Doug Grad Literary Agency

Doug Grad Literary Agency Longtime NYC publishing editor Doug Grad provides personal service and attention for authors and their work. Check out his website at www.dgliterary.com.

The new Net Force book (series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik and written by Jerome Preisler) is coming--on s...
11/20/2019
GO FIGURE: FIGURING OUT YOUR CHARACTERS AS THEY FIGURE THINGS OUT FOR YOU | Strand Magazine

The new Net Force book (series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik and written by Jerome Preisler) is coming--on sale November 26. Jerome has an interesting piece in the online Strand magazine for all you writers out there!
https://strandmag.com/go-figure-figuring-out-your-characters-as-they-figure-things-out-for-you/

GO FIGURE: FIGURING OUT YOUR CHARACTERS AS THEY FIGURE THINGS OUT FOR YOU As a writer of thrillers and mysteries, my job is, in part, to have my protagonists figure stuff out under tense, suspenseful circumstances, usually with life-or-death consequences. If I’m working on a cozy, my hero or heroi...

Great book! Fun reboot of the Net Force series! And awesome author photo (taken by yours truly...)!
10/30/2019

Great book! Fun reboot of the Net Force series! And awesome author photo (taken by yours truly...)!

You don't want to miss this event! On December 2 at 6:30pm join us for the book launch of New York Time's Bestselling author Jerome Preisler's "Net Force: Dark Web."

Jerome Preisler is the author of the New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy’s Power Plays series and contributed to the nonfiction bestseller, Tom Clancy’s Airborne. Over his career, Preisler has had more than 30 books published, including five military histories, and has given talks on military topics at schools, museums, and Army bases around the country. He lives in Bath and in New York.

Planned for release on November 26, “Net Force” is a major relaunch of the long-running series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. "Net Force" is an of-the-moment, ripped-from-the-headlines techno-thriller that dives deep into the world of military tech, high-stakes hacking and cyber terrorism.

Learn more at www.patten.lib.me.us/events

My latest book goes on sale tomorrow! If you love dogs, or mountain climbing, or dogs on mountains, or even dogs on hill...
10/07/2019
How a tiny pooch taught her human to climb mountains

My latest book goes on sale tomorrow! If you love dogs, or mountain climbing, or dogs on mountains, or even dogs on hills or in snow, you will love the story of Emme, the moutaineering Australian terrier and her owner, Rick Crandall. Props to co-author Joseph Cosgriff! Here's an article about the book that appeared in the Sunday New York Post yesterday.

On the same day he thought he’d die, Rick Crandall experienced his most life-affirming moment.

Great Kirkus review for my Agatha Award-winning author, Ellen Byron, for the new book in her wonderful, funny and charmi...
06/17/2019
FATAL CAJUN FESTIVAL by Ellen Byron | Kirkus Reviews

Great Kirkus review for my Agatha Award-winning author, Ellen Byron, for the new book in her wonderful, funny and charming Cajun Country mystery series!

A Cajun music festival provides an invitation to both laissez les bon temps rouler and murder.

Now available for pre-order!#Amazon
05/16/2019
Net Force: Dark Web

Now available for pre-order!
#Amazon

The return of the cutting-edge thriller series Net Force, created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik and written by Jerome Preisler.The number one threat to our nation’s security is in cyberspace. The new US president wants to tackle the urgent problem head-on and launches a top secret line ...

The ThrillerFest Schedule is out. Come by my 8 friggin' a.m. panel on Friday morning and throw coffee on me.http://thril...
05/14/2019
Schedule

The ThrillerFest Schedule is out. Come by my 8 friggin' a.m. panel on Friday morning and throw coffee on me.

http://thrillerfest.com/about/schedule/

Patrons (Actives) Sandra Brannan Clive Cussler* Dirk Cussler* Shane Gericke* Faye and Jonathan Kellerman* John Lescroart* Karin Slaughter Larry D. Thompson

My wonderful author, Ellen Byron, won the 2018 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Cozy Mystery with her awesome book Mar...
05/07/2019
Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery

My wonderful author, Ellen Byron, won the 2018 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Cozy Mystery with her awesome book Mardi Gras Murder. I'm so excited for her!

Mardi Gras has kicked off the year with a body found behind Maggie’s family run Plantation B&B, but the bigger mystery is the man’s identity, which no one seems to know. Maggie take…

My latest big deal! I'm very excited and proud to have helped bring this to life. And big congratulations go to Jerome P...
05/03/2019
Hanover Square Brings Net Force Back

My latest big deal! I'm very excited and proud to have helped bring this to life. And big congratulations go to Jerome Preisler for sticking it out and seeing it through...and writing a great book!

