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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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.
Together for the first time in this explosive, lightning-paced tale of greed, betrayal, and blood-soaked terror (not really, but it's a fast-paced and funny mystery-thriller), Florida PI Nicholas Colt (Crosscut, Key Death) and Chicago cop Jacqueline Daniels (Whiskey Sour, Shaken) team up to stop a robber before another shotgun shell gets RACKED.
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.
As two homicide cases and those involved converge, it quickly becomes apparent that Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels of the Chicago Police Department and Florida private investigator Nicholas Colt are in for the most challenging—and deadly—time of their lives.
Filled with humor, suspense, and mystery, LADY 52 is sure to satisfy longtime Daniels and Colt fans, a perfect introduction to both series.
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.
One Spare Serfdom
A woman claims the empty castle in the serfdom that borders Christian's lands. The few subjects who stayed behind when their lord was killed are all found dead, their flesh flayed. Christian and three allies ride to confront the new squatter, determined to use their combined magicks to drive her away, but when they meet her, she's not what they expected. What to do?
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
A short but comprehensive history of the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world. For more than 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated bomb-related violence while risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives. Beginning in an era of horse-drawn carriages and ending in the Jet Age, DYNAMITE tells the colorful and informative story of this elite group of New York’s Finest.
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.
The Babet & Prosper Collection I: One Less Warlock, Magrat's Dagger, A Different Undead, and Bad Juju
This bundle includes the first four novellas in the Babet & Prosper series. Babet Spellbound, a witch, works with River City's supernatural detectives to solve crimes. When she teams up with Detective Prosper Blade—a gorgeous bear shifter—she learns that vampires and succubi stroll Magic Avenue and voodoo thrives in the bayou. Working with Prosper proves a challenge—to Babet's magic and her libido
Return to Rainbow Rock
Marcie Carmody feels broken. Wounded by a disastrous relationship, she limps home to Rainbow Rock to heal. Ryan Fields has never felt so broken, separated from his family and the life he planned, redirected to Rainbow Rock. Little can they know of the wounds and the healing that will alter both their lives.
The Last Mission
In World War II, American bombers flew over Germany from bases in England. These missions were a horrific lottery in which, for no apparent reason, some men lived and others died. A lifetime later one of the survivors returns to his base with the answer to an unsolved wartime murder, needing to know the fate of an English girl he loved and abandoned, and seeking the reason why his life was spared.
Maggie Rising: Adventures of a Part-Time Psychic
Meet Maggie, a 17-year-old senior who works part-time as a psychic reader, but just for fun. There’s no true psychic ability, is there? When Maggie befriends a ghost and is arrested for her new friend’s murder, the two girls—one dead and the other in jail—have to solve an ugly crime and persuade the police to believe them. And Maggie thought calculus would be tough!
The sequel to WOLF'S BANE
A cruel, Egyptian warlock travels to Bay City to find and take Reece's mentor, Hecate. Reece is just as determined to protect her. But the warlock summons a shadow demon, and it's going to take every supernatural—the gargoyles and werewolves, working with the witches—to defeat this enemy.
While coming to terms with his new ability, Dean Curse has a vision that leads him to believe a museum robbery will go very badly. When all legal options to intervene fall through, Dean and his friends decide the only way to save a few lives is to break a few laws of their own. They have 24 hours to decide if the ends really do justify the means.
It's 1987, and The Beatles are gathering in Liverpool. It's been 25 years since John Lennon walked out during the recording of Please Please Me taking George & Ringo with him. Paul Montana now a famous Vegas crooner is returning home for the reunion. Liverpool Fantasy examines the hazards of friendship, life as a rock musician, and a world without the Beatles.
Since saving the life of a stranger,14-year-old Dean Curse has been having terrifying visions of people dying. He wants nothing more than for life get back to normal, but when his visions start to come true—people start dying, 24 hours later—Dean is compelled to do something about it. Is this power of premonition a curse? Or is Dean gifted with the ability to rescue people from horrible fates?
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