Ramsey Ehrlich, Principal
A former award-winning journalist, Judith is the co-author of The New Crowd: The Changing of the Jewish Guard on Wall Street (Little, Brown, 1989). She shifted gears in l998 and worked as a senior associate of the Linda Chester Agency for five years before launching her own agency in 2002. Judith is a member of the Author’s Guild and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She was formerly on the Council of Conservators of the New York Public Library and served on the board of directors of The Shakespeare Society. For many years she was on the advisory board of The Partisan Review.
Judith has sold a wide range of nonfiction and fiction and looks for that special quality that makes a book compelling. Among her strongest interests are narrative nonfiction that combines fascinating original material with superb writing, topical business books by industry leaders, and prescriptive women’s books with a strong platform. Prescriptive books should offer fresh information and advice, and most authors must have ongoing experience with national workshops and lectures or strong newspaper, radio or TV presence, depending on the work. In fiction, she looks for novels that have a strong opportunity for print review or appeal to book club readers. She is drawn to stories that pull you in and won’t let you go. In upmarket, literary, and quality commercial fiction, she looks for novels that have sympathetic characters, original plots with surprising twists, and strong descriptive writing. She is also interested in fresh, well-crafted, riveting thrillers of all kinds including legal and medical ones.
Judith's nonfiction authors include Sam Weller (The Bradbury Chronicles: The Authorized Biography, and also Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview and other Conversations, Shadow Show: All -New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury-edited with Mort Castle), Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews; ad executive and management consultant Steve McKee (Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World's Best Brands,When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You're Stuck & What to Do About It, Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World's Best Brands); television and stage director Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Luck and Circumstances: A Coming of Age in New York, Hollywood and Points Beyond); Professor Jeffrey H. Jackson (Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910); former CEO of Kroll, Michael Cherkasky (Forewarned: Why the Government Is Failing to Protect Us—And What Can We Do to Protect Ourselves); Willie Pietersen (Strategic Learning: How to Be Smarter Than Your Competition and Turn Key Insights into Competitive Advantage, Reinventing Strategy: Using Strategic Learning to Create and Sustain Breakthrough Performance, and Strategic Learning: How to Be Smarter Than Your Competition, Turn Key Insights into Competitive Advantage); and Cathy Greenblatt (Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer's Differently).
Her fiction authors include Yona Zeldis McDonough (For adult trade: The House on Primrose Pond , You Were Meant for Me, Two of a Kind, A Wedding in Great Neck, Breaking the Bank. For children's : 26 books including The Bicycle Thief (Scholastic, September 27, 2016), What Are The Ten Commandments?(forthcoming), Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Who Was Sojourner Truth? and The Cats in the Doll Shop); Laura Pedersen (Barnes & Noble Discover pick Beginner's Luck, Last Call;Heart's Desire, and The Big Shuffle); Gregory Murphy (Incognito); Northern California Book Award winner Michael Alenyikof (Ivan & Misha: A Novel in Stories); Patricia Grossman (Ferro-Grumley Award winner Brian in Three Seasons, Looking for Heroes, and Radiant Daughter: A Novel); and Hana Samek Norton (The Sixth Surrender).
Whitney Lee, The Fielding Agency
The Fielding Agency handles foreign rights for JELM.