The Agency  

The Agency

We are a full-service agency representing both fiction and nonfiction books.  The Natasha Kern Literary Agency has sold over 1000 books. At the present (February 2013) Natasha Kern is listed as the top selling (deal making) agent in the Fiction and Inspirational Fiction categories.

We represent many best-selling authors in a wide range of genres and subjects. Our clients live in twenty-four states and range in age from early twenties to late seventies.  Some are first-time authors and others have had more than thirty books published.  We work with co-agents in Hollywood and have subagents in all foreign markets.

The agency represents books that provide entertainment, inspiration and information as well as promoting healthy and positive individuals, organizations, and communities.  It is our purpose to provide abundance and success for writers through expertise in the publishing field derived from many years of experience.  We have a strong focus on career development. We are stewards* of ideas and stories that inspire faith, insight, action and joy. To achieve our purpose, we partner with clients, publishers, and sub-agents world-wide.

Some of the bestsellers and awards for agency writers

New York Times Bestsellers:  Mortal Fear by Greg Iles; The Quiet Game by Greg Iles;  Laird of Stonehaven by Connie Mason; A Taste of Darkness by Nina Bangs

USA TODAY Bestsellers:  Dead-End Dating by Kimberly Raye; The Cowboys: Jake by Leigh Greenwood; The DaVinci Legacy and Daughter of God by Lewis Perdue; Night Bites by Nina Bangs; A Taste of Paradise by Connie Mason

RITA Winners: The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander (2010 Best Inspirational Romance); Revealed by Tamera Alexander (2007 Best Inspirational Romance); Patterns of Love by Robin Lee Hatcher; The Shepherd's Voice by Robin Lee Hatcher

Christy Winner: Rememberd by Tamera Alexander (Best Romance 2008); and Whispers from Yesterday by Robin Lee Hatcher

ACFW (Carol Award) 2010 Long Historical Winner: Cowboy Christmas by Mary Connealy

ACFW Women's Fiction Winner: Fragrance of Roses by Nikki Arana

INSPY Historical Fiction Winner 2010: She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell

ACFW Debut Novel Winner: A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman

Romantic TImes Reviewer's Choice Award: A Reason To Believe by Maureen McKade

Edgar Winner: Eliot Pattison for The Skull Mantra

Hurston/Wright Award: The Long Mile by Clyde Ford

Inspirational Readers Choice Award (Inspirational & Short Historical Categories): Robin Lee Hatcher

Inspirational Readers Choice Award (Short Contemporary Category): Debra Clopton

Pulitzer Prize Nominee: Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl

RITA Finalists: Maureen McKade, Anna Schmidt, Pamela Clare, Kimberly Raye, Nina Bruhns, Samantha Hunter, Diana Holquist, Tamera Alexander, Missy Tippens, Mary Connealy

* Stewardship: The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care; financial supervision and management; overseeing nourishment.

Fiction

We specialize in women's fiction: including inspirational fiction,contemporary single title novels, romantic suspense, contemporary and historical romances, and multicultural fiction.

We are currently most actively seeking to represent:
Historical novels from any country or time period; contemporary fiction including novels with romance or suspense elements; and multi-cultural fiction.  We are also seeking inspirational fiction in a broad range of genres including: suspense and mysteries, historicals, romance, and contemporary novels.

We do not represent horror, true crime, erotica, children's books, short stories or novellas, poetry, screenplays.

Nonfiction

In nonfiction , we represent the following: narrative nonfiction; memoirs; health and medicine; inspirational and religious books; psychology, relationship and self-help; parenting; as well as trade nonfiction written by prominent authorities in their fields.

We do not represent: technical, photography or art/craft books, cookbooks, travel, or sports books.

Contacting the Agency

The Natasha Kern Agency is currently closed to queries from unpublished writers.   We will continue to meet with writers at conferences and accept referrals from current clients or editors.  Since we work to develop the careers of established writers and are focused on that, we cannot read unsolicited queries or proposals. 

General Agency Email: Please send general email to the agency to: agent@natashakern.com

General purpose mail may be sent to the following mailing address:
Natasha Kern Literary Agency
P.O. Box 1069
White Salmon, WA 98672

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