Lea Beresford
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Jane Roper left a comment for Lea Beresford
"Hey Lea -- I'm so flattered that you remember EDEN LAKE! We had a few close calls, but no luck with the big houses. It's actually going to be published in May by a small Boston press called Last Light. Best of luck in your new career on…"
Dec 12, 2010
Lea Beresford left a comment for Jane Roper
"Hi Jane! Thanks for the note with your friend request. And yes, I LOVED Eden Lake! I wanted to make an offer but did not get the go ahead from the higher-ups. What's happening with your novel now? All my best, Lea"
Dec 5, 2010
Lea Beresford commented on the blog post 'Titles and Tips for Revision from an Editor (Now Agent!) Who Knows'
"Hi all-- thank you for your very kind words! I'd like to clarify something. I don't toss a submission in the trash just because an author doesn't have strong writing credentials/a master's degree. I also consider whether the…"
Dec 2, 2010
Sarah Wilson left a comment for Lea Beresford
"I'm so behind on my communiques - so sorry to hear that you will be leaving SheWrites but all the best in your new endeavors! Thanks for all your great work."
Nov 3, 2010
Lea Beresford commented on the blog post 'PASSION PROJECT: The Finalists, In Their Own Words'
"You guys are AMAZING."
Aug 27, 2010
Sally Kohn left a comment for Lea Beresford
"Thanks for the nice note!"
Aug 26, 2010
Lea Beresford left a comment for Sally Kohn
"Hi Sally, Thanks for your message. We are so thrilled to have you as a finalist. Big things are going to happen with your book, whatever the results of the PP contest! All my best, Lea"
Aug 26, 2010
Meryl Jaffe left a comment for Lea Beresford
"Hi Lea. You must be exhausted. Thank you again for the time and consideration you gave all of us these past few days. I look forward to following the finalists (and reading their entries, when available). When things settle down, IF you remember my…"
Aug 24, 2010
Sally Kohn left a comment for Lea Beresford
"Lea, Thanks for all the energy and passion you put into the Passion Project. I'm feeling quite honored to have made it to the finalist pool, but also overwhelmed with gratitude for the support of the She Writes community. It's quite a…"
Aug 24, 2010
Mary Keating left a comment for Lea Beresford
"Thanks for sharing your time and talents with the women on She Writes. I look forward to traveling along with the winner of the Passion Project. Have a great day and be sure to take a much needed rest now that you have finally sorted through the 291…"
Aug 24, 2010
Lea Beresford commented on the group 'Passion Project'
"Hi all! Just five more minutes! We're putting in the photos of the finalists."
Aug 24, 2010
Lea Beresford commented on the blog post 'PASSION PROJECT: Waiting for the Results'
"Thanks you guys. At lunch today, I didn't have to wait for a table :-)"
Aug 10, 2010
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Aug 9, 2010
Lea Beresford commented on the blog post 'What Do You Do All Day?'
"Please add me to your list of lunch and/or drink dates again soon! Very nice post, as usual!"
Aug 9, 2010
Lea Beresford left a comment for KC Reed
"Welcome to SheWrites, Kristen! I'm glad you've decided to join this wonderful community. If you ever need help with anything from editing to building a social media platform, please be in touch--I manage She Writes Services. All my…"
Aug 7, 2010
Lea Beresford commented on the group 'Passion Project'
"Hi Michelle, I just resent the confirmation, which I sent in the wee hours of the morning. Sorry it didn't come through the first time! All my best, Lea"
Aug 2, 2010

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Who I am:
I am a literary agent and former editor.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
N/A
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir
Services I offer to other writers:
I am a literary agent
My professional associations:
I am a publishing professional.
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Kamy Wicoff

Lea Beresford's Blog

ASK AN EDITOR: Miscellaneous

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 9:44am 5 Comments

Dear SheWriters,

I’ve missed you! I’m finally back in the Northern Hemisphere. It was bizarre to spend the days leading up to Christmas in a hot climate—the sunny weather didn’t keep natives from spraying fake frost on their windows. Now I’m in Rhode Island, where there’s so much snow, my dog needs a snorkel to explore the backyard.



This column isn’t a travelogue, but in… Continue

ASK AN EDITOR: On Hiatus and a Request

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 11:16am 3 Comments

My Dear SheWriters,

I am off to New Zealand to commune with the sheep. My passion--other than books, that is-- is knitting, and I will be learning to shear, card, and spin wool on a ranch on the Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand's North Island. Then I will be touring wine country and exploring Auckland. I'm not sure how often I will have access to email, and Sarah Saffian, Editorial… Continue

ASK AN EDITOR: Giving Thanks for Women Writers

Posted on November 27, 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Dear SheWriters,



I must admit that some of the writers I thank below are friends. Whether your favorite authors are the sort you meet regularly for lunch or the sort who manage to lift your spirits by their written words alone, they are true friends.



