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 is excited to read queries from writers with books in these genres: middle grade (all sub-genres), young adult (all sub-genres), romance (all sub-genres) and fantasy/science fiction for adults. She is a member of AAR, SCBWI, RWA and SFWA and speaks at conferences around the country. Her travel schedule is updated at: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SaraMegibow/
    • Always LGBTQIA+ Friendly!
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Sara does not represent screenplays, memoir, self-help, commercial fiction, 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 a weblink to the author website if available.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Sara's clients include New York Times bestselling authors Margaret Rogerson (AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS, Margaret K. McElderry Books/ Simon & Schuster), Jason M. Hough (THE DARWIN ELEVATOR, Del Rey/ Penguin Random House) Jaleigh Johnson (THE DOOR TO THE LOST, Delacorte/ Penguin Random House) and Roni Loren (THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY, Sourcebooks Casablanca). She keeps a small client list and tries to answer professional questions on twitter as time allows at @SaraMegibow
    EDUCATION
    • Northwestern University
    • BA in Women's Studies, BA in Gender Studies and BA in American History


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Science Fiction
    Award-winning author Julie Czerneda's MIRAGE and SPECTRUM, the sequels to October 2018's SEARCH IMAGE of the Web Shifter's Library series, to Sheila Gilbert at DAW Books, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2020, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Debut author and former reviewer for Fantasy Faction Dan Hanks's PANIC STATIONS, pitched as Ghostbusters meets Stranger Things, a mix of fantasy and horror in which a small English town is cursed and only a group of meddling kids and their knowledge of the 1980s can save it, to Don D'Auria at Flame Tree Press, in a nice deal, for publication in summer 2019, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world English). Rights: contact@ktliterary.com

    Fiction | Romance
    Debut author and two-time Golden Heart finalist Sarah Morgenthaler's THE TOURIST TRAP, the first in a series of modern-day Northern Exposure-style romantic comedies about a small quirky Alaskan town overrun by moose-crazed tourists, and the owner of the local diner who falls for one of them despite his better judgment, to Cat Clyne at Sourcebooks Casablanca, in an exclusive submission, in a three-book deal, for publication in fall 2019, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world). Rights: contact@ktliterary.com

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    New York Times bestseller AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS by Margaret Rogerson
    Author:   Margaret Rogerson
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Margaret K. McElderry/ Simon & Schuster
    Isobel is an artistic prodigy with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life. Furious, Rook spirits her away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously wrong in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending on each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.


    THE ROSE by USA Today bestselling author Tiffany Reisz
    Author:   Tiffany Reisz
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   MIRA/ Harlequin
    On the day of Lia’s university graduation party, her parents—wealthy art collectors with friends in high places—gift her a beautiful wine cup, a rare artifact decorated with roses. It’s a stunning gift, and one that August Bowman, a friend of her parents and a guest at Lia’s party, also has his eye on. The cup, August tells her, is known as the Rose kylix, and it’s no ordinary cup. It was used in the temple ceremonies of Eros, Greek god of erotic love, and has the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life. But Lia is skeptical of August’s claims of the cup’s mythology and magic—after all, he’s a collector himself, and she suspects he just wants to get his hands on this impressive piece of art. So he dares her to try it for herself, and when Lia drinks from the Rose kylix she is suddenly immersed in an erotic myth so vivid it seems real—as though she’s living out the most sensual fantasy with August by her side… Realizing the true power of this ancient and dangerous relic, Lia is even more wary of giving it up, though August insists it is only safe with him. He’s willing to pay the full value of the cup, but Lia has another type of trade in mind. One that finds them more tangled up in each other—and in fantasy—than either was prepared for.


    THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY by New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren
    Author:   Roni Loren
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Berkley/ Penguin
    Twelve years ago, tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a small number of students survived, a group the media dubbed as The Ones Who Got Away. Now, web designer Liv Arias, along with the rest of the survivors, have returned to the small Texas town to tell their stories for a documentary. Which means Liv seeing former star-athlete and old flame Finn Dorsey. A lot happened between them that night and Liv is ready to end their decade-long riff and move on. But when her attempt at closure turns into a steamy kiss, moving on proves much more difficult than either of them thought...


    THE DOOR TO THE LOST by New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson
    Author:   Jaleigh Johnson
    Genres:   Fantasy | Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Delacorte/ Penguin Random House
    There was no warning the day magic died in Talhaven. It happened with a giant explosion and the arrival of a skyship full of children, all with magic running through their veins and no memory of home. Rook and Drift are two of those children, and ever since that day, they've been on the run, magical refugees in a world that doesn't trust magic. Because magic doesn't die right away--it decays, twists, and poisons all that it touches. And now it's beginning to poison people. Try as they might, Rook and Drift can't remember anything about their lives before Talhaven. But it's beginning to look like they're the only ones who can save their adopted world . . . if that world doesn't destroy them first.


