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 literary and commercial 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 AFTERLIFE ACADEMY by Frank Cole (Penguin Random House/Delacorte), THE MOON IN THE PALACE by Weina Dai Randel (Sourcebooks), ALMOST ANYWHERE by Krista Schlyer (Skyhorse), and UNTIL BETH by Lisa Amowitz (Spencer Hill Press).
Before becoming an agent, she was the Acquisitions Editor at Fulcrum Publishing, and prior to that, a corporate attorney at Arnold & Porter in New York. She received her JD from Harvard and her BA from George Washington University.
Shannon will attend the following conferences in 2015:
- Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Retreat (March 11-15, 2015)
- Historical Novel Society Conference (June 26-28, 2015)
- Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference (July 16-20, 2015)
- DFW Writers Conference (July 24-26, 2015)
Follow Shannon on Twitter: @ShannonHassan.