Regina Brooks

Regina is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC, based in Brooklyn, New York. Her agency represents a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult and young-adult fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature. Among these are author Marilyn Nelson, three-time National Book Award finalist and winner of aNewberry Honor,  Coretta Scott King Honor, and the Michael Printz Honor Award; author Sundee Frazier, winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award and Al Roker’s Book Club for Kids; and Bill Wright, Junior Guild, Stonewall, and LAMBDA award winner.  Brooks is a former executive editor at John Wiley and Sons and McGraw-Hill. She is the author of the children’s book Never Finished! Never Done! (Scholastic) as well as Writing Great Books for Young Adults: Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Landing a Publishing Deal (Source Books) and You Should Really Write a Book: How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir (St. Martin’s Press). Each November, her annual contest for new writers, the YA Discovery Contest, is held in partnership with Gotham Writers Center WritingClasses.com/YAPitch. She has been highlighted in global media and TV outlets, including ABC News, CW, Forbes, Poets and Writers, Publishers Weekly, The Writer, Media Bistro, Essence, Ebony. Writer’s Digest, and the Huffington Post. She is also the owner of Possibiliteas.co, a tea company of master blended teas developed for creative minds. She is always interested in new and emerging writers.