A Live Evening with Agent Rita Rosenkranz

Friends! We are so happy to have the amazing, warm, wise Rita Rosenkranz on our podcast. Not only is she a pillar of the industry, but she’s thoughtful, kind, and here to help YOU make the most of your publishing interactions.

We love hearing her reflections on publishing innovations, new challenges, sustaining friendships—and what it all means for YOUR work, now.

A well-established agent, who began her career as an editor at major publishing houses, Rita Rosenkranz represents almost exclusively adult non-fiction titles. Her wide-ranging list includes health, history, parenting, music, how-to, popular science, business, biography, sports, popular reference, cooking, writing, humor, spirituality, illustrated books and general interest titles. She represents first-time as well as seasoned authors, and looks for projects that present familiar subjects freshly or lesser-known subjects presented commercially. Rita works with major publishing houses, as well as regional publishers that handle niche markets.

Representative titles include Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus (Atria Books; essence.com best-seller), Olive Trees and Honey: A Treasury of Vegetarian Recipes from Jewish Communities Around the World (Wiley; James Beard Award winner) by Gil Marks; 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker (Da Capo Press; New York Times bestseller, MS Awareness Award Winner, Books for a Better Life), and A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley, Ph.D. (Tarcher).

She is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents, The Authors Guild, and Women’s Media Group.

You can learn more about her here: www.ritarosenkranzliteraryagency.com/

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