Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Literary Agent Trading Cards Michael Stearns and Nadia Cornier of Firebrand

Michael Stearns
michael(at)firebrandliterary (dot)com

Michael Stearns brings nearly twenty years’ publishing experience to Firebrand Literary. Formerly editorial director and foreign acquisitions manager for HarperCollins Children's Books, and Senior Editor, Director of Paperback Publishing for Harcourt Children’s Books, he has worked on hundreds of books for children and adults.

Among the many bestselling and award-winning books he’s published are A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly; Tangerine by Edward Bloor, The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera, Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson, Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge, the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane, and the Chet Gecko Mysteries by Bruce Hale.

He has taught a dozen classes on writing, edited three anthologies of original stories, and published a half dozen pieces of his own fiction for both adults and children. He received his B.A. from the USC School of Cinema-Television, and his M.A. from Hollins University, where he also won the Andrew James Purdy Short Fiction Prize.
(bio from Firebrand Literary website)

Learn more about Michael Stearns on the Firebrand Blog, HERE

Or, follow him on Twitter, HERE

Nadia Cornier

Nadia Cornier is the founder and co-owner of Firebrand Literary. Firebrand means “instigator” or “bringer of change” – and Nadia thinks that is the perfect word to illustrate this agency and its client list. Firebranders (as they call themselves) aren’t afraid to try things a little differently: Firebrand creates full campaigns for each of their client’s projects in conjunction with the client, partnering from the editorial process to marketing the books after they hit the shelves.

Prior to founding Firebrand, Nadia worked with CMA and before that with authors, marketing and promoting their works. She’s currently looking for really astounding YA fiction, women's fiction, and pop-culture or business non-fiction. (bio from Firebrand website)

Learn more about Nadia on her website, HERE,
or on her blogs, HERE and HERE.

Or, follow her on Twitter, HERE.

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