Full Agent Profile: Matthew Bialer


Matthew Bialer

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
LRibar@sjga.com (for queries)

Literary Fiction | Science Fiction | Mystery | Horror | Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Women's Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Adventure

History | Sports | Biography | Science | Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Travel | Current Affairs | Pop Culture | Narrative | True Crime

  • This agent accepts queries

    • I represent a variety of writers in many different genres.
    • I love finding a first novel whether it is a thriller, mystery, fantasy, science fiction or literary.
    • I am willing to give a lot of editorial feedback.
    • I also like smart nonfiction about contemporary issues, an offbeat subject or an historical event.


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    • Prior to joining Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Matt spent 14 years at the William Morris Agency where he had a wide array of experience in the book industry, as well as the motion picture and television industries.
    • He represents fantasy, science fiction, thrillers, and mysteries as well as a select group of literary writers, and also loves smart narrative nonfiction including books about current events, popular culture, biography, history, music, race, and sports.
    • While his list includes many veteran authors, he also enjoys finding unique new voices.

    Fiction | Fantasy
    STORMDANCER author and ILLUMINAE co-author Jay Kristoff's untitled new fantasy trilogy in which, in a world where night falls for only a few weeks every few years, a fledgling assassin stalks a city built from the bones of a dead god, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family, again to Peter Wolverton at Thomas Dunne Books, in a good deal, by Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (World English).

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Tad Williams' The Last King of Osten Ard, a sequel trilogy to the NYT bestselling Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy, the series will begin with THE WITCHWOOD CROWN, continue with EMPIRE OF GRASS, and conclude with THE NAVIGATOR'S CHILDREN, to Betsy Wollheim and Sheila Gilbert at Daw, by Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

    Fiction | Science Fiction
    Author of the NYT bestselling Kingkiller Chronicle novels Patrick Rothfuss's THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS, a companion novella to the series where the brightest minds work to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy, to Betsy Wollheim at Daw, to be published in November 2014, by Matt Bialer of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

    Fiction | Science Fiction | Fantasy
    Dale Bailey's THE END OF THE END OF EVERYTHING, a collection of stories, to Mark Teppo at Resurrection House, for publication in 2015, by Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (NA).

    Fiction | Science Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
    R.J. Pineiro's THE FALL, a sci-fi thriller in which a man jumps from the upper-most reaches of the atmosphere and vanishes the moment he hits the speed of sound, ending up on an alternate Earth where he died five years earlier, to Peter Wolverton and Brendan Deneen at Thomas Dunne Books, by Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (World)

    Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles (trilogy)
    Author:   Tracy Hickman & Margaret Weis
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Wizards of the Coast
    Book 1: Dragons of the Dwarven Depths Book 2: Dragons of the Highlord Skies Book 3: Dragons of the Hourglass Mage
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    Shadowmarch (quartet)
    Author:   Tad Williams
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   DAW
    Shadowmarch: Volume 1 introduces a world conquered by humans, who have driven the Qar, or fairy folk, into the far north. There, the Qar hide behind the "Shadowline," a mysterious veil of perpetual mist, which drives mad any human who dares enter it. Now, the frontier called the Shadowline, between the Twilight Lands and those of humans, is being breached, and responsibilities Princess Briony never dreamed of or prepared for fall upon her. The series continues with Shadowplay, Shadowrise, and Shadowheart.
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    Coming of the Storm (Contact Trilogy, Book 1)
    Author:   Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Pocket Books
    Book 2: Fire the Sky Book 3: A Searing Wind
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    You Are Next (series)
    Author:   Katia Lief
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Avon
    Ex-cop Karin Schaeffer must overcome thoughts of suicide in order to find and capture the man who killed her husband and daughter.
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    Four Wives
    Author:   Wendy Walker
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (March 31, 2009)
    A klatch of wealthy suburban women become deeply entangled in one another's lives while planning a public health clinic benefit
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    My Life as a White Trash Zombie
    Author:   Diana Rowland
    Genres:   Fantasy | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   DAW

    The Maker's Song (series)
    Author:   Adrian Phoenix
    Genres:   Fantasy | Romance
    Publisher:   Pocket

    Mark of the Demon (series)
    Author:   Diana Rowland
    Genres:   Fantasy | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Bantam
    Book 2: Blood of the Demon (Bantam) Book 3: Secrets of the Demon (DAW) Book 4: Sins of the Demon (DAW)

    Stormdancer (Lotus Wars Trilogy, Book 1)
    Author:   Jay Kristoff
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Thomas Dunne Books
    A dystopian fantasy, set in steampunk feudal Japan, in which a young woman’s unlikely friendship with a griffin helps her save both her country and herself.

    Author:   Karen Sandler
    Genres:   Science Fiction | Young Adult
    Publisher:   Tu Books
    A young adult science fiction dystopia about two teenage Genetically Engineered Non-human slaves, who start to question not only the strict caste system of their world, but their own personal origins as well. (Co-agented with Lindsay Ribar.)

    The Spirit Thief (Legend of Eli Monpress, Book 1)
    Author:   Rachel Aaron
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Orbit
    An adventure fantasy quintet about wizard thief Eli Monpress. In book 1, The Spirit Thief, Eli kidnaps a king, and the wizardess Miranda must stop him before he ruins the reputations of wizards everywhere.

    High Before Homeroom
    Author:   Maya Sloan
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Offbeat/Quirky
    Publisher:   Gallery
    A hilarious first novel about a teenage misfit who becomes a crystal meth addict so he can get sent to rehab, come back a hero, impress the girl of his dreams, and live happily ever after.

    Never Knew Another (Dogsland Trilogy, Book 1)
    Author:   JM McDermott
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   NightShade Books
    An unlikely romance between a fugitive and a man of the law (both of whom are children of demons), in the fantastical city of Dogsland.

    Countdown to Lockdown
    Author:   Mick Foley
    Genres:   Sports | Memoirs
    Publisher:   Grand Central
    NYT bestselling author and famed wrestler Mick Foley shares his intimate, often humorous thoughts on the five weeks leading up the TNA World Championship, which he won a few months ago, and the bridge from his controversial departure from WWE to his new life with TNA.

    Bright Empires (series)
    Author:   Stephen R. Lawhead
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Thomas Nelson
    A time-travel fantasy quintet.

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