Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent at Trident Media Group

Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent at Trident Media Group Trident Media Group literary agent Mark Gottlieb works at publishing's leading literary agency Tride

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Look at the absolutely adorable tiny bookshelf! THANK YOU to my dear friends and fellow Litwits Robert Gwaltney, Tonya Mitchell, and Jacqueline Vick for this perfect publication gift. You three are THE BEST.

The shelf is created by Books by Britton - should you have an author friend who might need one for their desk - you can find the shop on Etsy!


Join me on the 8th October at Waterstones Liverpool One
where I'll be doing a book reading and signing of Literary Critters! 🖋️🐻📚 It's a free event that's suitable for all ages, and I'd love to see you there 👀💚

More info here ~
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Thank you so so much for this review!❤️

The Deception
By Kim Taylor Blakemore
Publication Date: September 27, 2022

4.25/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐+

I became familiar with this author when I stumbled across When Alice Fell, one of the best historical mysteries I’ve read to date. Her ability to bring her characters to life is phenomenal, and that talent didn’t disappoint in her newest book.

At its most basic level, this was simply a great read. The period details are excellent, the tension is maintained throughout, and the author had a way of manipulating my feelings so skillfully I didn’t even realize it was happening. Clem begins as fairly sympathetic, just a woman finding her niche in a difficult world while Maud is, well, a bit maudlin and unable to make her own way without assistance. But at some point in the novel my opinion of these women flipped and it was so well done, I wasn’t able to put my finger on where, exactly, it happened. All I knew was that somehow, Maud had gotten under my skin and Clem was much more damaged than I’d originally thought.

The point of view shifts between Clem and Maud and the reader is deeply embedded in each character. Lots of showing, not a lot of telling. Exactly what I look for in a character-driven story. And the ending will leave you on tenterhooks imagining what comes next. I’m not sure if there’s enough left unresolved for a sequel or if that’s the author’s intention. Things are left a bit up in the air but the book wrapped up satisfactorily for me, yet still left a “what if?” hanging.

If you’re interested in the Spiritualist movement or just like great historical fiction, pick this one up.

Thank you to @netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for providing the ARC. I’ve left my review honestly and voluntarily.

For full review, see link in my bio.

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It is an honor to share this dedication page with Rick Bleiweiss Author in James Wade, Writer’s forthcoming novel BEASTS...

It is an honor to share this dedication page with Rick Bleiweiss Author in James Wade, Writer’s forthcoming novel BEASTS OF THE EARTH (Blackstone Publishing). Thank you very much for this and for your continued faith in us.

Photos from HarperCollins Christian Publishing - UK's post

Photos from HarperCollins Christian Publishing - UK's post


Dallas TX this Thursday at @deepvellumbooks with @heatherharperellett 📚🧡🤠


Like most authors, my road to publication was a long and difficult one. It took many years of rejection to finally see my books out there. On my agent Mark Gottlieb's website, I talk about the importance of not giving up. Thank you for featuring my article, Mark!

New deal congrats! New York Times bestselling and three-time Edgar Award-winning author T. Jefferson Parker's DESPERATIO...

New deal congrats! New York Times bestselling and three-time Edgar Award-winning author T. Jefferson Parker's DESPERATION REEF, in which a big-wave surf star and her two sons confront murderous pirates off the coast while they train to compete in the same dangerous surfing contest that took her husband's life; and an UNTITLED NOVEL, sold to Kristin Sevick at Forge Books, in a good deal, by Mark Gottlieb and Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group (NA).

An amazing evening at the Academy Museum of Morion Pictures in honor of Sacheen Littlefeather.

An amazing evening at the Academy Museum of Morion Pictures in honor of Sacheen Littlefeather.


James Wade is an award-winning author of three novels, the latest being "Beasts of the Earth." His first novel, "All Things Left Wild," was the 2021 Spur Award Winner for Best Historical Fiction. James will be in conversation with Sarah Bird at the Boerne Book Festival on Saturday, October 1st, at 12:45 pm, at Main Plaza. The author resides near Canyon Lake, with his family.


It's publication day! The Countess of the Revolution is out in ebook today. If you prefer a book you can hold in your hands, paperback edition is coming to bookstores near you in a few months. I loved researching and writing this book and it has taught me so much about my writing process, the time period and my family history. This story means everything to me and I'm so excited to finally be able to share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy it.

Huge thanks to Mark Gottlieb and HarperCollins for making my dream come true.

