Jessica Alvarez

BookEnds Literary Agency

After ten years as an editor, Jessica Alvarez joined BookEnds in April 2011. She began her publishing career in 2001 as an editorial assistant at Harlequin Books. There, she had the opportunity to acquire and edit a wide array of fiction, specializing in historical romance, romantic suspense, and inspirational romance. Jessica left Harlequin in 2008 to pursue a freelance editing career, and completed projects for Harlequin, Scholastic Books, Thomas Nelson, and independent writers. Since 2019, she has also served as the foreign rights director at BookEnds. A New Jersey native, Jessica still resides in the Garden State. She is perpetually over-caffeinated in an attempt to keep up with her son and twoenergetic dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, swimming, watching bad (but oh so good!) television, and volunteering with Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Jessica is actively building her client list. Her areas of interest include most areas of romance, romantic comedies, and book club fiction. In nonfiction, she represents memoir, cookbooks, and has a passion for projects about sexuality and gender.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Inspirational
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
NF: Biography
NF: Cooking
NF: Diet
NF: Health
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: How-To
NF: Illustrated/Art
NF: Lifestyle
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Parenting
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Religion/Spirituality
NF: Science
NF: True Crime
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction: Advice/Relationships


22 in Publishing, 12 as an agent

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