The press will relaunch the bestselling series, created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, this fall. The deal is for four print novels and four e-novellas.

Cultural appropriation (although it wasn't called that then) was an issue I first brushed up against in the late 1980s w...
05/02/2019
Should Writers Write What They Don't Know?

Cultural appropriation (although it wasn't called that then) was an issue I first brushed up against in the late 1980s when I was an editorial assistant at Pocket Books. I thought that it was ridiculous then--aren't novelists allowed to be creative and create characters and scenarios different from their own lives? Can male authors write female characters? Can black authors write Latino characters? Can white authors write characters of color? I think the answer should be yes, with a caveat. First of all, I've learned a lot in my 30+ years in this still fairly lily-white industry. Second, the author of this article makes an excellent point--authors have to do their homework, do their research. Cultural appropriation is indeed a sensitive issue. So sensitive that many authors won't touch it with a ten foot pole, nor will some publishers. But you don't need to be, say, an astronaut to write a book that takes place in outer space--but you do have to do your homework (to use a blander example). Read books on astronauts and the space program, maybe even call NASA and talk to their public affairs person and see if you can interview an actual astronaut or rocket scientist. I get it, race and ethnicity are more delicate subjects than the laws of gravity. I've always believed that writers should write great stories that they're passionate about, no matter where that takes them. Whether their work will find success in the commercial marketplace is another story entirely...and in the current political climate, it's quite possible that it will never see the light of day. After all, you can't force publishers, or the reading public, to buy books, let alone those that may have a negative taint of cultural appropriation. So the discussion continues...

A white author shares lessons learned as a longtime student of cultural appropriation in fiction.

04/17/2019

Sold! (As reported in Publishers Marketplace this morning.)

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Lead Times-Picayune Sports columnist Jeff Duncan's PAYTON & BREES: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE MEN WHO BUILT THE GREATEST OFFENSE IN NFL HISTORY, the story of the high flying New Orleans Saints coach-QB combo Sean Payton and Drew Brees, who were one blown call away from winning the NFC Championship and advancing to Super Bowl LIII, to Noah Amstadter at Triumph, for publication in fall 2020, by Doug Grad at Doug Grad Literary Agency (world).

First movie deal! So excited for Kerri Rawson!
04/13/2019
Book Deals: Week of April 15, 2019

First movie deal! So excited for Kerri Rawson!

Allende jumps to Ballantine, Mulholland goes big for The Chain, Nikki Haley signs with St. Martin’s, and more in this week's notable book deals.

Kerri Rawson's book, A SERIAL KILLER'S DAUGHTER, will be #10 on the New York Times bestseller list for 2/24/19. And on 2...
02/14/2019
BTK: A Killer Among Us | Watch Full Episodes & More! - Investigation Discovery

Kerri Rawson's book, A SERIAL KILLER'S DAUGHTER, will be #10 on the New York Times bestseller list for 2/24/19. And on 2/17, a special airs on Investigation Discovery. Watch the trailer--but be forewarned--it's not for the faint of heart.

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/btk-a-killer-among-us/

BTK: A Killer Among Us Official Site. Watch Full Episodes, Get Behind the Scenes, Meet the Cast, and much more. Stream BTK: A Killer Among Us FREE with Your TV Subscription!

02/07/2019

She did it! Kerri Rawson's book hit the New York Times bestseller list at #13 her first week on sale. And in my 11th year as an agent, I have my first New York Times bestseller. Thank you, Kerri!

02/01/2019
Daughter of notorious serial killer breaks her silence

The 20/20 special on my author, Kerri Rawson, airs tonight on ABC at 9 p.m. Eastern. Watch the clips, below, from Good Morning America, The View, and 20/20. Oh. My. God.

Kerri Rawson spoke to ABC News about her new memoir and the moment she realized the "BTK killer," who murdered 10 people, was her father.

Wow! My client, Kerri Rawson, is on the cover of People magazine! Inside is an article and an excerpt for her book, whic...
01/23/2019
The Shattering Moment I Learned My Dad Was the Notorious BTK Serial Killer

Wow! My client, Kerri Rawson, is on the cover of People magazine! Inside is an article and an excerpt for her book, which goes on sale in six days. It seems that every day there's a new and more exciting bit of PR that happens.

"I'd do anything not to be the daughter of a serial killer," says Kerri Rawson, the daughter of BTK Killer Dennis Rader

First press release about the documentary on her father in which Kerri Rawson is interviewed. It will air on Investigati...
01/16/2019
‘BTK: A Killer Among Us’ True-Crime Special From Cream Productions Set On Investigation Discovery

First press release about the documentary on her father in which Kerri Rawson is interviewed. It will air on Investigation Discovery on February 17. Kerri's book goes on sale January 29.

