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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Mom, I Want to Speak to Marie Antoinette: A Story About Traumatic Brain Injury, Abuse, Death, Divorce, Love & Laughter
A call from the police telling single mom Wendy Gaynor that her 18-year old daughter, Ruby, had been in an extremely serious car accident changed an ordinary fall day to an extraordinary one. Mom, I Want to Speak to Marie Antoinette is a powerful and poignant account of one family’s struggle to turn tragedy into triumph, setbacks, turmoil and disharmony into serenity and success.
Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau
New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century: a city pulsing with an undercurrent of secret power. The source of this power is the voodoo religion, and its queen is Marie Laveau, the notorious voodooienne, worshipped and feared by blacks and whites alike. A mesmerizing combination of history, oral tradition, and storytelling, Voodoo Dreams reimagines the woman behind an enduring American legend.
A war has begun, pitting power-hungry vampires against the vampire generals, whom Caleb created to punish blood lust. Enoch is still angry with Caleb. So,when the fifth general is staked in his sleep, Enoch sides with Bart before there are no good vampires left. Enoch's unsure what or how many enemies they face, but it soon becomes apparent, Caleb's forces would lose if not for Enoch's Light.
Sheri Hits the Right Notes
Sheri Hudson knows that she's meant to be perpetually single. In her late forties, she's come to terms with that and made a fine life for herself as a high school music teacher. But Emerald Hills has a quirky, unexpected magic of its own, and when widower Morgan Nash comes to town, Sheri had better watch out.
An American Family
A sprawling multi-generational novel about five siblings in a Jewish-American family. Beginning the day JFK was assassinated and ending on 9/11, the story takes us to Woodstock, Vietnam, Haight-Ashbury, the music scene on the Sunset Strip and the upper west side of Manhattan. More than just one family’s story, this book is a trip through the tumultuous changes in America during these years.
The main characters of David Morrell's award-winning Creepers return for another harrowing thriller about an obsession with the past. A desperate hunt for a lost time capsule uncovers an unspeakable 100-year-old crime that threatens to be repeated in the present.
Sharlah Webb thinks her luck is finally turning, until her boyfriend, Brian, is jailed on drug charges. Now a hurricane is bearing down, she’s broke, and Brian’s secrets have put them both in danger. Can she trust Brian? The police? Sharlah begins her own search for answers, launching a mystery that will take years to unravel. Identity: A novel of suspense, love and finding your true self.
The Holy Road
Eleven years have passed since Lieutenant John Dunbar became the Comanche warrior Dances With Wolves and married Stands With A Fist, a white born women raised as a Comanche from early childhood. With their three children, they live in the village of Ten Bears. But there is unease in the air, caused by violent confrontations with white soldiers who want to drive the Comanche onto reservations.
Dances With Wolves
Ordered to hold an abandoned army post, John Dunbar found himself alone, beyond the edge of civilization. Thievery and survival soon forced him into the Indian camp, where he began a dangerous adventure that changed his life forever. Relive the adventure and beauty of the incredible movie, DANCES WITH WOLVES.
None of the Regular Rules
When Sophie and her best friends find—and vow to finish—a dead girl’s bucket list, love blossoms in unexpected places (cue the hot neighbor with a porn star name), friendships are tested, and Sophie begins to feel that she’s finally living…even though everything is slowly unraveling around her. A romantic, hilarious, and heartbreaking young adult novel about taking chances and finding yourself.
Dangerous and Unseemly
It is 1896 and an unseemly lesson in murder awaits Miss Concordia Wells, a professor at Hartford Women’s College. Malicious pranks, arson and a suspicious death threaten the school with ruin. But it’s personal when Concordia’s best friend is attacked on campus nearly outside her door. She must act. Yet learning secrets can be deadly. Can she uncover a murderer before she becomes the next target?
