Shannon Hassan

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. Based in Boulder, Colorado, she is also eager to hear from authors with a unique perspective on the West.

A sample of books Shannon has represented:  INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS, best-selling middle grade series by Dusti Bowling (Sterling), THE CANYON’S EDGE, award-winning novel-in-verse by Dusti Bowling (Little, Brown), THE LUNAR HOUSEWIFE, a historical novel by Caroline Woods (Doubleday), IN 27 DAYS by Alison Gervais (HarperCollins), soon to be a TV series from SONY’s Affirm Films, THOSE WHO PREY, a YA thriller by Jennifer Moffett (Atheneum), OVER AND OUT, a middle grade historical novel by Jenni Walsh (Scholastic), THE CALL OF THE WRENS, a women’s/historical novel by Jenni Walsh (Harper Muse), A DARK PARADISE mystery series by Debra Bokur (Kensington), THE POTION MASTERS, a middle grade fantasy/adventure series by Frank L. Cole (Shadow Mountain), LIKE SPILLED WATER, a multicultural young adult novel by Jennie Liu (Lerner).

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, and she serves on the board of The Dairy Arts Center. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @ShannonHassan.

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