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JDLA Welcomes Stefanie Molina!


Welcome to our newest Associate Literary Agent, Stefanie Molina! Formerly an assistant with The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, Stefanie has also worked as a book coach for women of color and was a senior editor at the literary journal F(r)iction for five years. Find more about Stefanie, her interests, and her submission guidelines here.

JDLA Celebrates Its 20th Year!


From a fledgling, one-person business to a well-established, respected company with a roster of bestselling and award-winning authors, the agency has proven itself to be an industry leader in books for children, teens, and adults in a wide variety of genres, as well as film, television, and stage productions.  Congratulations, Jennifer!


Margi Preus's VILLAGE OF SCOUNDRELS (Abrams, 2020), a

riveting story of French teens involved in the WWII resistance,

is on KIrkus's Best Middle-Grade Novels of 2020 list.


Congratulations, Margi!

Margi Preus Wins Book Award

Margi Preus has won the 2020 Northern Lights Award 

for Middle-Grade Historical Fiction for her novel, THE 

LITTLEST VOYAGEUR (Holiday House, 2020).


Congratulations, Margi!


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.


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