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Abigail Koons THE PARK LITERARY GROUP Abigail is a graduate of Boston University and is an agent and the Foreign Rights Director at The Park Literary Group. Prior to becoming a literary agent, she worked for EF Education, a multinational corporation based in Sweden.
Dawn Michelle Frederick (follow her on Twitter @RedSofaLiterary) RED SOFA LITERARY Dawn is the owner and literary agent of Red Sofa Literary, based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. She carries a B.S. in Human Ecology, and a M.S. in Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution. She has a broad knowledge of the book business-with multiple years of experience as a bookseller in the independent, chain, and specialty stores; a YA publisher, a published nonfiction author, and an associate literary agent at Sebastian Literary Agency for five years. Some of Dawn's best known projects are Finding Betty Crocker, by Susan Marks and The Secrets of Skinny Chicks, by Karen Bridson.
Tamar Rydzinski THE LAURA DAIL LITERARY AGENCY Tamar Rydzinski worked at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates prior to joining the Laura Dail Literary Agency. She graduated from Yeshiva University in 2003 with a major in literature and a minor in business. The books The Laura Dail Literary Agency represent include Skinny Bitch, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up by Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn, and The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James
Dan Weiss ST. MARTIN'S PRESS Dan Weiss began his extensive publishing career as an editor, became a book packager, and then spent eight years as publisher and managing director of Sparknotes.com. He is currently Publisher-at-Large at St. Martin’s Press.
Elizabeth Winick MCINTOSH & OTIS LITERARY AGENCY Elizabeth Winick is a senior agent at McIntosh & Otis. She has degrees from New York University and Manhattan School of Music. Elizabeth represents numerous New York Times bestsellers, and both Agatha and Edgar Award winners and nominees.
Rebecca Strauss MCINTOSH & OTIS LITERARY AGENCY Rebecca Strauss is an agent and Director of Subsidiary Rights at McIntosh & Otis, Inc. She has worked for Sony Pictures as a book scout and development assistant and at Trident Media Group as a foreign rights assistant. She earned her degree in English Literature from Duke University.
McIntosh & Otis represents a broad range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, including many bestsellers, literary icons, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners.