Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Jennifer Herrington of Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

Jennifer Herrington is a literary agent with Harvey Klinger Literary Agency.

“As an associate agent with the Harvey Klinger Literary Agency, I am actively building my list in the middle grade, YA, and adult categories. I am looking for character and voice-driven books that I connect with on an emotional level. I want a book that makes me laugh or cry and extra points for both! I’m especially open to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ stories and voices in the mentioned categories.

In middle grade fiction I’d like to see:

  • Contemporary stories that deal with tough and realistic issues kids are facing today.
  • Stories that feature humor and adventure.
  • Paranormal, fantasy (except high fantasy), mystery, horror, and graphic novels are also of special interest.

In YA fiction I’d like to see:

  • Feel-good contemporary and contemporary romance.
  • Paranormals with strong world building and an interesting twist in vamps, wolves, or witches.
  • Romantic Comedy.
  • Mystery series featuring a YA detective.
  • Sci-Fi, fantasy (except high fantasy), horror, and graphic novels are also of special interest.

In Adult fiction I’d like to see:

  • Romance with a fresh twist on trope-driven plots include best friend’s little sister/brother, enemies to lovers, friends to lover, etc. I like sweet to spicy.
  • A strong sports romance (would love a heroine athlete!) or a sexy cowboy.
  • Dark paranormal romances with gritty vamps, wolves, or witches. Think outside the box for world building.
  • Romantic Comedy with snarky protagonists and hilarious plot lines.
  • Romantic Suspense with equal parts steamy as action.
  • Mysteries, thrillers, and suspense that keep me up all night.
  • Sci-Fi and fantasy are also welcome.

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