Loew's Ventanta Resort

23rd Annual Conference
October 26 – 28, 2017

Set in the West: Cultures Old and New

Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, Arizona

Set in the West: Cultures Old and New


Sandra BondSandra Bond

Bond Literary Agency is a small, full-service literary agency with a select list of clients. Sitting in the middle of Denver, they work with the large houses in New York and mid-size and small book publishers all over the country. Sandra was the program administrator at the University of Denver's Publishing Institute for 4 years (2005-2009), and she now guest-lectures there annually.

Sandra is interested in adult commercial and literary fiction, mystery/thriller/crime fiction, and YA fiction in all categories. She does not represent romance, adult science fiction, adult fantasy, poetry, children's picture books, or screenplays. In nonfiction, she is interested in narrative, science for a general audience, business and history—and authors must have great credentials, real expertise in their subject area, and some kind of platform from which they can actively promote their books. She is no longer representing memoir.

Michael CarrMichael Carr

Michael Carr is a literary agent with a background in editing and writing, working from a home base in the Northeast. He speaks Spanish and conversational French and before joining Veritas had professions as diverse as programming simulators for nuclear submarines and owning an inn in Vermont. His main interests are historical fiction, women's fiction, science fiction and fantasy, narrative non-fiction, and popular science, history, or biography. He will consider YA and middle grade if they have a strong genre tie-in as either historical or sf/f.

Claire GerusClaire Gerus

Claire Gerus has been Editor-in-Chief of two publishing houses, worked for seven major publishers, including Harlequin, Rodale, Random House, Doubleday, John Wiley, Kensington, and Adams Media, and has written articles for U.S. and Canadian magazines and newspapers. In 1996, she established a thriving business as a New York literary agent, selling publishers books on a variety of subjects: business, history, memoirs, religion, health, spirituality, psychology, politics, pop culture, and women's studies. She is now based in Tucson and in addition to working as a literary agent she is a book development consultant.

Claire is always interested in projects that can change readers’ lives for the better. She is open to assisting authors as an agent, a book developer, or an editor. Currently, her focus is on adult nonfiction projects. For more information go to: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Clairus.

Rebecca Scherer

Rebecca Scherer

Having worked her way through each department of the Jane Rotrosen Agency over the last five years, Rebecca Scherer enjoys all aspects of the business and has a comprehensive perspective on the type of career management that JRA is known for. Now an Associate Agent, Rebecca is actively building her list and is particularly on the hunt for works of women’s fiction, general fiction, suspense, thriller, and upmarket/literary-leaning fiction. While open to the occasional YA project, Rebecca does not represent MG or picture books. A lifelong New Yorker, Rebecca holds a BA in English Literature, Political Science, and German from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College.

Elizabeth Trupin-PulliElizabeth Trupin-Pulli

Elizabeth Trupin-Pulli has been involved in publishing for forty-six years, beginning in the contracts department of New American Library. That was followed by a brief stint as an editor at Fawcett’s Premier Books. In 1975, she and then-husband Jim Trupin founded JET Literary Associates, Inc. in New York. As of 2002, their offices relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico and Vienna, Austria. JET has had great success with mystery writers, including Edgar-award-winning Robert Campbell, Harry Whittington, Charles Willeford, Anne Hillerman and RWA award-winners for romantic suspense, Beverly Bird and Gennita Low. In addition to suspense, Liz is looking for historical and literary fiction as well as strong narrative non-fiction. She does not handle sci-fi/fantasy, poetry, how-to books or material for the children’s or YA markets. Most recent bestseller: SONG OF THE LION by Anne Hillerman.



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