Erin Niumata – Agent – Folio Literary


Erin Niumata has been in publishing for over twenty-five years. She started as an editorial assistant at Simon and Schuster in the Touchstone/Fireside division for several years; then moved over to Harper Collins as an editor, and then she went to Avalon Books as the Editorial Director. Erin has edited many authors including Leon Uris, Stuart Woods, Erica Jong, Brenda Maddox, Lawrence Otis Graham, Joan Rivers, and more. She has represented NY Times Bestselling cowboy romance writer Carolyn Brown, pet expert Sandy Robins, Discovery Channel’s Fast N Loud, North America,  Diesel Brothers, Shark Week and Cash Cab; TLC’s – The Cake Boss and Extreme Couponing; Animal Planet’s Too Cute, Finding Big Foot, River Monsters, and Puppy Bowl; inspirational speaker Josh Shipp, graffiti artist/speed-painter/inspiration speaker Erik Wahl, founder Amy Clark, former gangster turned dog groomer James Guiliani, Skin care expert and co-founder of SoKo Glam Charlotte Cho, Greenwich Girl founder Laura McKittrick and many more. She’s worked on 28 NY Times Bestsellers.

What I am looking for:

Fiction: commercial women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction, mysteries, psychological thrillers, suspense, humor. I love sassy Southern and/or British heroines.

Nonfiction: self-help, women’s issues, pop culture and humor, pet care/pets, TV tie-ins, and anything blogger. I do love blogs!

What I am not looking for:

Absolutely no poetry, short story collections, business, travel memoirs, no fantasy, time travel, definitely NO VAMPIRES, middle grade, YA, or picture books.

Conclusion: She represents commercial nonfiction, from prescriptive and practical to narrative, as well as a select list of fiction including mysteries, psychological thrillers, and commercial women’s fiction. She is particularly looking for expert, celebrity, and company clients with strong national platforms, as well as debut fiction.

Pitch will be read: July 17, 2017

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