Nancy Gallt’s first job in publishing was as an assistant to Henriette Neatrour at Curtis Brown, Ltd, where she helped Henriette sell the likes of Sid Fleischman, Julia Cunningham and Clyde Robert Bulla to publishing houses. It seemed a perfect jumping off point for an editorial job, but after a brief stint as an editorial assistant, Nancy realized that she preferred selling to editing, and returned to subsidiary rights, which is like being an agent for a publisher. Over the next twenty five years she was the rights director for the children’s book groups at Viking Penguin, HarperCollins and William Morrow. In 2000 she started the Nancy Gallt Literary Agency, and now represents both authors and illustrators. Her client list includes Rick Riordan, Jeanne DuPrau, Bagram Ibatoulline, Sophie Blackall, Betty G. Birney, and a host of others. Please visit her website at www.nancygalltliteraryagency.com for more information.