Thursday, June 25, 2009


Okay. I've pretty much said everything I have to say about Twitter (well, except for the public admission that it very much feeds my voyeur habit) so I thought instead I'd make this post a sort of Public Service Announcement for all you violets who Tweet or are considering Twitter. I kept hearing about how others were making all these great contacts or learning all this great info that helped them career-wise, but boy, can you spend a lot of time trying to figure out where to find those sorts of contacts. So I thought I'd put together a Twitter Directory of possible industry people you might want to follow. I'd LOVE it if other Violets who Twitter would also throw in any contacts they know. And you're welcome to do it anonymously if you'd prefer. I'll add entries to this list as others add to it, then maybe we'll post a permalink to it in the sidebar.

Who I have so far:

Book Publishers:

@AALBooks (Arthur A. Levine)
@ amuletbooks
@ FriendsatFeiwel
@graywolfpress publisher
@ randomhousekids


@angelajames (Angela James, Samhain Publishing)
@BantamEditor (Philip Rappaport, Bantam Dell)
@chavelaque (Cheryl Klein, Arthur A. Levine Books)
@danielehrenhaft (YA Editor, Sourcebooks)
@debwerksman (Editorial Manager for romance fiction, Sourcebooks)
@draccah (Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks)
@EgmontGal (Elizabeth Law, Egmont USA)
@jcheiffetz (Julia Cheiffetz, Harper Studio)
@jtribble (Jessica Tribble, Poisoned Pen Press)
@Molly_Oneill (HarperCollins)
@ReneeAtShens (Shen Publishers)
@ Sarahshum (Sarah Shumway)
@tinaburns (Tina Burns, Liquid Silver Books)
@toddstocke (VP, Editorial Director, Sourcebooks.)


@BarryGoldblatt (Barry Goldblatt Literary)
@BookEndsKim (BookEnds, LLC)
@BookEndsJessica (BookEnds, LLC)
@ChrisRichman (Chris Richman)
@cjlitagency (Johnson Literary)
@ColleenLindsay (FinePrint Literary Management)
@dsvetcov (Levine Greenberg Literary Agency)
@elainespencer ( The Knight Agency)
@elanaroth (Elana Roth, Caren Johnson Literary Agency)
@FolioLiterary (Folio Literary)
@Ginger_Clark (Curtis Brown)
@hroot (Holly Root)
@Janet_Reid (FinePrint Literary Management)
@jennyrae (The Rappaport Agency)
@JillCorcoran (Herman Agency)
@kate_mckean (Morhaim Literary)
@literaticat ( Andrea Brown Literary Agency)
@LucienneDiver (Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency)
@MichaelBourret (Michael Bourret, agent)
@ mikalroy (Michael Stearns Firebrand Literary Agency)
@NadiaCornier (Firebrand Literary Agency)
@NathanBransford (Curtis Brown Ltd.)
@NepheleTempest (Knight Agency)
@pwheeler_agent (Paige Wheeler at Folio)
@rachellegardner (WordServe Literary)
@tomwillkens (The Jeff Herman Agency)
@TracyMarchini (Curtis Brown Ltd.)

Other Great Contacts:
@asuen1 (Anastasia Suen publishing news & articles)
@commongoodbooks (Garrison Keillor's St. Paul shop)
@JaneFriedmanEditor (Social-Networking Wiz, Writers Digest)
@SterlingKids (Sterling Children's Books Publicists)

And a definitive, all inclusive, more than you could ever use list can be found here.

I know some of you have a ton more contacts to add here! Bring 'em on!

(The entries in purple were added by our brilliant, in-the-know Violets.)


Sherrie Petersen said...

Wierd. I thought I just posted a comment, but it didn't seem to go through...

Anyway, here are some that I found:


and for Agent Jill Corcoran:

Anonymous said...

Here is a list someone linked to on Twitter.

feywriter said...

I've been following agents:
@BookEndsKim (BookEnds, LLC)
@BookEndsJessica (BookEnds, LLC)

Anonymous said...

publisher @graywolfpress

Also there are several indie bookstores out there, including Garrison Keillor's St. Paul shop @commongoodbooks

Anonymous said...

Great List

Here are some to add.

Paige Wheeler at Folio: @pwheeler_agent

Molly O'Neill: @Molly_Oneill

NepheleTempest @NepheleTempest

Chris Richman @ChrisRichman

Johnson Literary @cjlitagency

Kate McKean, Morhaim Literary: @kate_mckean

Michael Bourret @MichaelBourret

Lucienne Diver @LucienneDiver

Editor (and Social-Networking Wiz)
Jane Friedman (Writers Digest) @JaneFriedman

Now I feel like a stalker. :)

Dominique said...

Hi. Thank you for the great list!

I changed my twitter id, so was hoping you could change too:

@draccah (Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks.

Also there's a number of us from Sourcebooks on Twitter, so if you'd like to add:

@toddstocke is our VP, Editorial Director, Todd Stocke.
@danielehrenhaft is our YA Editor
@debwerksman is our Editorial Manager for romance fiction

We also have marketing and PR people talking about the industry and Sourcebooks.

R.L. LaFevers said...

Wow, great additions everybody! I knew you Violets would be on top of this.

That's a terrific link, Anon, for the complete publishing directory! Wish I'd found that before I'd spent hours composing my own list!

And Becky, the Twitter thing is very voyeur and stalker-esque. No way around that. :-D

Dominique, thank you for stopping by with your correction and great additions! We appreciate it as we have lots of YA and romance writers here.

Off to update the master list right now...

Renee Ting said...

Thanks for the list! May I suggest myself? I'm the publisher at Shen's Books: @ReneeAtShens. I suppose I could go under publishers or editors, either is fine. Thanks!

R.L. LaFevers said...

We would be thrilled to add you, Renee! Thanks for stepping forward!

Mary Hershey said...

Hi, everybody! Thank for all the great references. Wow. Now we all just need a week off so we can follow all these for a while. Who votes YES on the week off? I'm IN!


Dana said...


I follow Anastasia Suen @asuen1 and she tweets lots of interesting publishing news and links to blogs, articles etc about writing for kids. She tweeted your blog entry which is why I am here reading it!

Thanks for all this information.

Jean Wogaman said...

@Ginger_Clark is an agent at Curits Brown.

tammi said...

@SterlingKids (Wendy and Derry, Sterling Children's Books Publicists)

Lori A. May said...

Wow. This is a very comprehensive list. Nice job! No wonder Writer’s Digest listed this as a great tip on their Best Tweets of the Week blog via @WritersDigest.

Lori A. May

Vasiliy Kiryanov said...

Hi there, I think you should check

It's human-edited twitter directory without spam thanks to moderation, and they use tree structure to simplify searching of required category.

It's much easier then search different pages with different categories of twitter users on Internet.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

don't forget @andrewkarre, editor at Carolrhoda Books.

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