Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Lori Perkins of L. Perkins Agency

Screen Shot 2020-08-15 at 11.09.28 PM.pngLori Perkins is the founding agent at L. Perkins Agency.

She has sold more than 2,000 titles in her two decades as an agent. Perkins has had 7 books on the NY Times best-seller list including How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson, which made the NYT best-seller list for 7 weeks, J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter by Marc Shapiro, and The Hunger Games Companion by Lois Gresh.

Perkins is also the founder and publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books, an award-wining hybrid publisher, and currently splits her time between the two successful publishing businesses. As a result, she is only representing a few select clients, but oversees all aspects of the agency.

She is also a published author of fiction and nonfiction, as well as the editor of the first zombie romance anthology, Hungry for Your Love and 50 Writers on 50 Shades of Grey. She was an adjunct professor at N.Y.U.’s Center for Publishing for two decades, as well as an online professor at Writer’s Digest University. In 2010, The New York Chapter of Romance Writers of America named her Literary Agent of the Year, and she received an Outstanding Achievement Award as an Author’s Representative from Romantic Times Magazine.

She is a frequent speaker at writer’s conferences and conventions from romance to kink and attends approximately 13 conferences a year.

She is seeking:

“I am most interested in erotic and paranormal romance, female-driven science fiction and fantasy. In nonfiction, I am interested in pop culture and LGBTQ/social justice titles. Also interested in those areas in fiction as well, and memoirs that fall under those umbrellas.”

“We have a new line of books at Riverdale Avenue Books, the Binge Watcher’s Guides, and we are looking for authors to write guidebooks on TV shows and film franchises.”

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