Wendy Sherman has been in publishing more years than she cares to admit. She has held senior, executive positions at Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Henry Holt. During her time at these major publishing houses, she worked in the areas of subsidiary rights, marketing, sales, and editorial. With a desire to work more closely with writers and help develop their careers, she founded Wendy Sherman Associates Literary Management in 1999.
Wendy loves voice and story-driven fiction. She is interested in women’s fiction that hits that sweet spot between literary and mainstream and has a passion for Southern voices, historical dramas, suspense with a well-developed protagonist, and has a weakness for family secrets, mother-daughter relationships, and realistic love stories.
She is also interested in non-fiction with a unique twist by authors with a strong, well-developed media platform. Memoir, narrative non-fiction, practical and prescriptive, self-help and mainstream psychology are also general areas of interest. Strong categories for her include parenting, relationships, lifestyle, pop-culture, and just about anything to do with food or dogs.
Wendy is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Authors Representatives (AAR) and a member of The Women’s Media Group.
Cherise Fisher began her career in publishing as the assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of Dell Publishing a month after graduating from Yale University. Over the course of her twenty-five year career as an acquiring editor at Simon & Schuster and the Editor-in-Chief of Plume (an imprint of Penguin Random House), she has shepherded several authors to nationally bestselling and award winning status, including George Lopez, Nelson George, Victoria Christopher Murray, Bil Wright, and Tony Parsons.
As an agent, she is interested in working with novelists who have several compulsively readable yarns in their head and are committed to perfecting their craft as storytellers. She will advocate for memoirs that uncover the diversity of human experience, and take on non-fiction writers who are experts on a variety of topics such as personal development, health and sexuality, racial identity, Christianity and spirituality, diet and fitness, African American history, and pop culture. Her intention is that all the books she helps bring into the world are relevant, enduring, and help readers maximize joy and productivity in their lives.
About Jenny Meyer
Jenny Meyer has been in the business of foreign rights since 1996. Founded in 2002, Jenny Meyer Literary Agency, Inc. represents UK and translation rights on behalf of a wide variety of U.S.-based literary agencies and authors. Jenny attends the major international bookfairs, selling direct in all territories which fosters a close working relationship with foreign publishers, thereby maximizing the potential of each project abroad.
About Marie Michels
Marie Michels is an assistant at Wendy Sherman Associates. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016, where she studied English Literature and Creative Writing and served as co-editor-in-chief of the University’s award-winning satire publication. She is particularly interested in memoir and lyrical fiction, and loves to read about artists, Type-B protagonists, and siblings. Marie is not currently accepting submissions and does not represent any authors at this time.
SUB AGENTS ABROAD
World excluding Asia:
Jenny Meyer: Jenny@Meyerlit.com
Tuttle-Mori: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Duran Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org
People’s Republic of China
Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Inc.
Jackie Huang: email@example.com
Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Inc
Whitney Hsu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we do NOT represent the following:
- Cozy mysteries
- Genre romance, westerns, science fiction, horror, or fantasy
- Children’s picture books