Shannon Hassan brings a depth of business and editorial experience to her role as agent, having worked in publishing and law for more than 15 years. She represents authors of accessible literary and commercial fiction, young adult fiction, and middle grade fiction. She is drawn to fresh voices, compelling characters, and crisp prose, and enjoys both contemporary and historical settings. She received her JD from Harvard and her BA from George Washington University. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, and serves on the board of The Dairy Arts Center.
Her wishlist is here: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/shannon-hassan/
A sample of books Shannon has represented:
For kids: INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS, best-selling middle grade series by Dusti Bowling (Union Square), IT FOUND US, a spooky middle grade novel by Lindsay Currie (Sourcebooks), OVER AND OUT, a historical middle grade novel by Jenni Walsh (Scholastic), INDIGO AND IDA, a contemporary middle grade novel by Heather Murphy Capps (Lerner).
For young adults: IN 27 DAYS, a speculative YA novel by Alison Gervais (HarperCollins) soon to be a TV series from SONY’s Affirm Films, THOSE WHY PREY, a YA thriller by Jennifer Moffett (Atheneum), LIKE SPILLED WATER, a multicultural YA novel by Jennie Liu (Lerner).
For adults: THE LUNAR HOUSEWIFE, a suspense novel by Caroline Woods (Doubleday), THE CALL OF THE WRENS, a women’s/historical novel by Jenni Walsh (Harper Muse), HORSES OF FIRE; DAUGHTERS OF BRONZE, a historical epic by A.D. Rhine (Dutton), A DARK PARADISE mystery series by Debra Bokur (Kensington).
Twitter: @ShannonHassan, Instagram: @litagentshannon
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