Nancy Yost Literary Agency, Inc.
Nancy Yost, a Las Vegas export, started her literary career in the contracts department at Random House, then joined Avon Books as an editor, and worked 15+ years as an agent before starting NYLA in 2009, but her passion for books has been lifelong. In addition to being a world class bookworm, she's an avid scuba diver, recovering opera singer, unrepentant animal lover, and shameless caffeine addict. Some of her NYT, USAT, and international bestsellers and award-winning authors include—alphabetically!—Ilona Andrews, Linda Castillo, Loretta Chase, Deborah Crombie, Maddie Dawson, Suzanne Enoch, Jeaniene Frost, Karen Hawkins, Miranda James, Beverly Jenkins, Stephanie Laurens, and Victoria Thompson. Nancy's primary focus is commercial fiction. Her areas of expertise include: crime (suspense, mysteries, thrillers—contemporary and historical); women's fiction (historical romance, accessible upmarket fiction, book club reads, romantic comedies, and any combination thereof--contemporary/historical); urban fantasy/paranormal; and sci-fi/fantasy. She looks for complex, engrossing character- and voice-driven reads, great world-building, atmosphere, intelligence, humor, and adorable (or not-so-adorable) animals. She loves learning painlessly, be it history, science, or the arts; and has a special fondness for good gothics and ghost stories. She loves learning painlessly, be it history, science, or the arts; and has a special fondness for good gothics and ghost stories.
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