Michelle Maisto: Michelle’s gorgeous memoir of food and love, The Gastronomy of Marriage, was the first… Continue

ASK AN EDITOR: Men, Women, Books 2

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 7:41pm 12 Comments

Dear SheWriters,



Last Saturday I had dinner with one of my favorite people, who also happens to be a Senior Publicist at one of the largest American publishing houses. We talked about the PW Best Books list as we strolled through the quiet of DUMBO, and he said that there were two possible issues. Perhaps the list was biased against women. Or perhaps the books women wrote this… Continue

ASK AN EDITOR: Men, Women, Books

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Dear SheWriters,



I’m sick of hearing how hard men have it these days. They still earn more money than we do, they still dominate most professions, and women are still the default cookers, cleaners, and care-givers. But women are creeping slowly closer to equality, and men are suddenly wringing their moisturized hands at the slightly smaller—though still vast—gap between… Continue

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At 3:44pm on December 12, 2010, Jane Roper said…

Hey Lea -- I'm so flattered that you remember EDEN LAKE! We had a few close calls, but no luck with the big houses. It's actually going to be published in May by a small Boston press called Last Light. Best of luck in your new career on the agenting side of things! 

At 2:29pm on November 3, 2010, Sarah Wilson said…
I'm so behind on my communiques - so sorry to hear that you will be leaving SheWrites but all the best in your new endeavors! Thanks for all your great work.
At 10:16am on August 26, 2010, Sally Kohn said…
Thanks for the nice note!
At 2:37pm on August 24, 2010, Meryl Jaffe said…
Hi Lea. You must be exhausted. Thank you again for the time and consideration you gave all of us these past few days. I look forward to following the finalists (and reading their entries, when available). When things settle down, IF you remember my entry and briefly want to share some comments and impressions, they will be most welcome. In the meantime, thanks again, and I look forward to what comes next!

All the best,
Meryl
At 1:29pm on August 24, 2010, Sally Kohn said…
Lea,

Thanks for all the energy and passion you put into the Passion Project. I'm feeling quite honored to have made it to the finalist pool, but also overwhelmed with gratitude for the support of the She Writes community. It's quite a gift!

Sally
At 11:32am on August 24, 2010, Mary Keating said…
Thanks for sharing your time and talents with the women on She Writes. I look forward to traveling along with the winner of the Passion Project. Have a great day and be sure to take a much needed rest now that you have finally sorted through the 291 entries.

Hugs, Mary
At 7:28pm on July 31, 2010, AnnaBeth Hawkins Davidson said…
Lea, a belated thanks for answering my question in the passion project page. It is so far back I thought you might not understand it. I was just checking works cited and if they were in the word count. I appreciate your help. I have been working like mad in between my new busy job, so I will be working down to the wire. But I am really excited, and really hoping it goes over. Thanks for taking time to help.

AnnaBeth
At 7:44am on July 24, 2010, Heather Gordon-Young said…
Thanks Lea! This looks like an amazing group of women!
At 5:17pm on July 22, 2010, Meryl Jaffe said…
I look forward to giving them to you. Working on a sheep farm sounds awesome! The first time I went, I went with my daughter - she was interning there for a dance and drama company and we traveled a bit. I don't know if you to to the South Island at all but we were dumbstruck at how many more sheep there than people. We guestimated seeing hundreds of sheep a day. It was a great source of entertainment for us.

The second time I went was to visit my son who was interning for a publisher there. But he being the 19 year old boy that he is, wouldn't be seen traveling with me so I went around solo, touching base with him at the beginning and end of my trip.

I just love NZ. It is VERY far and expensive, but if you can plan far enough in advance it isn't terrible.

Anyway, I love chatting about NZ - so anytime you miss it, give me a holler.

All the best,
Meryl
At 10:55am on July 19, 2010, Meryl Jaffe said…
It was and remains the closest I have come to my idea of paradise.

This was my second time there, and I hope to go again. On my first trip, my highlight was Stewart Island (south of South Island) and if you plan on returning that is a MUST! This trip I spent most of my time (2 weeks) on the South Island. I went to Nelson and Abel Tasman park (another "must" for you) and stopped at small galleries, and fishing towns on the way. Then I went along the Western coast - rough, rugged and absolutely breath-taking on my way to Greymouth (not as special but that's where the train is) and took the Alpine Train through the New Zealand alps to Christchurch. Also lovely but with a European feel that seems out of place a bit (although GREAT shows, music and gardens). [Don't have my photos up yet - still on my "ToDo" list.]

I had wanted to go to Coromadel was told it is spectacular, but didn't have time. I did Kaikura on my first trip. LOVED it. Did a lot of kayaking.

What brought you to New Zealand - anything in particular?
 
 
 

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