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 or soon to be published books include DIE YOUNG WITH ME, a memoir by Rob Rufus of the Blacklist Royals (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), THE WORLD’S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE, a middle-grade adventure by Frank L. Cole (Delacorte/Penguin Random House), LET THE GOOD PREVAIL, a thriller by Logan Miller and Noah Miller being adapted as a feature film (Rare Bird Books), THE MOON IN THE PALACE, a historical series by Weina Dai Randel (Sourcebooks), ALMOST ANYWHERE, a nature memoir by Krista Schlyer (Skyhorse), DIAL EM FOR MURDER, a young adult suspense novel by Marni Bates (Merit Press/F+W Books), IN ANOTHER LIFE, a historical/time-slip novel by Julie Christine Johnson (Sourcebooks).
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/events in 2016:
- Writer’s Digest Conference, NYC (Aug. 13, 2016)
- Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers / Colorado Gold Conference, Denver (Sept. 9 – 11, 2016)
- Colorado Writing School (April 12, 2016)
- Women Writing the West Conference, Santa Fe (Oct. 13 – 16, 2016)
Follow Shannon on Twitter: @ShannonHassan.