Andrea Brown Literary Agency

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The Andrea Brown Literary Agency was founded in August 1981 and has offices in the San Francisco Bay area, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Our agency works to bring to light the voices and perspectives of new writers as well as to nurture and develop the careers of experienced authors. Our goal, whether seeking to secure a publishing contract or helping our clients independently publish their work, is to make sure that clients are not only published, but published well.

Our philosophy is to remain a "small" agency at heart. We invest a great deal of personal care and attention in each project, and we are hands-on in all aspects of our interactions with clients. We work closely with clients in an editorial capacity and we devise a strategy at every stage of the writing process that will enable us to find the best publisher for each book. In doing so, we think about both short term and long term goals for our clients, always keeping the trajectory of a successful career in mind.

Our agents have backgrounds in New York publishing, editing, academia, business, teaching, writing and film, and one of our strengths as an agency is that we work collaboratively. Our clients have the benefit not only of their individual agent's expertise but of the combined experience and vision of the group.

As a West Coast based agency, we follow a tradition of West Coast innovation in our passion for discovering new voices, in our efforts to make New York publishing more inclusive of voices from other parts of the country, and in our attempt to see publishing trends that result from this broader perspective. We combine this approach with access, standing, and visibility in the publishing community at large. Our agents make regular trips to New York, attend industry conventions, and participate as faculty at writers' conferences all over the country. We ensure a high profile for our clients and actively keep our fingers on the pulse of publishing.

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The Nature of Grace Box Set
Pre-release—available August 9, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 266,050. Language: English. Represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The box set includes all 3 books in the Nature of Grace (Untraceable, Uncontrollable, and Unstoppable). It also includes an exclusive short story, Unspeakable from Mo's perspective), the original Untraceable before it was changed, a section of special extras with author interviews, characters, and additional information on the nature conservation the books support.
Unstoppable
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,530. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Grace is kidnapped and dragged deep into the Everglades for a hunting challenge. One in which Grace is the prey. During a sick game of cat and mouse, Grace is offered one chance at survival, but only if she reaches civilization before being caught. With a small head start and very little supplies, only time and skill stand between the hunter and the hunted.
A Sliver of Sun
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,280. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Stepfamilies, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
By the award-winning author of A MILLION WAYS HOME and A SMIDGEN OF SKY (an IndieBound Fall 2012 ABC New Voices Pick), A SLIVER OF SUN is the hilarious, warm-hearted, and piercingly honest story of a brand-new family and the misunderstandings, betrayals, and triumphs that will either knit them together or rip them apart.
The Apple Throne
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Ever since Astrid agreed to give up her life to become Idun the Young, the almost-goddess who protects the apples of immortality in a secret mountain orchard, she’s been forgotten by everyone except Soren. For the last two years he’s faithfully visited her every three months. Then one day he doesn’t come. Though forbidden to leave the orchard, Astrid defies the gods by escaping to find Soren.
Glory's Teeth: A Novella of Hungry Girls and the End of the World
Price: Free! Words: 21,380. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Glory is the Fenris Wolf, bound for hundreds of years in the shape of a small human girl so she can never grow large enough to devour Baldur the Beautiful, god of light. Imprisoned with her hunger, Glory may not be able to swallow the sun whole, but she can hunt Baldur down, rip out his heart with her hands, and eat him a piece at a time.
Lady Berserk: A Novella of Dragons, Trickster Gods, and Reality TV
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,030. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
When Vider Bearski, the first female berserker warrior in generations is asked to be one of six celebrity dragon slayers in a televised dragon hunt on the Kansa Prairie Vider never considers declining—even if Loki is also invited. But Loki seems determined to insert himself into Vider’s life once again and she quickly realizes not all is as it seems.
The Weight of Stars: Three United States of Asgard Novellas
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,050. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
GOLD RUNNER tells the story of Amon Thorson a rebel who specializes in illegal troll artifacts and elf gold. LADY BERSERK is about Vider the first female berserker warrior in generations. GLORY’S TEETH offers a glimpse into the heart of the Fenris Wolf trapped in the shape of a teenaged girl for hundreds of years so she cannot grow large enough to devour the sun and begin the end of the world.
Gold Runner: A Novella of Goblins, Theft, and Teenage Gods
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,530. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
When somebody steals Loki’s Mask of Changing, Amon, son of Thor the god of thunder, is marked as the prime suspect. One of Thor’s best hunters is put on Amon’s tail, a hunter who won’t stop until he’s nailed Amon for something. With evocative writing and lush world building, Tessa Gratton once again captivates readers with her inventive reimagining of Norse mythology and American life.
The Rift
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,040. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In book two of the Rootless trilogy , Banyan has escaped from Promise Island with the last living trees on earth, and he's desperate to smuggle them to safety.But powerful enemies are in pursuit, seeking to claim the trees for themselves. To reach a safe haven, Banyan will need the help of the pirate girl he loves, Alpha, his broken friend, Crow, and his troubled sister, Zee.
Joy In Mudville
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,510. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
It's 1932 and a new star has risen from the east, arching toward Los Angeles. A man, woman and child set off by rail from Chicago to follow the star. Along the way they'll meet figures from the American imagination who make us the people we are today: Woody Guthrie, Clark Kent, Al Capone, Babe Ruth, and more. And when the three find their fates, the stars that guide us all will be forever changed.
Trail of Bones (Danger Boy Series #3)
Series: Danger Boy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,950. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
After an accident with their time-travel vessel, Eli Sands and his friends Clyne and Thea are thrown into nineteenth-century America. Clyne is stranded alone in hostile territory, Thea is mistaken for an escaped slave and taken into custody, and Eli joins the famed Lewis and Clark expedition in the hopes of saving them both. Will their stumble into 1804 change the course of history?
Soaring Like Eagles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,600. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
When Kate hears a conversation at her mother's funeral, she unlocks a door to her family's past. Now she is determined to track down her Cherokee grandfather, Tsan, who lives on Snowbird Mountain. He teaches Kate the Cherokee way of life, and together they raise an eaglet orphaned by ruthless poachers. When the poachers return, Tsan and Kate must try to save the majestic birds, but at what cost?
City of Ruins (Danger Boy Series #4)
Series: Danger Boy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,220. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
After another close call, Eli Sands is back in San Francisco in 2020. Unfortunately, he and his friends Clyne and Thea are being held captive by the government agency DARPA. When Thea starts to exhibit symptoms of the deadly slow pox virus, Eli agrees to travel to the war-torn ruins of ancient Jerusalem, where a cure might exist. Will Danger Boy and his friends find their way home again?
Dragon Sword (Danger Boy Series #2)
Series: Danger Boy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,160. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
12-year-old time-traveler Eli Sands has seen much of world history. But in his second adventure, he can't possibly imagine the characters he will encounter: vile Hitler Youth, Joe DiMaggio, even the wizard Merlin! This time Eli may have found his mom, but can he bring her home and save the free world from tyrannical rule? With the help of old friends Clyne and Thea, it may just be possible!
Ancient Fire (Danger Boy Series #1)
Series: Danger Boy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 34,040. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In 2019 Eli Sands is a typical kid, spending most of his free time with his vidpad. So what's he doing in the middle of a burning city in ancient Egypt? Standing next to a highly evolved dinosaur from another planet? It all has to do with DARPA and the timesphere experiments. Eli's mother has disappeared. Now he must save his world and family from a fatal disease that has slipped through time.


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