God Johnson: The Unforgiven Diary of the Disciple of a Lesser God
Fresh from college, aspiring actress Liberty Abbott signs on as disciple of a lesser god named Johnson: partly because he resembles Abe Lincoln but mostly because he promises a fast track to super-stardom. Lib discovers too late that she’s broken his main rule and must ally herself with other gods to survive the grueling, deadly process they call “Wrath."
A minstrel comes to Christian's serfdom, and Christian would like him to stay. There are troubles in the land. A strange beast is hunting in the forest that Jarman and his vampires call home. The lord of the neighboring lands is having financial problems, but still declares war on witches. Jarman's love interest lives in those lands. Tensions are running high and the minstrel is part of the drama.
Frank Sinatra: The Artist and His Music
In Frank Sinatra: The Artist and His Music, bestselling David Morrell discusses the talent and determination that led Sinatra to become the greatest interpretive singer of the recording era. Based on more than forty years of listening and reading, Morrell provides an in-depth analysis of Sinatra’s career. After you read it, you might never listen to Sinatra or any other singer the same way again.
Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music
In Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music, bestselling Morrell discusses the career of a musical genius, who changed popular music and proved that a great arranger is as important as a great song and a great singer. This groundbreaking study describes Riddle’s famous collaborations with Nat “King” Cole, Rosemary Clooney, and Frank Sinatra, whose career Riddle helped to resurrect.
A Place in the Shower Schedule: 101 Favorite Columns
For over two decades Roger Aylworth has written a weekly humor column based on his own large family. Over time he has gathered hundreds of columns on all kinds of subjects from the "death" of the family washer to the passing of a beloved granddaughter. Each has been warmly welcomed by readers who have laughed and cried with the Aylworth family. This book is a collection 101 of those favorites.
Senior Showers: 99 More Favorite Columns
For over two decades Roger Aylworth has written a weekly humor column based on his own large family. Over time he has gathered hundreds of columns on subjects from the sudden appearance of a possum in his yard to the death of "Davy Crockett," Fess Parker. Each has been warmly welcomed by readers who have laughed and cried with his family. This second volume includes 99 hand-picked favorites.
The Nut Hut
In late January, 1971, eighteen-year-old Becky Decker reported for her first day of work at Byerley State Hospital and School, a state-run institution spoken of mostly in whispers. She hoped to make friends, and to "make a difference" in her very first job. What she found during that week was a world of heartbreak and hope in a universe that no longer exists.
Rockin' The Bronx
The Bronx is burning in 1980-82. John Lennon is being stalked, Bobby Sands is dying, the Reagan Revolution has begun and AIDS is about to be identified. Sean arrives from Ireland searching for his girlfriend, Mary. He finds a lot more than he's looking for, including Danny McCorley, a hard-hitting, book-loving, construction worker with a shadowy past in the Irish Republican movement and a secret.
Black Widow is a 10,000 word true crime short about Betty Neumar and her five deceased husbands and the death of her only biological son. Was Betty Neumar unlucky with men? Or does a sinister thread run through this woman’s life.
Mallory's Magical Gourds
Emerald Hills attracts tourists with its dashes of magic. Mallory's working on a batch of gourds when she looks out her window at the park across from her cottage. The new ranger has found illegal traps there, and someone is resetting them. Mallory calls to tell him and finds herself involved with a trapper who has a temper and a ranger who has more charm than she expected.
Little David Lost
Marybelle has had nightmares nearly all her life, right up until the night her dad died in front of her, seemingly murdered by a nightmare turned real. A year after her torments ended, the nightmares have returned. Marybelle knows they are real. She fears the night, knowing that if she falls asleep, she’ll be haunted by a world of dust and by a dead boy she’s beginning to know all too well.
More Than Bonbons: An Emerald Hills Novella
Emerald Hills is a town, with a secret. Tana has put all her energy into making her candy shoppe a success. Nate has traveled the world, building his career as a photographer. When he visits Emerald Hills to see his aunt, he stops at Tana's shop to buy candy. But Midu's image has faded from the photo until only her farm stand remains. Tana and Nate are forced to work together to save Midu.
