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Lit Match

Lit Match

Hosted by: Abigail K. Perry

A podcast made to help writers find the best literary agent for their writing and business career.

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Ariele Fredman ON: The Difference Between a Book Publicist and a Literary Agent, Her Mission to Expand Commercial Fiction, and How to Understand Where a Book Fits in the Market

Abigail sits down with Ariele Fredman, a book publicist turned literary agent at United Talent Agency (UTA). Ariele is actively seeking commercial fiction in: General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller,...
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First Chapters: Legendborn (with Savannah Gilbo)

A special episode that shares a piece of Abigail and Savannah's May Book Notes meeting!  In this episode, Abigail and book coach companion Savannah Gilbo share a piece of their May virtual book club meeting; they take...
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First Chapters: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (with Sara Gentry)

In this episode, Abigail takes a first chapter deep dive with kidlit book coach and author, Sara Gentry. Together, they discuss the first chapter of C.S. Lewis’s beloved masterwork, THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE...
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First Chapters: The House Across the Lake (with Samantha Skal)

In this episode, Abigail takes a first chapter deep dive with Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense book coach expert and author, Samantha Skal. Together, they discuss the first chapter of Riley Sager's THE HOUSE ACROSS THE...
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Mikki Brammer ON: The Collected Regrets of Clover and Her Writing, Querying, and Publishing Experience

Abigail sits down with author Mikki Brammer to discuss her (amazing!) contemporary fiction/upmarket debut, THE COLLECTED REGRETS OF CLOVER. This story features a socially stunted death doula whose obsession with...
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Victoria Marini ON: Atmospheric Writing, Balancing External Events and Interiority, and the Dos and Don'ts of Tropes

Abigail sits down with Victoria Marini, a literary agent at Irene Goodman Literary Agency (IGLA). Victoria is actively seeking page-turning fiction for all audiences from middle grade through adult, and is...
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Jen Craven ON: Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing and How to Decide What's Best For Your Book and Career

Abigail sits down with indie author Jen Craven (BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE) to discuss why she decided to self-publish her book—even though she was getting requests on her manuscript while querying it. Jen makes it very...
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First Chapters: Atomic Habits (with Barbara Boyd)

Abigail is joined by nonfiction book coach expert, Barbara Boyd, to analyze James Clear's nonfiction book (a personal growth book) phenomenon, ATOMIC HABITS. What makes this deep dive particularly interesting is that...
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First Chapters: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (with Savannah Gilbo)

A special episode that shares a part of Abigail and Savannah's latest Book Notes conversation!  In this episode, Abigail and book coach companion Savannah Gilbo share a piece of their latest Book Notes Book Club...
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Howard Yoon ON: The Core Components of a Book Proposal, Reveals and Results of the DOJ-PRH Antitrust Trial, and How Publishing Merges Art and Commerce

Abigail sits down with Howard Yoon, a literary agent and principal of the Ross Yoon Agency. Howard specializes in narrative nonfiction, history, memoir, science, current events, politics, and popular culture. In this...
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Dani Abernathy ON: The Enneagram Personality Test and Why it Might Be a Writer's Next Favorite Tool

Abigail sits down with book coach and fantasy writer, Dani Abernathy, to discuss a unique tool that Dani uses with her clients: the Enneagram Personality Test. Many writers love personality tests (Abigail included),...
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Maria Vicente ON: WTF is a Literary Agent, How She Supports Her Clients, and First Chapters that Hook

Abigail sits down for an insightful conversation about agenting and craft with Senior Literary Agent, Maria Vicente, of P.S. Literary Agency.  While Maria has a love for and strong list of children’s books and graphic...
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