Kirsten serves both as an agent and Foundry’s Foreign Rights Director.
As a domestic agent, Kirsten’s main focus is platform driven narrative non-fiction, in the areas of lifestyle (beauty/fashion/relationships), memoir, business, current events, history and stories with strong female voices, as well as smart, up-market, and commercial fiction. She enjoys working closely with her clients to develop their book ideas, strategizing about how best to maximize their platforms and create sound marketing plans. She is always looking for projects that have the ideal three components, the right topic, at the right time, with the right author. Her list of recent projects include an upcoming memoir by the star of the hit series A Different World, Jasmine Guy (Atria), Nicky Hilton’s 365 Style (Harlequin), Love at First Click (Atria) by Laurie Davis, founder of eFlirt Expert, The Liar, The Bitch and The Wardrobe (Berkley) by novelist and ghostwriter Allie Kingsley, The Soil Will Save Us (Rodale) by New York Times bestselling author Kristin Ohlson and One Simple Idea and One Simple Idea for Startups (McGraw Hill) by bestselling author and Edison Award-winning innovator Stephen Key.
On the foreign side, Kirsten’s daily work draws on more than a decade of foreign sales experience at the highest levels of international publishing. She began her foreign rights career at the Elaine Markson Agency, and then joined Sanford J Greenburger Associates, where she helped Foundry co-founder Peter McGuigan develop the foreign publishing careers of authors such as Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks. Kirsten served as foreign rights director at Vigliano Associates before re-joining Peter at Foundry. Kirsten is a veteran of adult translation rights fairs such as the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair, and BookExpo America in New York, and works tirelessly to ensure that Foundry authors enjoy the most profitable and enjoyable international publishing career.
Prior to joining Foundry, Kirsten worked at Elaine Markson Agency, Sanford J Greenburger Associates, and Vigliano Associates, working with authors as diverse as blockbuster thriller writers, Pulitzer prize winning journalists and multi-platinum selling recording artists. Before moving to New York, Kirsten lived in Miami and Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a major in English.
Kirsten Neuhaus accepts email submissions. Please send all digital queries for Kirsten to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on submitting your project, please see the Foundry Submissions page.
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