Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Over 35 years thriving, always prepared to meet and challenge the future.

In the shifting scene of today's publishing industry, JVNLA is a locus of guidance, support, and partnership. Our collaborative team redefines commitment and passion and our ideas seek out publishing's cutting edge with a bold business philosophy that has proved its worth.

Watch Stefanie Bundalo, author of Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot, cook Drunken Chicken Tortilla Soup on WGN TV...
05/02/2019
Lunchbreak: Drunken Chicken Tortilla Soup – from the new cookbook – Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot

Watch Stefanie Bundalo, author of Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot, cook Drunken Chicken Tortilla Soup on WGN TV in Chicago!

Stefanie Bundalo, author of Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot Recipe: Drunken Chicken Tortilla Soup I love a good Mexican beer with a little wedge of lime nestled down in it. There is nothing better than kicking back on a hot summer day with a Mexican beer and lime. When winter rolls around a...

Interesting take by Catherine Nicols on Summer Claire's  #HighHeel  for Jezebel!!
04/29/2019
The Fascist, the Flat, and the High Heel

Interesting take by Catherine Nicols on Summer Claire's #HighHeel for Jezebel!!

In one of the many brisk, readable chapters of Summer Brennan’s new book High Heel, she points out that a high heel shoe is a symbol of femininity—if the door of a public restroom has a picture of a high heel shoe on it, it would signify that it’s a women’s room. When people use the phrase ....

04/22/2019

Happy Earth Day! Carl Safina's new book for young readers, BEYOND WORDS: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel, is out tomorrow. 🐋🐘🌍
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#earthday2019 #earthday #sustainablereading #carlsafina #beyondwords #pubday #happypubday #bookstagram #environmentalbooks #booksofinstagram #igreads #elephantsandwhales #roaringbrookpress Macmillan Publishers

Ella Frances Sanders EATING THE SUN, featured in Read It Forward as a book to help confront climate change! #EatingTheSu...
04/18/2019
Books to Help Confront Climate Change || Climate Change Books

Ella Frances Sanders EATING THE SUN, featured in Read It Forward as a book to help confront climate change!

#EatingTheSun

If your Earth Day routine involves thinking more about the connections between humans and the world around us, these climate change books offer plenty to ponder.

04/16/2019

“Sanders beautifully personifies the universe with lyrical prose and whimsical color illustrations...poetic yet scientifically illuminating.” — Publishers Weekly Ella Sanders' Eating The Sun hits shelves today!

04/11/2019

“This winning historical novel offers an enjoyable portrait session of an ambitious woman whose struggles are as relevant today as they were centuries ago.” — @pwpics .
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Mary Sharratts ECSTASY is now out in paperback!

04/10/2019

A poem a day keeps the doctor away!

#nationalpoetrymonth #poetry #michaelosiadhail #fivequintets #poetic #poem #poemoftheday #igpoem #instagrampoet #poetrymonth #poetrymonth2019

THE LIES THE TELL has been nominated for a 2019 ITW Thriller Award in the YA Novel category by the International Thrille...
04/10/2019
2019 Thriller Awards – International Thriller Writers

THE LIES THE TELL has been nominated for a 2019 ITW Thriller Award in the YA Novel category by the International Thriller Writers Organization. Congrats Gillian French!!!

Lou Berney — NOVEMBER ROAD (William Morrow) Julia Heaberlin — PAPER GHOSTS (Ballantine Books) Jennifer Hillier — JAR OF HEARTS (Minotaur Books) Karin Slaughter — PIECES OF HER (William Morrow) Paul Tremblay — THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD (William Morrow)

04/09/2019

💛💛A FATHER’S LOVE by Hannah Holt is out today! @kirkus_reviews calls it “a sweet bedtime book about fathers and how their love is everywhere” 💛💛
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Friday afternoon is the perfect time to treat yourself to this excerpt from Heather Cross's forthcoming novel GRIEVOUS."...
04/05/2019
Grievous

Friday afternoon is the perfect time to treat yourself to this excerpt from Heather Cross's forthcoming novel GRIEVOUS.

"beautifully written, a tour de force of psychological insight into its richly realized characters, and an extraordinary exercise in mood, tone, and characterization. It is not to be missed." —Michael Cart, Booklist (STARRED review)

"Cross is a good writer who draws on a Kipling-esque nostalgia in her entertainingly peculiar picture of the public school as crucible for young male Brits." —Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)

Read an excerpt from H. S. Cross' new book Grievous.

