Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jenny Bent Leaves Trident to start own agency

The Bent Agency
204 Park Place
Number Two
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Formerly a literary agent with Trident media group, Jenny Bent has just started her own agency. She likes books that sell, whether fiction or non-fiction. This is what she has to say about herself:
In a career spanning 15 years, I have made a practice of making bestsellers - either by spotting new talent or developing careers for multi-published authors. My list is varied and includes commercial fiction and nonfiction, literary fiction and memoir. All the books I represent speak to the heart in some way: they are linked by genuine emotion, inspiration and great writing and story-telling.

I sell books like New York Times bestselling author John Kasich’s upcoming EVERY OTHER MONDAY, about his twenty years in a bible study group; the upcoming WHOM NOT TO MARRY by Father Pat Connor, an 80-year-old Catholic priest featured in a recent Maureen O’Dowd column; the #1 New York Times best seller THE RED HAT SOCIETY; the New York Times bestseller LOST AND FOUND, a book about loss and grief and how our pets can help us to heal; and humor writing including the New York Times bestseller IDIOT GIRLS ACTION ADVENTURE CLUB by Laurie Notaro and the manyNew York Times bestsellers by Jill Conner Browne of Sweet Potato Queen fame. And among many other titles for this author, I sold the New York Times bestseller A TREASURY OF GREAT AMERICAN SCANDALS by Michael Farquhar which links history to humor in a tradition of great storytelling.

In the realm of commercial fiction I represent many New York Times bestselling novelists including Lynsay Sands, Julia London, Sandra Hill and USA Today bestsellers Kathy Caskie and Janelle Denison.

Photo: Literary agent Jenny Bent (left) with Kathryn Falk, CEO of Romantic Times magazine (right)

Note: For information about Brian Henry’s upcoming writing workshops and courses see here.

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