van Haitsma Literary, a boutique agency on the West Coast, was founded by Sally van Haitsma in 2010. Sally previously agented six years at the Castiglia Literary Agency and prior to that, apprenticed at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
Some of the titles Sally represents include New York Times bestseller Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien (Simon & Schuster); America Libre and House Divided by Raul Ramos y Sanchez (Grand Central); Hick by Andrea Portes (Unbridled Books, adapted for film: starring Chloe Moretz, Blake Lively & Eddie Redmayne); Big Brown by Greg Niemann (Wiley); NATO 2.0 by Sarwar Kashmeri (Potomac Books); Does this Mean You’ll See Me Naked? by Robert Webster (Sourcebooks); Illuminations by Mark Tompkins (Ten Speed/Random House); Film School by Steve Boman (BenBella Books) and The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian (HarperCollins).
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In the tradition of America’s strong pioneer women, Rebecca Lawton was one of the first women river guides in the West. For millions of Americans and foreign visitors who have navigated America’s great rivers by raft or boat - and for those who wish they could - this collection of essays will help them understand rivers and their impact on the human emotional landscape in a deeper sense.
Set against the breathtakingly scenic environs of Junction, Utah, 28-year-old river guide Madeline Kruse runs from the painful legacy of her Vietnam-vet father--MIA before she was born--and into the arms of a Jack Mormon family struggling to overcome several crises of their own.
With surfing at its core, the stories collected in Californios reach beyond the ragged sun-bleached periphery of surf-culture, into the lives of shiftless coastal dwellers and migrant field workers. Jeff McElroy channels the Bob Dylan-esque drawl of the West Coast vernacular, creating a world far removed from beach blanket bingo.
In this touchingly weird and wonderful story, veterinarian Amelia Payne is unwillingly drawn into the carnival world of her youth, where she not only finds her missing charm bracelet--a family heirloom that spells out D E A R E S T in gemstones--but is reunited with Maize the Clown, the mother who abandoned her.
Outbidding rivals for an obscure turn-of-the century painting, San Francisco art dealer and man-about-town Mal Gerard finds himself implicated in a string of art thefts and murders after a competitor is found dead in his favorite recliner. Now the lead suspect, Mal and hipster girlfriend Nina Farkis dodge cops and crooks to prove his innocence and stay alive in this modern noir mystery.
A fresh-faced San Joaquin Valley girl masterminds a wildly successful bottled water empire only to find herself sidelined as a pampered Beverly Hills wife. To escape an unraveling marriage and her twin brother's tragic death, Magdalena embraces the L.A. lifestyle with a comic vengeance. ”This is a book Joan Didion will wish she’d written!” — Chris Abani, author of Graceland