Partner Gordon Warnock recognized her potential right away. “We’ve been fans of Michelle and her work at SMP for years. With her experience, amazing attitude, and desire to actively seek out the future of publishing, we’re thrilled to have her aboard, and we expect her to thrive in this role.”
Michelle has a degree in Economics with a minor in Russian from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and left a career in finance for publishing. She joined St. Martin’s Press’ editorial department in 2006 after obtaining a Masters in Publishing from Pace University.
“What I’ve most loved as an editor is discovering new authors, helping them make their writing stronger, and finding just the right audience for them. Now I’m excited to bring the skills I developed over eight years at St. Martin’s Press to my new role at Foreword Literary. I’ve been impressed by how the Foreword team capitalizes on the myriad opportunities to find writers and reach readers, whether through traditional publishing channels or in the evolving digital landscape, and I’m thrilled to be joining this dynamic, energetic agency,” Richter said.
As an agent, Michelle is primarily seeking fiction, specifically book club reads, literary fiction, well-crafted women’s commercial fiction, thrillers, and mysteries. For nonfiction, she’s interested in fashion, film, television, science, medicine, sociology/social trends, and economics for trade audiences.
About Foreword Literary
Foreword Literary, Inc. is a new type of hybrid literary agency, blending the knowledge and skills of traditional book publishing with the brash new opportunities engendered by digital publishing, self-publishing, ebooks, social media, and technology. The company has agents in California, New York, and Chicago. Founding partners Laurie McLean, Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, and Gordon Warnock are joined by agents Connor Goldsmith, Jen Karsbaek, Emily Keyes, Michelle Richter, and Sara Sciuto, in house publicist Estelle Hallick, and interns Laura Cummings and John Hansen. For more, visit http://forewordliterary.com or follow us on Twitter @ForewordLit.
For more information contact:
Gordon Warnock, Foreword Literary, 916-549-5864
Michelle Richter, Foreword Literary, firstname.lastname@example.org