Posts Tagged With: Nelson Literary Agency

Your Very Own Custom Erotica — for Charity

Erotica author Tiffany Reisz

Here to prove that you can write a novel about even the most risque of topics is author Tiffany Reisz, who has a two-book deal with Harlequin Spice and three erotica novellas either out or coming out in the next year.  She has also graciously donated a truly unique item to Brenda Novak’s online auction to benefit diabetes research:

A ten to fifteen page personalized love scene between the winner and the celebrity (or two) of their choice. Author will send the winner a questionnaire and then write out their fantasy for them.

Wait a second, is she really saying . . . personalized erotica?

Yes, she is.  And lest you think I’m making this up, I contacted Tiffany to get the scoop.  Here’s the true story that prompted her donation, in her own words:

“When I was twenty-nine I dated an eighteen-year-old (don’t hate me – I’m an erotica writer – it’s my job to seduce teenagers) who was a Type One Diabetic. I left town and for three days I didn’t hear from him. When he finally called, it was from his hospital bed. He’d gone into diabetic keto-acidosis while I was gone and nearly died. I raced back to his side and after getting to second base with him in his hospital bed in the pediatric ward (you can’t make this stuff up), I made him swear to me he’d start monitoring his blood sugar better. Most people think diabetes is just a nuisance illness like allergies. But it’s not. It can kill. I almost lost someone I loved to diabetes. So what’s a better tribute to my sweet (and now happily married junior ex-boyfriend) than a personalized love scene between the winner and the person (real or fictional) of their choice. If they want, I’ll even set it in a hospital. Adjustable beds, you know.”

So there you have it.  Intrigued?  Better hurry, because this fundraising auction ends in just a few days!  Here’s a link:

Kristin Nelson Literary Agency Presents

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Brenda Novak runs this auction every year in honor of her youngest son, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at five years old.  All proceeds go to the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami to help find a cure.  How great is that?  We’re in the last few days of bidding, so come on and help out!

By the way, Tiffany Reisz wants you to know one last thing:

“THE SIREN comes out September 26, 2011. Incidentally, one of the main characters in THE SIREN is a type one diabetic. Coincidence? Not really. ;)”

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Meet a Literary Agent AND Help Kids Read — No Foolin’!

Listen up, true believers.  Think you can write a novel good enough to get published?  Find out this Sunday!

Literary agent and celebrated book genius Sara Megibow (of the incomparable Nelson Literary Agency) will lead a two-hour writing workshop open to any fiction writer.  (That means you!)  Aspiring writers from all over have benefited from her advice, and now you can, too.  Even better, 100% of all proceeds go to directly benefit the Boulder Jewish Day School.  So it’ll help your writing, and it’s a good cause!  What could be better?

Get all the unbelievable details here.  And have a great writing weekend!

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Last Chance: Meet a Literary Agent and Help a School

Just a quick reminder that on Sunday, literary agent extraordinaire Sara Megibow (of the much-esteemed Nelson Literary Agency) is leading a two-hour writing workshop open to any fiction writer.  And don’t think you don’t have what it takes.  If you can write a novel, then you can get it in front of a literary agent and get some feedback.

There’s a feel-good bonus, too.  100% of all proceeds go to benefit the Boulder Jewish Day School.  So it’ll help your writing, and it’s a good cause!

Get all the details here.  And have a great writing weekend!

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Meet a Literary Agent and Help a Kid Learn to Read

It isn’t often that you get a chance to boost your own writing career and do a good deed at the same time.  So when that opportunity comes along, you say, “Yes!”

