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Full Agent Profile: Sara Megibow



NAME

Sara Megibow

AGENCY
KT Literary
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
saraquery@ktliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.ktliterary.com



FICTION GENRES
Science Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | Young Adult | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Sara represents authors with novels in these genres: middle grade (all sub-genres), young adult (all sub-genres), romance (all sub-genres) and fantasy/science fiction for adults. She reads queries herself and turn around time is roughly 5-14 days. All queries will receive a response.
    • Sara is a member of AAR, SCBWI and SFWA
    • Always LGBTQIA+ Friendly!
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Sara does not represent screenplays, memoir, self-help, picture books or any book that has been previously published.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://ktliterary.com/submissions/
    • This agency only accepts email queries
    • Email: saraquery@ktliterary.com with a query letter and the first 3 pages of the manuscript in the body of the email.
    • Please put the word QUERY and the title of book in the subject field of the email. Please include the author website if available.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION
    • Northwestern University
    • BA in Women's Studies
    • BA in Gender Studies
    • BA in American History


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Fantasy
    Debut author B.L. Blanchard's THE PEACEKEEPER, set in the near future in a Great Lakes region that had never been colonized, about an Ojibwe policeman and his search for a murderer that comes too close to home, to Melissa Valentine at 47North, in a good deal, for publication in 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

    Fiction | Fantasy | Young Adult
    NYT bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson's TRIPTYCH: A XAVIER'S INSTITUTE NOVEL, in which X-Men's super soldier Fantomex faces off with clone versions of himself in a Super Hero heist adventure, to Marc Gascoigne at Aconyte, in a nice deal, for publication in September 2021, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

    Fiction | Fantasy | Young Adult
    Stefan Bachmann's RELEASE THE WOLVES, set in a conquered land where every few generations, hordes of bloodthirsty monsters are unleashed in an attempt to keep the population subdued, about a young hunter trying to find his sister and possibly start a rebellion, to Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow, in a good deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

    Fiction | Science Fiction
    R.W.W. Greene's MERCURY RISING, an alternate history in which aliens may or may not have won a war against Earth, to Eleanor Teasdale at Angry Robot, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, for publication in May 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world English).

    Fiction | Romance
    Juno Rushdan's untitled books, part of a new series called Cowboy State Lawmen, featuring the law enforcement officers of Wyoming who never fail to answer the call of duty while safeguarding the ones they love, to Denise Zaza at Harlequin Intrigue, in a multi-book deal, for publication in October 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    New York Times bestseller RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
    Author:   Casey McQuiston
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin/ Macmillan
    A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends... First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides?namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?


    VESPERTINE by New York Times bestselling author Margaret Rogerson
    Author:   Margaret Rogerson
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Margaret K McElderry Books/ Simon & Schuster
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a thrilling new YA fantasy about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead. The dead of Loraille do not rest. Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the deceased so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits with a ravenous hunger for the living. She would rather deal with the dead than the living, who trade whispers about her scarred hands and troubled past. When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia defends it by awakening an ancient spirit bound to a saint’s relic. It is a revenant, a malevolent being that threatens to possess her the moment she drops her guard. Wielding its extraordinary power almost consumes her—but death has come to Loraille, and only a vespertine, a priestess trained to wield a high relic, has any chance of stopping it. With all knowledge of vespertines lost to time, Artemisia turns to the last remaining expert for help: the revenant itself. As she unravels a sinister mystery of saints, secrets, and dark magic, her bond with the revenant grows. And when a hidden evil begins to surface, she discovers that facing this enemy might require her to betray everything she has been taught to believe—if the revenant doesn’t betray her first.


    BLACK SUN by New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse
    Author:   Rebecca Roanhorse
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Saga/ Simon & Schuster
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.


    INSTINCT by New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough
    Author:   Jason M. Hough
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Skybound/ Simon & Schuster
    Twin Peaks meets Blake Crouch as an overwhelmed police officer struggles to save her small, isolated mountain town after a series of seemingly unrelated violent incidents and senseless deaths in this twisting, atmospheric thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dire Earth Cycle. Welcome to Silvertown. Population: 602 (for now). Officer Mary Whittaker has yet to be fully welcomed by the residents of this tiny, quirky mountain town which seems to be home to more conspiracy theories than any other place in America. But with the chief of police on leave, she is left alone to confront a series of abnormal incidents—strange even by Silvertown standards. A teenager dies tragically after eating obviously poisonous mushrooms from his lawn. A hiker found dead on a trail, smiling serenely after being mauled by a bear. A normally doting mother leaving her toddler twins behind without noticing. Other residents seem to have lost all sense of self-preservation as they walk out in front of Mary’s moving cruiser or sit placidly in the middle of a sharp bend in a mountain road. It’s almost as if the townsfolk are losing their survival instincts, one by one. As she digs deeper into her investigation and uncovers a larger conspiracy lurking below the surface of Silvertown, Officer Whittaker finds herself on the brink of falling prey to whatever has possessed the town and she must distinguish the truth from paranoia-fueled lies before she ends up losing her own instincts…and her life.


