Jaidree Braddix is a literary agent with Park & Fine Literary and Media.
Although Jaidree focuses on nonfiction (see specifics below), she informed the conference that she is open to meeting with attendees who write fiction, specifically if the attendee wants feedback on their pitch, rather than to actually submit work.
Jaidree began her publishing career as a publicist at an independent press and she will forever be fascinated by headline-making stories.
Her interests range from serious nonfiction that dives deep to illuminate important issues, to buzz-worthy and mission-driven narratives that have the potential to influence the national conversation.
Priding herself on being a creative problem solver with a “no mountain too steep” attitude and an unabashed belief that every system can be improved, no matter how well established, Jaidree works closely with Emily Sweet and Andrea Mai to provide authors with attentive and strategic support at every step of the book publishing process. She has a particular passion for editorial development and positioning, helping authors to find where their message fits and how it can be heard in the current social and political landscape. She is committed to helping authors turn their assets—be they courageous ideas, foundations for social good, academic studies, health and fitness programs, popular blogs, or Instagram followings—into compelling proposals and noteworthy books.
Jaidree holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado and an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University in New York. She was most recently an associate agent at Sterling Lord Literistic.