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Lauren Spieller

Lauren Spieller
30 Jul
11:32

agent : lauren@triadaus.com

Triada US was founded in 2004 by Dr. Uwe Stender. Since then, the agency has built a list of high quality fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. Our books are consistently critically acclaimed and translated into multiple languages.

Associate Literary Agent Lauren Spieller comes to TriadaUS with a background in literary scouting and editorial consulting. She has a sharp editorial eye, and is passionate about author advocacy. Lauren is seeking Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction, as well as select Adult fiction and non-fiction. Whatever the age category or genre, Lauren is passionate about finding diverse and underrepresented voices.

In MG, she’s drawn to heartfelt contemporaries, fantasy and sci fi, and exciting adventures. Some of her recent favorites are Rules for Stealing Stars, The Serpent’s Secret, The Science of Breakable Things, Hour of the Bees, and The Night Gardener. In YA, she’d love to find authentic teen voices in any and all genres. She is especially fond of fantasy, magical realism, and space operas; contemporary stories with a hook; and anything with a feminist or intersectional bent. A few favorites include Dumplin’, An Ember in the Ashes, The Hate You Give, Blood Water Paint, Six of Crows, The Raven Boys, and More Happy Than Not.
In Adult, Lauren is seeking upmarket and commercial fiction, particularly female-driven psychological thrillers (a la Lauren Beukes and Gillian Flynn), immersive literary fantasies, such as The Night Circus, The Miniaturist, and A Darker Shade of Magic, and commercial SFF, such as The Fifth Season, Jade City, and The Rook. She is also interested in unique non-fiction with an existing platform. She’s particularly hungry for pop and counter culture books, cocktail books with a twist/theme, or narrative nonfiction with a unique hook (if you’re the next Lindsey West, Roxanne Gay, or Lauren Duca, she wants to hear from you).


GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children’s books
LEADING CLIENTS
Laura Weymouth
Jen Wilde
Wendy Heard
Marilou Reeder
Erica Waters
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS

Children’s: Fantasy
Debut author Erica Waters’s GHOST WOOD SONG, in which a girl must use her family’s ghost-raising fiddle to conjure the one spirit who can prove her brother is innocent of murder, while choosing between the banjo-playing girl of her dreams and the rodeo boy trying to swagger his way into her heart, to Alice Jerman at Harper Teen, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2020, by Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary Agency (NA).

Children’s: Picture book
Trinka Hakes Noble’s A FIST FOR JOE LOUIS AND ME, set in 1938, the story follows two Detroit boys who are inspired by their hero, the legendary boxer Joe Louis, as they face the hardships of the Great Depression, the rise of Nazi Germany, and a school yard bully, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, to Barb McNally at Sleeping Bear Press, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2019, by Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary Agency for the author, and by Christy Tugeau Ewers at CATugeau for the illustrator (NA).

Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Queens of Geek and The Brightsiders author Jen Wilde’s GOING OFF-SCRIPT, in which a teen gets the TV-writing internship of her dreams, but when her boss rewrites her lesbian character as straight, she and the actress launch a #DontHideYourGays campaign against the studio and fall for each other along the way, to Holly West at Swoon Reads, for publication in Summer 2019, by Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary Agency (world).

Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Queens of Geek author Jen Wilde’s THE BRIGHTSIDERS, in which a teen drummer navigates coming out as bisexual, old family struggles, and paparazzi after she’s branded Hollywood’s latest trainwreck, to Holly West at Swoon Reads, for publication in Summer 2018, by Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary Agency (World).

Fiction: Thriller
Wendy Heard’s debut HUNTING ANNABELLE, pitched as Dexter meets Gone Girl, in which a young man struggles to control his murderous impulses as he desperately searches for his kidnapped girlfriend before she falls victim to a killer even more dangerous than he, to Michelle Meade at Mira, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2019, by Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary Agency (NA).

Children’s: Fantasy
Laura Weymouth’s debut THE WEIGHT OF WORLDS, pitched as The Magicians meets C. S. Lewis’s classic Narnia, in which two troubled sisters, bound together by blood and fate, struggle to find their place in our world after spending years ruling as queens in a realm of myth and magic, to Alice Jerman at Harper Teen, at auction, in a significant deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018, by Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary Agency (NA).
U.K. rights to Barry Cunningham at Chicken House, at auction, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agencyon behalf of Lauren Spieller; French rights to Pocket Jeunesse, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Donatella d’Ormesson at Donatella d’Ormesson Literary.

KEY PERSONNEL
Uwe Stender, President
Brent Taylor, Agent/Subsidiary Rights Manager
Laura Crockett, Associate Agent
Lauren Spieller, Associate Agent
Amelia Appel, Assistant Agent
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please send a query letter and the first ten pages of a manuscript pasted in the body of the message to lauren@triadaus.com. Include “query” somewhere in the subject line.


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