04/01/2019
NowThis

NowThis

This man lost his Sikh father in a racist terror attack in 2012 — but he and a former white supremacist found common ground after hate and formed an inspiring friendship

04/01/2019

It’s April 1st! And that means #nationalpoetrymonth has officially begun. We’re reading Linda Pastan’s “April” from her book TRAVELING LIGHT to celebrate...what are your poetry plans this month?
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"And so, again and again I have found that the question of high heels – to wear them or not to wear them, what they me...
03/21/2019
Sex, power, oppression: why women wear high heels

"And so, again and again I have found that the question of high heels – to wear them or not to wear them, what they mean or don’t mean, signify or don’t signify, ask for or don’t ask for – has been an unlikely but fertile locus of feminist debate."

Summer Brennan's HIGH HEEL hits shelves today!

Our relationship with heels is a long and complicated source of feminist debate. Despite it all, as Summer Brennan writes, women still love them

03/12/2019

Happy pub day @bonmot101 !! House on Fire, which hits book stores today, explores what happens when crisis and tragedy hit a blended family.
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WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!! Sarai Walker - Dietland
03/12/2019

WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!! Sarai Walker - Dietland

Ella Frances Sanders book Eating the Sun was recently reviewed by Bookish in their Spring 2019 Must-Read Nonfiction list...
03/06/2019
Spring 2019’s Must-Read Nonfiction | Bookish

Ella Frances Sanders book Eating the Sun was recently reviewed by Bookish in their Spring 2019 Must-Read Nonfiction list. They refer to her book as "highly informative", "strikingly beautiful", and they promise that it'll leave its readers "utterly captivated." We highly suggest checking out this list and Sanders Book!

Whether you’re in the mood for true crime or a memoir, there’s a book here to suit every reader. Read on for a look at spring 2019’s must-read nonfiction!

03/05/2019

Happy Pub Day to Philip Margolin’s The Perfect Alibi!! The second book in the Robin Lockwood series, this legal thriller is fast-paced and a must read for fans of mystery and suspense @minotaur_books @stmartinspress .
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"...The overall arc of the ritual service and dinner is conveyed in succinct rhymes (“Dip karpas, swish, swish/ Take t...
03/01/2019
Children's Book Review: Around the Passover Table by Tracy Newman, illus. by Adriana Santos. Albert Whitman, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8075-0446-8

"...The overall arc of the ritual service and dinner is conveyed in succinct rhymes (“Dip karpas, swish, swish/ Take turns, pass the dish”). Santos emphasizes the sense of a shared experience by including the entire table in most of the cartooned compositions, keeping the visuals fresh by slightly shifting perspectives." --Publishers Weekly

Happy Pub Day to Tracy Newman's Around the Passover Table!!

#pubday #AroundthePassoverTable Albert Whitman & Company Tracy Porosoff #amreading #kidlit #bookish #marchreads #bookworm #picturebooks

As a group gathers for Passover, Newman and Santos walk readers through a joyful evening. After everyone admires “fresh springtime flowers and once-a-year dishes,” the seder gets underway. There are r

02/26/2019

There’s a new king of the forest, a fearful bunny! Check out Richard Morris’s new picture book, Fear the Bunny, a play on William Blake’s “Tyger” , illustrated by Priscilla Burris.
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"Bundalo’s friendly tone and introduction to each recipe helps readers manage expectations, not just in terms of time ...
02/19/2019
Lifestyle Book Review: Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot: 75 Big-Flavor Dishes That Require Minimal Work by Stefanie Bundalo. Page Street, $21.99 (178p) ISBN 978-1-62414-754-8

"Bundalo’s friendly tone and introduction to each recipe helps readers manage expectations, not just in terms of time and techniques required (often minimal), but what they can expect the finished dish to look and taste like. This is a solid reference for owners of the popular kitchen appliance" --Publishers Weekly on Stefanie Bundalo, Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot Page Street Publishing Co.

Read the full Publishers Weekly review: https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-62414-754-8

The latest entry in the growing Instant Pot canon comes from recipe developer and Sarcastic Cooking food blogger Bundalo, who offers 75 options for time-pressed home cooks. Virtually all the

"When you write things I’ve never read before, things I’ve never even imagined, you make my mind a little bit larger...
02/18/2019
Ellis Avery Tribute Fund — Home Home

"When you write things I’ve never read before, things I’ve never even imagined, you make my mind a little bit larger. And in so doing, you make the world a little bit larger. And that is the world where I want to live, one whose possibilities have been enlarged through the exercise of the imagination, through an awareness of causality and complexity, and through the practices of constructive critique, empathy, honesty, and courage."

We are heartbroken to share that our dear Ellis Avery, 46, has passed away. The only writer ever to have received the American Library Association Stonewall Award for Fiction twice, Ellis Avery was the author of two award-winning novels, The Last Nude (Riverhead 2012) and The Teahouse Fire (Riverhead 2006), as well as two memoirs, The Smoke Week (Gival Press 2003) and The Family Tooth (17 Reasons 2015), and a poetry collection, Broken Rooms (Crumpled Press 2014). Her novels have received Lambda, Ohioana, and Golden Crown awards, and her work has been translated into seven languages.

