2020

Cherise Fisher

CHERISE FISHER

 A Black woman wearing a bright red top, smiling, with curled shoulder length locs

Cherise Fisher began her career in publishing more than 25 years ago, spending many years editing and publishing several national bestselling and award winning authors at Simon & Schuster and Plume (an imprint of Penguin Random House), where she was Editor-in-Chief.

She works with novelists who have multiple compulsively readable yarns in their head (both historical and contemporary), memoirists who showcase the diversity of human experience, and non-fiction writers who seek to provoke, inspire, and educate. Her intention is that all the books she helps bring into the world are relevant, enduring, and help readers maximize their life.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Well platformed big think books, book club fiction, narrative nonfiction.

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

YELLOW WIFE by Sadeqa Johnson

SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE by Tia Williams

AMERICA GODDAM by Treva Lindsey

Specializes In

FICTION: Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Erotica, Historical Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness, History, Investigative Journalism, Narrative, Parenting, Pop Culture, Psychology, Self-Help, Spirituality, Women's Concerns

Considers

FICTION: Christian, Erotica, Young Adult

Posted by GrubStreet in Literary Agent

Kaitlyn Johnson

KAITLYN JOHNSON

A white woman in early 30s with short blond hair, red lipstick, and a red dress
After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. A literary agent for Belcastro Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, Strictly Textual. Kaitlyn started her literary journey as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston, and has been agenting since 2016. She has written various articles for Writer’s Digest and has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

MG, YA, Adult - contemporary, romance, historical, fantasy, horror

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

May the Best Man Win by Zabé Ellor
Hope Springs by Jaime Berry
Daughters of Victory by Gabriella Saab

Specializes In

FICTION: Fantasy, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Horror, Middle Grade, Romance, Young Adult, Upmarket Women's Fiction

Considers

FICTION: Chick Lit, Fantasy, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Family Saga, Horror, Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural, Romance, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Posted by GrubStreet in Literary Agent