Madelyn Burt

Madelyn Burt

Agent

Madelyn Burt joined Stonesong in May 2015. Since then, she has assisted on a variety of projects ranging from adult and children’s fiction to cookbooks to lifestyle and is now actively building her own list. She looks forward to establishing long-lasting, collaborative relationships with her authors, and is interested in both adult and children’s fiction, as well as historical nonfiction. She is drawn to stories that feature tight-knit groups and strong friendships, quests and heists, and unique voices. She is also particularly interested in fiction and nonfiction that is able to make a historical person or period accessible to the modern reader. Before entering the literary world, she earned her M.A. in Medieval Studies from Fordham University, with a focus on medieval England.

Adam Schear

Adam Schear

Agent

Adam Schear is a graduate of Tulane University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He began his publishing career at the William Morris Agency and joined DeFiore and Company in 2009. His clients have won The Center for Fiction First Novel Award and the AWP Award for the Novel and have been finalists and longlisted for The Giller Prize, The New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and The Kobo Prize. For non-fiction, he loves popular science, deeply reported narratives, literary memoir, and big idea books. He’s always looking for a writer who can explain a complicated concept in a gripping way. For fiction, he is interested in seeing inspired literary novels, voice-driven comedies, smart thrillers with sharp dialogue, debuts, and short story collections. Send him flawed, unreliable, magnetic characters, quirky dark novels that retain their humor and heart, and novels that blur the distinction between literary and other genres. He has a soft spot for sci-fi, especially when it breaks the mold and YA with an honest and compelling voice. Across the board, he’s looking for the type of book that you’re compelled to recommend to everyone you know, and then secretly feel jealous that they get to read it for the first time.

Mark Gottlieb

Mark Gottlieb

Agent

Mark Gottlieb has ranked #1 among Agents on Publishers Marketplace in Overall Deals and other individual categories. Using that same initiative and insight for identifying talented writers, he is actively building his own client list of authors. Mark is excited to work directly with authors, helping to manage and grow their careers with all of the unique resources that are available book publishing’s leading literary agency, Trident Media Group. He is actively seeking submissions in all categories and genres.

Kristen Moeller

Kristen Moeller

Agent

Kristen Moeller, MS, is an agent at Waterside Productions, the literary home of Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Jean Houston and other luminaries. Previously, she was an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing and the executive publisher for Persona Publishing, a self-publishing imprint. With close to 30 years of training and experience in psychology and personal growth, she craves discovering new (mostly female) authors with real and gritty memoir or literary fiction about walking through the fires of life - exploring depths and darkness while maintaining a strong psychological base. A published author and a three-time TEDx speaker, she has been featured on NPR, ABC, NBC, Fox News, the New York Times, Huffington Post and Tiny House Nation.