Celebrating today with nice food and writing some words for my next book 😁


Don’t I wish I was hanging out in the cozy mountain town of Ouray, Colorado? Yes, I do. In reality, I’m sitting in my office under fluorescent lights, but at least my book gets to chill in the Rockies. Spotted at Ouray Bookshop today. 🖤


Okay last time we talked about Big Foot, because, you know, it relates to historical thrillers, right?😜 I think we might talk wee ghosties this evening. Or not. Never know what will come up with the two funniest hosts in podcast land! Join us!

Going live TODAY on Vox Vomitus Podcast with historical fiction author Kim Taylor Blakemore to talk about THE DECEPTION, a female -centric tale of mesmerists, guilt, grief, and so much more.

Join us live!

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USA Today Bestselling Author Lana Kortchik — Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb
USA Today Bestselling Author Lana Kortchik — Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb

USA Today Bestselling Author Lana Kortchik — Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb

Lana Kortchik grew up in two opposite corners of the Soviet Union—a snow-white Siberian town and the golden-domed Ukrainian capital. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Australia with her mother. Lana and her family live on the Central Coast of NSW, where it never snows and is always summer-warm, ...


I can't believe it's only two more weeks until the release of The Deception! I am so excited to share this book with you.

I've also been thrilled to talk writing and spiritualism and mediums and frauds on different podcasts - and will post updates as to when they air as I know the dates!

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Two women find strength and courage in the heart of New Orleans in the stunning southern historical, THE SEAMSTRESS OF NEW ORLEANS by Diane McPhail!


An Affair of Spies, my newest novel, available now wherever books are sold.

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AN AFFAIR OF SPIES by Ronald Balson, available everywhere tomorrow, follows the story of a young spy and a physicist who embark on a mission during WWII to stop the Nazis but might just find love along the way. 🌙 💙

Are you a historical fiction fan? Comment with your favorite era to read about below.

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Follow William Shakesbear as he sets off on a journey to visit his friends and find inspiration for his new play! ✍🏽

Literary Critters is an inviting adventure that introduces young readers to some of the greatest authors of our time.

Filled with humor and life lessons, this book is perfect for classrooms, birthday gifts, and the literary lovers in your life!


I just received some VERY exciting proofs in the post! 😀💚📚 #comingsoon #sneakypeek

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Weaving a chilling parable about the impossible demands of hate, love, trauma, and goodness, TODAY marks the 1-month countdown until the OCTOBER 11 launch of a soul-deep #ruralfiction tale: BEASTS OF THE EARTH by James Wade, Writer!🙌

“Wade’s pitch-perfect, personality-driven dialogue sings in the voice of life, and his ability to meld existential thought, situational metaphor, and cinematic setting is a full-bodied experience.”— New York Journal of Books

📘Learn more about #BEASTSOFTHEEARTH:


There’s one month left until publication day, which means there’s only one month left to preorder. A preorder is the single most important thing for an author. It creates buzz, informs the publisher as to how much energy and effort they should put into the book, and mostly crucially, it helps the author have a chance at publishing another book in the future. So please, if you intend to read this literary tale of hard fought humanity and ever-shifting morality, then please preorder at the link below or wherever you buy your books! I’d sure like to keep writing for y’all ✍🏻📚🧡

Photos from Kim Taylor Blakemore's post

Photos from Kim Taylor Blakemore's post


Whether you’re looking for an excuse to go on a book shopping binge or you still need to preorder your copy of my upcoming book, THE BOOK SPY, ahead of its release in late January, don’t miss the great deal Barnes & Noble is running from Sept 7-9. They’re offering 25% off all preorders when you use the promo code PREORDER25!

Thank you, Kensington Publishing Corp., Trident Media Group - Literary Agency, and Barnes & Noble!

#BarnesAndNoble #BookSale


Thank you so much Suzanne Parry] 😍

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I just preordered Kim Taylor Blakemore’s latest book! Kim writes terrific gothic tales, part historical fiction, part mystery, part thriller. Her strong female characters are mesmerizing and her stories expertly paced. A perfect Fall read with the days getting shorter and darkness spreading. #kimtaylorblakemore #historicalfiction #fictionbooks #2022books #comingsoon #booklife #americangothic #historicalthriller #lakeunionpublishing


Coming up on one month of Manmade Constellations being out in the world! It’s been a ride, and I’ve loved seeing all your photos, meeting folks at events and seeing the book out in the wild world. There’s an upcoming online event this Friday—link in profile to register for free. 🖤✨


Belated thanks to QBD Books for naming CITY OF DRAGONS book of the month.


