Dystel and Goderich Literary Management
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management was founded in 1994 by Jane Dystel, who has been a respected figure in publishing for over 30 years — first as an editor, then as a publisher, and finally as a savvy and successful agent. The agency is the product of her innovative vision of author representation as a full-service enterprise.
DGLM was launched with a quickly growing roster of Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, celebrated experts in fields as diverse as parenting, women’s health, and cooking, acclaimed literary and commercial fiction writers, and an eclectic and exciting list of titles. The primary goal of the agency was and is to offer not just financial and contractual advice to its clients, but also editorial guidance and support.
Being involved in every stage of putting together a non-fiction book proposal, offering substantial editing on fiction manuscripts, and coming up with book ideas for authors looking for their next project is as much a part of our work as selling, negotiating contracts, and collecting monies for our clients. We follow a book from its inception through its sale to a publisher, its publication, and beyond. Our commitment to our writers does not, by any means, end when we have collected our commission. This is one of the many things that makes us unique in a very competitive business.
Another is that we take our unsolicited queries very seriously. As a matter of fact, we have discovered many of our most talented authors in the “slush” pile. We read everything that is sent to us, whether we decide to represent it or not.
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The Dog That Ate Paris
How do you become an elite restaurant critic and food writer in Paris when you’re a dog? A dog who talks. And thinks. And reasons and sounds exactly like a human being. His name is Plum. He’s a pug. Turns out he has a highly refined palate. Plum becomes a celebrity restaurant critic and his life turns out of control. Will he get a second chance? Will he want one?
Down to Earth
Cicily and Caden are made for each other. Even if they’re the only ones who know it.
Caden is busy building his family’s business, while Cicily is off at college. When Cicily gets involved with a group of thrill-seeking college students, while Caden is saddled with responsibilities, they both start to have doubts. Can love survive when the two of them are living in completely different worlds?
Thousands of monkeys and apes suffer in animal testing labs. If just one of them could speak, what might it say and whose interests would it threaten? To find the complete answer and save a special ape, researcher Liane Vinson will confront a malevolent corporation, a venal federal government, an animal rights movement that's lost its way--and all of our assumptions about man's primacy in nature.
Fire and Dust
If you thought you knew the Civil War, think again. In Fire and Dust, Christopher Datta takes you beyond the clatter and gore of the battlefield to reveal the very hearts and minds of the Confederacy. His characters will haunt you like a rebel yell, sounding down through the years to touch you with their sacrifices, their struggles, and—most of all—their humanity. -Karen Lyon, Hill Rag Magazine
Are woman brighter than men? Should they keep Boy Toys the way that men used to keep Mistresses? Mark Munro, in his hilarious memoir, says “yes” to both questions. And as a man kept by three different women, he has the scars to prove his point.
The Chipmunk Book
Author and wildlife photographer Glen Apseloff focuses his efforts and his lens on capturing the antics of chipmunks in this whimsical depiction of the animals that frequent his deck. Drawn by the seeds and peanuts that he puts out for the birds, chipmunks find themselves driving miniature cars, riding motorcycles, piloting a boat, and dining at a café. Written for adults, yet ideal for children.
Psychic Investigator AJ Rakowski recently helped Chicago Homicide Lt. Jack Daniels solve two cases, a murder and an abduction.
But now both perps are walking free, and someone wants AJ out of the picture... permanently.
As the bodies pile up, and the mystery unfolds, both women realize these cases are far from closed. In fact, they've only just begun.
Revenge can be murder...
The Christian & Brina Collection
Christian and his friends use their medieval magicks to battle vampire hordes, dragons, and plagues.
Includes the novellas Uncommon Allies, Keeper of Dragons, Lone Drifter, One Spare Serfdom, and two NEW novellas: Training the Healer and Sisterly Love.
Blast from the Past: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 4
Is Kieran Lehane a good cop on a rogue investigation? Or is he just a rogue cop? The NYPD Bomb Squad's oldest detective secretly pursues the closed case of Triangle Flight 699. Pretty soon he has the feds' attention, his squad's attention, and the terror-ists' attention. There's just one problem: He may soon be forced to choose between saving the next planeful of victims and saving himself.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder.