If you live in Colorado, here’s a great opportunity to personally meet with literary agent Sara Megibow and get one-on-one writing feedback.  Sara really knows her stuff, and she’s absolutely fantastic to work with — plus, she has impeccable taste when it comes to fiction.  Not to mention, this is a fundraiser for a good cause!  What more could you ask for?  Here’s the scoop:

Fiction Writing Workshop
In honor of the Boulder Jewish Day School
Taught at the Boulder Jewish Day School, 7415 Lookout Road, Longmont CO 80503 (on Lookout Road just west of 75th off of 119)

Sunday March 13 and Sunday April 3. 9:30-11:30am
30 spots per day (the workshop is the same on both days, so pick whichever one is more convenient) RSVP quickly as this will fill up!
$50 per writer, check made out to Boulder Jewish Day School
RSVP via email to

Sara Megibow, Associate Literary Agent at Nelson Literary Agency, will lead a two hour writing workshop open to any fiction writer.

Do you write novels? Do you want to learn about the business of publishing fiction books? Are you looking for that elusive “critique” from a literary agent? If you are a writer – anywhere on your journey between that first sentence and published author – come join us!

The goal of the workshop is to look at your work with an eye towards publication. Sara will talk about the process of finding a literary agent, what a literary agent looks for in a submission and how agents go about selling books to major NY publishing houses. Each participant will be encouraged to bring their work – on paper, on a laptop, on a Kindle (yes, we will have internet access). After talking about the business of publishing, Sara will look at your work specifically (if you want her to).

–    30 spots per workshop means VERY specialized attention
–    plenty of time for Q&A and personal critique of your novel (yes, Sara will look personally at your query letter, synopsis and/or novel if you’d like her to and will offer direct feedback)
–    Sara is actively acquiring new clients so will be open to pitches the day of the workshop, and will provide submission information for writers who may be interested in pursuing publication later
–    All proceeds (yes ALL proceeds) go directly to the Boulder Jewish Day School
–    Bagels and coffee will be provided, so even if you want to come simply to listen and enjoy a coffee, that’s fine
–    Manuscripts do NOT have to be complete in order to attend this workshop
–    The only restriction is that Sara represents fiction, so if you want personalized feedback on your novel it MUST be in one of these genres – romance (any category except inspirational), young adult or middle grade (any subgenre), science fiction or fantasy, women’s fiction, chick lit or commercial fiction
–    Yes, you can absolutely bring more than one project to workshop

Sara Megibow has been with the Nelson Literary Agency since early 2006. Her first responsibilities included reading the query letters, sample pages and full manuscripts submitted for representation. In early 2009, she was promoted to Associate Literary Agent and is now actively accepting submissions of her own. From sexy romance to epic fantasy, Sara has loved reading since picking up her first copy of The Hobbit. Some of the books Sara has helped acquire include NYTimes Bestselling HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford and NYTimes Bestselling PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles. She has personally sold 6 debut authors in the last year (including the upcoming SCORE by Miranda Kenneally and THE SIREN by Tiffany Reisz). Sara has a B.A. in Women’s Studies and a B.A. in American History from Northwestern University. She lives in sunny Boulder with her beat-boxing husband, adorable son and two fuzzy cats. Nelson Literary Agency is a member in good standing of AAR, RWA, SCBWI and SFWA.

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For more information on Sara, her sales, her tastes and her philosophy, go here:

To follow Sara on twitter, go here:  @SaraMegibow

RSVP: email to – your name, contact info (phone or email) and date you want to attend. Yes, you can ask limited questions at this email address if you need clarification on something.
Bring a check for $50.00 the DAY of the workshop, made out to Boulder Jewish Day School.

Boulder Jewish Day School is a fully accredited independent community day school whose motto is “Educational Excellence and Jewish Values.”

Why I’m doing this…
My son is in kindergarten at Boulder Jewish Day School. He reads and writes in Hebrew and English (at five years old) and this is thanks to the outstanding curriculum and world-class teachers he enjoys. This writing workshop is my chance to give back to the school. I know writers are eager for feedback and coaching from a literary agent. And, I am eager to meet new writers! Also, I want my son to know how much I value his school, his teachers and his education. So, all the money raised will go to support the literature programs at BJDS. Education should inspire and BJDS has proven itself to me as a mother over and over through the years. In fact, I just signed myself up for Hebrew classes (to catch up to my son).

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