Kirsten serves both as an agent and Foundry’s Foreign Rights Director.
As a domestic agent, Kirsten is looking for projects that have the ideal three components: the right topic, at the right time, with the right author. She focuses largely on narrative and prescriptive nonfiction by authors with established audiences, in the areas of business, memoir, lifestyle (beauty/fashion/relationships), current events, history and stories with strong female voices, as well as smart fiction that appeals to a wide market. She enjoys working closely with her clients to develop their book ideas and strategize how best to connect the book with an author’s existing platform and brand, and help them explore other opportunities in media, speaking events etc. A list of recent projects includes entrepreneur and star of ABC’s Shark Tank Daymond John’s New York Times bestseller The Power of Broke (Crown Business) former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman’s New York Times bestseller It’s NOT OK (Gallery Books) fashion designer Rachel Roy’s Design Your Life (Dey Street), Senior Editor at CNET Dan Ackerman’s The Tetris Effect (Public Affairs), National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Sarah Marquis’ Wild by Nature (Thomas Dunne), and Former CIA officer Jason Hanson’s New York Times bestseller Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life (Perigee).
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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