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Congratulations to authors Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones! Their bestselling BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS series has been optioned for a live-action TV series by Bardel Entertainment, Inc. and Rainbow S.p.A. Brokered at auction, the deal was negotiated by Marie Lamba and Jennifer De Chiara at Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, and film agent Stephen Moore of Paul Kohner, Inc.

GREEN GREEN Makes BookRiot List!

Congratulations to clients Marie and Baldev Lamba! Their picture book GREEN GREEN: A COMMUNITY GARDENING STORY was featured on BookRiot's list of 10 Picture Books for the Budding Environmentalist.

JDLA Welcomes Tori Sharp!

​Formerly an assistant with The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, Tori has also worked as a freelance illustrator. Her debut middle-grade graphic memoir, JUST PRETEND, is forthcoming from Little, Brown in spring 2021. Tori holds a BFA in Sequential Art from SCAD. Find more about Tori, her interests, and her submission guidelines here. Welcome!

MERMAID TALES on O-The Oprah Magazine List!

Congratulations to Debbie Dadey! O-The Oprah Magazine selected her chapter books series MERMAID TALES as one of the 21 Best Books About Mermaids.

Noonan wins RWA Rosemary Award!

Congratulations to client Caroline Noonan, whose manuscript ECLIPSED took first place in the contemporary category of RWA's 2020 Rosemary Contest for Excellence in YA Fiction!

JDLA Welcomes Amy Giuffrida!

​Formerly a literary agent apprentice at Corvisiero Literary Agency and a literary assistant at Holloway Literary Agency, Amy is also the author of THE BLEEDING HEART. Find more about Amy, her interests, and her submission guidelines here. Welcome!


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