Hotel Omni San Antone

25th Annual Conference
October 10 - 13, 2019

Writing to Remember - Remembering Why We Write

Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel
San Antonio, Texas

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Participating Agents

Rebecca Angus

REBECCA ANGUS

Rebecca Angus is a Senior Literary Agent with Golden Wheat Literary, and a romance author. Rebecca has over five years of experience in the publishing industry, and is excited to work with new authors and illustrators. She started as an editorial and submissions intern at Entangled in 2014, and from there she moved to Golden Wheat Literary. Rebecca graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Science, and a Minor in Business. Since then, she's earned her Master’s certificate in Children’s Literature, and her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and Literacy. Rebecca, who lives in El Paso, Texas, is a supporter of diversity and inclusion in publishing. She welcomes submissions from authors of all backgrounds. A member of SCBWI NM, Rebecca is looking to acquire the following Romance genres: Sweet Romances with a Hallmark feel, Military Romances, Romantic Comedies, Historical Romance, Category Romance, and Inspirational Romance. Outside of the Romance genre, Rebecca is seeking: Young Adult Contemporary Romance (with a rom-com feel), Middle Grade magical realism, MG coming of age stories, Children’s Non-Fiction Picture books, Young Adult Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy, Quirky Chapter Book and Early Readers.

Michael Carr

MICHAEL CARR

Michael Carr is a literary agent with Veritas Literary Agency. He has a background in editing and writing, working from a home base in San Francisco. He represents writers in a variety of genres, with a special emphasis on historical fiction, women’s fiction, science fiction and fantasy, memoir, narrative nonfiction, and popular science. Michael works carefully with clients to produce the cleanest, most professional manuscripts and enjoys teaching at workshops and conferences to help develop emerging writers. 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.

Amanda Jain

AMANDA JAIN

Amanda Jain inherited her love of reading from parents who always had books close to hand. She began her career in publishing at W. W. Norton, where she spent seven years before pursuing a Masters degree in history of the decorative arts. She rejoined publishing shortly thereafter and moved to BookEnds Literary Agency in 2018. She is excited every day to encounter new writers and their stories. Amanda lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and two children. When she’s not reading, she likes to cook, root for the Cubs, and spend as much time outside as she can. Amanda currently represents adult romance, mystery, women’s fiction, upmarket fiction, and science fiction & fantasy, with a special emphasis on historical fiction in all genres. She also represents narrative nonfiction, especially projects exploring history, the literary world, art history, material culture, archaeology, food history, or social history. She loves projects with a strong sense of place and those that create a completely immersive world. She is particularly interested in books that add something important to the conversation, that explore stories we haven’t yet heard, and that introduce new voices to our reading experience.

Amy Stapp

AMY STAPP

Amy Stapp received her BA from Samford University and MA from Georgia State University before beginning her publishing career at Macmillan, where she was an editor for seven years and had the privilege of working with numerous bestselling authors. Amy joined Wolfson Literary in 2018 and is actively building her list, with interest in women’s fiction, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, young adult, and select nonfiction. She is particularly drawn to well-paced prose, immersive settings, and smart, multidimensional characters.