Tales of an All-Night Town
The riveting story of the charismatic James Bollinger, law enforcer and desperado, who was shot to death in 1973 on the main street of Brooklyn, Illinois, the oldest all-black town in America, “Tales…” is also an electrifying, documentary-style portrayal of Seventies street life that has been compared to “The Executioner’s Song,” “In Cold Blood,” “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” and “The Wire.”
Spinners of Misfortune
The Sequel to EMPTY ALTARS. Once more, Diana joins with Tyr, Freya, and Donar to save the Norse worlds. Six spinners have joined together to punish the gods, and they don't care who gets hurt in the process, even their fellow mortals. The gods try to protect the innocent, but the spinners gladly use them as pawns. As magic battles magic, the consequences escalate.
Vegetarian Appetizers: Simply Delicious Recipes for Easy Entertaining
Paulette Mitchell offers easy-to-prepare fresh fare for festive events, large or small, fancy or casual. Not just for vegetarians, it’s party food everyone will enjoy. The dishes reflect Paulette’s travels in France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and the Mediterranean. Plus, valuable tips for planning and serving with ease and panache. Paulette’s stunning food photos are featured throughout the eBook.
Changing Earth, Changing Sky
What happens when a woman’s life is shattered by betrayal? What happens when a man’s life is shattered by death? What happens when those two lives come together? And what happens when evil stalks those two lives?
Amelia Cardone has spent her life under the guardianship of the Building, a cult of believers who made a pact with her father—the Devil. But the half-breed child of Satan has power of her own… and a secret that threatens to destroy them all. As the deadly prophecy closes in around her, Amelia might have to embrace the demon she was meant to become—and face the Devil’s consequences.
Dean Curse and his friends are finally going to meet the other society members who share his gift of premonition. But the meet-and-greet quickly becomes a race against the clock when a horrifying vision jolts everyone with the gift, prompting the leaders to call for help from members in nearby cities. One thing's clear: they have 24 hours to stop the most catastrophic event the city has ever seen.
The Emerald Hills Collection
Come back to Emerald Hills, the town you fell in love with in FABRIC OF LIFE. Magic lurks in every nook and cranny of this small tourist town in southern Indiana. Tana sings magic into her bonbons. Lolita's mirrors reflect what a person CAN be. But a user of magic doesn't feel its effects. It takes love to transform their lives. Includes all seven Emerald Hills novellas.
The Demon Stone
In a supernatural thriller that journeys from the killing fields of Africa to the quiet Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota, Datta spins a terrifying story about the spiritual forces—both real and supernatural—that incite the basest, bloodiest and most frightening of human behaviors.
John Kostka is three feet tall but larger than life, moving through the world on gloved hands and powerful arms as if on a set of parallel bars. Henry Graham is a ten year-old boy whose father has just left home for good. All they seem to have in common is their love of the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, but that is enough to begin a life-long friendship that enables both men to heal old wounds.
What Would Judy Say?: A Grown-Up Guide to Living Together with Benefits
In What Would Judy Say?, Judge Judy Sheindlin enters a lively dialogue with readers from her popular Web site, to explore, with humor and savvy, the pitfalls and possibilities of sharing a life together before marriage. This is a heartwarming, funny and smart guide, to help people negotiate and really enjoy what is supposed to be this wonderful journey of life.
Danny Sherwood grew up as a protector. Perhaps that’s why he is now with the Highway Patrol. Manon DuPre has lived with a brutal man. Now she is running for her life. When she is pulled over in Nowhere, Arizona, she fears the worst, but this moment may change her future. A chance encounter on an Arizona highway brings together two very different people who may just be perfect for each other.
The McAllister Men: Rainbow Rock Romances
SAVE when you buy three! Meet the McAllister Men of Rainbow Rock. Jim has worked hard to become a respected dealer in native art, but lacks love. Kurt succeeds in business, but feels discontent. Chris is a bachelor who just wants some fun and help with his farm, but isn't seeking love. Each finds a woman to challenge him. These heart-warming stories examine art, life, independence, and true love.
Playing with Fire
Alex Bliss and Rhys Bradley have only two things in common: They work in the same office, and they’re both planning to make each other’s life a living hell.
But life—and love—often have a way of upsetting even the best-laid plans.
PLAYING WITH FIRE is recommended for ages 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.
Paris Time (A Paris Time-Travel Novel)
Four people are transported from the present, back in time, to Paris, 1889, and only one comes back, leaving the other three stranded in the City of Light with no way to return.
