Regina Brooks

Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC, in New York, New York. Her agency has represented and established a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult and young adult fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature. The agencies authors have made the New York Times List and have won National Book Awards, Newbery Honors, Michael Printz Honors, GLAAD awards, Coretta Scott King Awards, Stonewall Awards and a host of others. Publishers Weekly 2015 Starwatch Honoree and Writer’s Digest magazine named Serendipity Literary Agency as one of the top 25 literary agencies. Formerly, she held senior editorial positions at John Wiley and Sons (where she was not only the youngest but also the first African-American editor in their college division) and McGraw-Hill.

Prior to her publishing career she worked as an aerospace engineer and made history as the first African American woman to receive a bachelors of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from The Ohio State University. She is a graduate of The School of the Arts High School in Rochester, NY.

She is the author of, Writing Great Books for Young Adults 2e (Source Books) and You Should Really Write a Book: How to Write Sell and Market Your Memoir ( St. Martin’s Press). Brooks is also on the faculty of the Harvard University publishing program the Writer’s Digest University, She Writers University and teaches annually at more than twenty worldwide conferences. She has been highlighted in several national and international magazines and periodicals, including Publishers Weekly, Forbes, Media Bistro, Writers and Poets, Essence Magazine, Writers Digest Magazine, The Writer, Rolling Out, and Ebony Magazine.

She is the co-publisher of an imprint of Akashic Books called Open Lens.

Sample Titles or Authors

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies, Dick Gregory
Cleopatra Edison Oliver Playground Millionaire, Sundee Frazier

Specialize in

Fiction

Children’s, Christian, Commercial Fiction, Crime, GLBT, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Nonfiction

Current Affairs, Food & Lifestyle, Gift Books, Health & Fitness, Medical, Memoir, Music, Nature/Ecology, Parenting, Politics, Science, Self-Help, Spirituality, Technology, Women’s Concerns