    International bestseller THE COURIER by Gerald Brandt
    Author:   Gerald Brandt
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   DAW Books
    Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier. A nobody. Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border—a land where corporations make all the rules. A runaway since the age of fourteen, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone's help. But a late day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she's stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen. Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level 1 streets. Fleeing from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller—a member of an underground resistance group—only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn't understand. Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it's only a matter of time until Miller's resources and their luck run out....


    International bestseller THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachmann
    Author:   Stefan Bachmann
    Genres:   Fantasy | Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Greenwillow/ HarperCollins
    Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged. In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings—Peculiars—and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them. One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley—Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed. First he's noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.


    New York Times bestseller THE DARWIN ELEVATOR by Jason M. Hough
    Author:   Jason M. Hough
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   Del Rey/ Penguin Random House
    In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity.


    A RED PEACE by Spencer Ellsworth
    Author:   Spencer Ellsworth
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   TOR
    A Red Peace, first in Spencer Ellsworth's Starfire trilogy, is an action-packed space opera in a universe where the oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant humanity and dominate the galaxy. Half-breed human star navigator Jaqi, working the edges of human-settled space on contract to whoever will hire her, stumbles into possession of an artifact that the leader of the Rebellion wants desperately enough to send his personal guard after. An interstellar empire and the fate of the remnant of humanity hang in the balance. Spencer Ellsworth has written a classic space opera, with space battles between giant bugs, sun-sized spiders, planets of cyborgs and a heroine with enough grit to bring down the galaxy's newest warlord.


    THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati
    Author:   Karen Fortunati
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Delacorte/ Penguin Random House
    Seventeen-year-old Catherine Pulaski knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disease, has almost triumphed once, propelling Catherine to her first suicide attempt. With Zero only temporarily restrained by the latest med du jour, time is running out. In an old ballet shoebox, Catherine stockpiles medications, preparing to take her own life before Zero can inflict its own living death on her again. But Zero’s return is delayed due to unexpected and meaningful relationships that lessen Catherine’s sense of isolation. These relationships along with the care of a gifted psychiatrist alter Catherine’s perception of her diagnosis as a death sentence. This is a story of loss and grief and hope and how the many shapes of love – maternal, romantic and platonic – impact a young woman’s struggle with mental illness. This manuscript was awarded the 2014 SCBWI Work-in-Progress Grant in the Contemporary YA category. It was also named a finalist in the 2015 Tassey-Walden Awards Contest.


    THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER by K Arsenault Rivera
    Author:   K Arsenault Rivera
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   TOR Books
    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.


    WHAT GOES UP by Wen Baragrey
    Author:   Wen Baragrey
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Random House Children's
    What goes up . . . comes down on Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow's roof! Will a rogue NASA satellite crush her house before Robyn can set things right? Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow (yes, that's actually her name) has a target on her roof. Well, not a real one, but everything seems to land there: paper airplanes, lost kites, socks, cats, and once even a skydiver! In the town of Calliope, Robyn and her magnet roof are famous--for being weird. That wasn't such a big deal . . . until now! A rogue NASA satellite is falling out of orbit and is going to hit Earth. NASA says it will probably land in the ocean, but Robyn knows better--that satellite is headed for her roof. To make matters worse, Robyn discovers that she doesn't just have a fairy middle name. When her class reads A Midsummer Night's Dream, she learns that Robin Goodfellow is a fairy! Which means if the satellite flattens her, everyone will laugh at her name in the news stories. Robyn realizes what she needs to do: find her long-lost dad so he can help her change her name and protect her from the satellite! Both surprising and relatable, this middle-grade novel will have readers wishing they could move to the small town of Calliope, laugh with the larger-than-life characters, and race against the clock to save Robyn from NASA's mistake.


    THE GLAMOUR THIEVES by Don Allmon
    Author:   Don Allmon
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Riptide Publishing
    JT is an orc on the way up. He’s got his own boutique robotics shop, high-end clientele, and deep-pocketed investors. He’s even mentoring an orc teen who reminds him a bit too much of himself back in the day. Then Austin shows up, and the elf’s got the same hard body and silver tongue as he did two years ago when they used to be friends and might have been more. He’s also got a stolen car to bribe JT to saying yes to one last scheme: stealing the virtual intelligence called Blue Unicorn. Soon JT’s up to his tusks in trouble, and it ain’t just zombies and Chinese triads threatening to tear his new life apart. Austin wants a second chance with JT—this time as more than just a friend—and even the Blue Unicorn is trying to play matchmaker.