Pocket Guide to American Freeform
Calling all theater educators, improv actors, and larpers: join the American freeform revolution. This guide introduces readers to the emerging format of American freeform, a tradition of short live roleplaying games that require only a few people and a few hours. The guide includes the history of this emerging style and instruction on how to play, run, and write these noob-friendly scenarios.
The Long Black Hand: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 3
Someone doesn’t want star tenor Claudio Spotto to remain in New York — and that someone is threatening bomb violence. Commander Joe Capobianco soon realizes that this case has echoes of the Bomb Squad’s origins in extortion from the Black Hand, evoking threats made nearly a hundred years before. Can Joe’s team stop the new extortionist before someone dies in the escalating violence?
Dark Dreams for Prosper
Dream wraiths visit men in their sleep. They bring and receive pleasure in a man's dreams. But Nola wants more than one night. She wants to keep Prosper, to lure him into her world. Babet has to use every magic she has to protect her mate and keep him for herself.
Matt is 14 years old and is an incorrigible prankster. His father thinks Camp Friendship is the answer. But upon arriving, Matt is nearly killed--twice. Classes in forgery? Weapons training? Is this a spy school? Matt will learn that Camp Friendship's purpose is more sinister than he imagined. If he wants to escape, he’ll have to pull the prank of a lifetime or die trying.
Death March: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 2
On the eve of the Thanksgiving Day Parade a credible tip comes in: Abu al Djenne, a master bomb maker from the radical Islamist group Sons of Bilal, plans to disrupt the event in spectacular fashion while causing mass casualties. Sergeant Sandy Kahn must crack the case before hundreds of thousands lose their lives in the greatest conflagration New York has ever seen.
A Danger to Himself and Others: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1
Former bomb tech Manny Diaz misses the adrenaline rush of combat and feels little love from his Bomb Squad partner, Sandy Kahn. When disabled army veterans blow themselves up in front of Armed Forces Recruiting Stations, all of Diaz’s worries are magnified. More than anything, he wants to prove these incidents aren’t suicides. But is he right? And can he solve the cases without going insane?
Don't Throw That Away
Jeff Yeager, AKA The Ultimate Cheapskate, likes to talk trash, particularly when it saves you money and helps save the planet at the same time. As informative as it is entertaining, Don’t Throw That Away! delivers on its promise with hundreds of ways to reuse, repurpose, and upcycle everyday items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. You’ll never look at your trash the same way again.
The Dark Pool
Three men's lives on a knife's edge...In a "dark pool" marketplace, insatiable Wall Street players have wagered everything on certain real-world outcomes. When fortunes hang in the balance, unknown financiers won't hesitate to pay off their claims with the blood of others. Soon a tragic hanging in the school gymnasium will lay bare a secret force that none of these men understands.
When Mindy Eider walks in with her uncle’s foreclosure notice, cynical debt man Phuoc Goldberg at first sees her as just a payment source. But Phu soon learns that Uncle Gunnar’s problems run deeper and darker than the money he owes. Beguiled by Mindy’s beauty and innocence, Phu gets sucked into playing detective; the debt man won’t end this fiasco looking for cash relief, but for cadavers.
Gorgons & Gargoyles: The Ally & Dante Novellas
Gorgons & Gargoyles is a collection of 5 novellas. A gargoyle sits at each corner of Summit City's cathedral. A good thing. When a warlock attacks Ally, Dante swears to protect her, and they become a team. Ally goes from loneliness and hiding to being part of the gargoyle "family." And amidst battling warlocks and centaurs to protect their city, as each gargoyle finds his mate, the "family" grows.
Bathing & the Single Girl
The life of an actress isn’t all glamour. Sometimes it’s humiliation and hangovers. Ruby Fitzgerald hasn’t worked in years, and awkward sex with regrettable men is doing nothing to help her situation. Ruby needs to prioritize. One more bubble bath. Another cocktail. She can always get responsible tomorrow. BATHING & THE SINGLE GIRL is the hilarious debut novel by actress Christine Elise McCarthy.
Babysitting Money: A Lt. Jack Daniels/Gavin English Thriller
Gavin English is searching for an unfaithful woman's wedding ring—and not out of the goodness of his heart. He's doing it for the fifty thousand dollar check she gave him. Luckily, ex-police Lieutenant Jack Daniels knows her way around Chicago, and she's agreed to babysit the out-of-towner. Somewhere between the crackhouse and the low-rent donut shop, Jack's peaceful babysitting gig turns deadly.
