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Full Agent Profile: Holly McGhee



NAME

Holly McGhee

AGENCY
Pippin Properties, Inc.
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
info@pippinproperties.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.pippinproperties.com/



FICTION GENRES
Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade | Graphic Novels
NONFICTION GENRES

Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Pippin Properties, Inc. is an agency devoted primarily to picture books, middle-grade, and young adult novels, but we also represent adult projects on occasion. We are always on the lookout for writers and illustrators who take the challenge of creating books seriously and are willing to give the publishing world nothing less than their very best.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • http://www.pippinproperties.com/about/
    • Holly M. McGhee still carried MADELINE around in 3rd grade -- until Mrs. Carrier, her school librarian, tricked her into reading longer books by giving her one with her name on it, HOLLY IN THE SNOW. After college, Holly headed straight into the book world of New York City, where she has enjoyed being a secretary, an advertising manager, a sales rep (for one month), and in the six years prior to opening the doors at Pippin, an executive editor at HarperCollins. Now, as the President and Creative Director of Pippin she is dedicated to shepherding books that make a difference into the world. Someone once told her, "If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life," and that has proven true for her.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Children's
    Alison McGhee's book, about a father's tattoos and the memories they represent, pitched in the tradition of bestselling classics SOMEDAY and LITTLE BOY, to Ginee Seo at Chronicle Children's, by Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties.

    Fiction | Children's
    Grumpy Bird creator Jeremy Tankard, illustrator, and Aaron Reynolds's GORGONZILLA, about a misunderstood monster who goes on a city-trampling temper tantrum, to Melissa Manlove at Chronicle Children's, by Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties.

    Fiction | Children's
    Doreen Cronin's SMICK, about a dog, a chick, a lick, a trick, and many other very ick-ish things, again to Tracy Gates at Viking Children's, by Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties.

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Newbery Honor-winning, National Book Award Finalist Kathi Appelt, and #1 NYT bestselling author Alison McGhee's untitled book of alternating chapters starring a fox family and their human counterparts, exploring the question of what happens after death . . ., to Caitlyn Dlouhy at Atheneum, by Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties (NA).

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    A new novel from two-time Newbery Medal winner and current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Kate DiCamillo, featuring three girls over one tumultuous summer, discovering a friendship that changes their lives, for ages 10 and up, to Karen Lotz at Candlewick, with Andrea Tompa editing, in a major deal, for publication in spring 2016, by Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties (world).

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Peter Reynolds to illustrate Megan McDonald's thirteenth original title in the JUDY MOODY series, to Chris Paul at Candlewick, for publication Fall 2016, by Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties (W).

    Fiction | Children's
    YOU ARE (NOT) SMALL authors Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant's PSST! I HAVE A SECRET, a new series in which a frog tells his readers a dark secret (that he's afraid of swimming), to Margaret Anastas at Harper Children's, in a six-figure deal, at auction, a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2016, by Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties (NA).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/hmcghee/
    http://www.pippinproperties.com/blog/
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