Keeper of Dragons: The Second Christian/Brina Novella
The vampire, Jarman, comes to Christian's castle to report that three of his pack have gone missing in the forest. Christian and his general, Brom, return with Jarman. They discover that a mistress of dragons attacked neighboring lands and will come for theirs next. When she arrives with her army of winged reptiles, she's not interested in the serfdom. She wants Christian's fire magic.
A mysterious boy starts appearing in the paintings of an artist who can't remember ever seeing him. A disfigured agoraphobe is forced out of his apartment by an unseen entity. A widower begins to suffer terrifying nightmares. A runaway realizes his new companion is actually his captor. The lives of these four strangers crash together as they try to solve their mysteries and save an innocent boy.
Jack of Spades
A twisted serial killer is on the loose. He wears the mask of Galaxo, Starboy Avenger, a popular cartoon alien. He even speaks in the character's silly cartoonish voice. He does so while committing unspeakable acts on his victims. And it's up to Det. John Spader to find the man beneath the mask and stop the killing.
Brothers and Bones
Federal prosecutor Charlie Beckham's life turns upside down when a deranged homeless man calls him by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world—Charlie's brother, who's been missing for thirteen years. Charlie needs answers, and his search for them will take him down Boston's darkest streets, into its blackest alleys, and right into the heart of the city's criminal underworld.
The Christmas Glass
Filomena distributed her 12 glass ornaments to the most important people in her life. In her last days, Filomena wants to bring her Christmas glass, and her family, back together. As the owners of each ornament gather, their stories both join and clash with Filomena's hopes and memories. Will this odd and sometimes volatile group find peace and reconciliation over this extraordinary Christmas?
The Attitude Adjuster: Three Cavanaugh/Protector Stories
Following Cavanaugh’s missions in The Protector and The Naked Edge, Rambo-creator David Morrell presents three short stories that explore the psychology of a warrior compelled to risk his life for strangers. “Most people muddle through their lives,” Cavanaugh tells a client. “All I can do is hope that if I keep them from dying a while longer, maybe they’ll find a way to justify remaining alive.”
Bye Bye, Miss American Pie
In this hilarious novella, an attractive female senator running for president gets caught with her illegal — but totally hot! — pool boy, she is forced to go on television to apologize to the nation. But she has other ideas, and when she tells America, “I got mine, now get yours! You know you want it!” she inadvertently kindles a new sexual revolution and launches the wildest campaign in history.
Colder Than Death
After a grave robbery gone wrong, the remains of a teenaged girl are discovered inside a mausoleum. Although Del isn’t used to murder, he’s used to death, so initially this is just another corpse. But after the victim is identified as a local teen long thought to be a runaway, Del is pulled into the case. Gradually he realizes a serial killer has been preying on the women in his town for 20 years.
From an Italian Garden
Fast and easy recipes for fresh vegetables prepared alla cucina Italiana. From asparagi to zucchini, there are more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for favorites including antipasti such as bruschetta and crostini, soups and pasta, and sweets for every sweet tooth, prepared with fruits and nuts. Recommended for novice as well as experienced cooks.
I Hate My Book Club
Valerie needs to save her shrinking book club. So when a member recruits a flamboyant, mysterious waitress named Cinnamon, it’s a mixed blessing. Cinnamon rubs her the wrong way. And when she starts proposing changes to the book club, Valerie wants her out. But when Valerie learns a dark secret about Cinnamon’s past, she realizes that having her in the book club may be just the thing to save it.
Cold Front: A Tory Bauer Mystery
In Cold Front, the fifth of six mysteries featuring the crew at the Delphi Café, a New Year's Eve blizzard turns deadly when a snowy trip into the countryside turns up a frozen body. With her personal life in turmoil, Tory finds herself snowbound and, once again, smack in the middle of an investigation.