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Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent

Mark Gottlieb is a literary agent at Trident Media Group in New York City. He ranks highly among literary agents in overall deals and other categories. With that insight and initiative, he is actively building his client list of new authors. He manages and grows author careers at publishing's leading agency. One of his core values is helping writers realize their book publishing dreams. This is all while ensuring their enjoyment of the book publishing experience. Since his time at Trident Media Group, he has represented New York Times bestselling, as well as award-winning authors. He has also optioned and sold books to film and TV companies. He meets with major studios, producers, agencies and managers to pitch books to them. He previously ran Trident Media Group's Audiobook Department. In that role he helped the Audiobook Department more than double its sales revenue in number of audiobook deals and amount of money for audiobook deals. Prior to that he served as Executive Assistant to the literary agency's Chairman. Before that he worked in Foreign Rights. There he worked closely with the Director of the department, in seeing books sold to foreign publishers from around the world. He continues to work in the area of foreign rights. He continually attends the major international book fairs. This is in addition to meeting with foreign book publishers throughout the year.Prior to his time at the agency, he worked in Production at Penguin Books, handling production for various book imprints. He attended Emerson College where he obtained a degree in Writing, Literature and Publishing. He was a founding member of the Undergraduate Students for Publishing and later served as the organization’s President. He is actively seeking submissions in all categories. He is looking forward to bringing new authors to the curious minds of their future readers.

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Great news! I'm thrilled to have another book coming soon! Thank you, Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent at Trident Media Group, Kensington Publishing Corp., and Trident Media Group - Literary Agency!
From my lips to your ears! Thanks to @Brad Shreve and his podcast program, Q***r Writers of Crime, for this hour interview about ME! My thrilling life, as he likes to call it. We get into everything from writing gay characters to being a gay character! And more. Lots of fun! Available on most major podcast platforms (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, etc.) or follow the link below. Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent at Trident Media Group Trident Media Group - Literary Agency Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Just 1 month until book launch! 🎉🔥✨ We can’t wait for #HowToBeAnAlly to be in people’s hands, creating change in our world & workplaces. You can preorder at And—we’ll be having a special launch event on September 14th. Stay tuned for details! #allyship #DEI #OneActionAtATime Melinda Briana Epler McGraw Hill Business Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent at Trident Media Group
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How to be a man. What ever that means. Exploding unicorns, Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, And Anything Else That Might Happen On An Average Tuesday, are just some of the topics we will be chatting to James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn about, lol. You are going to want to invite your friends to this interview, it's going to be hilarious!!! James, an amazing and talented comedy author, is joining us for a live episode of The witty Writers Show. James writes more than just family jokes and amazing books, he also enthralls readers through his webcomic, Unbelievably Bad. James has published five highly successful books, with several more planned for release in the near future. How to Be a Man (Whatever That Means): Lessons in Modern Masculinity from a Questionable Source. By James Breakwell. Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse offered useful advice for how to raise happy, healthy children in a world overrun by the undead. By James Breakwell. Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child taught regular moms and dads to best overachieving parents by doing less. By James Breakwell. How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday, another comedy parenting guide. By James Breakwell Prance Like Nobody’s Watching: How to Live Like an Exploding Unicorn, a guided journal for kids. By James Breakwell. All these amazing books are highly rated and available Now. You will be in fits of laughter. Bio: James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages eight and under. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than a million followers. The account went viral In April 2016 and transformed James from a niche comedy writer into one of the most popular dads on social media. James is represented by Mark Gottlieb, Literary agent at Trident Media Group - Literary Agency Links: #bethWorsdell #TWWS #thewittywritersshow #jamesbreakwell #explodingunicorns #xplodingunicorns #comedywriter #authorinterview #liveshow #comedy #webcomics #UnbelievablyBad, #Unfridgeworthy #WombatDojo #fatherhood #dadstories #funnydads #funnystories #funny #parodies #parenting #familyhumor #familieshumor #funnybooks #funnykidsbooks #parentbooks #funnyparents
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I’m thrilled and honored to report that my new work, The Syrian Pietà, is shortlisted for the 2021 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition for the Novel-in-Progress. It’s a prestigious literary prize awarded by the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society, Inc.. The storyline: a gay Syrian refugee living in Istanbul is recruited by the CIA for a dangerous mission. Please follow the link to read the novel’s opening pages. Mark Gottlieb, Literary Agent at Trident Media Group