A brilliant and towering talent, both on the page and in person, she will be greatly missed.

If you'd like to make a donation in Ellis's honor, please give to the Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation.

https://lmsdr.org/ellis-avery-tribute-fund-2/

02/14/2019

“To call someone your orange half is to refer to them as your soul mate or the love of your life”

Happy Valentine’s Day from JVNLA!! Quote and illustration by Ella Frances Sanders
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02/13/2019

#BigFootandLittleFoot Book 3: #TheSquatchicorns out March 19! Ellen Potter

02/05/2019

Freedom comes at a price, but this queen is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself. Happy Pub day to Lady Smoke by @lauraksebastian .

Today #GloriaGoldreich's novel #AfterMelanie is out in the UK! After Melanie tells of the heart wrenching impact of a ch...
02/01/2019

Today #GloriaGoldreich's novel #AfterMelanie is out in the UK! After Melanie tells of the heart wrenching impact of a child's death on a fragile marriage.

#newbook #pubday #bookrelease #cjsansom #tombland #shardlake #norfolk #læsehest #crimestory #16century #detective #books #murdermystery #history #love #hate #reading #bookworm #booklovers

Happy US #bookbirthday to TOMBLAND by CJ Sansom! #Tombland is the 7th book in the #Shardlake series. Pick up your copy t...
01/29/2019

Happy US #bookbirthday to TOMBLAND by CJ Sansom! #Tombland is the 7th book in the #Shardlake series. Pick up your copy today!

#newbook #pubday #bookrelease #cjsansom #tombland #shardlake #norfolk #læsehest #crimestory #16century #detective #books #murdermystery #history #love #hate #reading #bookworm #booklovers

01/14/2019
SMALL WORLD Unboxing!

SMALL WORLD Unboxing!

In which Ishta receives her author copies of SMALL WORLD and is verklempt.

"Kistler has a clear mastery of the legal drama but also a deft touch with complicated family dynamics and the tightenin...
01/10/2019
The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019: Part 1 - 110 Crime Novels, Mysteries, and Thrillers for the Year Ahead

"Kistler has a clear mastery of the legal drama but also a deft touch with complicated family dynamics and the tightening noose of a trauma that refuses all efforts at a cut-and-dry solution."

Check out Bonnie MacDougal Kistler's HOUSE ON FIRE is in CrimeReads "Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019!" Atria

To say there’s a lot to be excited about in the world of crime, mystery, and thrillers is an understatement. There have never been so many dynamic books for suspense lovers, so many genuinely…

Happy Holidays from JVNLA!!!.Design by Sofia Szamosi...#happyholidays #holidaycards #jvnla #sofiaszamosi #author #illust...
12/20/2018

Happy Holidays from JVNLA!!!
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Design by Sofia Szamosi
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Books make the best gifts! Grab your copy of the latest installment in the Kate Clifford series, A MURDERED PEACE by Can...
12/11/2018

Books make the best gifts! Grab your copy of the latest installment in the Kate Clifford series, A MURDERED PEACE by Candace Robb, available today!!! Candace Robb Pegasus Books
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We couldn’t agree more! #Repost @pernillesripp・・・Just added this incredible, lyrical, heart tugging picture book...
12/10/2018

We couldn’t agree more! #Repost @pernillesripp
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Just added this incredible, lyrical, heart tugging picture book to my best of 2019 list - not out until summer but it will be in my lock Caldecott for next year #pernillerecommends Ishta Mercurio Abrams Kids
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"Her glorious, stele-like sculptures, painstakingly hand-sanded and covered in bright bands of paint, were a merging of ...
12/05/2018
Women Land Artists Get Their Day in the Museum

"Her glorious, stele-like sculptures, painstakingly hand-sanded and covered in bright bands of paint, were a merging of painting and sculpture, form and meaning....Judd described [Anne] Truitt’s early work as “appearing serious without being so” — code for something, I’m sure — but Truitt had an ally in the critic Clement Greenberg, who saw her sculptures as an essential link between Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism." T: The New York Times Style Magazine

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/t-magazine/female-land-artists.html

Decades after the movement flourished, its female practitioners are at long last being recognized.

12/03/2018

“The season’s most playful (and best titled) entry...[Ratay] vividly captures that relatively brief — but iconic — time before cheap air travel and Wi-Fi. With an eye for detail and a penchant for research that leads him down charming rabbit holes...Ratay succeeds in eliciting genuine emotion even as his comic voice steers the narrative clear of cheap sentimentality. This high-spirited romp down the byways of America is part social history, part memoir and a loving salute to that brief time when the wood-paneled family station wagon was king of the open road.” —New York Times Book Review Richard Ratay, King of the Road Trip Scribner Books
Read the full review: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/books/review/holiday-travel.html
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