    YES & I LOVE YOU by New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren
    Author:   Roni Loren
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks
    A beautifully emotional new contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roni Loren Everyone knows Miz Poppy, the vibrant reviewer whose commentary brightens the New Orleans nightlife. But no one knows Hollyn, the real face behind the media star...or the fear that keeps her isolated. When her boss tells her she needs to add video to her blog or lose her job, she's forced to rely on an unexpected source to help her face her fears. When aspiring actor Jasper Deares finds out the shy woman who orders coffee every day is actually Miz Poppy, he realizes he has a golden opportunity to get the media attention his acting career needs. All he has to do is help Hollyn come out of her shell...and through their growing connection, finally find her voice.


    CINDERS AND SPARROWS by international bestselling author Stefan Bachmann
    Author:   Stefan Bachmann
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Greenwillow/ HarperCollins
    A suspenseful tale of witches, family, and magic from internationally bestselling author Stefan Bachmann. When a twelve-year-old orphan unexpectedly becomes the mistress of a seemingly abandoned castle, she is thrust into a mysterious plot involving murderous spells, false identity, and a magical battle of wills between the living and the dead. Readers of Kate Milford's Greenglass House, Victoria Schwab's City of Ghosts, and Diana Wynne Jones will be riveted. Twelve-year-old Zita, an orphan and a housemaid, has resigned herself to a life of drudgery when a strange letter arrives, naming her the only living heir to the Brydgeborn fortune. Now the mistress of the castle, Zita soon realizes foul play led to the death of her family. And as she is guided through lessons in the art of witchcraft by the somewhat mysterious Mrs. Cantanker, Zita begins to wonder who is friend and who is foe. Unforgettable and utterly enchanting, this stand-alone tale about family, belonging, and friendship will bewitch readers of Tahereh Mafi’s Whichwood, Katherine Arden’s Small Spaces, and Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle. Cinders & Sparrows is a magical page-turner by the author of The Peculiar, the acclaimed international bestseller.


    THE LAST SUN by K.D. Edwards
    Author:   K.D. Edwards
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Pyr Books
    In this debut novel and series starter, the last member of a murdered House searches for a missing nobleman, and uncovers clues about his own tortured past. Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home. With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune's Court. In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family's death and the torments of his past?


    THE TOURIST ATTRACTION by Sarah Morgenthaler
    Author:   Sarah Morgenthaler
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Casablanca
    He had a strict "no tourists" policy... Until she broke all of his rules. When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he's stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless parade of resort visitors who couldn't interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way... Two weeks in Alaska isn't just the top item on Zoey Caldwell's bucket list. It's the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she's smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham's world, she may just find there's more to the grumpy local than meets the eye...and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness


    HOSTILE PURSUIT by Juno Rushdan
    Author:   Juno Rushdan
    Genres:   Romance | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Harlequin Intrigue
    When ruthless killers target them,even a safe house isn’t safe. Only twenty-four hours remain until marshal Nick McKenna’s informant, Lori Carpenter, will testify against a powerful drug cartel. Nick has kept her safe for an entire year, but now all hell is breaking loose. With a team of cold-blooded assassins closing in, the by-the-book lawman decides to go rogue. He’ll risk his life for duty…and put it all on the line for his irresistible witness.


    THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER by K Arsenault Rivera
    Author:   K Arsenault Rivera
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   TOR Books/ Macmillan
    Even gods can be slain The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach?but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests. Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons. This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.


    CAPTAIN MOXLEY AND THE EMBERS OF THE EMPIRE by Dan Hanks
    Author:   Dan Hanks
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Angry Robot
    An ex-Spitfire pilot is dragged into a race against a shadowy government agency to unlock the secrets of the lost empire of Atlantis... In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. But not everything is as it seems when ex-Spitfire pilot Captain Samantha Moxley is dragged into a fight against the shadowy US government agency she used to work for. Now, with former Nazis and otherworldly monsters on her trail, Captain Moxley is forced into protecting her archaeologist sister in a race to retrieve two ancient keys that will unlock the secrets of a long-lost empire - to ensure a civilisation-destroying weapon doesn't fall into the wrong hands. But what will she have to sacrifice to save the world?


