Jane Chelius Literary Agent was a book agent at the Jane Chelius Literary Agency. She is no longer an agent. She is retired. Publishing Agent Jane Chelius was an agent with the Jane Chelius Literary Agency. Book Agent Jane Chelius was a member of AAR, Women’s Media Group, Mystery Writers of America, and International Association of Crime Writers. Her first full-time job after graduation was at Fawcett Gold Medal Books, publishers of original paperbacks by the likes of John D. MacDonald, Lawrence Block, and Donald Westlake. After several years there, Jane Chelius dropped out briefly to have her first child (Mark) and buy and renovate a brownstone (where the offices are now located).
Jane Chelius Literary Agent put in quite a few years freelancing for various houses while rearing young children, and returned to work full-time as anacquisitions editor in the mid-eighties at NAL. She then moved to Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster to found a mystery program, as well as acquire and edit projects for their new hardcover list; there she acquired not only mysteries, but thrillers, women’s fiction, parenting, humor, biography and other narrative non-fiction. After nearly ten years, and an increasing frustration with the corporate nature of big publishing houses, she left in 1995 to found her own literary agency and represented many of the same authors she published as an editor.
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