Abductions: A Lt. Jack Daniels/AJ Rakowski Mystery
Psychic Investigator AJ Rakowski can’t talk to the dead, but she can sense a dead person’s vibes. Why this should qualify her as a consultant for the Chicago Police is a mystery to skeptical Lt. Jack Daniels. But when Rakowski senses a kidnapping in process, Jack is forced to take notice. A girl's life is on the line, and if the two work together, they just might be able to stop the…ABDUCTIONS
Never Trust Ann Coulter: An Unauthorized, Autobiographical Parody
In this hilarious unauthorized, autobiographical parody, Ann Coulter has been approached to be the Vice Presidential candidate in 2016. She’s published a tell-all book. She will reveal who she is, who she was and who she hopes to be before the left wing media and the Democratic spin machine can have at her.
Not in Time
Genevieve McKenna wants to right an old wrong: return a drawing the Nazis stole in Paris to its owners. But someone is determined to stop her. Is it Julien Brooks, who is shadowing her every move? And why does she keep having strange flashbacks to a place she’s never been? What she learns will reveal a heartbreaking story of doomed romance. It might also cost her and Julien their lives.
Dr. Jake Warner forgets an entire day, just after a teenage girl hobbles into his emergency room and dies, clutching a diary of dreams. Days later he wins a free trip to Europe, after another patient dies. Everything is connected—the lost day, the deaths, the diary, and the vacation—but to figure that out, and to save himself, Jake must trust a forgotten lover across a void of lost memories.
Prominent researcher Emily Morrison defies death threats and a letter bomb to undertake a controversial drug study. When a healthy subject, Brianna, dies on the first day, Emily discovers the cause—a toxin from her lab that the police also find in her office. To learn who killed Brianna, she must first confront a hired assassin, using only her wits and her knowledge of drugs to overpower him.
Dying to Remember
Heart surgeon Chris Barnes awakens from a coma with clouded memories of the past month and an inability to form new memories.He learns that his wife has been murdered in their home—then must relearn it every day. Using notes as a surrogate memory, he pieces together clues. Many point to him, yet he pursues the truth, unaware how close the killer really is.
Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like
theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.
Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad
Includes excerpt of Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1! A short but comprehensive history of the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world. For over 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated bomb-related violence while risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives. DYNAMITE tells the colorful, informative, sometimes macabre, and always heroic story of this elite group.
How to Stay Sober When You'd Rather Be Dead
Sybil struggles to stay sober via 12-step meetings full of trite slogans and overly friendly recovering alcoholics who are the last people she’d ever choose to be around. Using toys and dolls to depict the despair of addiction and journey into recovery, this irreverent, secular photo-journal shows anyone can recover if they don’t take themselves too seriously.
Cicily is still a teenager. Her boss, Caden, is much older. A relationship between them can't happen.
But some things are simply unavoidable.
Soon, they're both in hot water, and they might not be able to escape before it's over their heads.
Tis the Season
Award-winning romance authors Darcy Burke, Erica Ridley, and Emma Locke team up for the first time in this heartwarming anthology of holiday-themed romances. In Where the Heart Is, the holidays are a rough time of year for a volunteer firefighter until a spirited artist arrives in town and tries to help him banish the past. In Midwinter Magic, a daredevil business mogul teaches his guardian angel
Penny Perkins just killed her date. Smashed him on the head with a bottle of Misty Mangoberry Merlot. She is tipsy and panicked, wearing a heinous pink bridesmaid dress that makes her irrational. Things are about to get more complicated for Penny, as her dead date's life unravels into a mystery the deeper she investigates. Death just happens to be her job. She's the newspaper's obituary writer.
It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the infamous tabloid New York Mail, where brand new pet columnist F.X. Shepherd finds himself on the trail of a killer with a wicked sense of humor, who is hacking celebrities to death.
Discover a new favorite author in this FREE collection featuring samples from exciting mystery/thriller books!
Includes excerpts from David Morrell’s The Protector; Glen Apseloff’s Lethal Cure; Diane Fanning’s The Trophy Exchange; J.E. Fishman’s The Dark Pool; G.D. Gearino’s Counting Coup; James Hankins’ Jack of Spades; Kathleen Taylor’s Funeral Food; and Steve Winshel’s A Twisted Path.
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