Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Conference Sneak Peek: Abigail Samoun

Abigail Samoun

With a storied resume that took her from Little, Brown to Simon & Schuster, and Random House to Tricycle Press,  Abigail Samoun segued into her current role as a literary agent at Red Fox Literary, a boutique agency she started with Karen Grencik. With what could only be called beginner's luck, Abigail acquired Yesterday I Had the Blues, by Jeron Frame, with illustrations by R. Gregory Christie. Well, it went and won the coveted Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award! Abigail also edited the Edgar & Ellen middle-grade series, a nine-book series that went on to be published in twelve languages, selling half a million copies worldwide. It also spawned a cartoon on the NickToons Network. For her presentation at our conference, Abigail will speak on "Indispensable Tools for Every Plot Mechanic." If you want a taste of how she rolls, here's a link to an interview she did for the Cynsations blog back in 2008, before Red Fox was even a glimmer behind her literary eyes!

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