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Full Agent Profile: Melissa Sarver



NAME

Melissa Sarver

AGENCY
Folio Literary Management
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
melissa@foliolit.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.foliolit.com



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Science Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Young Adult | Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION GENRES

Celebrity | Food & Lifestyle | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Adventure/True Story | Business | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Health & Fitness | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • For fiction, she is looking for adult and young adult. Literary, Commercial Women's, Speculative, Surrealist. No straight fantasy (swords and sorcery) or classic science fiction. No romance or erotica.
    • For nonfiction, she's most interested in narrative nonfiction, memoir, travel, food writing, cookbooks.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does not represent poetry, romance, fantasy, science, biography, screenplays
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Email/fiction: QUERY WITH FIRST 10 PAGES IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL to melissa@foliolit.com
    • Email/nonfiction: query only to melissa@foliolit.com
    • Please do not send attachments

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Business
    Author of THE ACCIDENTAL CREATIVE, Todd Henry's DIE EMPTY, a guide for reclaiming your passion, finding your voice, and unleashing your brilliance each day, that will feature stories from the marketplace and practical, immediately implementable exercises. (Portfolio, Summer 2013)

    Non-Fiction | Cookbooks
    Boston-based "Food on the Food" blogger and former Cook's Illustrated test cook Tammy Donroe's WINTERSWEET: 125 Fresh, Seasonal Desserts for the Coldest Months of the Year, recipes celebrating the best of seasonal winter ingredients, from often-overlooked root cellar vegetables and fruits like squash, carrots, beets, turnips, persimmons, quince, and citrus, along with nuts and preserves, and fresh ideas for baking with apples. (Running Press, Fall 2013)

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Jennifer Longo's debut AT NEED, the darkly comic journey of a fifteen-year-old girl who works in her family's cemetery and struggles to find a place for death in her life as she fears she is helplessly doomed to be nothing more than some kind of maudlin death-magnet. (Random House Children's, 2014)

    Non-Fiction | Cookbooks
    Chef of Michelin-starred restaurant ALDEA in New York City, and a Food & Wine "Best New Chef" in 2011, George Mendes's first cookbook, featuring Portuguese recipes presented through Mendes' lens, refining and modernizing the rustic meals of Mendes' Portuguese family and heritage. (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2013)

    Non-Fiction | Food & Lifestyle | Cookbooks
    Brooklyn bakers Allison Robicelli & Matt Robicelli ROBICELLI'S: A LOVE STORY, WITH CUPCAKES, a collection of over 50 "decidedly grown-up" and sophisticated cupcake recipes using real ingredients, along with humorous vignettes on the challenges of running a small business with her husband and raising two small children after losing their first store, all their money, and most of their sanity-but then rebuilding a much-buzzed-about brand in NYC. (Viking Studio, 2013)

    Non-Fiction | Business | Finance
    Author of GENERATION EARN, Kimberly Palmer's THE ECONOMY OF YOU: How Side Jobs Can Recession-Proof Your Life, a guide to creating a recession-proof life by building entrepreneurial side-ventures (“hustles”) alongside full-time jobs, taking control of our finances, our careers, and our lives. (AMACOM, 2013)

    Fiction | Children's
    THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED, by Lisa Bakos (picture book, Putnam, 2014)

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    INSTRUCTIONS FOR A BROKEN HEART and SONGS FOR A TEENAGE NOMAD
    Author:   Kim Culbertson
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks
    INSTRUCTIONS FOR A BROKEN HEART, in which a drama club trip to Italy influences a teenage girl's view of herself, her relationships and the world. SONGS FOR A TEENAGE NOMAD: the story of a 14-year-old who moves from town to town with her drifting mother, armed only with her song journal that helps make sense of her life. (Benjamin Franklin Award winner)


    DIRTY SECRET: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding
    Author:   Jessie Sholl
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Gallery/Simon & Schuster
    A comelling and in-depth look at hoarding in which the author attempts to clear out her mother's junk-filled house, cure her of this baffling mental illness, and understand the disease that has plagued her mother and the family for decades.


    GENERATION EARN: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back
    Author:   Kimberly Palmer
    Genres:   Business | Finance
    Publisher:   Ten Speed Press
    Personal finance columnist and blogger for US News & World Report, GENERATION EARN is an all-in-one guide for smart twenty-, thirty-, and forty-somethings who are tired of being called "generation debt," have it together and are looking for advice that reflects their ambitions.


    THE LOST GIRL
    Author:   Sangu Mandanna
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Balzer & Bray / HarperCollins
    Eva's life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination - an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, when her "other" dies she steps in to take her place. Now she must abandon everything she's ever known - the guardians who raised her, the boy she's forbidden to love - to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.





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    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Waxman Literary Agency
    Brick House Literary Agents
    The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency