Novel
    Author:   Lisa Unger
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (April 27, 2010)
    When her husband, Marcus, doesn't come home one night, Isabel Connelly goes to his office, where she's confronted by a dozen people with weapons drawn. Detective Grady Crowe later informs Isabel that not only is her husband missing but he's been lying about his past, having stolen the real Marcus Raine's identity years earlier. Despite a text from Marcus urging her to forget about him, Isabel vows to track him down
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    LINKS
    Interview with Ms. Markson
    http://www.prairieden.com/interviews/markson.htm
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inc.