Thursday, February 16, 2017

Claire Roberts of Trident Media seeks new authors

The Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra,
one of 100s of well-known authors
represented by Trident Media
Trident Media Group
41 Madison Ave
Floor 36
New York, NY 10010

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Trident Media Group is one of the largest and most diversified agencies in the world. Trident represents over 1,000 authors in a range of genres of fiction and nonfiction, many of whom have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers Lists and have won major awards and prizes. For more than six consecutive years, Publishers Market Place ranked Trident number one for sales in North America. But Trident doesn’t just work with bestselling authors; it also takes on emerging authors.

Claire Roberts is a Vice President of Trident Media. In addition to heading up Trident’s foreign rights department, Claire is now building her own list of authors, and like all new agents, she needs authors.

Claire has been a publishing professional for 24 years, with 19 years of experience in UK and foreign rights. With her wide foreign rights experience, she will agent her clients in both the U.S. and in the international markets.

Her focus is on upmarket and literary fiction, upmarket crime fiction and narrative non-fiction.

Before joining Trident, Claire oversaw the foreign rights program for Doubleday and Broadway Books, both imprints of Random House US. Prior to that she managed foreign rights for William Morrow and Avon Books, and for the trade books division of Harcourt Brace, now a part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Some of the authors she has handled in the international markets are: Justin Cronin, Elizabeth George, Michael Ondaatje, Marilynne Robinson, Mark Sennen, Radhika Swarup, Sonali Deraniyagala, Paul Harding, Marlon James, and Bob Swarup. Claire graduated from Brown University with a B.A. magna cum laude in Comparative Literature and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Query Claire through Trident’s online form here.

Anne Shone, senior editor,
Scholastic Books
Brian Henry will lead a How to Write a Bestseller workshop on Saturday, Feb 18, in Guelph, with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong (see here).

Also, he’ll lead Writing and Revising, Saturday, Feb 25, in Burlington (see here), Saturday, March 4, in London (see here), and Saturday, March 25, in Toronto (see here), and Writing with Style, Saturday, March 11, in Georgetown (see here).

Brian will  lead Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshops on Saturday, April 1, in Windsor (see here), on Saturday, May 13, in Caledon at the Bolton Library with Yasemin U├žar, senior Editor at Kids Can Press (see here) and on Saturday, May 27, in St. Catharines with Anne Shone, senior editor at Scholastic Books (see here). Brian will also be leading a weekly Kid Lit class, Monday afternoons, April 10 – June 19, in Mississauga (here).
Note: For updated listings of Writing for Children & for Young adult workshops and for weekly Kid lit classes, see here (and scroll down).

Brian Henry will be leading a How to Get Published workshop on Saturday, April 22, in Midland, again with Stacey Donaghy (see here).
Note: For updated postings of current How to Get Published workshops here (and scroll down).

For more information or to reserve a spot in any Saturday workshop or weekly course, email:

And don't miss the June in 
Algonquin Writing Retreat, June 2 – June 4 or 5, 2017. Details here.

Sylvia McNicoll, author of more than
30 books for young people will be on of the
guest speakers for the Writing Kid Lit course
In the spring, Brian will be offering a full range of classes from beginner to advanced:
Welcome to Creative Writing, Monday evenings, April 10 – June 19, Burlington Details here.
Writing Personal Stories, Thursday afternoons, April 27 – June 15, Burlington Details here.
Writing Kid Lit, Monday afternoons, April 10 – June 19, Mississauga. Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, April 12 – June 14, starts by email April 5, Burlington. Details Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, April 13 – June 15, starts by email April 6, Georgetown. Details here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, April 11 – June 13, starts by email April 4, Burlington. Details here.
Extreme Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, April 5 – June 21, starts by email March 29, Burlington. Details here.
Details of all seven classes offered this spring here.

For more information or to register for any of the above, email:
Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

Navigation tip: For many more literary agents seeking authors, click on the Literary Agents button at the top of the page, just below the banner. To see only Canadian agents, click on the button in the right-hand column under More Content. To see only agents representing kid’s lit, click on the Children’s/YA agents button in the list of Labels below.

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