Laurie Abkemeier Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Laurie Abkemeier and DeFiore and Company is part of a series about literary agents and Finding a Book Agent. Publishing Agent Laurie Abkemeier is an agent with DeFiore and Company. Book Agent Laurie Abkemeier is originally from northern California. She graduated from Wells College in 1992 intending to become a journalist, but stumbling serendipitously into a career in publishing. She began as an editorial assistant in the Touchstone/Fireside division at Simon & Schuster, assisting two editors with their diverse nonfiction lists. In 1994, she moved to Hyperion where she acquired and edited dozens of books and was responsible for five New York Times Bestsellers and many national bestsellers.
In 2003, Laurie Abkemeier Literary Agent joined DeFiore and Company as a literary agent. Her talented roster of authors includes journalists, bloggers, poets, academics, illustrators, and graphic artists. She has guided many book-to-screen deals, including Marley & Me (#1 blockbuster movie) and The CW drama Hellcats.
Laurie Abkemeier Literary Agent strives to maintain an eclectic list in which projects don’t overlap, but rather connect. She loves humor and pop culture and entertaining approaches to serious subjects, but above all, she looks for an engaging voice and a trustworthy narrator. She is currently most interested in accessible narrative nonfiction about remarkable individuals or achievements in the areas of history, science, medicine, nature, and sociology. She is also very interested in hearing from illustrators with book ideas.
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