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Rachelle Gardner, Gardner Literary

Rachelle Gardner, Gardner Literary

Episode 10: Rachelle Gardner, Gardner Literary

Have you ever wondered exactly what a literary agent does for an author? Literary agent and founder of Gardner Literary, Rachelle Gardner, offers excellent insight into the expertise and services an experienced agent offers authors. Those services go far beyond contract negotiations. She also discusses whether or not it’s important for an agent and author to share the same theological views, the elements of a strong memoir, and more. An informative conversation with a leading literary agent.

As a literary agent since 2007, Rachelle Gardner has negotiated 300+ contracts with more than 20 publishers, and worked with more than 200 authors to bring their books to publication and build their careers.

She’s been in publishing since 1995, worked in-house at two publishing companies, and edited books published by Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and many more. Nowadays she feels lucky to work at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

When she’s not working, you can usually find her out hiking the local trails, riding her bike, haunting bookstores, or having coffee at Starbucks.

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