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Meet the Faculty: Jennie Goloboy

August 11, 2012

Jennie Goloboy, Agent, Red Sofa Literary

Jennie Goloboy has a PhD in the History of American Civilization from Harvard.  A published author of both history and fiction, she is an Associate Literary Agent at Red Sofa Literary, based in the Twin-Cities (MN).  She is a member of SFWA, RWA, SHEAR, OAH, the AHA, and Codex Writer’s Group.

Jennie Goloboy’s Representative Categories
History–must have a commercial (non-academic) focus. Early American history is preferred, but will consider all projects. Biography–ABSOLUTELY NO PERSONAL MEMOIRS! Genre Fiction– Science Fiction/Fantasy or Paranormal, especially with a literary flair. Young Adult and Middle Grade– Fiction, especially Science Fiction/Fantasy

“No More Carriage Accidents! Writing Fiction with Authentic Historical Settings” – Saturday, October 20, 10:50 – 11:50 AM
You know that James Fenimore Cooper didn’t use a typewriter, and the Pilgrims never saw a zipper.  But how do you get the setting of a historical novel to feel authentic?  Focusing on early America, this class will consider the limitations of physical possibility in the past, and how such limitations affected the way people dressed, ate, and worked.  We will discuss how previous generations thought differently than we do about issues such as family, romance, and childhood. Students will learn how to find useful sources such as old novels and historic advice books which will help them with their own work.

To see Jennie by special appointment, check the website prior to the conference or the FWA registration desk at the conference. Note: Conference attendance is required for interviews.


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