Monday, December 15, 2014

Kimberly Brower joins Rebecca Friedman Literary agency, seeks new authors of commercial and literary fiction, especially women’s fiction & romance, plus new adult and young adult

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor,
represented by the Rebecca Friedman Agency
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Happy holiday!  – Brian

Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency
Greater Los Angeles area

Rebecca Friedman (formerly of Sterling Lord Literistic and Sanford Greenburger) started this agency just last year. As a new agency, Friedman Literary is actively building up its client list.  

Kimberly Brower is the newest member of the team. Reading has always been her passion, even while pursuing her business degree at California State University, Northridge and law degree at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. By joining the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency in 2014, she has been able to merge her legal background with her love of books.

Although she loves all things romance, she is also searching for books that are different and will surprise her, with empathetic characters and compelling stories. Kimberly is interested in both commercial and literary fiction, with an emphasis in women’s fiction, contemporary romance, mysteries/thrillers, new adult and young adult, as well as certain areas of non-fiction, including business, diet and fitness.

Query Kimberly at:
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Rachel Marks is also looking for authors. Rachel describes herself as “animal lover, Disney obsessed, a very avid reader, child at heart, nerd and all round happy person.” As the owner of Mark My Words, she has worked as a publicist for authors for the past three years. 

Rachel represents young adult, fantasy, science fiction, new adult and romance. 

Query Rachel at:
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Rebecca Friedman, the founder of the agency is interested in commercial and literary fiction with a focus on literary novels of suspense, women’s fiction, contemporary romance, and young adult, as well as journalistic nonfiction and memoir. “Most of all," she says, "we are looking for great stories told in strong voices.”

Query Rebecca at:
Rebecca’s direct email is:
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Brian Henry will lead a "How to Get Published" workshop in Niagara on the Lake on Saturday, March 7, with literary agent Olga Filina of The Rights Factory (see here). 

Anne Shone
Also, Brian will lead a “Writing for Children & for Young Adults” workshop with Anne Shone, Senior Editor at Scholastic Canada, on Saturday, May 2, in Oakville (see here). 

Note: For more information or to register for any workshop or course, email:

Other upcoming workshops, include: Secrets of Writing a Page-turner,” Saturday, Jan 17, in Toronto (see here), "How to Write Great Dialogue," Saturday, Jan 24, in Georgetown (here), and “Revising and Editing,” Saturday, Jan 31 in Oakville (here).

Weekly courses: Whether you're looking for an introduction to creative writing or you're getting your manuscript ready to submit to an agent, your best bet is a weekly course. Starting in the new year, Brian will be offering classes for beginners through advanced writers. See details for all six courses here.

For details of “Welcome to Creative Writing” on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington see here, for “Writing Your Life & Other Personal Stories” on Tuesday mornings in Oakville see here, for “The Next Step in Creative Writing” on Wednesday evenings in Burlington see here, on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga see here, and on Thursday evenings in Georgetown see here, and for “Intensive Creative Writing” on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington here.

For details of any course or workshop or to register, email:

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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