Message from Linda

 
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.

2017 is proving to be another successful year, with a book sold per month to date.
 
  
Contact us today to start your journey towards becoming a published author or screen and television writer, from an idea to a success!    
 
  May 6, 2017
 
Company Chat
 
 Just back from LA where Linda enjoyed meeting friends and clients.

With Wayne Avrashow author of
Roll the Dice to be published by Fiery Seas Publishing in September 2017
 
With friend and published author Charlotte Kandel and her husband Stanley, at Spagos in Beverly Hills 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Spent a wonderful afternoon at Bonnie MacBird's (Art in the Blood published by HarperCollins UK) beautiful home in Brentwood for a remarkable Jazz concert in their home.   
 
With Bonnie in front of her Sherlockian library with some of the 17 copies of
Art in the Blood published internationally by Harper Collins UK                                                                              
Bonnie with husband, Alan

The theater was built around this beautiful handmade organ

 
A wonderful Jazz concert in their home by the Katie Thiroux jazz trio with Justin Kauflint and Matt Witek. 
















Company News

Jason Huza's
Emma
 and Adam 
to be published 
by Black Rose Writing
 
Jason Huza is our very talented playwright and author of eight books. We are thrilled to have sold Emma and Adam to Black Rose Writing which is the story of a man's complicated journey toward peace and redemption after his wife and son are killed by a reckless driver.  We are so looking forward to seeing your book in print! Well done, Jason!
 
Oscar's Ghost to be published by Amberley Publishing by Laura Lee in November and is available for pre-order now
Oscar's Ghost deals with the fight over the novel-length prison letter that Oscar Wilde addressed to the playwright's great est love, Douglas, and which fell into the hands of Ross, Wilde's friend and literary executor. Amazon .
Laura Lee is the author of 15 commercially published non-fiction books, a children's book and one work of historical research.  
 
   
May 19th Ann-Margaret Carrozza to speak at the Syosset Public Library at 2pm

Legal Expert, and client Ann-Margaret Carrozza, will share tips from her book, Love and Money, about how to protect your home and other assets from financially devastating breakups, angry exes, wacky relatives etc. Catch Ann on the Doctors show on May 11th and the Today Show on May 31st!
Pub Date May 16th: Amazon  
  
A Warm Welcome to Our New Clients!

We are thrilled that Ashley Lauren Fisher joins the agency

Ashley Lauren Fisher was a multi-talented dancer, model, and pianist, whose accomplishments included dancing with The New Jersey Ballet, playing at both Carnegie and Steinway Halls, and modeling with NYC top agencies. At twenty-three, Ashley broke her spinal cord in a diving accident and is now a quadriplegic.   She has reinvented herself and opened an award-winning, Michelin Star restaurant, Pazzo Pazzo in New Jersey and has appeared in New York Fashion Week with her own dianmante wheelchair.  This talented, articulate, beautiful and award-winning restaurateur is writing her memoir and we are looking for producers to help us put together an inspirational reality show for her.
 
We are delighted to welcome the talented duo, Brad Chisholm and Claire Kim, to the agency with their second novel, Kat & Maus
 
Claire H. Kim was born in Seattle, Washington. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from UCLA and received her Juris Doctor degree in 1992 from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Claire always wrote fiction and decided to write novels inspired by her most extraordinary professional experiences
 
Brad Chisholm was born in Toronto and is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art & Design. While working in advertising he produced award winning campaigns for print and television for clients such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Activision and Sony.  

This talented duo wrote Trial By Fate: The Virgin Whore Trial a legal thriller, in 2015. We are excited to agent their latest novel, Kat & Maus a, a romantic drama set at an exotic winter resort.
 
 5 Reasons to Use a Professional Editor
  1. Will provide a fresh perspective on your book
  2. Be objective about what needs to be done to bring your book up to the next level
  3. Be able to point out concerns ranging from overall plot problems to specific lines of dialogue that need work
  4. Be familiar with genre-specific issues and trends and provide educated critique on these
  5. Help you say what you want as effectively as possible
Industry News  
Women Rule in Independent Publishing
Women are fulfilling careers running independent publishers More Information 
 
HarperCollins launches Literacy Campaign
Social Media and Literacy Campaign #WhyIRead for their 200th anniversary   More Information 
 
The Independent Spirit of Indie Bookstores 
Books that can change your life's path and celebrating Indie Bookstores More Information
 

 Upcoming Events

Broadside Reading Series,  May 12th 
Poetry Reading of New-York based writers of diverse backgrounds.  More Information

The Moth StorySLAM: Karma May 18th, 7pm
10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. More information
Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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