The best way to reach me is by email
Lynn Johnston Literary is, well, me, a literary agent in New York City representing mostly nonfiction and a small selection of fiction since 2001.
Someone asked me recently to describe what I do. "I care," I said off the top of my head. After thinking about it some more and searching for a better answer, I decided that's really it. My entire unique selling proposition is I care about my authors, the important work they do, how it gets translated into book form, what happens to the book before and after publication and ultimately, the effect it has in the world.
I have an MBA and a BA in Philosophy. Before publishing, I worked in management consulting and marketing and have served on the board or staff of notable non-profit organizations, such as Dress for Success, Bottomless Closet and the American Bar Association. I currently serve on the advisory board of the Woodstock Book Fest.
I came to live and work in New York City by way of Saigon where I was born, Bangkok, Dunedin (Florida), Austin, Dallas and Chicago.
The best way to reach me is by email at lynnjohnstonlit at gmail dot com.
Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary manages the agency's foreign rights. Our network of co-agents around the world ensures our book properties are presented to relevant publishers in every territory. If you are interested in licensing translation rights, please email Sandy and she will direct you to our co-agent in the territory if the rights are available.
I work with various TV/film agents. If you are interested in optioning one of the agency's properties, please email me and I will refer you to the TV/film agent handling the project.