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. 7 of these used our editing service

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!    
  June 15th, 2017
Company Chat

Although BookExpo was slower this year than in previous years, I had an interesting and successful time there. 

Had the pleasure of meeting with Emily Ross, the very successful young thirteen-year old author whose young adult book, Blue's Prophecy, we will be representing for international rights and which hovers around 300 on  Amazon.
Read about Emily and her book in the Atlanta Journal Constitution  Here
I had a wonderful time with Emily, her mother Diane Lore, and Tracy Ertl, her indomitable publisher at Titletown Publishing,  who we are excited to be working with representing international rights on behalf of all her authors.  
Emily's book, Blue's Prophecy
With Emily Ross and Tracy Ertl
Book signing at the show

Spent a fabulous Memorial Day with producer and dear friend, Howard Grossman and Duggy, his Doggy. 

With Duggy
The beautiful tribute at Central Park

With Howard and Duggy 

Company News

We are excited to share the cover of Rosemarie Aquilina's Triple Cross Killer to be published by Fiery Seas Publishing
What happens to the letters children send to Santa Claus through the U.S. mail? Many of them end up in the hands of Chris Archer, a postal worker. His brother, Nick a religiously obsessed, and a dishonorably discharged fighter pilot, discovers them and turns into a charming and athletic serial killer, leaving a trail of devastation in two cities.
Rosemarie Aquilina was elected as a 30th Circuit Court Judge serving in the General Trial Division, after having served as a 55th District Court Judge in Mason, Michigan. This is her first book. 
Bonnie MacBird's Art in the Blood Now Available in Czech 
A Sherlock Holme's tale,  Art in the Blood (HarperCollins UK 2016)  is told in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and sends the iconic duo from London to Paris and the icy wilds of Lancashire in a case which tests Watson's friendship and the fragility and gifts of Sherlock Holmes' own artistic nature to the limits. This book is now translated into 17 languages. Well done, Bonnie!  Buy in English: Amazon
Bonnie MacBird is a writer, playwright, screenwriter and producer and writer of the science fiction film Tron. 
Arabella Kingsley's new book, 
is now available for 
Pre-order on Amazon  
In His , Ariana is given a choice: she can marry a Russian billionaire Nickolai Antonovich to help him close a financial deal, or she can refuse, in which case Nickolai will report her sister's theft from his company to the police. After a bad first marriage, Ariana is reluctant. But the billionaire vows she will want for nothing as h is wife. Greatly conflicted, Ariana will have a nearly impossible choice to make. Amazon

Arabella Kingsley is a prolific author in multiple genres including Contemporary, Historical, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy.

We are excited to release the cover of Roll the Dice by Wayne Avrashow published by Fiery Seas Publishing
Roll the Dice tells the story of Tyler Sloan, a rock  star who exits the Las Vegas stage to campaign to be Nevada's next United States Senator. This off-season special election captivates the nation as the winner will decide control of the evenly-divided Senate.
Wayne Avrashow has a long history in politics. He served as a Los Angeles government commissioner for nearly twenty years. Wayne is also a practicing attorney who specializes in government advocacy, real estate, and business law. This will be his first book.
News From Our Clients!

Hot off the press- Robert Parker's  A Wanted Man  has reached number 42 in the entirety of Kindle in the UK and has just broken the top 586 barrier in the US and still climbing. Well done, Robert!
A WANTED MAN is a gritty thriller, the first in the series, about Ben Bracken, a Captain in Her Majesty's Royal Army, who finds himself dishonorably discharged, disillusioned and downtrodden. But Ben can't shake his duty to his country and finds himself trying to annihilate a sinister criminal gang known as The Berg.  Amazon
Robert Parker is an exciting new voice , from a village close to Manchester, UK. He has both a degree in film and media production and is currently a full time writer. 

Congratulations to client, Nick Westfall who is directing a new reality show series at Webster Hall. 


Nick is our wonderful  screenwriter and director of the Movie,  Finding Home  which recently played to sell out audiences at the River Run Festival and is now available from major film distributors.  Streaming: Kanopy   DVD:  Barnes & Noble

Dr. Maurice Godwin, talks at the CrimeCon Conference  
speaking at the Conference
TV personality Nancy Grace
We are thrilled to be representing Dr. Maurice Godwin, 
and his new book, A Long-Held Secret: The Disappearance and Murder of Tara Grinstead, detailing the murder case of Tara Grinstead, and giving his insight as the only outside expert and forensic investigator to work on the case.  

 5 Tips for your Novel's first edit
  1. Focus the story line: What is the story about?
  2. Remove irrelevant details: Keep only what progresses the story.
  3. Develop your characters: Give them backstory.
  4. Create tension: What conflict drives the plot?
  5. Get a fresh pair of eyes read it: Have a professional editor help you for the best guidance
Industry News  
BookCon 2017
Consumers Flock to Javits to meet Authors and Publishers.  More Information  
BookExpo 2017
Big New Kid's and YA Books  More Information 
PRH Acquires Literary-Themed Apparel Company 
Penguin Random House has acquired the merchandiser Out of Print, which produces and retails literary-themed apparel, accessories, and home goods.    More Information

 Upcoming Events

Poets & Writers' Fifteenth Annual Connecting Generations Reading June 17th 3pm
A Reading to celebrate teen and seniors featured in the magazine More Information
25th Annual Poets House Showcase June 22nd 11am
Love Poetry? Poets House invites you to an exhibit featuring over 3,000 books of published poetry.  More Information

Gotham Writers Summer Open House June 28th 7-9:15pm
Offering 10 free one-hour classes in a variety of genres   More information
Thank You for Reading!

 Linda Langton, President.
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