Book Stop Literary Agency  

Contact Us:
BookStop Literary Agency, LLC 67 Meadow View Rd.
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone (925)254-2664
Fax (925)254-2668

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Kendra Marcus started BookStop Literary Agency in 1984 and since then the agency has grown to be one of the most well known and well respected agencies for children’s book writers and illustrators.

Kendra gravitates toward quirky and funny picture books, fiction with unforgettable characters and stories that will bring her to tears. Unusual non-fiction, especially science presented in new ways and little gems of history are also her cup of tea. Stories with Hispanic or Latino characters are always welcome, and she is thrilled to find accomplished illustrators with a fresh style who can tell a strong story in pictures to accompany a text.

Minju Chang joined BookStop in 2006, and represents middle-grade and young adult writers of all genres and some picture book writers. She has a particular interest in diverse voices, smart adventure/mystery novels, magical realism, graphic novels and intense literary fiction, but her real weakness is for funny, clever, and gutsy characters with big attitudes.

Karyn Fischerjoined BookStop Literary Agency in 2014 and is currently looking to build her client list. She is particularly drawn to young adult and middle grade novels. Her favorite genres include gothic novels with twisty narratives and dark secrets, historical fiction, literary thrillers, well-drawn fantasy, and heart-tugging contemporary stories. She’s looking for anything with memorable characters, an engaging voice, and a tightrope- taut plot. Karyn holds an MFA in Creative Writing, has completed three publishing internships, and previously worked as a bookseller and buyer in a small independent bookstore. Her background has given her a unique perspective on the book industry, as well as the skills to find and promote books she loves.

BookStop clients and their work have earned national recognition from such organizations as the National Book Foundation, the American Library Association’s Notable committee, the American Booksellers and from ‘Young Reader’ committees in a number of states.