Jess Regel was guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. E.T. on June 13, 2016. Read the chatscript of Jess’s #LitChat session here.
Jess Regel is a literary agent at Foundry Literary and Media. She represents all genres of young adult and middle grade books, as well as a select list of adult general fiction, women’s fiction, and adult nonfiction. She works closely with her authors to develop their ideas for submission and collaborates with them throughout the stages of publication. She is passionate about discovering projects that are compulsive, contagious, and creative. She’s particularly interested in books that are “conversation staters” and novels that bridge the literary-commercial divide, combining a high-concept plot with beautiful writing.
Originally from Iowa, Jess was working at her local library when she was offered a job at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency representing subsidiary rights and building her list of authors, including: Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange(HarperTeen), Emily Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Balzer and Bray), J.C. Carleson’s The Tyrant’s Daughter (Knopf), Jillian Cantor’s Margot (Riverbed), Pablo Cartaya’s The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora (Viking Children’s), Linda Liukas’ Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding (Feiwel and Friends), Nora Mclnerny’s It’s Okay to Laugh (Dey Street), Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (Thomas Dunne/SMP) and Mark Andrew Ferguson’s The Lost Boys Symphony (Little, Brown).
Follow Jess Regel on Twitter: @jessregel.