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Welcome to Langtons International Agency Newsletter!



  
Langtons International Agency is one of New York's most successful literary management agencies specializing in non-fiction: including memoir, true crime, biography, and b usiness.

E xceptionally well written literary and commercial fiction: including mystery, thrillers, and women's fiction. 
 
We recently added film and television scripts to our offering. 
   



Notable releases include Trumbo by Bruce Cook (Grand Central Publishing, September 8, 2015) to coincide with the movie release, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, and Helen Mirren.

  
Art in the Blood by Bonnie MacBird, (HarperCollins UK, September 2015) first of a trilogy of Sherlock Holmes adventures. Sold to 17 countries, bestseller in 5.

  
Dancing on Her Grave
 by Diane Montane and Carolina Sarassa, true crime (Berkley, April 2015) Discovery Channel, and Lifetime Movies (October 22, 2016).




2016 saw 15 books sold to commercial publishers. 7 of these used our editing service

2017 is proving to be another successful year, with a book sold per month to date.
 
  



Our memoir division is gaining momentum with 2 new memoirs to be ghostwritten.



Contact us today to start your journey towards becoming a published author or screen and television writer. From an idea to a success!    
  Sept 13th, 2017
 
Company Chat

Linda spent Labor Day weekend with wonderful friends in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Thank you dear Bing, and our fabulous author, Ken McAdams.









 

Linda met with the charming and talented best selling Irish author, Jason O'Toole who we are delighted to be agenting and working with on the memoir division of Langtons International Agency.   

Company News

Emma and Adam by Jason Huza Now Available 
After the success of his musical, It Happened in Key West on August 27, we are thrilled that Jason Huza's book, Emma and Adam is being published by Black Rose Writing. 

Derrick Kelley's life is changed forever when a joyriding teenager sideswipes his wife and son, killing them instantly. A peaceful and joyous family outing turns into a nightmare that Derrick cannot seem to awaken from.

More Great Reviews for 
Unquiet Spirit by 
Bonnie MacBird 

We are delighted to hear that Unquiet Spirits  has been featured as one of Book from Scotland's top 5 fiction books. 

Another rave review: " What MacBird has done best, which is what makes her take on the series work, is that she understands the narrative. John Watson is telling the story and he's telling it like he's always done. MacBird could possibly be Conan Doyle reincarnated..."  Crime Squad

Well done, Bonnie! Buy Here

K-Town Confidential by Brad Chisholm and Claire Kim Forthcoming from Black Rose Writing
 
Young lawyer Holly Park is hired to defend teenager Naomi Linser, who has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a popular Los Angeles Councilman. The crime took place in a gritty Koreatown room salon with Naomi found holding the murder weapon. 

Claire earned her B.A. from UCLA and received her Juris Doctor degree at Lewis & Clark College. Brad is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art & Design. While working in advertising he produced award winning campaigns for print and television.

Well Deserved Praise for Oscar's Ghost by Laura Lee
We are thrilled that Oscar's Ghost by Laura Lee has had fabulous reviews in  The Times of London The Daily Mail , and  Out In Print: Queer Book Reviews

Oscar's Ghost tells the heated feud between the playwrights lovers. After the death of Oscar Wilde, two of the playwright's closest friends-both former lovers-went to battle over who would control the narrative about Wilde's life, and who history would blame for his death.
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Crook's Hollow by Robert Parker has just been sold to Black Rose Writing!
In the quiet UK village of Crook's Hollow, someone has just tried to kill Thor Loxley. Life is hard enough for Thor, already estranged from his family after a long-standing dispute about the family's farming dynasty.  Thor has been brought up to deal with problems on his own terms, so he sets out to find out who his real enemies are for himself.

Read Robert's first book, A Wanted Man published by Endeavor Press May 2017 which reached number #1 in the thriller category and #4 in all categories on Amazon in June 2017. Robert has both a law degree and a degree in film and media production. Buy Here

My Isl@m by Amir Ahmad Now Available in German 
Congratulations to Amir Ahmad whose book, MY ISL@M, originally published by St. Martin's Press is now available in German as an e-book.
Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that matters, MY ISL@M tells the tale of how the internet opened the eyes and heart of a once fearful young Muslim to a world beyond the dogmatism of his upbringing, and recounts his transformation into a defiant digital activist.  Buy Here

Wonderful Reviews for 
Roll the Dice by Wayne Avrashow 
"Hilarious, politically savvy...politics at its corrupt, dysfunctional, inspiring best." Kirkus Reviews, "Best Manuscript" award winner

"In the tradition of Allen Drury and Richard Condon comes the next great author of political thrillers, Wayne Avrashow."  Michael Levin, New York Times best-selling author

In  Roll the Dice, Rock star Tyler Sloan leaves the Las Vegas stage to run an unconventional campaign for the US Senate. The ultimate celebrity candidate, Sloan runs as a political independent in a campaign fraught with corruption, sexual scandal and conflicting loyalties. Pre-Order Here

Mike Rubin speaks at Killer Nashville with book signing
Congratulations to Mike Rubin who spoke on several panels at the thriller fan convention, Killer Nashville August 24-27  to talk about his book, Cashed Out published by Fiery Seas Publishing  and had great success with three book signings.
In Cashed Out "Schex" Schexnaydre, a failure of a lawyer's only client, Guidry, has just been murdered, and has left behind $4 Million. Schex gets dragged into the fall-out from Guidry's schemes, between all those vying to claim Guidry's millions for themselves. Buy Here

Invisible Killer by Diana Montane and Sean Robbins now available as an Audiobook  
Beacon Publishing  h as just released   Invisible Killer: The Monster Behind The Mask  written by our authors Diana Montane and Sean Robbins and narrated by Rick Barr  in audiobook format .
When detectives respond to a true crime scene in Orlando, Florida, during the "summer of hurricanes" in 2004, they find Charlie Brandt hanging from the rafters in the garage of his niece, Michelle Jones' home. Inside the house, they find a scene of horror that reminds them of other murders.  Buy Here
A Warm Welcome to our New Author!

We are excited to welcome Ever Ames to the agency!
Ever Ames is a former National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer turned home-school tutor and writer.

At sixteen she is the sole-survivor of a tragic speedboat accident in the Gulf of Mexico that killed her mother, sister, and brother. We are delighted to be agenting her inspirational memoir about her journey through heartbreak and healing after the death of her family.

 5 Benefits to Critiques:

A good critique will:
  1. Spotlight problems in a manuscript regarding characterization, dialogue, when there is too much telling not enough showing etc. 
  2. Point out the basic mechanics of your storytelling
  3. Help writers gain a new perspective on the strengths and weaknesses in their manuscript and writing
  4. Fine tune the manuscript and bring it to the next level 
  5. Teach writers new techniques to improve their writing abilities
Industry News

Indie Booksellers Report Solid Summer Sales
Sales were strong across much of the country this past summer, and the attitude going into the fall is positive, according to a  PW  survey of more than 15 independent bookstores last week.

Book Deals: Week of September 11
Putnam Buys French Hit, Robards Gets Seven Figures at Mira and more.


 Upcoming Events

Zadie Smith and Jia Tolentino September 18th 7:00 pm
The New School's Tishman Auditorium for an evening of conversation celebrating the paperback release of Swing Time. 
 
Jessie Chaffee at New York Public Library September 21st 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Jessie Chaffee comes to Muhlenberg to discuss and sign copies of her debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy.
 

Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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