We couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming publication of Alexandra Jamieson’s new book, “Women, Food & Desire” in January. In the meantime, she has just released the first in a series of podcasts, “The Crave Cast,” for iTunes which went to #1. You can listen for free here on iTunes. Her message is transformative.
We are thrilled to share that Tre Miller-Rodriguez’s memoir, Splitting the Difference, has been sold to Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Universal TV and ABC for adaptation to the small screen. The memoir, which was published in March 2013, chronicles Miller-Rodriguez’s life in New York City as a 34-year-old widow who reunites with the daughter she gave up for adoption at 18. Filmmaker Kat Coiro of And While We Were Here and A Case of You has signed on to write the series. Exciting times ahead! Here’s the news on Deadline Hollywood.
When I first started at the agency, fresh from the The New School MFA Creative Writing program, I imagined I would mostly represent literary fiction and creative nonfiction. I was reading Russian literature, Norman Mailer, and Joan Didion. Light stuff.
But, as I started building my list, these particular kinds of projects started finding their way to me. My old magazine pals were recommending fashion editors, home décor experts, food bloggers and travel journalists writing memoirs.
And this stuff was fun. Four-color illustrated books are entirely different animals in the publishing world, often requiring a team that resembles a move-set crew to produce. But I kept having huge success with fashion books like The Wow Factor by Jacqui Stafford (Gotham), decorating books like Sage Living by Anne Sage (Chronicle Books) and just this week I sold Bright Lights Paris by Angie Niles, a guide to living, dining and shopping like a Parisian to one of the most wonderful editors in the business, Denise Silvestro, at Berkley Books. I was delighted and I couldn’t be more excited to turn those delicious pages filled with bright photos.
Of course literary fiction is my first love, but you never know what books might end up picking you. I realized I also enjoyed helping these books that made everyday things like getting dressed, picking out a couch and eating dinner just a bit brighter and glossier find their way into the world.
So bring on the next one….
I am very proud to be on the Board of AAR, especially when we can use the strength our numbers to make statement like this.
We are so excited about Tre Miller Rodriguez’s essay in the New York Times Modern Love section. A Husband Lost, a Daughter Found is accompanied by an animated short by Joanna Neborsky.