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Full Agent Profile: Shannon Hassan



NAME

Shannon Hassan

AGENCY
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency LLC
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
Shannon@MarsalLyonLiteraryAgency.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

Narrative

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She represents authors of literary and commercial fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction, and select nonfiction. With respect to fiction, she is drawn to fresh voices, compelling characters, and crisp prose, and enjoys both contemporary and historical settings. For nonfiction, she is interested in exceptional narratives from authors with strong platforms.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Shannon Hassan brings a depth of business and editorial experience to her role as agent, having worked in publishing and law for more than a decade. A few of Shannon’s recent or soon to be published books include DIE YOUNG WITH ME, a memoir by Rob Rufus of the Blacklist Royals (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), THE WORLD’S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE, a middle-grade adventure by Frank L. Cole (Delacorte/Penguin Random House), LET THE GOOD PREVAIL, a thriller by Logan Miller and Noah Miller being adapted as a feature film (Rare Bird Books), THE MOON IN THE PALACE, a historical series by Weina Dai Randel (Sourcebooks), ALMOST ANYWHERE, a nature memoir by Krista Schlyer (Skyhorse), DIAL EM FOR MURDER, a young adult suspense novel by Marni Bates (Merit Press/F+W Books), IN ANOTHER LIFE, a historical/time-slip novel by Julie Christine Johnson (Sourcebooks).
    • Before becoming an agent, she was the Acquisitions Editor at Fulcrum Publishing, and prior to that, a corporate attorney at Arnold & Porter in New York. She received her JD from Harvard and her BA from George Washington University.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Historical Fiction
    Weina Randel's THE MOON IN THE PALACE, based on the life of the famed 7th-century Chinese Empress Wu, who began as a court concubine and survived exile, poisoning, and other palace intrigue to become China's first and only female emperor, to Shana Drehs at Sourcebooks, in a two-book deal, by Shannon Hassan at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Lisa Amowitz's LIFE AND BETH, about a teenage musician who discovers that it's not her killer licks that get her into a program for talented youth - it's her other budding talent - the ability to kill with her mind, to Vikki Ciaffone at Spencer Hill Press, for publication in Spring 2015, by Shannon Hassan at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World English).

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Frank Cole's THE SUMMONER'S HANDBOOK, about a nerdy sixth-grader and a clueless young boy, sent from the Afterlife on his first "Guardian Agent" mission, who must work together to save the world from an eclectic horde of demons, to Michelle Poploff at Delacorte, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2015, by Shannon Hassan at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World English).

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Kita Murdock's FUTURE FLASH, a twelve-year-old girl sparks flashes of the future with her touch, to Julie Matysik at Sky Pony Press, in a nice deal, for publication in spring 2014, by Shannon Hassan at Warner Literary Group (World).

    Non-Fiction | Narrative
    DIE YOUNG WITH ME, a memoir by Rob Rufus of the Blacklist Royals (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    THE WORLD’S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE, a middle-grade adventure by Frank L. Cole (Delacorte/Penguin Random House)

    Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
    LET THE GOOD PREVAIL, a thriller by Logan Miller and Noah Miller

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    Twitter
    http://twitter.com/shannonhassan
    This is the agency webpage on PublishersMarketplace
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/MarsalLyon/
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