Meredith Bernstein has been a literary agent for over 35 years. Prior to becoming a literary agent, she worked as a story editor for film producers on both the East and West Coasts. In addition to being a literary agent, she has packaged two romance lines and co-authored Sexual Chemistry with Julius Fast (M. Evans/Pocket).
Ms. Bernstein’s client list includes both commercial and literary fiction, mysteries, romance, thrillers, and both new and young adult fiction. She is proud to represent the New York Times bestselling YA series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, The House of Night.
On the non-fiction side, the agency seeks books on women’s issues, personal memoirs, parenting, psychology, business, spirituality, science, travel, fashion, inspiration, and humor. She represents Elizabeth Pantley, a leading expert in parenting whose “NO-CRY” brand has helped countless families.
Her agency is always interested in creative ideas, distinctive voices and “out of the box” thinkers. Examples of these are authors of “special projects” that supersede genre. Among such clients are Miep Gies, the woman who hid Anne Frank’s family and found her diary; and David Carroll, a naturalist, environmental writer, and illustrator who won the MacArthur Genius Award for his body of work.
Her authors have appeared on almost all of the national bestseller lists and have received top awards in numerous categories.
She is a member of the Women’s Media Group (WMG), the Authors’ Guild, the Association of Author’s Representatives (AAR), the George Eastman Circle, and the Agents Round Table.