Uncommon Allies: The First Christian and Brina Novella
Christian trips over the body of a young woman, lying near a gutter. When he raises his torch, he sees the fang marks on her neck. She’s been drained. But her eyes flutter open and her cheeks turn rosy once more and Christian discovers that his lands harbor more magic than he ever expected. A good thing, because the vampire army that's coming for his kingdom is too strong for mortals to defeat.
Bite the Moon: A Texas Hill Country Mystery
Officer Molly Mullet finds the body of Rodney Faver-band manager for Country music star Trenton Wolfe-in the closet of the Solmes Music Hall with a guitar string embedded in his neck. Rodney has a long list of enemies, but it's Molly's childhood friend, Bobby Wiggins, who is fingered for the murder. Molly embarks on a mission to free Bobby and track down the real killer. Or will he find her first?
The Trouble with Rainbows
Joe returns home after the death of his wife and is still loyal to her. So when he reunites with an old classmate, the last thing on his mind is love. Angelica is shy and socially inept, but she promises herself that she will try and socialize. So when she runs into Joe, the Golden Boy of high school, the last thing she expects is romance. Can they discover the will to begin again and let love in?
Mourning Shift (A Tory Bauer Mystery)
In Mourning Shift, the fourth of six mysteries featuring the crew at the Delphi Café, Tory's Halloween is complicated by city-wide celebrations, a dead stranger in the cafe bathroom, the arrival of a stripper who intends to stay, and the loss of a good friend.
A Little Night Rainbow
Max was married once-it wasn’t pretty. The odds of him marrying again are about as likely as seeing a rainbow in the night. Cretia was married and it wasn’t pretty. The last thing she needs is a man. She assures her daughter she'll marry again—when she sees a night rainbow. When love brings them a rainbow, both must decide between the security they know and the risks of loving again.
Don't Promise Me Rainbows
When Chris called asked local vet for help, he never expected the pretty Dr. Sarah McGill to show up. He is just looking for a good time, not a romantic entanglement. And the last thing Sarah wants is some handsome cowboy stirring up trouble, making her feel emotions she never wanted to feel again. But when a project forces them together, they can risk making promises they may not be able to keep.
The most dangerous man in the world is back! Rambo is in exile far from home in Thailand, vowing to renounce violence and war. When his country calls him once again, he refuses to accept. But then he learns that Colonel Trautman, the only man he trusts, has been kidnapped by Soviets on a mission that Rambo rejected. For Rambo, it’s a call to arms—and a mission back into hell.
Rambo (First Blood Part II)
Rambo is in prison for his one-man war against a police chief. His former commanding officer arrives to release him on 2 conditions. First, Rambo must return to the prison from which he escaped and find the Americans rumored to be held there. Second? Don’t rescue the prisoners. Only bring back photographs. Do not engage the enemy. The first part is difficult. But the second is impossible.
Seeking to escape the emotional heartbreak of a recent breakup, Lizzie falls into the real world of sexual role-play. Submitting to “Master Richard” gives Lizzie license to escape the emotional hurt. But what she finds is more than just a role-playing game of d/s. When Richard falls in love with her, Lizzie is forced to decide which she wants: A master she doesn’t love, or the man she does.
Josh's world is upended when a beautiful woman turns a flirtation into a deadly case of extortion. Fighting for his life using all his skills Josh uncovers an international plot involving billions of dollars. At the center is a psychopath whose murderous crews carry out his instructions for profit. Partnering with a tough, talented female detective, Josh must save his own life and those he loves.
Vanished at Sea
Thomas and Jackie Hawks had big plans. The couple wanted to sell their yacht and move onto land. So when Skylar Deleon wanted to test drive the yacht, the Hawks were overjoyed. However, Skylar had a more troubling future planned. When the Hawks set sail with Skylar and two of his friends, not everyone will return. This updated edition includes new details on the crime and convictions.
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