Shannon Hassan brings a depth of business and editorial experience to her role as agent, having worked in publishing and law for more than a decade. She represents authors of upmarket, women’s, and literary fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction, and select nonfiction. With respect to fiction, she is drawn to fresh voices, compelling characters, and crisp prose, and enjoys both contemporary and historical settings. For nonfiction, she is interested in exceptional narratives from authors with strong platforms. Based in Boulder, Colorado, she is also eager to hear from authors with a unique perspective on the New West.
A few of Shannon’s recent and soon to be published books include THE SUMMONER’S HANDBOOK by Frank Cole (Penguin Random House/Delacorte), THE MOON IN THE PALACE by Weina Dai Randel (Sourcebooks), and LIFE AND BETH by Lisa Amowitz (Spencer Hill Press). Prior to becoming an agent, she was the Acquisitions Editor at Fulcrum Publishing, where she worked with best-selling and award-winning authors such as Anita Thompson, Laurie David, Adam Schrager, Larry Schweiger, Marilou Awiakta, Matt Dembicki, Sally Kneidel, and Mitch Tobin.
Before entering the publishing world, she was a corporate attorney at Arnold & Porter in New York, and she received her JD from Harvard and her BA from George Washington University.
Shannon will attend the following conferences in 2014:
- BookExpo America (May 29-30)
- Crested Butte Writers Conference (June 5-8)
- Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold conference (September 5-7)
- Castle Rock Writers Conference (October 4)
- Whidbey Island Writers Conference (October 23-26)
- Colorado Writing Workshop (November 14-15)
Follow Shannon on Twitter at @ShannonHassan.