Sharon Bowers, a former editor at HarperCollins in New York, is a literary agent at Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management, an agency specializing in novels, memoir and in health and lifestyle. Currently based in Dublin and New York, she was the agent for Senator David Norris’s autobiography, which was nominated for the UK Political Biography of the Year, and Hilary Fannin, the Irish Times columnist and author of the much-lauded memoir HOPSCOTCH, and Fannin’s forthcoming first novel, and works with authors such as Seamus and Kevin Sheridan of Sheridan Brother’s Cheese and Susan Jane White, a health columnist for the Sunday Independent. She is the agent for the award-winning novelist Lori Rader-Day, whose first three novels have all received major awards, as well as working with memoirists such as Frankie Edozien.
Whether you are writing or optioning material, a literary agent can be a useful part of the process. Learn how to work with–and sometimes how to work around–agents.