Agents

April Eberhardt is a self-described “literary change agent” and author advocate who founded her own agency to assist and advise authors as they navigate the increasingly complex world of publishing. Her agency specializes in building long-term strategies with authors, which often include a blend of traditional and independent (formerly known as "self-") publishing. April works with serious authors who recognize the need for professional support, and the importance of publishing in the highest-quality way regardless of route. She holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing and a CPLF from the University of Paris.

Margaret Riley King is an agent in the Literary Department at William Morris Endeavor, where she began her career after graduating from Princeton University with a BA in History and a Certificate in Theater and Dance. She represents both literary and commercial fiction, young adult and middle grade, some narrative nonfiction and memoir, with a focus on a voice driven material and lifestyle titles in the areas of food, psychology, health, relationships and well-being.
Her recent and upcoming projects include: UW-Madison MFA recipient Chloe Benjamin’s debut novel, The Anatomy of Dreams (Atria, 2014); Brit Morin’s debut lifestyle book Homemakers (William Morrow, 2015); David Bertsch's Death Canyon series (Scribner); Cammie McGovern’s first young adult novel, Amy and Matthew (HarperCollins Children’s, 2014); The Real Girl’s Kitchen by Haylie Duff (Razorbill); Randi Zuckerberg’s Dot Complicated (HarperCollins) and Dot children’s book (HarperCollins Children’s); and a number of books written by the Robertson family of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Margaret currently resides in New York City.

Carrie Howland is a literary agent at Donadio and Olson, Inc., where she represents literary fiction, narrative non-fiction, and young adult authors. In addition to her own clients, she handles foreign, first serial, and audio rights for the agency. Carrie is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and writes for its newsletter. She also enjoys speaking at various writing conferences throughout the year. Carrie holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Albion College, where she was the Poetry Editor of The Albion Review. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals and magazines. In her spare time, Carrie volunteers as a foster for a local dog rescue. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can follow her on twitter at @ecarriehowland.

Adam Schear is a graduate of Tulane University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He began his publishing career at the William Morris Agency and joined DeFiore and Company in 2009. He is interested in literary fiction and well crafted commercial fiction, work that captivates the reader with both its prose and its plot, humor, YA, smart thrillers, historical fiction, and quirky debut literary novels. For non-fiction he is interested in popular science, politics, popular culture, and current events.