Friday, February 11, 2011

Claire Gerus Literary Agency seeks fiction for adults and kids

Claire Gerus Literary Agency
8010 N Casas Place
Tucson, AZ 85742-9775


Claire Gerus, president of the Claire Gerus Agency, has been Editor-in-Chief of two publishing houses, worked for seven major publishers, including Harlequin, Rodale, Random House, Doubleday, John Wiley, Kensington, and Adams Media, has written articles for U.S. and Canadian magazines and newspapers, and has taught corporate communications to such clients as IBM, Kelloggs, Mutual of Omaha, and Procter & Gamble.

In 1996, she established a literary agency in New York, representing books on a variety of subjects: business, history, memoirs, religion, health, spirituality, psychology, politics, pop culture, and women's studies.

She sold a 3-million copy health bestseller and brought film star Esther Williams’ story to Simon & Schuster. It went on to become a New York Times bestseller.


In 1999, she joined Kensington Publishing in New York and founded TwinStreams Books, a complementary healing imprint. Later, as Executive Editor at Citadel Press, she acquired and edited titles on celebrity biography, self-help, relationships, spirituality, new age, diet, Judaica, and health.

From 2001-August, 2002, she was Executive Editor at Adams Media, where she published the first biography of Laura Bush. She also published a wide range of new age, business, self-help, and inspirational books.

She is presently working as a literary agent and book development consultant. Among her clients are an ex-CIA agent, three psychologists, a policewoman, a District Attorney, an Assistant Attorney-General, a business communications consultant, a women's safety advocate, a best-selling psychologist,the Wall Street Journal's Soviet specialist, and a former Miss Connecticut who now works as an inspirational columnist.

Claire is always interested in books that can change readers’ lives for the better. She is open to assisting authors as an agent, a book developer, or an editor.

Specialties: Biography; Business/investing/finance; History; Religious; Mind/body/spirit; Health; Lifestyle;  Science; True crime; Psychology; Politics

For nonfiction, submit to Claire at
gerus.claire@gmail.com
Include overview and author bio.
For more information about Clare, see her Publisher's Market Place listing
here.

Update Sept 5, 2011: Lora Rivera used to be an agent with the Claire Gerus agency, but she's left agenting to pursue her own wirting. Good luck, Lora!

Brian Henry has "How to Get Published" workshops coming up soon. For information about these and all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here

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