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Full Agent Profile: Deborah Schneider


Deborah Schneider

Gelfman Schneider
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    Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense

    History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Science | Women's Issues | Psychology | Health & Fitness

  • This agent is closed to queries

    • Also interested in nonfiction related to Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Fashion, Journalism, and Language Arts/Linguistics
    • Does not represent science fiction, romance, or children’s books

    • Some of her clients include Jeffery Deaver, Ann Ross, David Fuller, David Rabe, Tracey Chevalier (US), Brian D'Amato, Brian Freeman, Alison Gaylin & Meg Gardiner.

    Devil Wears Prada
    Author:   Lauren Weisberger
    Genres:   Chick Lit | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Doubleday Books; (April 15, 2003)
    When narrator Andrea Sachs goes to work for Miranda Priestly, the all-powerful magazine editor, Andrea learns it's hard work to have a primadonna devil as your boss
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    Girl With a Pearl Earring
    Author:   Tracy Chevalier
    Genres:   Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Dutton Books; (December 27, 1999)
    A fictional portrayal of 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer and the secrets behind his mysterious anonymous portrait "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
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    The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
    Author:   Jeffery Deaver
    Genres:   Commercial Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Pocket Star; Reprint edition (April 28, 2009)
    The next in the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme sereies. Lincoln’s cousin has been arrested for murder. The case seems airtight, but when he looks into it, Rhyme begins to suspect that he has stumbled onto an especially devious serial killer, one who uses cutting-edge data-mining techniques to steal the identities of his victims and of the innocent people he frames for his crimes.
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    In The Courts of the Sun
    Author:   Brian D'Amato
    Genres:   Commercial Fiction | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   NAL Trade (November 3, 2009)
    According to the ancient Maya, December 21, 2012, could be the day the world ends. In this ambitious novel, a modern-day descendant of the Maya, Jed DeLanda, goes back in time to save mankind. Well, he doesn’t go back physically; that’s not possible in D’Amato’s world, but it is possible to send back the consciousness of a person and to place it inside the mind of someone living in the past. The plan was to put Jed’s mind inside the body of a Mayan king in the year 664 CE, but, instead, he winds up inside the head of a man about to be killed by ritual sacrifice. Can Jed keep his host alive long enough to save the world?
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    Author:   David Fuller
    Genres:   Fantasy | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   Hyperion (September 8, 2009)
    Mystery novels, ever in need of fresh points of view, are given to strange genre hybrids like Fuller's debut novel: part investigative procedural, part narrative of American slave life. Cassius, a secretly literate slave on a Civil War–era Virginia tobacco plantation, is determined to track down whoever killed his mentor and surrogate mother, Emoline Justice, a free black woman.
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    The Agency
    Author:   Ally O'Brien
    Genres:   Chick Lit
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (October 12, 2010)
    Driven London literary agency Tess Drake has been toying with the idea of quitting the agency and opening her own. So when her boss dies and Tess’ archenemy Cosima takes control of the agency, it seems like a perfect time to exit. Oh, she’s also sleeping with Cosima’s husband, and the police are suddenly very interested in her because they believe she killed her boss. Tess has to watch her back now that everything and everyone is suspect. O’Brien’s novel is as cutthroat, merciless, and entertaining as a celebrity gossip Web site
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    Dare to Die (Death on Demand Mysteries)
    Author:   Carolyn Hart
    Genres:   Mystery | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Avon; Reprint edition (March 30, 2010)
    Annie and Max Darling are completely unprepared when the arrival of a mysterious young woman shocks their sea island and stirs up more than just gossip. Things take a turn for the worse when Annie invites Iris to the pavillion party, and one of their guests is murdered. Annie and Max find themselves at the mercy of an unknown assailant - and all they know is, it's one of their friends.
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    Listening Below the Noise: A Meditation on the Practice of Silence
    Author:   Ann LeClaire
    Genres:   Self-Help | Memoirs | Spirituality | Women's Issues | Nature/Ecology
    Publisher:   Harper; 1 edition (February 10, 2009)
    Against the cacophony that pervades our lives, novelist LeClaire (The Lavender Hour) offers a persuasive antidote: silence. Sixteen years ago, LeClaire decided to devote a 24-hour period to not speaking, and it became a twice-a-month practice. LeClaire draws deeply on this experience in calling for a wholesale rethinking of noise and a greater appreciation for quietude and nature.
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    Good Things I Wish You: A Novel
    Author:   Manette Ansay
    Genres:   Women's Fiction | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   Harper (June 30, 2009)
    At the age of 42, novelist Jeanette Hochmann—recently divorced from her husband of twelve years—struggles to reassemble her life with her three year old daughter, Heidi. Now she’s stalled on her latest project: a book based on the friendship between the 19th century German pianist Clara Schumann and her husband’s handsome protégée, the young composer Johannes Brahms. Through a chance encounter, Jeanie meets a man from Clara’s birthplace of Leipzig, Germany, a mysterious entrepreneur who offers his help with translations—and more. There are things about men and women, he insists, that do not change.
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    Author:   Alison Gaylin
    Genres:   Chick Lit | Mystery | Horror | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Signet (September 1, 2009)
    From the moment magazine editor Zoe Greene joins her lover Warren in San Esteban, an idyllic Mexican village, something is strange about the place and its people—from the black crosses that hang throughout the town to the blood-tipped spines of its strange indigenous plants to Warren’s odd disappearances. Then, when tourists are found murdered, Zoe begins to ask questions. At even greater risk, she’s finding the answers.
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    The Memory Collector
    Author:   Meg Gardiner
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Dutton Adult (June 11, 2009)
    Jo is called to the scene of an aircraft inbound from London to help deal with a passenger who is behaving erratically. She figures out that he’s got anterograde amnesia, and can’t form new memories.Jo realizes her patient’s addled mind may hold the key to preventing something terrible from happening in her beloved San Francisco. In order to prevent it, she will have to get deeper into the life of a patient than she ever has before, hoping the truth emerges from the fog of his mind in time to save her city—and herself.
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    In the Dark
    Author:   Brian Freeman
    Genres:   Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (March 31, 2009)
    In the summer following his junior year in high school (and long before he became a detective), Minnesotan Jonathan Stride fell in love with Cindy Starr. But in the midst of their bliss, Cindy’s sister, Laura, was brutally killed in the woods near their suburban Duluth home. 30 Years later When Cindy’s high-school friend Tish returns to town with news that she’s writing a book about Laura’s death, Jonathan wants more than anything to let the past remain the past, but Tish’s presence prompts him to reconsider the case—and the possibility that a local citizen may have gotten away with murder.
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    Girl by the Road at Night: A Novel of Vietnam
    Author:   David Rabe
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
    Celebrated playwright Rabe grounds his historical novel in the early years of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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    Promises to Keep: A Novel
    Author:   Jane Green
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Viking Adult; First Edition edition (June 15, 2010)
    When Callie, a breast cancer survivor, is diagnosed with a rare and incurable complication of the disease, she suddenly realizes that she has only months to live, she begins the painful process of saying good-bye
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