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Denise Stinson Literary Agent Biography

Photo of Denise Stinson Literary Agent - Stinson Literary AgencyDenise Stinson Literary Agent was a book agent with the Stinson Literary Agency in Michigan. She is no longer an agent. Denise Stinson Literary Agent was born in 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent more than a decade as a journalist for the Detroit News. In 1989 Denise Stinson Literary Agent took a mid-career hiatus with the support of the University of Michigan’s Knight-Wallace Fellows program. The year following Denise Stinson Literary Agent’s fellowship, she joined the staff of Life Magazine, writing regular features and working as a special correspondent. That same year, she began working as a literary agent for Elsie Washington, who had already published the first African-American romance novel, Entwined Destinies, and worked as an editor at Essence magazine.

Denise Stinson Literary Agent’s clients include such bestselling authors as Pearl Cleage, Queen Latifah, and Omar Tyree. Her success as an agent coincided with an enormous growth in African-American publishing, launched by the phenomenal success of Teri McMillan’s Waiting to Exhale in 1992 and followed by a proliferation of novels written by and for African-Americans. Within this market, Denise Stinson Literary Agent noticed an underserved readership – black Christians – and found her calling. She started Walk Worthy Press in 1997 to publish fiction and nonfiction aimed at black Christians, especially women. By 2006 her company had blossomed into the largest publisher of black Christian books and had expanded into a ministry.

Denise Stinson Literary Agent’s work as an agent expanded from something done in her spare time into the Denise Stinson Literary Agency in 1991. Denise Stinson Literary Agent became a licensed minister from the Word of Faith International Bible Training Institute in 2002.

Stinson Literary Agency merged with another company and no longer exists.

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Book Genres – Denise Stinson Literary Agent

Denise Stinson Literary Agent represented book genres like:

Fiction: Christian, Commercial, Inspirational, Multicultural, and Religious

Nonfiction: Celebrity, Christian, Film, Entertainment, Music, and Pop Culture

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Representative Sales – Denise Stinson Literary Agent

I’M JUST A DJ BUT…IT MAKES SENSE TO ME by Tom Joyner & Mary Flowers Boyce (Warner)

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