    FOREVER HOME by Elysia Whisler
    Author:   Elysia Whisler
    Genres:   Women's Fiction | Romance
    Publisher:   MIRA Books/ Harlequin HarperCollins
    If home is where the heart is, Dogwood County may have just what Delaney Monroe needs. Newly retired from the Marine Corps, Delaney is looking for somewhere to start over. It’s not going to be easy, but when she finds the perfect place to open her dream motorcycle shop, she goes for it. What she doesn’t expect is an abandoned pit bull to come with the building. The shy pup is slow to trust, but Delaney is determined to win it over. Detective Sean Callahan is smitten from the moment he sees Delaney, but her cool demeanor throws him off his game. When her late father's vintage motorcycle is stolen from Delaney's shop, Sean gets to turn up in his element: chasing the bad guy and showing his best self to a woman who’s gotten under his skin in a bad way. Delaney isn't used to lasting relationships, but letting love in—both human and canine—helps her see that she may have found a place she belongs, forever.


    TWENTY-FIVE TO LIFE by R.W.W. Greene
    Author:   R.W.W. Greene
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   Angry Robot
    Life goes on for the billions left behind after the humanity-saving colony mission to Proxima Centauri leaves Earth orbit ... but what's the point? Julie Riley is two years too young to get out from under her mother's thumb, and what does it matter? She's over-educated, under-employed, and kept mostly numb by her pharma emplant. Her best friend, who she's mostly been interacting with via virtual reality for the past decade, is part of the colony mission to Proxima Centauri. Plus, the world is coming to an end. So, there's that. When Julie's mother decides it's time to let go of the family home in a failing suburb and move to the city to be closer to work and her new beau, Julie decides to take matters into her own hands. She runs, illegally, hoping to find and hide with the Volksgeist, a loose-knit culture of tramps, hoboes, senior citizens, artists, and never-do-wells who have elected to ride out the end of the world in their campers and converted vans, constantly on the move over the back roads of America.


    LUSH MONEY by Angelina M. Lopez
    Author:   Angelina M. Lopez
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Carina Press/ Harlequin
    A marriage of convenience and three nights a month. That’s all the sultry, self-made billionaire wants from the impoverished prince. And at the end of the year, she’ll grant him his divorce…with a settlement large enough to save his beloved kingdom. As a Latinx woman, Roxanne Medina has conquered small-town bullies, Ivy League snobs and boardrooms full of men. She’s earned the right to mother a princess and feel a little less lonely at the top. The offer she’s made is more than generous, and when the contract’s fulfilled, they’ll both walk away with everything they’ve ever wanted. Príncipe Mateo Ferdinand Juan Carlos de Esperanza y Santos is one of the top winegrowers in the world, and he’s not marrying and having a baby with a stranger. Even if the millions she’s offering could save his once-legendary wine-producing principality. But the successful, single-minded beauty uses a weapon prince Mateo hadn’t counted on: his own desire.


    BETTING ON A DUKE'S HEART by Royaline Sing
    Author:   Royaline Sing
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Entangled Amara
    Aetius White, the Duke of Saxton, couldn't save his father, but he'll be damned if he won't save the man’s dream. He'll acquire a Triple Crown–winning horse at any cost, even marriage. Luckily, the lovely lady in mind loves challenges as much as he. Certainly he can win her heart without losing his own… Hell will freeze over before Miss Dina Campbell agrees to marry a horse-mad man who wants her dowry of a prize stallion, no matter what her father wants. The duke may be handsome, but he’ll have to prove he is a suitable match for her before she’ll even consider the offer. And there’s no way this love-averse man will ever succeed with the wager that she has planned…


    THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
    Author:   Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Greenwillow Books/ HarperCollins
    No one knows what lies beyond the magical village door, but Ezomo is determined to find out. Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev’s debut is an unforgettable coming-of-age story about friendship, family, and long-standing traditions. The power of storytelling comes to life in this novel perfect for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly, Tracey Baptiste, and Tae Keller. There are three important laws in Ezomo’s village: Do not go to The Valley, do not go out at night, and never, ever, ever open the magical door that protects them all. But when Ezomo encounters the leopard believed to have killed his father, he and his two best friends embark on a journey that leads them past the boundaries set by their elders. With his friends by his side, Ezomo chases after the leopard, certain that it has the power to cure all. But in the process, he discovers the truth about his village. And that cautionary tales exist for a reason.


    FORGING A NIGHTMARE by Patricia A. Jackson
    Author:   Patricia A. Jackson
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Angry Robot
    FBI agent Michael Childs is tasked with tracking down a serial killer with an obsession for victims born with twelve fingers and toes. But he discovers something much more startling about himself… The only link between a series of grisly murders in New York City is that the victims were all born with twelve fingers and twelve toes. These people are known in occult circles as the Nephilim, a forsaken people, descendants of fallen angels. After a break in the case leads to supposedly killed-in-action Marine sniper Anaba Raines, Michael finds the soldier alive and well, but shockingly no longer human. Michael then discovers that he is also a Nephilim, and next on the killer’s list. Everything Michael once thought of as myth and magic starts to blur the lines of his reality, forcing him to accept a new fate to save the innocent, or die trying.





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