    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?


    TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by Rebecca Roanhorse
    Author:   Rebecca Roanhorse
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Saga/ Simon & Schuster
    While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last—and best—hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much larger and more terrifying than anything she could imagine. Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel to the rez to unravel clues from ancient legends, trade favors with tricksters, and battle dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology. As Maggie discovers the truth behind the disappearances, she will have to confront her past—if she wants to survive. Welcome to the Sixth World.


    LOVE GAME by Maggie Wells
    Author:   Maggie Wells
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Casablanca
    She's earned her position Kate Snyder is at the top of her game. She scored her first national championship at Wolcott University in her undergrad days, and now she's the coaching legend of the #1 college women's basketball team. No one knows the meaning of the phrase "work your way up" better than Kate. So when the university hires a football coach trying to escape scandal?paying him a lot more than she earns?Kate is more than annoyed. He just sailed into his Danny McMillan had hoped for a smooth transition at Wolcott, but the fiery Coach Snyder made that impossible. Every time he and Kate are in a room together, snark and sparks fly. Danny gets her frustration, but her pay grade isn't his problem, right? When Kate and Danny finally see eye to eye, their sparks turn into something even hotter...and they need to figure out if this is more than just a game.


    GRAVEYARD SHIFT by Michael F. Haspil
    Author:   Michael F. Haspil
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   TOR
    Police procedurals go supernatural in this gritty urban fantasy debut by Michael F. Haspil in Graveyard Shift Alex Menkaure once ruled as pharaoh. Marcus once lived in the time of Caesar. Now, mummy and vampire are partners in a special police unit, fighting to keep the streets safe from both supernatural criminals and anti-vampire vigilantes. When someone starts poisoning the artificial blood used by vampires, relations between vampires and humans deteriorate to the brink of anarchy. While the city threatens to tear itself apart, Alex and Marcus must form an unnatural alliance with a vigilante gang and a shape-shifter woman in a desperate battle against an ancient conspiracy. If they succeed, they'll be pariahs, hunted by everyone. If they fail, the result will be a war bloodier than any the world has ever seen.


    MAJESTIC 12: INCEPTION by Michael J. Martinez
    Author:   Michael J. Martinez
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Skyhorse
    A team of superhuman covert operatives emerges from the ashes of World War II in a Cold War era paranormal espionage thriller from acclaimed genre-bender Michael J. Martinez. It is a new world, stunned by the horrors that linger in the aftermath of total war. The United States and Soviet Union are squaring off in a different kind of conflict, one that’s fought in the shadows, where there are whispers of strange and mysterious developments. Normal people across the United States have inexplicably gained paranormal abilities. A factory worker can heal the sick and injured. A schoolteacher bends emotions to her will. A car salesman alters matter with a simple touch. A former soldier speaks to the dying and gains their memories as they pass on. They are the Variants, controlled by a secret government program called MAJESTIC-12 to open a new front in the Cold War. From the deserts of Nevada to the palaces of Istanbul, the halls of power in Washington to the dark, oppressive streets of Prague, the Variants are thrown into a deadly game of shifting alliances. Amidst the seedy underbelly of nations, these once-ordinary Americans dropped in extraordinary circumstances will struggle to come to terms with their abilities as they fight to carve out a place for themselves in a world that may ultimately turn against them. And as the MAJESTIC-12 program will soon discover, there are others out there like them, some with far more malevolent goals.


    RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
    Author:   Casey McQuiston
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Wednesday Books/ 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?


    BREAKING HIS RULES by Aliza Mann
    Author:   Aliza Mann
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Loveswept/ Penguin Random House
    An international playboy finds true love in a sexy new standalone contemporary romance from Aliza Mann. Ashton Lyle is a man in control. His rules are simple: Discipline. Hard work. No deviation. And lucky for him no one is able to resist his mega-watt smile, dazzling wit, sexy British accent, and ability to manipulate any situation in business . . . and in bed. That is, until he meets a woman with rules of her own. Terra Ellis is a self-made woman who knows what she wants. A successful entrepreneur, she has worked hard to cultivate an impeccable image. A tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband has reinforced her drive but it has also made her question serious relationships. After all, a busy woman has no time for romance. That is, until Terra meets a man who sees through her façade. Ashton and Terra are about to discover that some rules were made to be broken. . . .





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