Investigation Discovery has given the green light to BTK: A Killer Among Us , a two-hour true-crime documentary special about notorious serial killer Dennis Rader, for premiere next month. BTK: A K…

Kerri Rawson's book is starting to get some traction nearly 3 weeks before publication with this article about the book ...
01/11/2019
How I coped with finding out my dad was the BTK serial killer

Kerri Rawson's book is starting to get some traction nearly 3 weeks before publication with this article about the book in the New York Post today.

How could you not have known? It’s the question Kerri Rawson gets asked most often after her father was revealed to be one of the country’s most notorious serial killers. How could she not have had…

Now on sale! If you think you know Dan Morgan, guess again. Check out Threat Level Alpha and follow the twists and turns...
12/31/2018
Threat Level Alpha (A Dan Morgan Thriller Book 6)

Now on sale! If you think you know Dan Morgan, guess again. Check out Threat Level Alpha and follow the twists and turns of this new action-packed story.
#Amazon

“Dan Morgan is one of the best heroes to come along in ages.” —Jeffery Deaver Black Ops veteran Leo J. Maloney delivers a high-level thriller that spans the globe, changes the game, and raises the threat level to all-out, worldwide destruction . . . THREAT LEVEL ALP...

The publicity is starting up to promote Kerri Rawson's book, A SERIAL KILLER'S DAUGHTER. It's a stunning story, and Kerr...
12/05/2018
Serial killer Dennis Rader's daughter shares her story in new book

The publicity is starting up to promote Kerri Rawson's book, A SERIAL KILLER'S DAUGHTER. It's a stunning story, and Kerri is an amazing person who has written the searing account of her life growing up with Dennis Rader, aka BTK, as her father. I'm proud to represent Kerri, and even prouder of the struggles she overcame to write this book. It wasn't easy, but she's come out the other side of the experience a stronger person. On sale January 29, 2019.

For the first time, serial killer Dennis Rader's daughter, Kerri Rawson, is putting her story into print.

On sale today! The award-winning, USA Today-bestselling cozy mystery series by Ellen Byron that I just happen to represe...
10/09/2018
Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery (Cajun Country Mysteries)

On sale today! The award-winning, USA Today-bestselling cozy mystery series by Ellen Byron that I just happen to represent! #amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Mardi-Gras-Murder-Country-Mysteries/dp/168331705X/ref%3Dtmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1538366201&sr=8-1

USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron is back at it with fan-favorite plantation B&B owner Maggie Crozat in a fourth installment of the Cajun Country mysteries. Southern charm meets the dark mystery of the bayou as a hundred-year flood, a malicious murder, and a most unusual Mardi Gras converg...

Just saw the cover for Threat Level Alpha by Leo J. Maloney (Lyrical Underground/Kensington), and it blew me away! It's ...
08/27/2018

Just saw the cover for Threat Level Alpha by Leo J. Maloney (Lyrical Underground/Kensington), and it blew me away! It's like a Heavy Metal poster for a thriller! On sale Christmas Day...

Holy crap, it's stories like this that give agents a bad name. Most of the agents I know are honest, and scrupulous abou...
08/03/2018
Agent Danielle Smith’s Former Clients Speak Out

Holy crap, it's stories like this that give agents a bad name. Most of the agents I know are honest, and scrupulous about how they do business. Am I licensed or bonded, or any of that crap? Am I a lawyer? No! I learned how to negotiate a contract by negotiating over 300 deals as an editor at four major publishing houses. I asked questions from the contracts and legal departments, from bosses and co-workers until I had a handle on it. Book contracts are not rocket science--it's mostly boilerplate, but a good agent with personal connections to editors will know where, when and how hard to push for changes. On a $5,000 contract, there's not much you can do. On a big contract, you have more leverage. What galls me the are the comments of some disgruntled guy who thinks he knows everything and paints all agents with the same big brush. And I'm not even talking about Trump!

The principal of Lupine Grove Creative, an agency specializing in children’s and YA authors, has acted more like a literary grifter than a literary agent.

Now available as an ebook for the very first time, Stan Fischler's classic 1976 history of the building of the New York ...
07/01/2018
UPTOWN, DOWNTON: A Trip Through Time on New York's Subways

Now available as an ebook for the very first time, Stan Fischler's classic 1976 history of the building of the New York City subway system. Fascinating and fun!
#subway #newyorkcity #history #hockeymaven
#Amazon

Originally published in 1976, UPTOWN, DOWNTOWN now makes its first appearance as an ebook!The New York City subway system in a technological marvel, with a total of 710 track miles burrowing 180 below street level at some points and climbing 88 feet into the air at others. Stan Fischler, a longti...

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06/18/2018

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