Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Jennifer Rofé is a senior agent at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency where she works primarily in the middle grade, picture book, and illustration spaces. Some of Jennifer's clients include the 2023-2024 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Meg Medina, author of the Newbery Medal winner MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS, the National Book Award Long List novel BURN BABY BURN, the Pura Belpré Award winning novel YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS, and the Pura Belpré Honor picture book MANGO, ABUELA, AND ME (all Candlewick); Alison Green Myers, author of the Schneider Family Book Award winner A BIRD WILL SOAR (Dutton/Penguin Random House); Sid Fleischman Humor Award winner Crystal Allen, author of the middle-grade series The Magnificent Mya Tibbs, the middle-grade novel HOW LAMAR'S BAD PRANK WON A BUBBA-SIZED TROPHY, and the forthcoming middle grade novel BETWEEN TWO BROTHERS (all Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins); Christina Diaz Gonzalez, author of the bestselling novel INVISIBLE and the Edgar Award winner middle-grade novel CONCEALED (all Scholastic); Dev Petty, author of the I Don’t Want to Be a Frog and Life Lessons from Chip the Dog franchises (Doubleday/PRH); Mike Boldt, author-illustrator of the Blue Spruce Award winner BAD DOG (Doubleday/PRH), and illustrator of the I Don’t Want to Be a Frog and Life Lessons from Chip the Dog franchises; Eliza Wheeler, author-illustrator of HOME IN THE WOODS (Nancy Paulsen Books/PRH) and illustrator of WHEN I’M WITH YOU, WHEREVER YOU GO, and WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE all by Pat Z. Miller (all Little, Brown); and Amber Ren, illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book BECAUSE by Mo Willems (Hyperion), among others. Jennifer has been on the faculty of many conferences including the Big Sur Writer's Workshop and numerous SCBWI events, and she is especially known for her The "So What?" Factor presentation. Jennifer earned a BA in English and a minor in Social and Ethnic Relations with a focus on multicultural literature from UC Davis and has a background in secondary education.
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