Kelly Sonnack Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Kelly Sonnack and the Andrea Brown Literary Agency is part of a series about literary agents and How to Find a Literary Agent. Publishing Agent Kelly Sonnack is an agent at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Book Agent Kelly Sonnack often speaks at conferences, including SCBWI’s national and regional conferences, and can be found talking about all things children’s books on Facebook and Twitter. Kelly Sonnack has been a literary agent for over five years. She’s interested in projects for all ages in children’s literature (picture books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels). She’s also interested in illustrators. In picture books and middle grade fiction, she is looking for a good sense of humor, clever writing, an authentic voice, stories that stretch a young reader’s imagination, and fresh ideas.
In young adult, Kelly Sonnack Literary Agent values character-driven stories and literary voices with heart but is also drawn to light science fiction, thrillers, and well-crafted fantasy. She’d love to see a novel that has the feel of Fringe, The Twilight Zone, Lost, or The X Files. In nonfiction for children, Literary Agent Kelly Sonnack enjoys projects that stimulate and inspire the minds of our younger generations and that cross over from the school/library market into the trade market.
Kelly Sonnack Literary Agent represents authors, such as: Steve Watkins’ adventurous middle grade Ghosts of War series (Scholastic); Sharon Cameron’s smart YA novels including the NYT bestselling THE FORGETTING and its companion novel THE KNOWING (Scholastic); Jessica Young and James Burks’ hilarious early chapter book series, Haggis and Tank Unleashed (Scholastic); Courtney Stevens’ courageous debut YA, FAKING NORMAL and her Golden Kite Honor and Kirkus Best Book of 2017, DRESS CODES FOR SMALL TOWNS (both HarperTeen/HarperCollins); David Elliott’s provocative YA novel in verse, BULL, which received seven starred-reviews and was also a Kirkus Best Book of 2017 (Houghton/HMH); Marilyn Cram Donahue’s upcoming, timely middle grade novel WHEN THE CRICKETS STOPPED SINGING (BoydsMills); and Gina Bellisario’s superhero chapter book series, Ellie Ultra, with illustrations by Jessika von Innerebner (Capstone), among many, many others.
Now Kelly Sonnack Literary Agent is on the Advisory Board for UCSD’s certificate in Writing and Illustrating for Children. She’s a founder of the City Heights Young Writers Workshop.
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